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BREAKING NEWS: Tacoma Pick N’ Pull Explodes – Miraculously, No Injuries!

In what is nothing short of a miracle, there were no deaths or injuries when an explosion occurred at the Tacoma Pick N’ Pull earlier today. The explosion occurred in the area of junkyard and...

Watch This Guy Crash His Honda S2000 At A Weird Autocross And Then Get Really, Really Mad About It In The Car

The Honda S2000 is a mean little car. In stock form they have small naturally aspirated engines that are capable of making incredible power for their size at motorcycle levels of RPM. We’re not...

The Top 10 Burnouts From The National Burnout Masters Finals – Aussie Tire-Frying At It’s Finest!

When Australians use the phrase “burnout masters” we sit up and take notice, because it seems like every four-wheeled item that prowls around the continent down there came with a...

Ebay Find: A 1974 AMC Gremlin Turned Into A Trar! Freak, Or Freakin’ Awesome?

AMC and four-wheel drive cars went hand-in-hand long before Subaru made a big deal out of it. Cars like the Eagle wagon and the Spirit SX/4 were truly ahead of their time. But before that, there...

Follow-Up: Edmunds Took A Sledgehammer To A New F-150 To Find Out How Much It’d Cost To Repair. Here’s The Answer…

Taking a sledgehammer to a $52,000 truck straight off of the lot sounds like the dumbest idea imaginable…unless you’re Edmunds, who prides themselves on wringing out new vehicles to...

San Antonio IHRA Nitro Jam Postponed, Event Moved To Baton Rouge Amidst Ownership Questions At SAR

The news coming from San Antonio Raceway lately has hardly been positive. The track was shuttered, the equipment was reportedly stolen, and then it was put up for public auction where no deal was...

Rumors Of A Supercharged Viper Were (Mostly) True: Enter The Sledgehammer!

With Dodge’s unveiling of the Hellcat twins last year, the immediate question that popped into everyone’s mind was, “What about the Viper?” While there is a huge amount of...

This 1969 Daytona Is The Lowest-Mileage Hemi Daytona Known, And It Sold For $900,000. Guess Who Bought It?

Anyone who knows Mopar guys knows that it’s all about numbers, so here’s some to digest: in 1969, 503 Dodge Daytonas were built. Out of those, 70 were Hemi-powered, twenty of those had...

Watch This Nitrous Racer Suffer A Huge Manifold Explosion On The Starting Line And The Instant Inferno That Follows

As a nitrous racer there may be things that make you cringe when you step on the gas pedal and this is one of them. The racer in this car (who is unnamed) was moving the car toward staging and the...

Historical Video: The 1982 Ford EXP, A Great Snow Beater For The 1980s?

The Ford EXP is a polarizing car…it’s a two-seat Escort with one of the most…uh, unique…styling treatments up front. If you squint a little, it looks like a very surprised...

Video: We Talk Rings And Bearings With MAHLE’s Bill McKnight

Bill McKnight is the man. No really, the ACTUAL man! When you go to www.AskMAHLEClevite.com, and ask a technical question, the guy on the other end of the internet answering it is Bill McKnight....

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Project Possum: The Scamp Gets Hotchkis Components Throughout The Front End – We Ditch The Old Junk

(Words and photos by Kaleb Kelley) – My dad & I finally got around to installing the Hotchkis suspension on my ’73 Scamp, A.K.A. Project Possum. Ever since it came home from the body...

This Brazillian Chevette Will Stomp It’s Way To A 9-second Quarter Mile!

In America, mentioning a Chevrolet Chevette brings up images of the tiny little front-engined, rear drive hatchbacks that graced our presence from 1976-1987. They were cheap, basic, and essentially...

Tri-Five Chevy Heaven At The Somernites Cruise! Some Of The Coolest Shoeboxes You’ll Ever See

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Each Somernites weekend spotlights a certain model, type, or make of vehicle.  For the last event of 2014 it was the ’55 – ’57 Chevy and we were...