A telecommunications worker with a love for automobiles, people cannot believe that Tronson isn’t actually a mechanical engineer considering how expertly he puts together vehicles. It took him only six months to create Double Trouble and to get it up and running. Tronson won’t say just how much the build set him back, but it’s easily into the thousands of dollars (and likely is much higher than that). As you can hear in the video, Tronson isn’t originally from the United States. He is a Kiwi (not the fruit, but a person from New Zealand) and says that he has always loved American muscle form the time he was a kid. As far as brands, he really has no preference, stating that Mopar, Ford, and GM all have their good points. If it weren’t for the fact that he created an automotive Frankenstein, one might be inclined to think Tronson is actually pretty level-headed. If that’s the guy’s only fault, it’s a pretty good one to have. In all honesty, putting two engines next to each other isn’t really a new thing. As Tronson points out, it was a fairly common practice with hot rods back in the 1950s and 1960s, which was where he got the idea for the layout. As a tribute to the past, the engines were retrofitted with carburetors and the electronic components were removed and replaced by old distributors, keeping things simple.
When someone sets out to do a thing that is wildly different, there are plenty of naysayers. Tronson says that people told him his idea would never work. Even after he created Double Trouble, people tried to claim that one of the engines did not run and was only for aesthetic purposes. Others have tried to insinuate that not all of the superchargers actually feed air into the engines. It all boils down to jealousy and people trying to claim that something awesome can’t be done, even when it is sitting there right in front of their face.
Mike Musto of Big Muscle claims the car actually has excellent road manners, making it something you can drive to the grocery store and pick up a single bag of food, because that’s all it can handle. He also said that driving the car would make a person without a penis grow one in short order.