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Ford Downsizes EcoBoost in the F150, Claims To Outperform All Comers: Is The Future Turbos And A Diet?

Ford’s latest F-150 EcoBoost has had one of the most radical changes for the F-Series lineup in recent memory. The body is now aluminum, and the EcoBoost V6 has scaled down, from 3.5L to 2.7L....

“Scoop” Vessels’ 1972 Ford Baja Truck Going To Auction For Charity In Burbank, California On August 1st!

This 1972 Ford F100 Class 8 racer, the 1977 Baja 1000 winner formerly owned and driven by Frank “Scoop” Vessels, is going to be auctioned off by Auctions America on August 1, 2014, and...

It’s The Round Of “Would You Rather?” That You’ll Enjoy For Once: Killer Intakes!

Yes, we know that when we put together these “Would You Rather?” items, that essentially you’re cringing and making a choice just to make a choice. And we’ve given you some...

Rough Start: Hunting In The Big Apple

New York City is one of those places that intimidates the hell out of someone who has never been there. Rough streets, angry people who pride themselves on their resilience through about anything...

Ride With Jim Pace As He Jams Gears In A Small Block, Former John Surtees Can-Am Lola T70 – CRANK IT UP!

Sure, McTaggart gets all lumpy in the shorts area when he sees something about a Bugatti Veyron going 246mph or some such stuff but let’s be honest here. Jim Pace isn’t going anywhere...

Bugatti Veyron Hits 246 mph On Public Road In Idaho. No Lake Or Pelicans In Sight.

Yes, the Bugatti Veyron is stupidly fast. Yes, it does go a bit faster than the 246mph you will see here (the actual number is 267 mph). But usually, when the car is tested, it’s done at one of...

RideTech’s Bret Voelkel Takes Home Top Honors At 6th Annual Motor State Challenge At GingerMan Raceway In Michigan

If there is a race track that RideTech president Bret Voelkel loves, it has to be GingerMan raceway combined with autocross action at the Tire Rack test center in South Bend, Indiana. Why? Because...

Bonneville Speed Week 2014: How The Heck Does The Record Setting Procedure Work, Anyway?

It is the dream of many hot rodders to attend Speed Week at Bonneville. It is the dream of a smaller group to actually drive something down the salt in anger, and it is the dream of an even smaller...

Ultimate Street Car Association Action From Gateway Motorsports Park – Corner Burning Fun In Muscle Cars

(Photos by Amanda McCarthy) - As Chad was telling you in a blog item earlier today, there are a few simple elements necessary to have a great time at a USCA event. There’s your car, which is a...

Found It: The Most Whacked Out Creation Ever – A 1995 Ford Taurus Roadster That Is Priced To Sell

No, this is not one of the extra vehicles from the set of the new Mad Max movie. In fact, it is a…it WAS a 1995 Ford Taurus that was just minding its own business, driving along, taking people...

The Salt Beds Of Salduro: The History Of The First Speed Trials At Bonneville

(By Bret Kepner – SCTA Official and member of the Society Of Land Speed Historians) -  (Editor’s note: I’m personally excited to see the first chapter of this story hit the pages...

Help Us Find The Panic Mouse 1955 Chevy Drag Car! It Was Last Seen 20 Years Ago!

Our buddy Jay sent us the link to a Craigslist ad last night that was posted in search of the “Panic Mouse” 1955 Chevy Gasser. Apparently this car was last seen 20 years ago in the Lake...

It’s Dream Car Week On Velocity, And That Means Two New Episodes Of Overhaulin’ Tonight

And the coolest thing is the fact that these two episodes are going to cover the future and the past of Overhaulin’. First up is a sneak preview of the first ever Overhaulin’ episode to...

The USCA Optima Search For The Ultimate Street Car, Survival Guide

We’re halfway through the USCA racing season, and it’s been a great journey on Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car. If you are looking for bitchin Pro Touring and Exotic...