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Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!

We have been loyally following the Hagerty build of a classic Buick straight eight engine for a while now. Davin has been working his way through a variety of different issues and setbacks but has...

The 700 Club: Watch This Little 427ci Ford Small Block With A Perfectly Sized ProCharger Make 764hp and 738 lb-ft On The Dyno

There’s just something about a really well designed engine combination that makes us happy here. To us, this little supercharged 427ci small block Ford is about as perfect as it gets for a hot...

Rolls Royce Launches New Ghost For 2021 – The Name May Be Referring To The Apparition That Was Your Bank Account

(By Tom Lohnes) –¬†Rolls Royce has turned itself from an old, aging luxury brand to the pinnacle of automotive of automotive luxury in just one launch, that being the one of the...

When Mercury Was A Going Concern: This 1986 Laser Disc Preview Of Mercury’s Performance Cars Is Cool

Back when the Mercury division of Ford was a happening thing, they were all about getting on the performance bandwagon like the rest of the world was. Of course they, like the divisions of GM were...

Watch The 1981 IMSA Kelly American Challenge Series From Lime Rock – Awesome Cars and Fender Banging Action

As much as Trans-Am cars get the credit for being a driving force behind the creation of the whole “pro touring” scene, we’d like to throw another idea at you. While the T/A...

Crank Up The Speakers: Watching and Listening To This Allard J2R At Goodwood In 1999 Is So Awesome – Cadillac Power!

Sydney Allard was one heck of a guy. He was the founding father of drag racing in England, was an awesome engineering, and came up with an epic blueprint on how to build a car that people would love....

Aging Gracefully: This 1989 Profile On The L98 Powered C4 Corvette Is Awesome – They’re Growing On Us!

It can likely be argued that the nadir of the C4 Corvette’s existence came when Roadkill, before it was even called that, took one of the cars which was deemed virtually worthless, and cut it...

Historical Footage: Al Unser, Jr.’s Trip To Lake Lloyd At Daytona During A 1978 IROC Race

IROC racing in 1978 was a grab bag of everything: drivers came from NASCAR, SCCA, Indy, drag racing and even outlaws. The Camaro used was the 1978 body, which was more NASCAR than the street cars...

Any Closer And You’d Have To Build The Kit: Shelby Daytona Coupe At Circuit Paul Ricard

There were originally six of them. After finding out that the Shelby Cobra roadster could not compete against the Ferrari GTO at LeMans due to aerodynamics, something had to be done. The Shelby Cobra...

Awesome Video: Ride On-Board With Jim Busby In A Porsche 962 At Riverside California Circa 1985

When the all-time book of bad ass cars is written, the Porsche 962 will be in the top 10 or at least it should be. This was a race car that debuted in 1984 and was still wining international races...

Dirt Dominator: Check Out The Build Of This 700hp Dirt Modified Racing Engine – Mean Small Block!

If there is a place where the traditional small block Chevrolet still rules with impunity, it’s the world of sportsman and short track stock car racing. It’s the engine that built the...

Was The 1983 Dodge Charger 2.2 The Real First Step Back To Performance Cars At Chrysler?

That title sounds like some kind of s sick joke when you watch a video about a car that made 94hp but we think that it’s a truthful question to ask. Lee Iacocca saved Chrysler by building loads...

It’s All About The Flow: This Short And Sweet Lesson On Priority Main Oiling From Dart Is Great

When we hear certain terms in the gearhead world we generally understand them but maybe a bit more clarity and education is always welcome, right? One of the big ones that gets thrown around a lot is...

Sound and Fury: Ride In and Watch Outside Of A Vintage Matra-Simca Sports Prototype Racer At Goodwood – Wild!

Maybe one of the finest compliments anyone can bestow upon a race car, especially one that runs in a “prototype” style category is that it’s look and sound at timeless. Not in the...