The Mongrel Project Gets More Paint, Suspension, And More! This Sucker Is Getting Close To Making Noise And Smoke!!!

We love the Mongrel Project, a combination of a cool old British Ford and Mazda Miata that is somehow right in every way. The stance, the width, the flares, the fabrication, it all speaks to us and...

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FREE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: ECTA Spaceport America 1.5 Mile Invitational Shootout Continues This Morning!

When Steve and Suzy and the gang from the ECTA called me and asked if I wanted to help out at the ECTA Spaceport America 1.5 Mile Shootout, I said “Sure, how can I help?”. When they said...

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PRE-REGISTER FOR LS FEST WEST NOW! Vegas Baby, Vegas. Don’t Miss Out, Registration Is Now Open!

Holley’s LS Fest West is fast becoming the outlandish, crazy and fun no so little brother of Holley’s LS Fest in Bowling Green Kentucky. With growth that can only be described as awesome,...

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The Mongrel Project Is Getting Some Paint! Watch How To Paint The Engine Compartment, How Not To Paint A Cage, And Then How To Pain The Cage!

Sometimes stuff just doesn’t go right on a project car build. It’s just one of those things when you are talking about building something from scratch and with mostly one off and custom...

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Want To Become A Carburetor Guru? Learn From The Guys That Build Them! Holley Announces New Holley Carburetor 101 Classes

Everyone seems to have EFI the brain in recent years, and we understand and love them for it, but carburetors are still way more plentiful in the hot rod and racing world and we still get asked about...

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The Summernats City Cruise! Muscle Cars And Hot Rods That Aren’t Street Legal Get To Do This Just Once Per Year!

We take a lot of stuff for granted her in the States. We can drive a big tire car down the road anytime we want and blowers are okay on lots of stuff, etc. But in the land of Oz that is not always...

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The 1983 Subaru Turbo Traction Wagon Was Kind Of A Dinosaur, Slow, WRX…Or Not

Vaping jokes aside, we think that Subaru makes some pretty decent cars there days. The WRX and their other turbocharged sport offerings have enough guts to be fun, they have a large enthusiast...

Small Wonder: Check Out This 1/3 Scale Cosworth DFV V8 Engine Both Running and In Detail!

We love miniature engines and when we see truly incredible examples of small engines we love sharing them with you. In this case it is a 1/3 scale Cosworth F1 DFV V8. The engine was built completely...

Boost Your Beemer With Confidence: MAHLE Motorsport Adds Options to Boost BMW Power with PowerPak Pistons for the 5.0L V10 B50 or S85 Engine 

We live in the greatest era of horsepower the world has ever known. There’s no excuse in 2020 to be down on power, no matter what engine family you love. MAHLE Motorsport has provided yet...

Blue Oval Roar: Ride In This 5.4L Mk7 Ford GT As It Hammers Around Daytona Swallowing Porsches

Some people think that the last “real” Ford GT was the Mk7 version that was powered by a 5.4L supercharged V8. The most modern editions of Ford’s hypercar are powered by a twin...

Wrong Name, Right Car? The 1988 Chevy Nova Embarrassed Muscle Car Fans, But Was It An OK Car? We Say Yes.

There’s a genre of car that literally does not exist today and that is the cheap, stripped down, high winding four banger powered, sporty econobox. This was something that existed for decades...

Cincinnati Cavalcade Of Customs Photo Coverage: Jeeps, Bikes, and VWs! Neat Stuff Here!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – If you’ve ever taken the time to read any of my entries here you know how I usually try to organize or categorize the photos.  I’ve even done this...

The Stash: Check Out This Video On Finding, Collecting, and Identifying Classic Racing Wheels – Awesome!

We all have our quirks, the stuff that we kind of key in on, and the things that we love to learn the gory details about. In the case of our pal Tommy Lee Byrd, classic magnesium racing wheels are an...

2020 Cincinnati Cavalcade of Customs Photo Coverage: A Frigid January Weekend Gave Way To An Awesome Show!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) –  2020 marks the 60th annual Cavalcade of Customs in Cincinnati.  We’ve been visiting this event for quite a while and always enjoy it.  This first...

1980s Oldsmobile Prototype Video: Check Out These Quad Four Powered Rolling Experiments – One’s Turbocharged!

Oldsmobile, remember them? We do. We remember them real well and it’s interesting to look at the life arc of that brand and kind of step back and see where things really went wrong for them. We...

Engine Building Video: Watch A 572ci Stroker Hemi Get Built, Topped With An 8-71, and Tested On The Dyno!

If you are in the mood to see how horsepower is made today, boy do we have the video for you! This is an awesome step-by-step story showing the construction of a 572ci Chrysler hemi that’s...

The Bad One: Ryan Newman’s Last Lap Crash At The 2020 Daytona 500

Nineteen years ago, I was in a classroom in a high school in Illinois, working on a project during a study hall session when I learned what happened: during the running of the 2001 Daytona 500 the...

Engine Teardown Video: Watch The Hagerty Crew Pull Down Their Buick Straight Eight Project Engine

The latest entrant into the Redline Rebuild series from Hagerty is a Buick straight eight engine that came out of an early 1950s Super convertible that is also being restored. We told you about it...

Found: This 1948 Packard Hearse Is Large, Lovely, and A Blank Slate For Building A Hot Rod, A Hauler, or Whatever You Want!

There are certain vehicles that just kind of have the ability to be anything and pull it off. This 1948 Packard hearse is one of those vehicles in our estimation. Right off the bat we can think of...

We’ll Always Have Yaris: Mighty Car Mods Test Out Their Hot-Rodded Toyota Hatch!

It takes effort to say that there is such a thing as making a Toyota Yaris a rocket ship or a track attack machine. It’s akin to the old yip about polishing a turd…you can make it pretty,...