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Watch The Most Insane Giant Vise You Have Ever Seen, Get Built By Fireball Tools

I’ve talked about Fireball Tools in the past and am a firm believer in their products. I only own a couple of their squares, but have been following their other products for years and have seen...

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OPTIMA’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car: Real Street Cars Run In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

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Drag Racing Action Photos: No Mercy 11 At South Georgia Motorsports Park – When The Big Guns Run Wild!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – I have long loved working at the DuckX productions events known as Sweet 16 and No Mercy. Heck, Lights Out is another amazing drag racing conflagration that happens...

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Gone, Baby, Gone: Ride Along On The SSC Tuatara’s 331 MPH Record-Setting Run In Nevada

331 MPH. I want to put this into perspective. The fastest I’ve ever been in a car I’ve personally owned with a known measurement is 130.287 in Angry Grandpa at Wilmington in 2015. The...

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Best Worst Ship Ever: The Insane, Incredible, Insolvent, and Entirely Unbelievable Story Of The SS Great Eastern

This is the story of one of the greatest engineering achievements of the  Victorian Age. It is also the story of a ship so far ahead of its time it was one of the greatest financial failures ever...

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Speed In The Swamp: Top Fuel and Funny Car Action Photos From The 2020 NHRA Gatornationals

(Photos by David Whealon) – It was only a few weeks back but the 2020 NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals represented a big move for the series in 2020 because it was the first race outside of...

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FREE LIVE STREAMING DRAG RACING: The SFG, FTI Performance, World Series of Bracket Racing Is LIVE Today Through Sunday!

COVID may have caused the cancellation or postponement of a lot of drag racing this year, but the big money bracket racing scene is making up for it in a big way this month! There have been races...

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Watch This Russian Guy Get His Four Wheel Drive Tractor So Stuck A Bulldozer Can Barely Get Him Out

There are two old saws that apply to the situation you are going to see in the video below. The first is that no good deed goes unpunished and this is applicable because the farmer in the big tractor...

Here’s Why You Never Stand At The Fence When Attending Your Local Circle Track

We always cringe a little when we see people hanging on the straightaway fence at a short track mainly because that’s a spot where things can go bad in a flash and collect up unwitting victims...

Fun Video: Watch This Motor Week Review Of The 1982 Corvette Collectors Edition

1982 marked the end of the long running C3 Corvette. First introduced in 1968 it had soldiered on through the dark days of the 1970s and into the 1980s. 1983 was supposed to herald the entrance of...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ripping Gears On The Street In A Jeffco Equipped El Camino

The Jeffco planetary transmission may not be quite as well known as the Lenco but it is one hairy beast of a gear box that works in much the same way as the Lenco with some notable differences. The...

Watch Shirley Muldowney Appear On The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson In 1986 – They Race!

I have had the good fortune to spend some quality time with Shirley Muldowney over the last few years on the NHRA tour. She is an awesome lady with stories for days and obviously the credentials to...

“A Smiling, Mid-Engined Box Of French Hate”: Davide Cironi Takes On The Renault 5 Turbo 2

The mass majority of the Renault Le Cars imported to the United States have either been shredded and reinvented as a legitimate toy car or have rotted back to the soil from where they came. Once they...

Cancer-Free: Making The Last Rust Repair On The Valiant Wagon

Getting every last scale of iron oxide out of a car that had it by the ton must be as satisfying as the moment the priest exorcises the demon from the afflicted. Few dare attempt and fewer still do a...

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See And Hear The Story Of “Muscle Two”, Martin Sanchez’s Rescued Christine Fury

Halloween…one of my favorite times of the year, where things seem a little bit unsettled, and demons come back to haunt those who deserve the retribution. As a car guy, the one car that always...

Watching Russian People Ferried Across A River In The Buckets Of Two Backhoes Is Pretty Awesome

These are a pair of excavators being expertly operated in order to ferry a group of Russian people across a raging river. There was apparently a problem with the bridge, like it didn’t exist...

SEMA360 Preview: Chevrolet’s 1977 K5 Blazer-E With The Electric Connect And Cruise Crate Package

On the surface, nothing seems amiss…other than it’s the cleanest 1977 Chevrolet Blazer to exist on planet Earth since about the time Brian was a toddler and my dad was getting some...

Awesome Video: Screaming Vintage Racers at Australia’s Bathurst Raceway

Vintage racing is one of our favorite things. Normally we highlight videos from the good ol’ USA but we were tipped off to a great one by Bangshifter Chris Crowley that shows some totally...

Looking For The Best Rear Frame Clip For Your Hardcore Pro Touring Build – Chris Alston’s Chassisworks Has It!

If you are contemplating or starting in on a hardcore pro touring build and are trying to figure out the best options for the business end of the car, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks may have just...

The Last Blast: This Last Load Of No Mercy 11 Photos Features The Pits! Engines, Thrash, More!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – If there is one thing that happens more than anything else at Lights Out, Sweet 16, and No Mercy, it is wrenching. These eighth-mile bombs are in need of constant care...