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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Motorized Freak of the Week: Sammy Miller’s Rocket Funny Car

In 1975, nothing on a dragstrip was quicker or faster than Sammy Miller’s Spirit of ‘76 Mustang II. It was the very first rocket powered Funny Car. Motivated by a hydrogen peroxide...

Gearhead Destination: The Petersen Museum

The number of car-related attractions in Southern California is staggering, but the Petersen Automotive Museum, founded by Hot Rod magazine’s Robert and Margie Petersen, is definitely toward...

eBay Picks of the Week: Hemi Edition!

This week has been a good one on eBay, and it made the choice for our Pick of the Week a tough one. Everything from ex-Pro Stockers, sand-drag Jeeps, straight-axle Novas, and Pro Stock intakes got my...

Chadmouth: The People and Events that Shape Our Personal Car-centric World

Spending the past week surrounded by new and old Mustang Cobra Jets, reading recent blog items about 2010 Camaros getting built, and hearing news about new dragstrips opening has got me thinking...

New Gallery: Wheels-Up Action From the 2009 Winternationals

Need your wheels up launch fix for the day? Not going to get it anywhere else? Well we’ve got you covered. Our recent visit to the 2009 Kragen Oreilly NHRA Winternationals gave AV Kid Dustin...

General Motors Might File For Chapter 11

This just in from Reuters: CHICAGO (Reuters) – General Motors Corp, nearing a Tuesday deadline to present a viability plan to the U.S. government, is considering as one option a Chapter 11...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Dallas Raceway is Opening Soon!

Our normal Friday excuse to go home early and drink has been aimed at a reason to drown our sorrows, but in keeping with the celebratory nature of Brian’s story last week about new 2010 Camaros...

Motorized Freak of the Week: Bill Dunlap’s A/Fuel Dragster

When is an A/Fuel injected-nitro dragster a motorized freak? Actually, all the time, but especially when the guy driving it is sitting closer to the front wheels than the rear wheels. We got to see...

Gearhead Destination: The Long Beach Swap Meet

The Long Beach Hi-Performance Swap Meet, held at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach, California, on 14 different Sundays per year, is often looked at as the little brother to the world famous...

Anderson Backs It Up with a 211.13-MPH Pro Stock Lap!

Greg Anderson ran 210.97 in NHRA Pro Stock earlier today at the Winternationals and then backed it up with a 211.13 6.528 which is the quickest and fastest in history!

Little Old Lady Chevelle Sighting!

We’ve all heard stories, seen ads, or have witnessed the proverbial, “one owner, little old lady” car. Most of us want the one that has only been driven to the market and then...

Photo Gallery: Wednesday at the 2009 NHRA Winternationals

Did you know that when an NHRA Nationals event comes to town that you can walk in without a pass on setup day? We did exactly that on Wednesday before the 2009 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, and got...

Monday Time Killer: Old Car Brochures Online

This one’s a huge time killer! There was a day when, every time we bought an old car, we’d search the swap meets and Hemmings Motor News to find all the factory literature we could for...

Chadmouth: Grandpas Rule!

Not too long ago, Freiburger wrote a blog about Old Man stuff, and then Brian wrote about Men of Action. My grandpa fits the bill for both. His name is Earl, and in 1955 he  drove a truck for a...