I've been in plenty. The torque they produce isn't for the faint of heart that's for sure. You have to know what to expect with a BB. I've been friends with this guy in the Air Force since the 70's from Havre De Grace Maryland that had a LS6 well over the stock hp with a tunnel ram in a gutted 66 Chevelle, full floating rear, full cage, 4 speed, the works, one seat. We were sitting in 12 noon traffic at a light with cars everywhere, doing a test run of all things. He says hang on and lets it fly. I'm hanging on for dear life to the roll bar and all I see is sky thru the windshield. A few locals in the area said the wheels were off the ground by at least 2 feet. That was my first time and not my last. Not sure why, but I always thought there was too much muscle needed to control a car like that. With a small block you have that same power but the torque isn't throwing you around your throwing it around, as in your throwing the car around. I feel more in control somehow. In 75 I had my first 69 Z. 12.5's, 140 cam, port work on heads and intake (that's when I did my first divider cut out under the carb), 750 dbl pump, 4.88's and for me that was way more thrilling to drive and easier to control. I always believed that big things came in little packages and never needed to compensate with a big block...at least that's what my wife would say. lol.