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Breaking News: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Been Lost

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo VSS Enterprise crashed in the Mojave Desert after experiencing an in-flight anomaly that concluded with the loss of the airframe, the second space-related...

The Parting Shift: A Lap of Road America in a Jerico Equipped 1970 Mustang Road Racer

This week’s Parting Shift takes us to the historic road racing course known as Road America. We traverse the course courtesy of a bad Larry 1970 Mustang. The car sounds beautiful and the Jerico...

The RideTech Brigade: A Look At Some Of The Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Competitors Underpinned By RideTech Components

(Competitor descriptions by Rodney Prouty – Photo credit: Ridetech and Popular Hot Rodding) - In about one week, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be transformed into ground zero for the Pro...

Project Violent Valiant SEMA 2014 Thrash: The Final Prep Before The World Sees This Angry Mopar!

It was EXACTLY one year ago today when we showed the body of what has not become Project Violent Valiant getting sand blasted and prepped before being sent back to Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle for Kevin...

Plastic Fantastic Video: Watch This Visible V8 Engine Spin To Over 7,000 RPM – The Sound Is INCREDIBLE

Hey we all have our automotive passions, right? As it turns out there is one guy on YouTube pretty much obsessed with taking a little plastic Visible V8 engine and hot rodding it to see exactly how...

Another One Down: The New York Times Kills Off Their Auto Section

Another casualty of the print world was announced, as The New York Times has decided to end publication of the Autos section at the beginning of the year, citing a need to consolidate costs and to...

2014 Boonesborough Boogie Nationals Coverage – Just Muscle Cars

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Let me start with I didn’t not shoot more Chevy than everything else in this category.  There simply was MORE Chevy stuff than anything else.  When you...

Watch This Mean Pontiac Firebird Erupt Into A Blazing Inferno After Smashing Both Walls At The Drags Strip – Stuck Throttle And Fire!

There are nightmare scenarios in racing that event the best, most talented, and experienced racers cannot extract themselves from. This video shows one of those horrifying situations when driver Mike...

Forget The Haunted Hayride, Break Out The Devil’s Own Ditch Witch And Scare Everybody! This Thing Rules!

When Tedly sent me this video, he promised me that Lohnes would absolutely lose it over the contents. Once I saw the video, I knew that I wanted to drive this to any of the haunted hayrides in my...

Question Of The Day: What Is The Most Scared You’ve Been Inside A Car?

Halloween is all about the fright once you’re an adult. No matter which end of it you’re on, the goal is to turn a normal, sane human being into a completely irrational being that will do...

Someone’s Fired Video: Watch This Rally Car Plummet From A Cradle As It Is Being Lifted By A Crane

Right now all kinds of stuff is being loaded into the Las Vegas Convention Center for the upcoming 2014 SEMA show. Some of that stuff is being driven in, some is being pushed in, and as best we know...

Halloween Video Bonanza: People Getting The Life Scared Out Of Them In Fast Cars Of All Types

There’s a special kind of fear that comes along with being the passenger in an aggressively driven fast car, right? Even steely nerved hot rodders can get a little tight in the backside when...

Heads Up Drag Racing Action From The Brainerd-Optimist Drag Strip Season Ending Bash – Wheels Up, Unique Stuff!

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – We’ve covered several of Brainerd Optimist Drag Strip’s heads up events in the past few years, and it’s amazing to see how much it has grown. With...

Here’s A Halloween Costume For Your Volkswagen: How About A McLela Blaze?

Ah, Halloween, how I love this holiday. The perfect day to dress up as your hero. I’m certain that many of you out there have memories of dressing up as someone you looked up to when you were...