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Category Archive: FUNNY STUFF, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Lame Off: 1972 Nova vs 1977 Olds Omega. Which Nasty Example Is The Lamest?

The guys at Holley are awesome! When they decide to do something fun, they don’t mess around. So what the hell is a Lame Off? Take one 4 door 1972 Nova and one two door but still horrible 1977...

Money No Object: 1971 Ford Galaxie 500 Wagon 429 Police Interceptor

Say “big-block station wagon” and you have our attention. And apparently yours, too, considering how many of you were all about the 1967 Impala 396 wagon that was in the budget build...

Lazze Dies Now Available For Mittler Bros. Bead Rollers: Metal Shapers Rejoice!

If you don’t know the name Lazze, then you don’t know anything about forming sheetmetal or have any desire to do so. Lars Jansson AKA “Lazze” (pronounced Lassie) has been forming...

Braver Than Most: The Many Faces Of The One-Time Rally Passenger

Be honest with yourself for one moment: if, by sheer luck, you got an invite to ride in the empty seat next to Sébastian Ogier on a rally stage in his WRC race car, would you honestly have the...

Muscle Before Muscle? This 1957 Buick Special Looks Pretty Aggressive For A Fin Car!

I have a very hard time looking at any 1950s car, especially ones with fins, and equating them with raw power and speed. Yes, even such examples as a fuel-injected 1957 Chevy and the Chrysler Letter...

The Mongrel Gets Mini Tubbed: How A Hammer, Dolly, And Simple Roller Come Together

Once again UrchFab shows that simple tools, thought, and some skill will make cool things happen. Making mini tubs for the Mongrel project required a hammer, dolly, and a home made roller. These...

Science Time! What Happens When You Roll Coal Into A Bucket Of Water?

If there is one corner of the automotive kingdom I have utter contempt for, it’s the coal-rolling bro-dozer diesel crowd. I’m not talking diesel performers in general…there is some...

What Makes A Cheap Beater Bad? Well, Bent Pushrods Don’t Help! The End Story On McCool’s Olds Wagon!

If you plonk down less than a grand for a car that supposedly runs and drives, you’re taking a risk and you know it. It’s why race series like King of the Heap, ChumpCar and LeMons draw...

Composite Series: How To Fix Stress Cracks In Carbon Fiber Body Panels And Pieces

Race cars are under an insane amount of stress. But when those race cars have bodies made of carbon fiber or fiberglass, they tend to take an even greater hit. Tire shake, sheelstands, and just the...

DIY Pro Stock: This 1992 Ford Probe Could Be Your Nostalgia Ride Come True!

Bicker and argue all you want about what era Pro Stock was truly best, but you have to admit that the last time it was good was the 1990s, when you had W.J. going up against Glidden, with the Wayne...

Mongrel Project Update: Roll Pan And Quarter Panel Extensions. It’s Sheet Metal Fab Time!

Man this project is inspiring! Just what all of you living in the cold weather need to keep you moving on your winter projects. UrchFab is doing an awesome job on this Ford 100E/Miata body swap. The...

Classic YouTube: Fast Fred Cavasini’s 1934 Ford Tearing The Hides Off!

There are some cars that ooze evil. They rock when the throttle is tapped. They lunge when the gear is selected. They have a threatening exhaust note that grabs your attention like a strangler...

Ridetech’s New S10 Coil-Over Suspension System Makes Them Look And Handle Like Never Before

The Chevrolet S10, and GMC S15, pickup truck platform is one of the most popular small truck platforms ever built. They have been customized, engine swapped, and tricked out in every conceivable...

Nightmare Fuel: Aeronautical Structure Testing – It’s Ok, It’s Supposed To Do That!

A nine-year career as a helicopter technician and three years working around budding aeronautical engineers while earning my degree proved one thing to me: sometimes, ignorance is truly bliss. During...