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Piston Tech Video: Learn All You Ever Wanted To Know About Piston Coatings With MAHLE Motorsport

When it comes to piston coatings, there’s lots of stuff that people think they know and lots of stuff that’s just flat out wrong. In this video you are going to learn all you ever wanted...

QuarantinePiece Theater: The Devil at Your Heels – The Story Behind the Failed One Mile Car Jump – More Than an Hour of Awesome

You’ve got time on your hands and we know you are looking for good stuff to watch. People are watching loads of hot garbage about tigers and other junk. We’re gear heads and you deserve...

Chrysler Suspension Setup With Uncle Tony! Here’s His Recipe For Making A Mopar Move Out!

“Power is nothing without control”. That’s the quote, and the quote is solid. You can bring enough horsepower to start the engine of an SR-71 Blackbird to the party, but if you...

Delayed: ECTA’s April 2020 Event – COVID-19 Claims Another One

We managed to get at least one major event under our belt before everything went completely haywire this year when Chad got to go out to the ECTA Spaceport Invitational in February for the first of...

Rough Start: 1981 Mercury Cougar XR-7 – Give The Cat Some Claws, Will You?

Everybody thinks of the Mustang when Fox bodies are brought up. When you tell them to move past Mustangs, they go to Fairmonts. Everything else seems to be second field…but in the grand scheme...

Happy 4/06! Let’s Look At The Short Lived But High Performing 406ci Ford FE Big Block

No, we’re not going to be talking about stroker Chevy small blocks today! We’re going to one of the shortest lived but potent members of the expansive Ford FE big block family in the form...

Cleetus And Friends Test Out The Freedom Factory Burnout Pad With The First Burnout Competition! Winner Gets A Boat!

When Cleetus and crew first moved into the Freedom Factory, they spent tons of time getting stuff cleaned up and functional. But we all knew that once the required work was done they would start...

In Memoriam: Carol “Bunny” Burkett

Over fifty years of racing that kicked off in 1965. 1986 IHRA Funny Car World Champion. NHRA Division Champion. Super Stock Hall of Fame. East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame. Little Guys Nationals...

Does The Fact That This 80k Mile 1979 Impala Is A Wagon Make It More Or Less Desirable To You?

If this 1979 Impala wasn’t a wagon I wouldn’t care about it at all. They are a dime a dozen in California and this body style has never done anything for me. I know lots of people love...

Watch Our FREE LIVE Streaming Video From Last Year’s Southwest Showdown

Since there is no real live racing happening almost anywhere, we are bringing you replays of events we loved in 2019! This weekend we’ll be showing you the Southwest Showdown, from Tucson...

Head For Your Wallet: These Buick Stage II V6 Heads Are NOS, Never Used, and Killer Horsepower Makers!

If you are a purveyor of performance with a turbocharged Buick V6, boy do we have some parts for you today! These Buick Stage II V6 heads are NOS, never used, and killer horsepower makers....

Real Deal Steel: OPGI Is Having A Flash Sale And That Means Good Sheetmetal Cheap! Save Up To 20% Until Midnight PST!

OPGI is always throwing out some awesome sales deals and this time they may have topped themselves. You have until midnight Pacific time to get to the OPGI website and get your order in to take...

American Powertrain Parting Shift: A 1933 Willys With A 514ci Ford and A Lenco Rips The Quarter Mile

While you may have lost track of what day of the week it is like we often do, it is Friday and because it is Friday around here, it’s American Powertrain Parting Shift time. For this video we...

Listen Up: Here’s the Complete, Detailed, and Entirely True Story of Turbonique – The Most Insane Speed Parts Company Ever

Everyone knows “something” about Turbonique, the 1960s speed parts company that sold rocket engines, rocket powered superchargers, and the most famous product, “the rocket drag...