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Old School Cool Video: This 1974 Film From Perfect Circle Piston Rings Showcases Indy, Manufacturing, Lloyd Ruby

This is a gem of a video. Made by the Perfect Circle Piston Ring Company in 1974 it takes us through the world of manufacturing rings from conception to actual quality control tasing. It also takes...

California Bill To Amend 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Signed Into Law By Governor Gavin Newsom! Fix It Tickets Are Back And We Love It!

This just in! Our friends at SEMA just sent out word that the incredibly strict enforcement regulations recently imposed for loud exhaust in the State of California have been change in our favor! Or...

Stepping Up: NASCAR Will Move To 18-Inch Wheel And Tire Packages By 2021

We joke about the many reasons why NASCAR racing machines don’t have the same character as race cars from the 1980s and older did. They are silhouette racers, template cars at best. For a long...

This Film Celebrating The 1958 NASCAR Southern 500 Is Amazing – Pre-Race, History, and Racing Action

I’ve been on a bit of an obsessive kick recently and that obsessive kick has been about 1950s racing. From drag racing to Grand Prix competition and NASCAR events, racing in the 1950s was big...

Unhinged: There Will Be No Motorcycles Racing The 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has prestige, has international appeal, and above all else, has danger…racers blast up the side of Pikes Peak in Colorado, stopping at the summit....

That’s The Spirit: Kia Shows Off Their “420GT” – From Pre-Production Tester To Factory Track Machine

By all accounts, the car you see in that photo should be dead. It should’ve been flattened into a pancake, shredded to be safe, and what was left sent to the smelter for another chance. Such is...

For Love and Money: This 1970 Formula 5000 Film Is Epic – Donohue, Hobbs, Follmer, More!

Now THIS is awesome. You are about to watch a short film called “For Love and Money. Made by the L&M Tobacco company in 1970, it provides an amazing look into the world of Formula 5000...

Smoked: This New Documentary Podcast Series About The Rise And Fall Of IMSA and Indy Racer Randy Lanier Rules

Yes, this is the summer of bad ass automotive podcasts. A week or so ago we told you about the killer documentary podcast called Larger Than Life which is about the street racing legend “Big...

Watch The Incredible New DeTomaso P72 Cruise, Scream, and Carve Corners At Goodwood!

It is one thing to see a new hyper-car as it is unveiled, sitting majestically among the throngs of people and media but it is wholly another to hear one run and drive, especially with some full...

Beastly: Ford Drops The Ford GT MkII At Goodwood Festival of Speed – Full Racing Version With 700hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6!

They are making 45 of them and they each cost $1.2 million dollars. They will likely all be sold before the end of this Independence Day weekend. Ford has finally dropped the specs and the photos of...

In 1962 Fireball Roberts Raced In The 24 Hours Of Le Mans In A Ferrari 250 GTO, Won His Class And Finished Sixth Overall- Here’s How and Why

While it is a moment now largely lost to history, the driving performance that Glenn “Fireball” Roberts put in during the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans along with his co-driver Bob Grossman...

Devil’s Lake Speedway In North Dakota Is For Sale – Beautiful Place, Cool Track, Neat Tractors!

We’ve gotten wind of another awesome little race track for sale. This time it is Devil’s Lake Speedway in North Dakota. This place looks like a gem with killer lighting, nice facilities,...

2020 Mustang GT500 Power Numbers Released: Here’s How Much The Blown Cammer Makes

In a one sentence press-release Ford has announced the horsepower production numbers for the 2020 Mustang GT500. They are impressive and with all of the work done to manage the weight of the car and...

Ride Along In A Thundering Saleen S7 R At The Spa Classic – 427ci Ford Small Block Power!

The Saleen S7 was one of the best supercars in the world for the period that it was built. Using advanced design techniques and engineering while deriving power from a tried and true 427ci Ford...