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2017 Hurst Nationals at Carlisle Coverage: Most Awesome Assembly Of Hurst Vehicles Anywhere Ever!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We told you it was coming and bam…here it is! The first ever Hurst Nationals were held last weekend at Carlisle and until someone tells us any differently...

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Meltdown Drags 2017 Coverage: The First Barrage Of Awesome Photos From Byron Dragway

(Photos by Greg Rourke and Bob Chiluk) – Once again, it’s that time of year…the Meltdown Drags! The eighth annual Meltdown might have been this biggest or best, but either way it...

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Meltdown Drags Craziness: Watch The Throttle Hang Wide Open On Brian Kohlman’s Nitro Hemi Coupe, Resulting In Carnage

Brian Kohlman’s nitro hemi coupe is one hell of a hot rod, sometimes it acts like it is from hell as well. Kohlman’s car uses an early Hemi on a nice load of fuel hooked to a stick shift...

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We Found A Volkswagen TDI Recall Regional Holding Facility At An Old Naval Air Base In Southeastern Massachusetts

This is nuts! My son Tom’s pal Adam is as big a car guy as Tom and he made mention to him one day this summer that there were a load of VWs parked on the grounds of what used to be the South...

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1987 NHRA World Finals Pit and Action Gallery: One Man’s 6,000 Mile Journey On Film

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) –  I can’t say it’s my best work ever when it comes to photography. Far from it and my low end scanner probably did not improve the situation, but...

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Day 4 1320Video Highlights, Including Our 11.53 Pass, From Rocky Mountain Race Week

We’re a little biased, because Daphne’s career best 11.53 is a major highlight in this video, but it certain is a good one as multiple drivers set their best times so far on Rocky...

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Thinking Of Installing A Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge? This Video From AutoMeter Takes You Through It

A wideband air/fuel gauge is an excellent piece of equipment that allows one to have immediate and accurate knowledge of the air/fuel ratio the engine is seeing on a seeming nanosecond by nanosecond...

Runaway Truck! Watch This Trucker With Melted Brakes Get An Escort To The Runaway Truck Ramp!

(By Greg Rourke) – Truck driving is serious business.  Weather, road conditions, other drivers and equipment failures can all conspire to ruin your day. Here we have an example of one day...

Classic YouTube: Autocrossing A Cummins Ram, Because Physics Doesn’t Matter!

Ok, this one is for every diesel-bro I’ve ever met who keeps telling me that their souped up PowerStroke/Cummins/Duramax/whatever is better in the long run than owning a musclecar or a sports...

This Big Brown Dodge Ram 350 Van Was Originally A FBI Surveillance Van!

Now this is a true creeper van. In the past 24 hours, this big, beautiful, chocolate 1989 Dodge Ram 350 work van for sale on eBay has been popping up all over the interwebs. While it’s not...

Just Like Popcorn, Right? The Slow Mo Guys Blow Off Airbags In Microwaves!

To date, over 100 million Takata airbag inflators are on a recall notice that stretches back to late 2014. Prior to that, there was the issue of high-powered inflators and children in the front seat,...

2017 Dunkirk Harbor Cruise – Nearly 1,000 Cars On The Lake Erie Shoreline!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Every year, the Lakeshore Street Rod Association puts on their annual Harbor Cruise show right on the scenic Lake Erie shoreline in Dunkirk NY. The show never ceases...

The Flyweight: This Toyota Corolla Is Proof That Even The Most Mundane Commuter Can Perform With The Right Parts!

Outside of the 1980s rear-drive versions popular in import tuner circles, the Toyota Corolla is one of the least-likely options out there for a race car. They were built to be commuter cars and were...

2017 Hurst Nationals at Carlisle – More History, More Cool Cars, and More Hurst Shifters Everywhere!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re back with the second and final Joe Gripo gallery from the 2017 and inaugural Hurst Nationals. The thing that you realize when you go through these photos...

The Hidden Fox: This 1990 Ford Mustang 7-Up Special Was Hidden Where I Grew Up As A Kid!

Port Orchard, Washington is a sleepy little village on the Sinclair Inlet of Puget Sound. Growing up, it was where I “went to town”…I lived in Olalla, which is at least ten miles...

2017 Meltdown Drags Coverage: Our Second Load Of Photos From This Massive Race

(Photos by Bob Chiluk and Greg Rourke) – In what will be a recurring theme over the next couple of weeks, we’re back with more photos from the 2017 Meltdown Drags at Byron Dragway in...

2018 Buick Regal GS: The Tri-Shield Give Performance Another Shot With A 310 Horsepower V6 And All-Wheel-Drive

(Photos: General Motors) Buick has a strange relationship with performance. For the most part, the brand hasn’t cared too much about it, instead focusing on being an upper-market kind of car...

Watch This Right Hand Drive Kenworth Logging Truck Power Through Some Deep Water And Muck

The work that all big rigs put in is pretty amazing but the work that logging trucks perform is about as brutal as it gets in the trucking world by our estimation. The rigs are loaded to the gills...

Unhinged: Welding Lessons For The Resident Delinquent

There are certain skill sets needed to be a moderately capable wrench. You need to know the basics of how to take things apart and put them back together in the right order, the correct way. You need...

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Killer Video: Travel Back In Time To The 1986 NHRA Mile High Nationals – Fantastic Action! Mac On The Call

This weekend, one of the most interesting and fun races on the NHRA Mello Yello Tour will be contested at Bandimere Speedway outside of Denver, Colorado. The Mile High Nationals have been a staple on...