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Part Two: Optima’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car Continues With Real Street Cars Racing In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Our Final Gallery From The Blue Oval Troupe

The leaves are tinging, and soon they will be falling. The morning dew on the windshield is starting to frost up. Normally, this time of year is where the racing and the car shows end and we settle...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: The Weather Smiled Upon Us All

Since I’m based about fifteen miles from Beech Bend, I’ll lay claim to being the most knowledgable over what the weather is like in western Kentucky during certain parts of the year. From...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Blending The Old And The New Together

You couldn’t have two more polar opposites if you tried. Out in the show car fields sat one of my dream cars and a BangShift feature car, Jason McDaniel’s 1969 Shelby GT500. Curving...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Welcome To The Blue Oval’s Burndown!

LS Fest came and went. MoParty had it’s first showing. That means that it’s time for Mustangs, for Cobras, for Broncos, and every other thing that wears the legacy of Henry Ford on...

Rainmakers: New Orleans Offers A Wet And Wild Street Car Experience For Optima Search For The Ultimate Street Car Racers

(Words by Jim McIllvaine, Photos by Kaleb Kelly) By the time the world’s best street cars rolled into NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, five events were in the books for OPTIMA’s...

Holley MoParty 2020: The ChryCo Psychos Get Their Chance To Play!

For years now, Holley’s LS Fest has been the stuff of legends. So long as it has the latest in GM power under the hood, anything goes…come drag race, autocross, burn the tires to shreds,...

OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car- Road America The Kettle Moraine calls the Ultimate Street Cars

(Words By Jim McIlvaine, Photos by Kaleb Kelley) Glaciers left behind the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine region of Wisconsin. That only means one thing for racing enthusiasts- elevation changes....

Pro-Touring Truck Shootout 2020: More Corner-Carving Race Trucks From Kentucky!

A day filled with pickup trucks that can run rings around a lot of performance cars, out in the beautiful sunshine, with a track day going on in the background just for good measure…the...

Pro-Touring Truck Shootout 2020: Corner Gripping And Ripping

Texas might be the pickup truck haven, but that status was earned decades ago when owning a truck in the wide-open spaces of the Lone Star State made perfect sense. It’s 2020…the pickup...

Event Preview: 2020 Pro-Touring Truck Shootout at NCM Motorsports Park

When you think of Pro Touring, chances are that you think of first-gen Camaros like Mike DuSold’s, second-gen Camaros like Brian Finch’s, a fleet of late-model Corvettes, and one-off...

Time Killer: A Massive Treasure Trove of Vintage Late 1960s Trans Am Photos

One of the most romanticized periods in American racing is the late 1960s. Drag Racing was huge, stock car racing featured the wild winged warriors on America’s super speedways and on the road...

Awesome Street Cars Do Battle In Dawsonville – Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Atlanta Motorsports Park

With races being cancelled or postponed in so many locations this year, Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series has been incredibly fortunate to be able to get in their races. But...

Captured Horsepower: David Whealon’s 2019 Photographic Year In Review – Racing, Pulling, Cornering, and More

(Photos by David Whealon) – There’s a tiny part of us that actually might feel bad for David Whealon. See, we know lots of guys who are into cars and racing, and the whole thing but few...