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Little Giant: The Ford Bronco Sport May Be The First Small SUV People Are Happily Paying A Markup For!

(By Tom Lohnes) – To get a new Ford Bronco Sport right now you’ll need almost $40,000 for a loaded up first edition, which is big bucks for a small vehicle. Actually, make sure to bring up...

You Should Look At These Fire Systems For Your Trailer, With A Number Of Recent Trailer Fires, Everyone Should Be Thinking About It.

I’m a big proponent of a fire system in any race car or fast street car, but with recent trailer fires making the news throughout the racing community, I think it’s time for everyone with...

The Bad Apple 1947 Chevrolet Truck Is Patina Greatness. Watch The Build At Tre 5 Customs Now.

Video series that show the build of a custom car or truck are always fun to watch, and in some cases I really like seeing all the work, all the details, and all the drama. But sometimes I like an...

This 1999 Camaro Is Fire Road Greatness! Small Lift, Added Fender Clearance, And Mud Tires Make This Thing Too Awesome

I can’t sit here and deny that this Camaro makes me smile. Partly because this is my least favorite body style of Camaro, so the fact that it has been cut up doesn’t remotely bother me....

Historic Gearhead Americana: Packard Car Haulers, Army Trucks, Big Rigs, Turn of The Century Car Shows, and More!

(Photos from Detroit Public Library Digital Archive) – I know some pretty tough people but I’m not sure even the modern toughies I know would thrive in the harsh realities of the world...

Chugga Chugga Tug Of Wars: These Videos Of Steam Tractors Applying Their Grunt Are Awesome

What’s heavy, slow, and makes a chuffing noise when worked hard? No, not me you jerks! I am talking about steam tractors. I went around and assembled a bunch of videos of these machines hooking...

You’ll Never Believe How Stuck This Excavator Is! Watch Them Dig It Out And Move It With Another One

I’ve stuck a tractor or two in my day, and every time it sucks, even if you just need to hook the pickup to it and yank it out. But to rent a machine, and then bury a machine, to this level?...

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Mild To Wild: 700 And 1,000 Horsepower Gen 3 HEMI Builds You Can Do Too!

Our boy Richard Holdener is back at it, and this time he’s making big power with late model Gen 3 HEMIs. In recent years, with the development of the Hellcat platforms, Mopar has made...

Bad Shift: Listen To This Student Truck Driver Grind A Transmission Into Submission

As much as people do not want to admit it, operating a vehicle is a skill. It is a skill that you learn and refine over time. This is doubly true if you are a commercial driver who makes their living...

Built To Roam: UNIMOG EXPEDITION VEHICLE Walkaround And First Trip! – 1983 Ex-Army Mercedes Benz Unimog U1700L

Maybe I’m weird, but I’ve always thought that going out in an expedition vehicle to travel some of the world would be an epic adventure. Not only because you would be on a killer road...

Small Block Ford Intake Testing – Single vs Dual Plane On Both 351 Cleveland And Windsor

The world of intake manifolds is a diverse one, where dual plane, single plane, tunnel ram, IR, cross ram, long runner and short are available for just about every popular engine combo. And because...

Rust Repair How To: Fixing Trunk Flange Gutters The Right Way With Fitzee

Rust repair definitely ranks in the top 10 things most hot rodders and racers dread or fear, and I have to admit that I was one of those folks for a very long time. Now I’m no body work guy, so...

Easy Bolt On Quick Ratio Steering For 1968-1987 C10 Pickups: InGear Garage Install Video

I’m an old car and truck freak. I appreciate new stuff, and can agree that on paper they are superior to any of the older stuff, but there is something about the older cars and trucks that I...

Pricelessly Cool: Watch The Incredible Process Of Printing An Inconel Header From Scratch – Amazing

Yes, we know. This process was really long. This process was incredibly expensive, complicated, and maybe unnecessarily complex but my goodness is it awesome. This is how Steph Papadakis Racing went...