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Category Archive: Car Features, OTHER

Random Car Review: 1972 FMC XR311 – G.I. Joe’s Military Grade Hot Rod?

If you look at the XR311 and immediately think HMMWV, you aren’t too far off. The FMC XR311 was meant to be a replacement for the M151 “Mutt”, the Ford-built replacement for the...

Bleep Show: The 1974 AHRA Winternationals, A Failed TV Pilot About Evel Knievel, and Sam Elliot Swearing – VIDEO

Sometimes bad TV is the best TV, right? When it comes to the history of television, there have been some really awful shows that made the air and some great ones that never saw the light of day. This...

This Clip From The 1972 Springnationals at Santa Pod Raceway In England – The Cars Rule!

This is some awesome drag racing video that we’d never spotted before today. You are going to check out a short clip from the 1972 Springnationals at Santa Pod Raceway in England. Names that...

Seats Of Power: These Are The Actual Seats From One Of The Original Pre-Production Corvette Show Cars

Long before the Corvette was put into production, GM did some extensive design studies with a pair of prototypes. These cars were traveled around the country and showed to crowds where their reaction...

Distance Learning Time: Watch This ARP Fasteners Seminar To Learn More About Bolts and Fasteners Than You Do Now!

Distance learning, remote learning, whatever you want to call it, your kids have been doing it for weeks and now you get to jump in on the fun. Why? Because we found an awesome seminar put on by ARP...

Buick Straight Eight Rebuild Update: The Valves Get Installed and A New Project Emerges

Last we left you, Davin had made progress on the bottom end of the Hagerty Buick Straight Eight build and things were looking pretty good. He got the crank in, camshaft installed, and even test...

Pinnacle Of What: The New 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Is Not Built For Penny Pinchers

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you want a minivan over a large SUV such as a Ford Expedition or a Chevy Tahoe for some reason and have over $50,000 to blow? Well, Chrysler has the perfect van for you...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Wrapping The US Nationals, Talking Sportsman Racing, Pro Mods, and Pro Stock Motorcycle

National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joins Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast this week to talk about pro stock motorcycle, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals, sportsman drag...

Racing Royalty Video: Ride In and Watch From Outside Of A 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO At Goodwood

The Ferrari 250 GTO is basically the most valuable car in the world. The limited run of machines from the 1960s were awesome on the race track and they are beautiful to look at as well. The fact that...

We Never Expected To See A 1990s Ford Thunderbird Drifting, But This Rules!

Yes, I’m on a MN-12 kick this week, and for good reason: nobody builds these things, it seems, and they go for pennies on the dollar when they sell. The Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln Mark VIII and...

Classic YouTube: The Callaway C6 SuperNatural Corvette LM – Swinging For The Fences In 1994!

In 1989, Callaway Cars did what many consider the impossible: they made a C4 Corvette run 254 miles per hour. The “SledgeHammer” Corvette is still one of the most wicked machines...

Classic YouTube: The 1965 MotorTrend 500 At Riverside – Gurney And Foyt Battling It Out!

It’s hard to not look back at old NASCAR footage and not muse about how the days of racing real “stock” cars are long gone, isn’t it? After the late 1980s, all the cars seem...

Strength On Strength: MGP Connecting Rods Completes Move To New Jersey – Same Facility As Manley Performance

MGP Connecting rods are recognized as some of the finest on the planet and they can be found in loads of extremely high horsepower cars across the world. The company, founded in 1996 and built on the...

Double Down: Watch This Naturally Aspirated Jeep Inline Six Make 395hp – Twice The Stock Rating!

It’s one thing to build a hot rodded version of a cool engine. It’s another thing to combine all your skills as a fabricator, engineer, and engine builder to take a platform and double...