Category Archive: 1320 Cars Without Doors Feature, 1320 Drag Racing Feature

Father’s Day Fun: Streamliner Has A 30 Cubic Engine And Is Faster Than Any Lamborghini Ever Built

So you think you are good at hot rodding? You may be, but you are nowhere as good as Mark Lingua. Mark is the guy who dreamed up, built, and drives the streamliner below. The machine is classified as...

In 1967 Art Arfons Mounted A Jet Car On Sponsons (With Tires!) And Planned To Go 300 MPH On Water – He Didn’t

I remember the first time I saw the lead photo in this story and the thoughts that ran through my head. “Is that….wait…I think…HOLY CRAP IT IS!” Yes, you are looking at...

NHRA Heritage Series Champ Krabill Debuts New Car & Sponsorship For Good Vibrations March Meet

It was a long time coming for the Austin & O’Brien team and driver Kris Krabill in winning the 2016 NHRA Heritage Series Nitro Funny Car Championship. A winning season, starting out the...

Deceptive Nostalgia: We Dissect A Modern B/Nostalgia Dragster To See How Advanced It Really Is

The idea of “nostalgia” anything in drag racing other than Don Garlits making burnouts in Swamp Rat 1 is kind of a joke. Nostalgia funny cars? Look at some photos from the late 1960s or...

Top Fuel Pilot, Nostalgia Pioneer Dan Horan Sr. Passes Away

  (Photos by Tim Marshall, Keith Burgan, John Ewald and Jeff Burghardt – Words by Darr Hawthorne)  Dan Horan Sr. has passed away, he was a cool guy who was a diehard dragster racer...

Get a Close Look at This 200 MPH Volkswagen-Powered Lakester

Most people don’t put “Volkswagen Jetta” and “200 mph” in the same pattern of thoughts, but Bonneville has a way of mashing together two unlikely things. We should say, of course, that Dan...

Would You Drive A Lakester That You Needed A Mirror Periscope To See Out Of? Photos and more –

The Ravenna Garage D/Fuel Lakester is one intetesting piece of salt racing machinery. The shape is a tight tube style design and we were really blow away when we got up close with the rig as it sat...

Jason Rupert Sets IHRA Nitro Funny Car Track Record 5.5536!

(Photos by Big Bob Snyder) At Castrol Raceway during the the IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports, Jason Rupert’s “Rolling Thunder” ’69...

No Mercy Nitro Funny Car To Debut At Las Vegas NHRA Nationals!

It was announced today that Jeff and Chris Bennett’s No Mercy Nitro Funny Car will make its professional National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) debut April 1st through 3rd at the 17th Annual DENSO...

Nitro Funny Car Gypsy Picks The Good Vibrations March Meet Field!

(Photos by: Mike Burghardt, Jeff Burghardt, Tim Marshall, Paul Schmitz, Zak Hawthorne & Darr Hawthorne) Every year, an awesome field of nitro cars assemble for the biggest race in nostalgia...

Top Fueler Foes Fight for Surfers March Meet AA/FD Award

  Photos by Mike and Jeff Burghardt and Darr Hawthorne Words by AA/FD Four-time March Meet winner Jim Murphy with tuner Roland Leong (above)   In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of...

Classic Match Race Funny Cars Continue For 2016!

Two Classic Match Race nitro funny cars will continue together for 2016… with new Sponsors and Drivers. Things are always moving with Rocky Pirrone & Al Liebmann with the Frantic Ford...

Team Kalitta Adds Rob Flynn To Awesome Crew Chief Stable!

Words by Cody Poor/Kalitta Motorsports Coming off the team’s highly lucrative 2015 season, Team Kalitta takes a step to ensure that success continues. Effective immediately, Rob Flynn has returned...

BangShift Pocket Drag Biography: The Freight Train Top Gas Twin Engine Dragster – A Nearly Unstoppable Force!

Top Gas dragsters are largely forgotten today, which is really too bad. Born of the NHRA’s ban on nitromethane that lasted from 1957-1963, Top Gas dragsters really started as weak-suck little...