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Midwest Street Cars

Owner Shawn Ellington needs your help to catch those responsible for shooting his business With fame comes a share of unwanted attention from both fans and detractors. Unfortunately for Shawn Ellington, owner of Midwest Streetcars and famous for his 1969 Chevrolet “Murder Nova” from the Discovery Channel show Street Outlaws, that fame ended up bringing a hail of bullets on his speed shop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on the night of Monday, September 28, 2015, along with a terrifying run-in with a suspect outside of his home on earlier that evening.According to Midwest Street Car’s Facebook page, the shooting took place late-Monday night while the shop was closed. Midwest Street Cars has confirmed that there were 11 shots fired.To add insult to injury, Midwest Street Cars tells HOT ROD that a suspect approached Shawn’s home just after 9:00 p.m. Thankfully, Shawn had security cameras at his home and Speed Society was kind enough to share that video with us to help find the suspects.The security camera, which was mounted to Shawn’s personal shop outside his home, shows what appears to be a white male pulling his t-shirt over his head while approaching the residence before turning around as Shawn became privy to the intrusion. You can see lights come on in the top-right of the frame as Shawn noticed signals from his home alarm. When Shawn spotted the intruder by his truck, he gave chase before the intruder escaped the property.While the shooting at Midwest Street Cars is deplorable enough as it is, going after the home of Shawn and his family is absolutely heinous. Midwest Street Cars has put a $5,000 bounty on information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this shooting.Please call Oklahoma PD with information related to the case at 297-1170
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Midwest Street Cars

Police report mentions suspicious vehicles, and wild witness accounts. Monday, September 28, 2015 at approximately 9 p.m. a suspect (or suspects) opened fire on the storefront of Midwest Street Cars, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, leaving 11 bullet holes from a .40 caliber gun in the building . Shortly afterwards, a suspect appeared at the home of Shawn Ellington, who is better-known as Murder Nova from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws and owner of Midwest Street cars.HOT ROD has obtained a copy of the police report from the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD), which unveils a few new pieces of information, including possible suspect vehicles. Names have been redacted in the interest of Midwest Street Cars’ employees, so we will use OKCPD’s shorthand terms for the witnesses who were interviewed in the report.RP stands for “Reporting Per…” which lists an eye-witness at the scene. IP stands for “Involved Persons,” or witnesses and victims related to the crime. The number after is simply for multiple IPs, who are listed in the introduction of the full report. In the interest of privacy, we’re leaving that page out, and only posting the narrative of the report as this is the most important information.Additionally, this is a copy of the police report from the initial investigation on Tuesday, and is subject to inaccuracies that may be corrected later in the investigation.Stay tuned to HOT ROD News for more details as they become available.
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Midwest Street Cars

Monday, September 28, 2015 at approximately 9 p.m. a suspect (or suspects) opened fire on the storefront of Midwest Street Cars, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, leaving 11 bullet holes from a .40 caliber gun in the building . Shortly afterwards, a suspect appeared at the home of Shawn Ellington, who is better-known as Murder Nova from Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws and owner of Midwest Street cars.
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While the shooting at Midwest Street Cars is deplorable enough as it is, going after the home of Shawn and his family is absolutely heinous. Midwest Street Cars has put a $5,000 bounty on information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects in this shooting.
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The guys over at Midwest Streetcars are back at it again. No, not on their hit TV show Street Outlaws. This time they are working on Big Chief’s shop truck again, which they have affectionately taken to calling Wanda. To refresh you memory, the last time we saw Wanda, she was having a little work done. And by work, we mean a “Big Chief” custom camshaft, a ProCharger, Stainless Works headers, and a ProTorque torque converter were being added to the mix to give the little 5.3 some much needed spunk. This left the truck with a healthy lope and 558 horsepower at the rear tires—not bad for a mill that small. However, if you’ve ever seen their Discovery Channel show, you are well aware that these guys can’t leave anything alone for very long and, in their minds, there is no such thing as “enough” horsepower. Last time we saw the truck, it was running out of fuel at 8 pounds of boost which left them “stuck” at just over 550 rear wheel horsepower. To remedy the situation, the stock fuel system was ditched in favor of a dual Aeromotive Phantom setup. These awesome little pumps are typically designed for old school muscle cars that are converting to a modern EFI system, but the way they integrate into any setup makes for a simple installation that is capable of supporting some serious power—which is exactly what the guys are Midwest Streetcars intends to use them for. Obviously, with their fuel supply problems taken care of, the guys crank the boost up to between 10-11 pounds which rewards them with 622.7 horsepower and 527.8 lb-ft of torque—making this one of the more stout 5.3s we’ve ever seen. But they aren’t done yet either. The team then decides that 623 rear wheel horsepower just isn’t enough and that the truck could use a healthy dose of laughing gas. So, they called up the guys at Nitrous Express who gave them a deal on a plate kit for the truck. The 100-horsepower pill is given the nod and Shearer says in the video that the nitrous is not only being used for the power bump but to cool down the intake charge as well. We’re not sure about you, but adding that much spray on top of a healthy amount of boost made us fear for the life of the stock pistons in the truck. But since this is Big Chief we are talking about, cation is thrown to the wind—since they will probably just build another if it comes apart anyway. The nitrous helps the truck make 725.2 horsepower and 635.1 lb-ft of torque in the pull shown in the video and Shearer claims that they ended up making 755 horsepower eventually, which equates to more than 125 horsepower over what the truck made without the spray. We’ve seen some pretty capable stock bottom end 5.3s in our day, but this is definitely pretty high up on the list as far as power production goes. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for the truck next. Stay tuned for the answer.
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To add insult to injury, Midwest Street Cars tells HOT ROD that a suspect approached Shawn’s home just after 9:00 p.m. Thankfully, Shawn had security cameras at his home and Speed Society was kind enough to share that video with us to help find the suspects.
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The guys over at Midwest Streetcars are back at it again. No, not on their hit TV show Street Outlaws. This time they are working on Big Chief’s shop truck again, which they have affectionately taken to calling Wanda.
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Boosted GT Spins Bearing on Test Hit In this video, we see the BoostedGT Ford Mustang, one of our favorite cars of the internet making a quick test hit at Hub City Dragway during a no prep street racing event. You may also recognize the car from races with the guys from the hit series, Street Outlaws.

Published on Jun 25, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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