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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip Revisited

Among the last things I posted at the old CarJunkieTV site was a blog and photo gallery about George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip in Paragould, Arkansas. I didn’t want those memories to go...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Jeep Truck

This week’s pic reminds me that it’s been way too long since my friend Rick Pewe and I have embarked on one of our off-road adventures called DED Tours (DED = Dirt Every Day, plus we...

Drag Pak Challenger Factory Documents Revealed Here

Reading yesterday’s news item about Don Garlits scoring the very first of the “production” Challenger Drag Pak cars reminded us that we’d been privvy to some of the internal...

116 Photos: The John Force Holiday Car Show

While a lot of you were getting ready for a white Christmas, here in sunny Southern California we were hobnobbing with John Force and Jay Leno at Force’s Christmas Car Show, Open House, and Toy...

Get a Galpin Mustang GT for Dirt Cheap

Galpin Motors, which always reminds us that it is the largest-volume Ford dealer in the world, just announced that it’s selling a fleet of 40 Mustang GTs for just $18,995 each. The cars have an...

Hooker Headers’ Chevette Found!

Anyone remember this? In the Oct. ’82 issue of Hot Rod magazine there was an engine-swap story that included a few pages on the Hooker Headers ’76 Chevy Chevette that was treated to a...

eBay Pick of the Week: M/T Crossram for Ford FE Motors

When the nostalgia craze went into overdrive a few years ago, tons of old-timers dragged their vintage multi-carb intakes off the garage shelves and tossed them onto eBayMotors.com to auction them...

Monday Time Killer: Craig’s Helper

Warning: disregard this post if you are a car-shopping junkie. This could turn you to junk for days as we reveal CraigsHelper.com, a site with the ability to search every single city and region...

108 Photos: Today’s Pomona Swap Meet

Today’s Pomona Swap Meet started out a little slowly at 5:00 a.m. under a heavy overcast, but traffic picked up throughout the day. Even so, it was a little down in size overall and for the...

A New Race for $1,000 Cars

There’s a new race that’s going up against the 24 Hours of Lemons and Grassroots Motorsports‘ $2,00X Challenge in the world of super-dirt-cheap events: it’s the San Diego...

Clint: Gran Torino

The buzz on the new Clint Eastwood flick has been on automotive forums for months thanks to its title and co-star: Gran Torino. Yes, as is Ford. In case you had not seen the trailer yet, go here to...

CraigsList Deal of the Week: Only $235,000!

Perhaps we should change the name of this column, because “deal” probably can’t be used in the context of this weeks’ pick. Just for kicks, we decided to search CraigsList...

69 Photos from the NHRA Twilight Cruise

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, offers a Prolong-sponsored Twilight Cruise on Wednesday nights during the cruising season here in SoCal. That season ends for about 15...

Ted Cyr, First in the 7s, Dies

Ted Cyr, along with partner Bill Hopper, had one of the more successful drag racing teams in the country in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Cyr’s race wins included the 1958 NHRA...