Category Archive: 1320 Drag Racing Feature, 1320 Spotlight

The Pat Foster Driven, Woody Gilmore Rear Engine Dragster Came Before Garlits And Almost Killed Him!

(Photos by Mr. Wanbaugh) Pat Foster was a certifiable bad ass in the drag racing world, although most probably know him as one of the pioneer Funny Car drivers, not the driver of Woody...

Bonneville Legend: Art Arfons’ Cyclops – Up Close And Personal

Art Arfons’s famed Cyclops jet dragster was a prolific machine in its time. The giant jet engine on wheels held Bonneville records (one of which still stands), was converted into a boat for a...

1987 NHRA World Finals Pit and Action Gallery: One Man’s 6,000 Mile Journey On Film

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) –  I can’t say it’s my best work ever when it comes to photography. Far from it and my low end scanner probably did not improve the situation, but...

How To Make Money Building A Race Car: The 12.99 Dart Is A Lesson In Frugality You Need

There has been a push for the last twenty or so years to make your car be and do just about everything. It’s the essence of Pro Touring: classic looks, modern performance, comfy cruiser, brutal...

Ate Up With Motor: The Metronome – The Craziest Car In English Drag Racing History

Most people in the USA have never seen or heard of a Bond Bug micro car unless you watch the rebroadcasts of the English car show Wheeler Dealers or you’ve run into one at a museum. A Bond Bug...

Watch This Awesome Sleeper Saturn SL2 Destroy A Fifth Gen Camaro On The Strip

BangShifter Scott Sousa has one of the most awesome little humiliation machines we have ever seen and he was cool enough to send us the inside dirt on the car along with the some video of the thing...

Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

Pretty/Wicked: Justin Moses’s 1956 Chevy Steals The Show, Then Puts One On!

At an event like the Holley Hot Rod Reunion, it’s very, very difficult to stand out when everybody and their mother is trying to stand out. You have to have an “X-factor”, something...

Father’s Day Fun: Streamliner Has A 30 Cubic Engine And Is Faster Than Any Lamborghini Ever Built

So you think you are good at hot rodding? You may be, but you are nowhere as good as Mark Lingua. Mark is the guy who dreamed up, built, and drives the streamliner below. The machine is classified as...

The Rolling Dare: KingSpeed Race And Repair’s 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Is Built To Be Challenged

A built diesel truck, a real performance built, tuned-to-the-hilt truck that is much more than a monster exhaust pipe and clouds of smoke, is the most anti-sleeper thing there is. Big, loud, and...

Project Weapon X Update: Some Unexpected and Unwanted Curveballs Strike The Build

(By Robert Williams) – 6 weeks into the Weapon X build and here’s where it stands… After writing and sending Part 1, I lost my work assistant Craig, due to a serious injury to one...

This 1968 Coronet Has A 650hp Hemi, A Great Father And Son Story, And 10-Second Time Slips

I always think of myself as kind of a “non-denominational” car guy. I like lots of different things including but not limited to muscle cars of all different makes, trucks of the slow...

The Conversion: Creating A Racer With A 2015 Dodge Charger R/T

Not everyone who is at the track is a born and bred car geek with fuel in their veins. It’s a large amount of the people you will meet, but there are plenty of converts as well…those who...

In 1967 Art Arfons Mounted A Jet Car On Sponsons (With Tires!) And Planned To Go 300 MPH On Water – He Didn’t

I remember the first time I saw the lead photo in this story and the thoughts that ran through my head. “Is that….wait…I think…HOLY CRAP IT IS!” Yes, you are looking at...