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Holley’s LSFest West Pre-Registration Is Open! Register Now Before It Sells Out!

Here we go folks! LSFest West pre-registration is live and ready to take your entries. This is the biggest and baddest event in the west and if you want to come out and enjoy everything LS and LT...

Dakar 2023 Is On! Check Out Killer Stage 1-4 Video And Highlights From The 2023 Dakar Rally!

Stage 1-4 Extended Highlights are below! Hours of great DAKAR 2023 coverage! Dakar 2023 is on and man is it already living up to its reputation of being one of the toughest races in the world. Famous...

Alfa Romeo Getting Back In The Super Car Game In 2023? – All Indications Are Yes!

(By Tom Lohnes) – In recent years, Alfa Romeo has not been good at keeping promises. Both the revival of the 8C sports car and a 2-door version of the Giulia carrying the GTV nameplate have...

Do You Know How To Decode GM Body Designations? OPGI Has It Handled For You!

Lots of stuff in the gearhead world is based around numbers and letters, right? Whether we’re talking about engine sizes and families, different chassis or body types from manufacturers, or...

Cool Historic Video: Watch Walter Cronkite Cruise A Sports Car, and Check Out Vintage In-Car Racing Action From Lime Rock!

Walter Cronkite was a car guy, no kidding. He was a sports car guy, having fallen in love with the small speedy cars while working as a front line war correspondent during WWII. Cronkite owned and...

Perfect Storm: The Story Of How IndyCar Created Their Own Worst Nightmare In Las Vegas 2011

I remember watching the final race of the 2011 IndyCar season. I remember watching it to see if Dan Wheldon would win the $5-million bonus that he had been given the shot at. I remember watching...

OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car at VIR

With two events in two weeks, the series comes down to the wire By Jim McIlvaine OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts seems like it started last...

Old Marshmallow Foot: The Story of A Journalist, Mickey Thompson, And Setting Records In A Mustang On The Salt

There’s a funny thing that happens to journalists around race cars. They suddenly think they are race car drivers. Most are not. Patrick Bedard, Jerry Titus, and a small number notwithstanding,...

From 1954-1966 Nassau, Bahamas Was The Scene Of One Of The World’s Coolest Racing Events – Nassau Speed Weeks (W/Video)

For better or worse, racing has been and always will be a money game. From the construction of the cars, the promotion of the races, and the sponsorship of both, cash is the real fuel and propels...

OPTIMA BRINGS EXPANDED HIGH-PERFORMANCE ACTION TO THE 2022 SEMA SHOW

— SEMA Showgoers Get Front-Row Seats as the Top 100 Road-Worthy Vehicles Compete for the Title of the Ultimate Street Car — DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2022) – The OPTIMA Ultimate...

No Need To Freak Out: The 2023 Dodge Hornet Brings Legit Muscle To The CUV Segment

(By Tom Lohnes) – Dodge is not known for making lame vehicles, with the arguable exception of their V6-equipped Charger and Challenger. But, those models aside, their lineup is one of the most...

Bleeding Edge: The 2023 Koenigsegg CC850 May Be The Greatest Hypercar Ever Built – 1,385 Piston Pounding Horsepower!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Christian Von Koenigsegg is a very underrated player in the game of best automotive CEO. Sure, he’s not as rich or famous as people like Elon Musk, but he has brought more...

Reading The Tea Leaves: Does Toyota Have A New MR2 On The Way? Circumstantial Evidence Suggests It!

(By Tom Lohnes) – To Enthusiasts, a new Toyota MR2 sounds like a dream. With all cars getting heavier, duller, and more automated, a back-to-basics, affordable, fun car is what the car...

Into The Fray: Is Toyota Planning On A New Sports Car That Will Allow Them To Go GT3 Racing?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Toyota’s GR department is red-hot right now. Surprisingly one of the only performance sub-brands without an SUV available, GR has three new models, all available with a...