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Drag Gallery: The Atlanta $10,000 Nostalgia Race is Packed with Cool Drag Racing Heritage

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Last week, we shared a gallery of photos from Tommy Lee Byrd, as he ventured to a historic drag strip in Georgia. This week, it’s another Georgia drag...

Stay Out Of The Blue Water: Tanker Truck Spills Portable Toilet Water All Over Interstate After Rolling Over

A tanker truck driver in California is probably reconsidering his career choice after an accident left his truck rolled over in the middle of the highway in a lake of blue portable toilet water....

Top 11: SUV’s For Fall, Because Arriving At A Sweater Party In A Murano Is Lame

You know the kinds of ads I’m talking about: A young couple, dressed in the best combination of Macy’s sweaters and REI jackets pulls through a perfect scene of small towns and perfect...

Lockheed Skunkworks Developing Truck Sized Nuclear Reactor Basically Because They Got Bored

(Lead photo credit: Bloomberg) – From the people that have brought you some of the gnarliest technological marvels of the last century, including the SR-71, the F-117, and the U-2 spy plane...

Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Have A Blown Hemi Explode In Your Face? This Video Shows It All Too Well

Doyle Smith is from Paris, Texas and he’s the guy that gets bathed in fire and hot oil when the nitro burning hemi engine in the front of his nitro burning AA/FA expires at San Antonio Raceway....

Dick Landy’s Original 1964 Dodge 330 Lightweight Is For Sale On eBay – First AWB Chrysler, Lions Record Holder, First Funny Car?

If you have $375,000 burning a hole in your pants pocket you can own a legitimate and largely intact piece of drag racing history. Not only is this one of about 50 lightweight 1964 Dodges produced...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Fall Has Fallen, Alright…Hard Onto The Floor.

Actual text received today: “just had customer call from (nearby university). wanted to know if we had pumpkin spice car freshener. r u kidding me? might actually try to create it. imagine the...

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Just In Time For Christmas, The Vertu For Bentley Smartphone. Any Guesses On The Price?

Nevermind we haven’t made it past the jack o’lanterns, the turkey or the pumpkin pie, because we are closing in on The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year for shopping. No matter what you...

This Is Why You Do Not Change Lanes Blindly! Driver Survived, As Hard As It Is To Believe

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world…if you are driving a car and you need to change lanes, you always make sure the lane is clear: to the rear to make sure there isn’t a...

Is This The World’s Most Unassuming 150mph, 10-Second Drag Car? Plain White Wrapper Hatch Back ‘Yoda From Australia

I’m not sure what the level above sleeper is or the level below sleeper as that may be the more appropriate direction but this little Toyota Starlet in Australia is on that level. A plain white...

100% BangShift Approved: We Spend The Day At Diggerland USA – America’s First Construction Equipment Theme Park

(Full disclosure: In May, I wrote a blog item about a new theme park that was opening up in New Jersey called “Diggerland USA” the people at Diggerland saw that blog post and offered the...

How Good Is The New EcoBoost Mustang? The Guys From Ignition Find Out

With the coming of the S550 platform Mustang is the arrival of the EcoBoost variation, the turbocharged four-cylinder unit that is slotted above the V6 and is hovering in the power territory that not...

Question Of The Day: What Is Your Best “Busted By Your Parents” Story?

There is no feeling like standing before Mom and Dad knowing that you’re in deep enough that you can swim, and very, very few things on this planet will get you in front of Mr. Judge and Mrs....

Hemi Challenge At The Dutch Coverage: Pit and Action Photos From The Super Stock Hemi Challenge At Maple Grove

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – They are not the fastest cars in super stock. They are not the most complicated cars in super stock. They are not the loudest cars in super stock, but they are the...