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Industry News: Race Winning Brands Acquires MGP Connecting Rods – A Burly Brand Gets Stronger

The week of the Performance Racing Industry show is always one that is packed with news and the guys at Race Winning Brands seem to have landed the first big blow. The company has announced that they...

The Family Hot Rod: Petrolicious Tells The Story of A Spanish Racing Mini That Has A Legacy

People who don’t get cars or racing or competition or engineering or work tend to dismiss the rest of us and our obsession with the machines that we create, watch, operator, or observe....

IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Coolness: Action Photos From Virginia International Raceway!

(Photos by David Whealon) – Whether it is tractor pulling, drag racing, monster truck racing, mud bogging, or high end IMSA WeatherTech sports car racing, David Whealon is the man with the...

A New Track For The Pacific Northwest? The Proposed “Circuit Of The Northwest” Is Beginning An Engineering And Design Study!

The southern end of Kitsap County, Washington is normally a fairly quiet locale. It’s filled with dense fir forests, fields of scotch broom, shalal and blackberry bushes, and there seem to be...

Sam Foose Has Died At Age 83 – Amazingly Talented Custom Car Builder and Father Of Chip Impacted Industry

Earlier this week, Sam Foose, a very well known and respected custom car builder and the man who raised one of this generation’s true hot rodding super stars, Chip Foose passed away at 83 years...

Ride Swap: Jimmie Johnson Hopped In Fernando Alonso’s F1 Car and Alonoso Hopped Into Johnson’s Stock Car In Bahrain!

It is always cool when racers swap cars and have some fun. Inevitably it is done because of a sponsor connection or some overriding media concern but the fun still exists and the whole thing can be...

Turkey Day Test: Have A Soul Sucking Commute? See How It Stacks Up With Others Using This Neat Map

Communting is a reality for many people across the world. Some people get to cruise just a couple miles of country roads to the office while others are stuck in a hellish loop of city driving with...

Closed Down: The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving Is No More

An institution that many aspiring drivers have looked to as the last name in a wheel jockey’s education appears to have been shuttered. Motor Authority is reporting that the school has closed...

Mercedes Has Been The Talk Of F1 With Their Controversial New Wheels. Here’s The Explanation On What They Are Doing

This is not the most exciting video in Formula 1 history, that’s for sure. But if you are an F1 fan then this explanation about the Mercedes F1 team’s new controversial wheels will hit...

Gearhead History! Killer Ads and Cool Stuff From The Pages of Motor Life Magazine Circa 1960-62

So one of the things I have been enraptured with during the winter so far has been this massive collection of old magazines that I was fortunate enough to receive as a gift from the Kuntz family of...

Money No Object: That’s No Ordinary Turbo Porsche…The Lanzante 930 Is Packing 1980s F1 Power!

(Images: Autoblog) We aren’t normally bothered too much with Porsches around here. We appreciate the history and the motorsports contributions and actions, yeah. We wouldn’t turn down any...

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...

2018 Michelin GT Challenge Action Photos: Cool, Fast Cars, at Virginia International Raceway

(Photos by David Whealon) – We’re back with some awesome road racing action photos from our pal David Whealon. These images that feature Mazda Prototype Challenge action along with the...

The Loophole: You Can Get A TVR Sagaris…If You Build The Kit Yourself And Have An LS Engine Ready!

Somewhere in the borderlands between old-school, established marques like Jaguar and the staid names like Rover, vehicles manufactured in Britain aren’t generally fully renowned for their...