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Watch Jay Payne Suffer A Huge Crash In His Pro Mod At The 2016 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals – He’s OK

It began as a slight movement to the left off the starting line and then it turned into a wrestling match between the driver and the car with the driver ultimately going for the ride of his life. It...

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Wagons HO! A Collection Of Neat Station Wagons We Spotted At The NSRA Nationals

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – As promised, a sampling of long-roofs from the over 11,000 cars that entered the groups of the Kentucky Exposition Center (State fairgrounds).  This does...

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Dragstock XIII At GALOT Motorsports Park: Action Photos From The PDRA Blow Out!

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – Dragstock XIII was the kind of event that people have been waiting to see at GALOT Motorsports Park for years. Remember, Dragstock got its start at Carolina Dragway...

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Historic Drag Racing From Tracks Around Illinois and Missouri – Four Wide Action and More!

This weekend I’ll be preaching the drag racing gospel from the tower at Gateway International Raceway outside of St Louis as part of the 2016 AAA Insurance NHRA Nationals. I am looking forward...

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TCI End Of Summer Blowout Sale: Save 10%, Get Free Upgrades, And Fast Shipping!

10% can be a really big deal when you are buying an entire chassis or suspension system package, so if you are in the market for products from the guys at TCI, then now is the time to call and see...

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He Made It! Eddie Braun Successfully Completes Rocket Jump Of Snake River Canyon

It took more than four decades. It took more than $1-million out of the bank account of Eddie Braun. It took the son of the original rocket scientist to prove his dad was right. It took all those...

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This Class Alfa Romeo 155 DTM Car Revs to 12,000 RPM and Is a Proper Italian Work of Art

While the cars that run in the modern German DTM series are pretty cool, we’re not sure if they’ll ever be as cool as the Mercedes 190 vs. BMW E30 days of the 1980s. Even less likely, however, is...

Here Is A Tool You Should Buy This Week! Clecos Can Be A Savior

I hate it when I’m at a friend’s shop and see some cool tool and think “Man I need one of those!”, especially when it’s something that isn’t expensive, and then I...

Twin Chinese Turbos, No Tune, Big Block, 4-Door Chevelle: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

My grandpa had a saying. “Crap will do for brains if you’re lucky!” And sometimes that goes a long way in the car world. We’re not saying it’s the case in the particular...

This Old Body Style Ford Shortbed PowerStroke Is A Riot!

Hot rodders have been taking short bed pickups and putting big one ton heavy duty engines in them for decades. But doing so with a Diesel is a little more problematic because they are so heavy...

Can You Hear Me Now? Aussie Lamborghini Owner Goes After The Police After Getting A Noise-Violation Ticket And Wins!

“I fought the law, and the law won.” That’s the lyric, right? That no matter what you do, in the end the law is the final word and any attempt to bypass that is going to be a futile...

Tube Bending Basics For Bumpers, Roll Cages, Roll Bars, And More

Tube bending is an artform, or it can be anyways. But it is also a skill that you can learn, and master, if you spend the right time and energy doing so. This skill can come in very handy depending...

Why Testing Is Important: Watch This Holden Drift The Dragstrip Before Settling Down To Run Sevens!

Shakedown testing is vital to a race car. The team and the driver need to know how the animal that they built will behave once the loud pedal gets it’s first solid kicking. Part of the big...

Check Out The Ridetech Street Grip Install On George’s 1969 El Camino

When we heard about this one, we just had to share. Apparently George drove the white Ridetech Street Grip Chevelle to an event, and when he got home and was asked what he thought, he was impressed....

Surmount The Impossible For $50,000? Watch These Rock Bouncers Give It A Try In Tennessee!

Fifty thousand dollars can do a lot. That could be a hell of a race engine, a brand new project, or a new tow rig. Or it could simply be what’s needed to pay off the credit cards. Anybody can...

Is This Dodge Van Cursed? It’s Owner Sure Thinks So… You Have To Read This!

Like many of you BangShifters, I love to peruse Craigslist for deals on cheap cars. Lately, I’ve had a thing for old Dodge trucks, and since most of them have rusted away to nothingness where I...

What Is Past “Ludicrous”? Tesla Is Getting Sued Because The Model S P85D Is Too Slow!

If there is one item of note about electric vehicles we have paid attention to, it’s the acceleration figures: since all of the torque is available from zero RPM, the only issue between a...

Morning Symphony: The “Unwanted” Holden VF Ute Decimating The Skidpad At Ultimate Burnout Challenge Collie!

Are you a deep sleeper? Can you snore your way through a bomb blast? Not notice when someone is shaking you? That’s me. I’m the type of guy that requires something drastic in order to...

A Video Memorial to Yoshimi Katayama, Pioneer Racer of Rotary Engines

In March, Japanese sports car racing legend Yoshimi Katayama died at the age of 75. Aside from an eloquent memorial by The Drive and a short obituary in Road & Track, Katayama’s passing went...

Watch Jay Payne Suffer A Huge Crash In His Pro Mod At The 2016 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals – He’s OK

It began as a slight movement to the left off the starting line and then it turned into a wrestling match between the driver and the car with the driver ultimately going for the ride of his life. It...