Welcome to Unreal Horsepower. We're an internet based circle of friends, mostly from central, IL.  This site was put together to provide an online showcase for some of the faster street cars in our area, as well as hosting grounds for pictures or videos from various events.



Gateway SCSS Shootout

I haven't really had a chance to make it to many of the SCSS challenges this year, but the anticipation of a head to head match up between some of the heaviest hitters in the event's history convinced me to rearrange some other plans just to see this one, and BOY was it worth it.  Click here to check out the videos from this event!


2005 Hotrod Powertour

The Hotrod Powertour made a pitstop at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL this past weekend.  We stopped in and snapped around 150 pictures, and about 20 minutes worth of action free video! Seriously though, the video doesn't have much action in it, but it's worth a peek if you didn't get to make it to the show.  Click here to view the pictures and/or video.

Horsepower Factory has moved!
(Way past due)

The Horsepower Factory has moved to a new, MUCH larger location!  To be exact, a 6,000 sq/ft building!  They are now located at 2710 S. 13th Street in Springfield.  Unfortunately they could not keep their old phone number with the move, so if you need your fix on go-fast parts you'll need to call them at (217)529-3008.  Click here to see the thread about their move.

Once again... Update!

After a rather long spell of slow download speeds, I think a server issue has been resolved.  So on that note, the video collection has been updated, and pictures from the Chicago Auto Show have been posted.


Photo's from the Midwest Cruise for Charity are now up.  Click here to check it out.


Photo's from the Crown Plaza Mustang Show are now up.  Click here to take a look.

Latest News!!

Congratulations to Mike on getting into the 10's!  Click here to see the thread with all the details.


I decided to try my hand at putting some of the video from around the site into a single video, to the beat of Linkin Park's - "Don't Stay."  Click here to check it out.



Mike and Lambert have recently decided to change their obsession into a career.  As of December, 2003, they are opening up a new speedshop, appropriately named The Horsepower Factory, in Springfield, IL!  Their main business will be providing dyno-tuning as well as performance part sales/installations on domestic cars, but other makes/models will be addressed on a car to car basis.  Even though their recent personal preference has been late model F-bodies, don't be fooled, Lambert is still a loyal fan of the blue oval.  In the 1995-1996, he campaigned a fox body Mustang in the Outlaw class of NMRA.  There is even a rumor that he's planning on a new project that will humble all but the fastest of street cars.  If you're interested in doing business with them, you can either contact the shop at the www.fastrides.net messageboard, or you can call the shop at (217)523-DYNO or (217)523-3966.

The Horsepower Factory
100 W. Ash St.
Springfield, IL 62704