Category Archive: 1320 Event Coverage, RACING & ACTION, Videos

SFG $500k Week Starts Now: More Than $1,000,000 In Total Purses For The Week, And $500 For The Winner Of The FTI $500k!

The SFG folks are not messing around! After COVID and with weather keeping the 2020 SFG $500K presented by FTI from happening as scheduled, the SFG team put their heads down and rescheduled for April...

Chris Alston’s Chassisworks FAB9 Rear End Housings Are Available For Any and ALL Of Your Needs!

It’s a big day in a hot rodder’s life when a factory style rear end housing is no longer able to cut the mustard. There are 100 different reasons for making the change to a fabricated...

Event Coverage: The 2021 Pittsburgh World Of Wheels Is More Proof That We’re Heading For A Fun Hot Rod Summer

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – After what seems like an eternity of not being at car events (14 months to be exact) I’m finally back as shows and events in my part of the country are...

The Car That Would Be Kite: Don Garlits Spills The Beans On Swamp Rat 17 And Its Star-Crossed History

If you are going to make an omelette, you have to break a couple of eggs, right? Such is the nature of being an innovator and leader in motorsports technology. Just a guy like Don Garlits. Actually,...

Awesome Engine Video: The Restoration Of This Three-Valve Mickey Thompson Small Block Chevy Is Amazing

We’re not sure how we missed the memo that Mickey Thompson built a one-off, three-valve small block Chevy to compete at the Indy 500 with in the late 1960s but he did and the engine is amazing....

Sunday Funny Car Extravaganza! Every One Of Our Funny Car Chaos Photos Is Right Here!

You asked for it, so here are all our Funny Car Chaos photos in one location. This was the biggest all funny car field ever put together in one place. We’re talking 70 funny cars of all kinds...

Happy 4/10! No We’re Not Talking Sprint Car Engines, Rather A Pair Of Forgotten Oldies From The MEL and FE Families

We’re here with a pair of blue oval products that were both short-lived and while of the same displacement they were not related at all. Interestingly Ford produced a 410ci of the MEL engine...

Funny Car Chaos 2021 Action Photo Coverage: Our Last Grand Collection Of Funny Car Photos

(Photos by Wes Allison) – Yes, finally after a near daily barrage of photos from Funny Car Chaos 2021 at the Texas Motorplex, we have come to the end of our photo pile. The reverberations of...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ripping A Doug Nash 5-Speed Behind A 408ci Ford In A Fox!

We admire brute simplicity around here. Why? Because we live in a world that currently thrives on complication. Amazingly advanced systems that have taken performance on the street, the road course,...

The Electrifying Truth Behind Mopar Ignition Ballast Resistors As Told By Uncle Tony

There are certain parts that just get maligned over the years. People blame them for everything, even stuff they had nothing to do with, and they just kind of become the brunt of jokes that that they...

No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2021 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

There’s always been a fun element of difference between the Hellcat and Scat Pack Chargers and Challengers. That same strata has been achieved in the Dodge SUV world as well with the hellcat...

4/09 Dyno Videos: Watch A Pair Of Vintage Chevy 409 Mills Make Beautiful Noise On The Pump!

Today is 4/09 and that means it is time to recognize one of the great Chevy mills of high performance lore. Of all the engines that have risen to legendary status long after their production run...

Hard Worker: This Nitrous Injected Small Block Makes 898hp At Less Than 7,000 RPM!

No, the small block is not dead. Hell, the small block is barely ill at this point despite the massive onslaught of LS fever that has gripped hot rodding for what, a decade now? At some point the...

Funny Car Chaos 2021 Action Photo Coverage: The Fabulous Floppers That Filled The Texas Motorplex!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – Well, we have showed you the dragsters, we have showed you the fuel altereds, and we have showed you the gassers along with the A/FX cars. Now it is time to show off...