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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Rocky Mountain Race Week 2020 Registration Opens Saturday Morning!!!

If you have been dreaming about doing one of these road trip and drag racing events, then now is the time to sign up! Rocky Mountain Race Week is THE most fun drag racing and road trip event on the...

Turbos Aren’t Just For Junkyard LS Engines! Watch What Happens When You Bolt An S480 To A Big Block Chevy

With the insane popularity of turbocharging LS engines, especially junkyard LS engines, it seems like a lot of people have forgotten that turbochargers work on anything else! Of course that...

Hot Rodder’s Project: Make Your Own Louver Press In Your Garage! Louver The World

Back in the day, you could go to your local hot rod or speed shop and have louvers pressed into parts of all kinds. Local hot rodders would bring in hoods and fenders and more, all in search of...

It Might Look Like A Fancy Pinto, But It’s Really Micro Luxury And We Love It

This 1979 Mercury Bobcat is amazingly clean, and while it might look like a fancy Pinto, we prefer to call it Micro Luxury. The Bobcat, Mercury’s “upscale” version of the Ford Pinto was...

How Many Ways Can You Weld Box Tube Corners? The Answer Is A Lot, And Here Are 4 Cool Ones

Sometimes I see videos of guys making rounded or capped, or other corners in box tubing on videos you’ll see on youtube. Most of the time these videos have little or no instruction, or are in...

Big Block VS LS Supercharged Slugfest! Which One Makes More Power With The ProCharger?!

The LS engine has done a ton for the automotive aftermarket. Period. Love it or hate it, this little engine has spawned so much parts development over the past decade or so that it has spilled over...

Who Wouldn’t Want To Own Their Own Race Track?! Cleetus Goes And Does It! Welcome To The Freedom Factory

The Freedom Factory. It’s got a nice ring to it don’t you think? Well of course it does! What else would you expect from Cleetus McFarland. I can’t imagine how much fun it was to...

Engine Location Matters! Tim McAmis Tells Us Why And How To Decide Where It Goes.

Moving an engine forward or backward in a car can make a huge difference in the way it rides and handles. In a drag car that is arguably even more critical and can dramatically effect that way the...

LS Swapped S10 Dudes Rejoice!!! New 7.5 Holley Digital Dash Panels For S10 Trucks!

As much as technology changes have impacted the way we build our projects nowadays, it is also the offerings that allow us to install them that are light years ahead of where they were 5 and 10 years...

Why It Broke: This Simple, And Cheap, Fix Can Make Your LS Build Last Forever Instead Of Wiping Out The Cam

When Richard Holdener does testing, he does it at a level nobody else in the industry can keep up with. He’s likely to test up to a dozen combos in a day, he never spends just one day on the...

These Motorcycle Hillclimb Highlights From 2019 Show Just How Crazy These Bastards Are!

Motorcycle hillclimbs are nuts. They are typically steeper and crazier than most truck hillclimbs and when you quit going forward that usually means the bike is flying one way and you are going the...

Urchfab Tears Down The CB550: What Will Come Of This Cool Little Project?

It’s tear own time for the latest project form Urchfab. Matt is tearing stuff apart in an effort to make this thing cool and clean and we love him for it. We first introduced this project a...

This Levi’s Edition 1976 AMC Gremlin Has Just 48,000 Miles On It And Is A One Owner Car! Make It Yours Dude!

Sometimes it surprises me that there are still one owner cars left in the world like this 1976 AMC Gremlin Levi’s Edition. After all, this was an econobox car in it’s day, and even though...

Shreddy Life Is Building A Class 11 Volkswagen! This Is The Gnarliest Class At Baja Period

Class 11 is the nearly stock VW beetle class that SCORE runs in Baja and it is without a doubt the most difficult class to finish in each and every year. Any racer in Mexico knows that these...