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The Big Block K5 Swap Is On! The 187 Customs Crew Is On It. “Is the Drain Plug In It?”

Take one well worn K5 Blazer with an anemic small block and swap in a used Big Block out of something else. What could possibly go wrong? I mean these K series trucks were available with big blocks,...

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Thursday Video Zen: Amazing Footage From San Fernando Drag Strip And Lions Drag Strip Circa The Later 1960s

Now this is some of the best footage we have seen in a LONG time. Our pal Jarmo tipped us off to this and we watched, wide-eyed the whole time. You are about to see beautiful, color footage (sans...

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Epic Street Race Footage: Never Before Seen 1320Video From The Stockholm Open In Sweden

I’ve been seeing photos or video from the Stockholm Open street races for decades. Yes decades, because this race got started way back in 1982. It has grown considerably since then, and because...

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2021 Pro Touring Truck Shootout Action Photos: Ford, Dodge, and GM Trucks Rip The Autocross In Arizona

(Photos by Wes Allison) – The first annual Pro Touring Truck Shootout took place at Chandler, Arizona’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the event brought out the most awesome pro...

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PRI Announces All New Membership Program: Businesses And Race Teams To The Front! Individual Memberships Soon!!

PRI has been focused on big things and big changes for more than a year now, and against all odds have really made a huge push despite the global pandemic. One of the things their new leader Jamie...

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Event Coverage: The 2021 Pittsburgh World Of Wheels Is More Proof That We’re Heading For A Fun Hot Rod Summer

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – After what seems like an eternity of not being at car events (14 months to be exact) I’m finally back as shows and events in my part of the country are...

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NHRA Denso Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals Photo Coverage: Top Fuel Action From The Strip In The Desert

(Photos by Wes Allison) – There is no accurate way to describe the noise that occurs when four top fuel drivers make complete pulls down the drag strip simultaneously. It’s basically...

This Hurst Promotional Film Featuring The 1965 NHRA Season Is Amazing And Long Hidden

There are few things that spin our crank harder than cruising than digging a deep hole in the internet and at the bottom discovering gold. This time our find was an awesome Hurst Promotional film...

Watch The Largest Ford Dually In The World Take on Two Mega Trucks In A Tug Of War

Ok, now this is pretty amazing. You are going to watch the largest Ford dually in the world take on two mega trucks in a tug of war and we’re not going to give away how this whole thing plays...

Watch Aussie Top Fuel Legend Jim Read Suffer A Massive Crash In 1990

Every country, quite literally has their drag racing legends and they do not come much larger in Australia than Jim Read. This is a guy who had career in top fuel that spanned many, any decades and...

Want To Upgrade The Standard Truck Floater Axle in Your Drag Car? Mark Williams Has You Covered!

There are loads and loads of drag race cars across the country that are rolling down the strip with a pretty standard issue truck floater axle under them. This is OK but it is not the best way or the...

Burbling Beast: See And Hear This Massive Oshkosh Plow Truck Rumble With A 1,090ci Hall-Scott Engine

Today we’re coming in hot with a truly massive rig in every way shape or form. This video shows a vintage Oshkosh truck that is fitted with a V-plow large enough to cut a swath through a...

The Bodybuilders: This Early 1970s Film About Fisher Body And Their Plants Is Amazing

Boy, oh boy is this awesome! You are about to see this early 1970s film about Fisher Body and their plants called The Bodybuilders. Fisher Body was its own enterprise before being full enveloped by...

She’s A Little Runaway: Watch This Old Ford IDI Diesel Run Away While Hooked To A Sled And Pull Like A Boss!

So it turns out that there is an ideal situation to have your diesel engine runaway and consume its own oil at full bore. That circumstance happens to be when your truck is hooked to a pulling sled...

Awesome In-Car Footage Of A Blown Hot Rod Taking On A ’55 Chevy At The Nostalgia Drags

This is one of the most bitchin’ drag videos we’ve seen in some time. The footage was taken at the Kontinentals Day of the Drags in 2007. Day of the Drags is an event that Charles Wickam...

In 1984 The Mustang SVO Provided A Glimpse In The Turbocharged Future

Every now and again there are cars that really do appear ahead of their time and in 1984, the Mustang SVO was that car. Most everyone knows the story of the turbocharged four cylinder car that took...

Watch This 5-Axis CNC Machine Cut Up 125 lbs Of Billet Aluminum Into A Long Travel Trophy Truck Spindle

Wow, just wow. This is awesome. In this latest video from Kibbetech you’ll see their new Billet Aluminum Trophy Truck Spindle being whittled out of a big 125 lb chunk of billet aluminum to end...

How Light Is It? Building The Lightest Nitrous Pro Mod Ever, Episode 1

Cameron Johnson Race Cars and Jamie Hancock have joined forces to try and build the lightest Pro Mod ever. Why? Because they want to run it in Radial Vs The World where the minimum weight with driver...

Cross Country Road Trip In The World’s Largest Square Body. And Boats. Yep, More Boats.

This is a great video from Mike Finnegan and David Newbern. Why? Well because the first two thirds of this video are everything you expect from classic Finnegan and Newbern as they get the...

2021 Denso Spark Plugs 4-Wide Nationals: Alcohol Dragster and Funny Cars Four Wide For The First Time Ever

(Photos by Wes Allison) – It is always a treat to see something new for the first time ever and that was the case for fans at Las Vegas in the stands watching the Denso Spark Plugs 4-Wide...