A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

The redesigned fourth-generation Chevrolet Impala set an all-time industry sales record when it was introduced in 1965. Although Chevrolet’s chief engineer Ed Cole once defined the Impala as a “prestige car within the reach of the average American citizen,” the fourth generation turned out to be a viable drag car.

Exhibit A: this 1966 Impala we spotted at Summit Racing Ohio.

Packing big block power, this sinister, stripped-down version of America’s favorite full-size car was, no doubt, picking up parts for its next trip to the dragstrip.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.