$1 Million Snap-On Theft Suspect Races 1,300 HP AMC Gremlin, Pulls 600-feet Wheel Stand

Many wonder how some of the enthusiasts we meet at the drag strip keep their extreme projects financially afloat. While certain racecar owners live by the “work hard, play hard” rule, others like to cross the borders of the law while seeking financing.
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This may be the case with the so-called wheelie king Brian Ambrosini. The man managed to impress the crowd at a recent wheel stand competition held on Byron Dragway on Illinois.

Renown for its wheel stand stages, Byron Dragway welcomed Ambrosini’s extreme AMC Gremlin, with the machine managing to pull a 600-feet (183 meters) wheelstand.

We are talking about a former drag racing car, with the owner claiming the Gremlin can pull 7.5-second quarter mile runs. However, the man has removed the wheelie bar and now uses the AMG for... vertical driving. The muscle for this workout comes from an 1,300 hp, nitrous-infused cocktail.

As you’ll be able to see in the video below, the modulation is rather rough, so perhaps this wheel stand machine would need some extra work on the gearing. Even so, the nose-lifting stunts it pulls would easily put many motorcycles to shame.

Brian Ambrosini is charged with the theft of Snap-on tool kits

Ambrosini is currently facing theft charges, with the accusations regarding missing Snap-on tool kits worth over $1 million.

As Kenosha News writes, the man is charged with three burglary incidents that saw him joining forces with Snap-on employee Nathan Wrobel in a theft series that left thirty kits worth $35,000 each missing.

The suspect was selling the kits on eBay for about a quarter of their market value, so the lead that incriminated him wasn’t difficult to follow. The investigation continues, with Ambrosini being given a $25,000 signature bond, which means that, for now, he remains out of custody without having to pay any bail.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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