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Category Archive: New Products

New Competition Series Instruments from Auto Meter

Remember when shift lights were a big deal? It was a major advancement and we wondered how things could get any better in the world of instrumentation and gauges for our junk. Over time, of course,...

Roadside Find: ’68 Dodge Power Wagon

We’re suckers for olive drab, so when we saw this military truck tucked into the rear of a neighborhood backyard, we decided to investigate. Here are the basics on this mean looking workhorse....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Nardelli Hands it Off to Congress

Chrysler boss Bob Nardelli (shown) was in front of Congress on Thursday testifying about the poor health of the company he runs. During that testimony he basically told the government that he’d...

CraigsList Deal of the Week: Only $235,000!

Perhaps we should change the name of this column, because “deal” probably can’t be used in the context of this weeks’ pick. Just for kicks, we decided to search CraigsList...

This Weekend: John Force Holiday Car Show

On December 7th from 10am-4pm, John Force Racing will be holding its annual holiday car show. This is a great chance to get over to the Yorba Linda HQ of the winningest  professional drag racer...

IHRA Sticking With 1,320 Feet; NHRA Not

The IHRA is not going to follow the NHRA’s lead when it comes to the length of competition runs at its national events. The sanctioning body sent out a release Tuesday stating that its series...

69 Photos from the NHRA Twilight Cruise

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, offers a Prolong-sponsored Twilight Cruise on Wednesday nights during the cruising season here in SoCal. That season ends for about 15...

Ted Cyr, First in the 7s, Dies

Ted Cyr, along with partner Bill Hopper, had one of the more successful drag racing teams in the country in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Cyr’s race wins included the 1958 NHRA...

Gearhead Destination: The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, billed as the most significant collection of the American Experience. Although we’d not call it a museum specifically aimed at the traditional...

ProRides “Sick Seconds” Revealed, and You Won’t Believe This: It’s a ’69 Camaro!

Last week we annouced that Denny Terzich and ProRides was coming back to Hot Rod Drag Week in 2010 with the goal of 6s at the track. We had a few sneak photos that pretty much told the story that now...

Video of the Week: The Snow Tow

This video is another oldie, but when I saw it for the first time I laughed so hard I nearly needed to go clean out my shorts. This one is a short edit that gets to the point pretty quickly. I hope...

The Violation Game: Sweet Pipes

This week’s cruel display of automotive styling takes today’s gaudy trend of stick-on portholes (or “pahtholes” if you ask Lohnes) and turns it up to 11. But what could be...

Web Site of the Week: Abandonded Airfields

This week’s highlighted Web site is not directly related to cars, but there are a bunch of reasons to dig it, anyway. The site www.airfields-freeman.com includes the histories of 1,413...

Vintage Racer of the Week: Swamp Rat 14

There are few if any other singular race cars on the planet, in any form of racing that were the catalyst for as much change as Don Gartlits’ Swamp Rat 14, his first rear-engine dragster. On...