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LSFest West Photos Galore! Muscle Cars, Street Machines, Trucks, Vans, Drifters And Prerunners Everywhere!

(Photos by Wes Allison) We told you we were going to have a bunch of photos, and we weren’t kidding. Wes was on hand shooting every single thing on four wheels that was at the show, racing,...

LSFest West In Las Vegas Was OFF THE CHAIN! Killer Show, Drag, Burnout, Drifting And Off-Road Photos From All Over The Event Start Right Here!

LSFest is a spectacle people and that was never more apparent than this past weekend in Las Vegas during the 2021 LSFest West event held at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With thousands of...

The Road To SEMA Goes Through NOLA Motorsports Park: Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car SEMA Quest

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is the largest trade show in the world for the automotive aftermarket and if you want your ride to get in front of the maximum amount of eyeballs,...

Ultimate Street Cars Back In Action: The Best The West Has To Offer Invade Las Vegas!

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) Season eight for OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, tipped off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 20th and a full field of...

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...