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Rain, Rain Has Gone Away – 57th NHRA Winternationals Are Smokin’!

Despite the local predictions for nearly two days of rain, the first day of professional qualifying for the NHRA Winternationals showed just how wrong the weatherman can be and how good the NHRA’s...

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...

John Force Racing Is Back In SoCal And Holding A Wednesday Open House At The RaceStation!

(Phoenix testing photos by Gary Nastase Photography)   Years ago, John Force Racing moved from their remodeled luxury car dealership in SoCal’s Yorba Linda heading for new headquarters with...

Mustang Goes Through Metal Guardrail! This Is Why Dragstrips Need Concrete Barriers.

If you want a really good example of why metal guard rails are bad, here it is! Way back in the day, dragstrips didn’t have guardrails. Then ARMCO came along, the long metal guardrails, and...

We Think This Custom 1974 Corvette Shark Is Begging For The Pro Touring Treatment

Can’t you see it? An 18 inch set of mag wheels like the ones on it now, multicolor paint with metal flake, and chrome side pipes. Oh my gosh it is speaking to us! And it’s not too...

Irwindale Drags Open For Special Friday Night Thunder This Week!

We’ve got a hidden treasure here in Southern California, and it just keeps grinding out timeslips week after week, year after year. The Irwindale Event Center is a workhorse in SoCal, home to a...

Want To Buy A Toyota From The Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity Race? Do It!

This is a first. We always assumed they crushed these cars. We really want to know if they have a title and all that. But regardless of the details, you can actually buy one of the 1994 Toyota...

We Think This Datsun B210 Could Be An Autocross Riot!

Everyone is always all about the Datsun 510, and we understand why, because they are super bitchin little cars. But Datsun has lots of other “number” cars that can be fun too. One that...

This 1956 Chevrolet 5100 Is 2 Ton Greatness That Deserves To Be A Ramp Truck

We don’t often see these mid-’50s big trucks, so when we do it gets us excited. This one in particular is just begging for life on a later model chassis so that it could become a really...

We Want This Rare Opel Kadett Wagon So Bad We Almost Didn’t Share It

After drooling over the Famoso Speed Shop Opel Kadett last week, you can imagine our excitement when we say the wagon version for sale on our local Craigslist, especially given our infatuation with...

This Barn Find Barracuda Will Be Epic On The Strip Again

When you see an ad for a car like this Barn Find 1966 Barracuda, it makes the hair on your neck stand up. And when you read the ad, look at the photos, and realize what’s been done to this...

Check Out This Rotary Swapped MGB – RX7 13b Drivetrain

We’re used to seeing lots of engine swaps, but quite frankly the ones we pay most attention to are the ones that are V8 swaps, or turbo something swaps, into something that never had either....

Minitruck Monday: This Toyota Would Be One Hell Of An Off-Road Machine!

This is just one of three Minitrucks that we’ll be drooling over this Monday morning. We’ve decided that we’ll pick three from Craigslist, and spotlight it for one of three uses, either drag...

Minitruck Monday: This 1975 Datsun 620 Pickup Would Be An Autocross Great!

This is just one of three Minitrucks that we’ll be drooling over this Monday morning. We’ve decided that we’ll pick three from Craigslist, and spotlight it for one of three uses,...