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44 Years Ago This Weekend The SoCal Drag Scene Was Hitting Its Zenith – The Story Of July 4th Weekend 1971

(By Bret Kepner) – (Editor’s note: This is the amazing story of the SoCal drag racing scene on July 4th weekend 1971. There’s incredible detail and information here. There is also...

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Warhead: Watch The Test Mule Engine For Tom Bailey’s Sick Seconds 2.0 Make 3,625hp On Morris Racing Engines Dyno

If there is one thing that I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed first hand it has been the escalation of competition, technology, horsepower, and insanity in the world of street legal drag...

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Tennessee’s I-40 Dragway SOLD!!!! Another Drag Strip Saved!

We have it on very good authority that papers were signed today for the sale of I-40 Dragway in Tennessee! That’s great news for racers as the track recently came up for sale and it’s...

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Holley NHRA Reunion Cacklefest Photos – Loading In The Iron And Header Flame Spewing Fun!

(Photos by Bryan McTaggart) – Having attended more than our fair share of Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunions at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky we can tell you with some...

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Cruise Photos: Mass. Cruisers Bass Pro Shops Cruise – Foxboro, Massachusetts – June 2015

With no races to attend and a Thursday night at home last week, we hit the biggest cruise night in the eastern half of the United States which is happily located about a forty minutes from BangShift...

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LA Roadsters Show: More Killer Koupes From The Massive Gathering In Southern California

  Just when you thought we were going to let a sleeping dog lie and not barrage you with more coverage from the 2015 LA Roadsters show, we’re back! Not only are we back but we’re...

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Spectator Drags Greatness: Two Cool Trucks Get After It And Have A VERY Close Call At Beech Ridge Speedway In Maine

Boy things sure look a little hairy in the image above, eh? One driver appears to be heading for the other one and the dude who looks like he’s about to get smacked is looking right at the guy...

2015 Orange Drag Strip Reunion – Old Time Drag Racing At And Old Time Location

(Photos by Johnny Gaudette) – With a flag starter and a 330′ length course run on the landing strip at the small Sterling Airport in Sterling, Massachusetts the Orange Drag Strip Reunion...

NCM Motorsports Park Battling Noise Complaints – Racing Will Continue Unabated As Track Looks For Solutions

Bad news out of Bowling Green as the Bowling Green Daily News is reporting that the NCM Motorsports Park racetrack has received a notice from the City-County Planning Commission that is effectively...

VP Racing Fuels Expands Retail Operations Into New England With Sandri Partnership

Across the country VP Racing fuels stations are springing up as the company continues on a bold retail campaign that is putting their brand and their products in front of more people than they have...

Endless Dream 1970 ISCA Show Car Is For Sale – As Radical As They Come, Former ISCA Champion – Crazy Piece

We seems to be on a kick with the former ISCA show car stars around here lately, eh? From the recently uncovered Corvette we showed you a week or so ago to this mind bending creation, the wild show...

Horror Movie: Dodge Viper Loses Its Brakes While Going Full Bore on a Road Course

Frozen in time, the image above does not seem to be all that scary. Heck, what’s there to be afraid of when looking at a wall made of rubber tires, right? Put that image into the actual context...

2015 LA Roadsters Show: Another Grab Bag Of Automotive Coolness

Before we return back to roadsters in our 2015 LA Roadsters Show coverage, we wanted to run one more eclectic collection of generally neat stuff that we found at the show. If you are just joining us,...

Watch A Drag Car Turn Into A Rally Car – New Video From Brazil, Car Travels Quarter Mile Into Jungle!

No, we are not rerunning the video we showed you the other day of a Chevy Opala running headong into a Brazilian jungle. Instead we were alerted to another video that came up on Facebook which...

Mass. Cruisers Bass Pro Shops Cruise Night – More Photos From The Huge Gearhead Meet

The skies may have been on the gray side but that did not deter thousands of gearheads from across New England from gathering at the Bass Pro Shops location in Foxboro, Massachusetts for the...

This Pro Street/Strip 1976 Chevy Vega Has Great Looks And A Conservative Engine Combo

This little 1976 Vega is 100% street legal (in Minnesota) has a very mild little 350 under the hood (that needs to be fixed), and seems like it would be a spartan but fun little hunk of iron to beat...

44 Years Ago This Weekend The SoCal Drag Scene Was Hitting Its Zenith – The Story Of July 4th Weekend 1971

(By Bret Kepner) – (Editor’s note: This is the amazing story of the SoCal drag racing scene on July 4th weekend 1971. There’s incredible detail and information here. There is also...

Nut Driver: The Long Journey Home (Part 3) | Quality Time With The “Other” Monte

[“Nut Driver” features updates on Dave Nutting’s 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo] To catch up on the other installments, click HERE One of my goals for this year was to attend a full season of SCCA...

Warhead: Watch The Test Mule Engine For Tom Bailey’s Sick Seconds 2.0 Make 3,625hp On Morris Racing Engines Dyno

If there is one thing that I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed first hand it has been the escalation of competition, technology, horsepower, and insanity in the world of street legal drag...

Connecting Rods? Who Needs ‘Em! This Kid Barfs Rods From Block And Keeps Drifting

There are certain minor automotive inconveniences that we have all trooped through over the years. Maybe you had an oil leak that you had to stop and fill repeatedly during a road trip. Maybe you had...