Hurricane Motorsports, a legendary name in kit car production, will be featured in an upcoming episode of Velocity’s Performance TV. On a program airing Saturday, May 5, the automotive-focused show will spotlight Hurricane’s 427 Roadster and its unique features. The high-performance car brand, based in Lake City, Iowa, has grown in popularity since being acquired and re-launched by McLaughlin Family Companies in 2009.
Performance TV focuses on innovations within the automotive industry, showcasing new products and techniques for enhancing vehicles. A segment on this episode features a 2,600-pound Hurricane 427 Roadster with a 351 Windsor engine stroked to 427. John McLaughlin Jr. from McLaughlin Family Companies will be doing a walk-around of the 570-horsepower car with host Joe Castello, while Hurricane’s Project Line Manager Alec Daniel went on a ride-along.
The segment will also discuss how to order a Roadster, and the extensive features that come standard with Hurricane Motorsports’ kits. After visiting with Velocity network representatives at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Hurricane’s management was pleasantly surprised to hear back a few weeks later.
“We were excited to be approached by Performance TV to appear on their show,” said Daniel. “We’re proud of the quality, high performance and race-ready cars we produce, and are glad to have the chance to showcase them nationwide on television.”
The episode first airs on the Velocity network at 9:30 a.m. EST on May 5, subsequently showing on MAV TV June 1 (9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m EST) and Rev’n on May 22 (7:00 p.m EST), May 26 and May 27 (1:00 p.m. EST).