Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring Part 2: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

Here’s the second batch of photos from Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Use the link below to see the first gallery if you missed it! (Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick...

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Alternative Fuels: Will Hydrogen Save Hot Rodding? Internal Combustion Engines For The Win!

The internal combustion engine is on the ropes here in the United States, at least with regards to new car sales, if you believe the 2035 EV-only offerings deadline that most of the big automotive...

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Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick pivot, OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, partnered with SpeedTour, to run with that series at selected...

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LSFest West Photo Coverage! Burnout Pit And Tire Smoke Photos From Holley’s LSFest West 2022 Start Here!

Here’s our first batch of burnout pit photos from LSFest West in Vegas. If you dig tire smoke and donuts, then this is going to be the gallery for you! Check out the photos below and use the...

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800 HORSE BIG-BLOCK CHEVY POWER COMBOS: BIG CAM & LOW COMPRESSION (MISTAKE?) STROKER, NOS OR BLOWER? WHICH 800-HP BBC COMBO WOULD YOU PICK?

Which 800 Horsepower Big Block Chevy engine combo do you like most?  There are so many times that I’m at an event and someone comes up to me to talk engines and wants to know how to make a given...

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This Single Seat Race Car Build Is Not What We Expected, Because It Is So Much Cooler!

Bennett’s Customs is an Australian is a traditional builder that does some pretty cool car and motorcycle projects, and they have embarked on a new project that must be done by September in...

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1000-HP BIG BLOCK CHECK COMBOS-HOW TO MAKE BIG POWER! NX NITROUS, PROCHARGER AND CHEAP TWIN TURBOS!

Which 1,000 Horsepower Big Block Chevy engine combo do you like most?  There are so many times that I’m at an event and someone comes up to me to talk engines and wants to know how to make a given...

Your Shifter Might Not Be Broken! Here’s How To Adjust A Hurst Automatic Shifter The Right Way

I am a creature of habit. Years and years and years ago I replaced my aging B&M Megashifter with a Hurst Quarter Stick, and I’ve never looked back. I love them. They work great, require...

Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring Part 2: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

Here’s the second batch of photos from Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Use the link below to see the first gallery if you missed it! (Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick...

Watch 1971 California Highway Patrol Officers Slide, Spin, and Haul in 440ci Powered Polaras

We have to thank a Mopar lovin’ tipster for this killer 25-minute film depicting California Highway Patrol driver training in 1971. The police cars shown in this video are 1971 Dodge Polaras...

Alternative Fuels: Will Hydrogen Save Hot Rodding? Internal Combustion Engines For The Win!

The internal combustion engine is on the ropes here in the United States, at least with regards to new car sales, if you believe the 2035 EV-only offerings deadline that most of the big automotive...

The Race Car That Wasn’t But Is Now! The Story Of The McKee-Chevrolet Mahyra Is Funny And Awesome

This is one of the funniest and most awesome race car stories we have heard in a while and it comes right from the mouth of the guy who was at the center of it. British guy Greg Thornton obviously...

A Fox Mustang Smashes Into A Tree During an Autocross Event – Major Wreckage!

We’ve been to and competed at more than a couple autocross events during our time as amateur stunt drivers. None of those events have presented a competitor with the option of smashing his car...

A Study In Balance: The 1998 Kenny Brown 289 RS Mustang Coba Wasn’t Cheap But It Sure Was Good

There’s the old adage that you can have cheap or you can have good, but you cannot have both. That’s been true forever with cars (for the most part) and this video from 1998 shows that...

This Video For The 1962 Corvair Monza Touts A Hurricane Of Power Under The Hood – Cool Gear Jamming As Well

We seem to run across factory promotional films for the Chevy Corvair at a rate that far eclipses other models in GM history. There’s probably some good reason for that. Firstly, the company...

Hot Hatch History: This Look Back At The Hot Hatches Of The 1970s Is Great – No, The Golf GTI Was Not First

The idea of a “hot hatchback” has been part of the automotive landscape from the birth of the Mini-Cooper and this video from the fine folks at Goodwood which outlines the history of the...

Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick pivot, OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, partnered with SpeedTour, to run with that series at selected...

Weird Science: This Video About The Most Dangerous Rocket Fuels Ever Tested Is Cool

Rocket science may be well above our intellectual pay grade around here but we still love learning about it. The fuels used to power rockets have ranged from the mundane (ethanol) to the downright...

Wagons Ho! This Promotional Film Features The 1972 Chevelle and Mid-Size Chevy Wagon Line

The 1968-1972 Chevelle remains one of the most popular platforms for those muscle car lovers out there to hot rod. From drag racing to pro touring, we have seen them done in all kinds of styles and...

Lap Le Mans In A Porsche 936 Circa 1977 – Watch This 200+ Mph Monster Swallow Carreras Like Skittles

One of my top “must do” motorsport items is to attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The race is unequivocally historic, it is fast as hell, it is one of the great traditions in racing and it...