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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Site of the Week: Junkyard Jewels

Looking for a collectible that fits your style a bit better than a Dubs or Whips die-cast? Well, for those of you with taste that leans toward patina and iron oxide, we’ve found the ultimate....

Event Coverage: 2009 Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall, 66 Photos

Last weekend was the Midwest’s official icebreaker for the car season, the Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall. While most indoor car shows are not our speed, this one brings out all the real hot...

Safety Pioneer Jim Deist Dies

Legendary racing safety pioneer Jim Deist died today, March 9th. Details of his passing are unavailable at the time of this writing. Deist was one of the absolute originators of the racing safety...

Event Coverage: 2009 March Meet Pits, Swap Meet, and Car Show

First we brought you a photo gallery of action from Friday at the 2009 March Meet, and today we’re going to have two more sections of event coverage. This one here is all photos from the swap...

Event Coverage: The 2009 March Meet, 100 Friday Photos

Today, Friday, March 6, was the kickoff day of the 2009 March Meet at historic Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California. It’s actually in McFarland, but no one really cares....

Chadmouth: I Want to be the Guy with the Mullet

While walking through the Long Beach Swap Meet last weekend, I saw some guy in a tube-chassis Duster cruising the parking lot on his way to the car corral and it got me pondering the fact that you...

Video of the Week: Dinah Shore and Elizabeth Montgomery sell Chevrolets

As car junkies we often find ourselves reminiscing about the old days. This week’s videos are commercials from Chevrolet’s past and show the American spirit of the automakers of old....

BangShift Approved! The MotorHead Grill

If we aren’t racing or wrenching, we’re telling lies, drinking beer and eating barbecue. So what could possibly be better for preparing our bench racing feast than the MotorHead Grill...

It’s Time for the 2009 March Meet

Bakersfield, California, is known for being hot, and this weekend will be no exception as the 2009 March Meet rolls into town. With nitro-burning front-engine dragsters, Funny Cars, Fuel Altereds,...

Site of the Week: Richard Carpenter’s Car Collection

If you are a closet Carpenters fan, we’ve come up with an excuse for checking them out on the web that won’t get you in trouble with your car buddies. It turns out Richard Carpenter is a...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Dan Gurney’s AAR Formula 1 Eagle

With the announcement of a new American Formula 1 team, U.S. F1, comes talk of American racers in Formula 1 events of the past. And while most people will talk about Mario Andretti and Phil...

Toyo Introduces New Drag Radials

Hot off the presses is news that Toyo Tires is making drag radials. The new Proxes TQ is a DOT-approved drag radial aimed at the muscle car and street machine market. With Toyo’s history of...

eBay Pick of the Week: Pikes Peak Hemi Cuda

Someday I’d love to be able to run the Pikes Peak hillclimb, ass-out in an old musclecar like they did in the old days. Don’t believe they ran stuff like Hemi Cudas up that cliffhanging...

Monday Time Killer: One Man’s Lifetime of Cars

The next time your wife is griping about how many cars you have, just point her to the website of Bill’s Place in Lebanon, Connecticut. You see, Bill Brauch has a problem much like someone else...