As much as our nation is pushing the effort to go green, Americans will forever be known for their love of the biggest, most over the top items. With Memorial Day coming up this Monday, each and every proud U.S. citizen will try to outdo one another and lay claim to the best backyard barbeque in town. The competitive spirit is ripe in colleges as well as frats are constantly trying to throw the best beer-BQ parties. Now I’m not a gourmet chef by any stretch of the imagination, however I believe I have found a particular BBQ that will destroy the other guy’s puny grill, or anything in its path for that matter. Brace yourselves for the Megatron of Meat – the 345 horsepower, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine powered barbeque.
What better way to commemorate the U.S. men and women who died serving our country than with a meal for the ages prepared by a grill that rivals a military tank in engine strength? This beast of a barbeque is the brainchild of Tim Kowalec, a finalist in a recent “What Can You HEMI?” contest who decided that the conventional grill needed the Barry Bonds treatment to get an edge in the food world. Kowalec had the stones to take a 5.7 liter, V-8 HEMI engine, something found exclusively in big ass Dodge and Jeep SUVs, and merge it with a BBQ under a cover of 330 square feet of sexified steel. Manning this grill feels more like flying a Boeing 747 airliner than flipping a few burgers for hungry, drunken friends. This freakzilla BBQ has the capacity to cook 240 hot dogs in less than three minutes… that’s right 240 hot dogs in 180 seconds. It even has a gas pedal for the chef to press to hear the V-8 engine purr while he (or she) is on spatula duty.
Need a way to make this Memorial Day special? Forget discount booze, cheap snacks and baseball. Lift up your skirts, strap on a thinking cap and build a behemoth BBQ to rival Kowalec’s monstrosity. Isn’t that what the American dream is all about after all?