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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

The Mongrel Got Front Suspension And Bitchin Flares! Watch The Newest Episode

My god this little car is going to look awesome when it is done. With the front suspension installed, it was time for the fender flares, and what flares they are. These things are huge and cool and...

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This Dodge A100 Is Bagged And Channeled Perfection! This One Is Cruiser Cool And A Whole New Level

Vans are cool, or the right van is anyway, and this one right here is that right van. That is to say, it is the right van if you want something that is going to turn heads just because it is so...

The Where’s And How’s Of Adding Weight To Your Race Car

In a world where making things lighter and lighter is an every day occurrence, it seems odd to be talking about adding weight to a race car. But the truth is that with insane levels of competition...

The Mongrel Build Part 48: The Final Final Rust Repair Is Done. This Little Ride Is Getting Close To Tire Smoke And Fun!

If you haven’t been following the Mongrel build, you have been missing out. I mean who would have thought that a Ford 100E and a Miata could end up together in such perfect harmony. It’s...

Ridetech’s New R-Joint Is Amazing: A Smooth, Strong, Articulating Machine

Suspension bushings live a hard life. And for decades aftermarket companies and OEM car manufacturers have been improving materials and design in search of quite, smooth, and durable bushings that...

Lonestar Throwdown Is One Bad Ass Truck Show That Draws The Top Trucks From All Over The Country. Here Is The Video!

The Lonestar Throwdown is one of the most bitchin truck shows on the planet, and one where the top custom trucks can always be found. No matter what kind of truck you are into, from laying rocker to...

Which One Of These Is The Ultimate Street Car? We’ve Got Photos From The Race In Vegas.

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) Pro Touring racers and enthusiasts alike will enjoy all the cool photos we’ve got from this wonderful spring event. And if you missed yesterday’s photos, make sure you...

This Garage Find 19,000 Mile 1987 IROC Z28 Camaro Was Pete Santini Painted And Is Still Perfect Today. $26,000 Seems Totally Fair.

Barn Finds, Garage Finds, whatever you want to call them, it is the story behind them that is usually as good or better than the vehicle themselves. And most often they are in some kind of cool, but...

Size Matters! There Is More To Choosing The Right Wheel Tub Size Than Meets The Eye. Here Is All The Info You Need.

Wheel tubs are a pretty easy to understand piece of the car, but getting the right size and installing them correctly isn’t always done as nicely as one might hope. In fact, wheel tub size and...

Finishing Up The Tube Core Support, Front End Mounts, And Radiator Mount On The Mongrel

This little beast just keeps on moving forward! Once again I’m impressed with the fabrication and simple approach to keeping things clean, functional, and serviceable on this cool little track...

This 1964 International Metro Mite Van Has An Almost Done LS Swap And Would Be A Rad Cruiser!

I have a weakness for step vans for some reason. I don’t know what it is, but they seem to fit into my love of station wagons, Suburbans, and custom vans, so why not. I’d LOVE to own this...

The Mongrel Gets Wings! Errr… Fenders. And The Way Urch Has Mounted Them Is Awesome And Clean. Watch This.

The Ford 100E and Miata conglomeration called The Mongrel is turning into one really bitchin machine and is becoming more and more complete by the minute. Fiberglass fenders, doors, and more have...

Choosing The Right Steering Wheel For Your Race Car Is About Way More Than Looks!

Sometimes the parts choices you make on your race car are for looks, sometimes for power, and sometimes for convenience or safety. But it always make me laugh when you realize that some of the...

Watch Tim Slavens Run 3.62 At 217 mph To Set The Record In His Bitchin 1969 Camaro Radial Car

I’m a ’69 Camaro owner and love them, so seeing a good one running down the race track really does it for me. Tim Slavens’ Camaro also happens to be the fastest of it’s kind...