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Category Archive: Metal Fabrication, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Metal Shaping: Making a Hand Carved Skull Shift Knob From Brass!

Karl and Kristina Fisher just hit 100,000 subscribers on YouTube and decided a giveaway was in order and it couldn’t be something lame. Nope, in typical Karl fashion this thing is amazing and...

Driving Lessons: Can Chelsea Denofa, Pro Drifter, Teach Alex Taylor, A Drag Racer, How To Drift?

Chelsea Denofa is one of my favorite drifters. This dude is super chill, super fun to be around, and puts on a show with a smile every time he’s in the car. He and Vaughn Gittin Jr. are a fun...

CHEAP, JUNKYARD, BOOSTED SWAP MOTORS. L67 3800 V6 VS 4.8L LS! WHO MAKES MORE STOCK & WITH MODS?

LS swaps have been all the rage for the last several years, and we’re big fans for sure, but what about some of the other junkyard engine swap options? Richard Holdener refers to them as the...

Can A Couple Of Kids Do An Oil Change? Watch And Find Out In This Latest Video From Flying Sparks Garage. Could You Have Done Better At Their Age?

Emily and Aaron do fun stuff on their YouTube channels, and are awesome people in real life as well. They can often be found at events with their niece and other family members’ kids because...

Slow Motion Torque! Check Out This Radical Footage From The Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge

We have often reveled in the power and torque created by the huge engines that power hot rodded big rigs. From their chassis twisting grunt to their ability to sprint through a quarter mile in less...

Tuna Boat: This 1982 Review Of The Ford Granada Station Wagon Shows One Of The Mushiest Suspensions Detroit Every Shipped Out!

If you were ballin’ on a budget back in 1982 and you needed a station wagon, the Ford Granada was aimed at you. Car makers still chase this “affordable luxury” idea today and...

Restoration Video: Watch A Hand Crank 1890s Blacksmith Forge Get Restored To Brand New Condition!

I’m a huge fan of restoration videos, especially those that involved the fixing and rebirth of tools and working implements. In this video we watch a dude take a rusty, seized, and basically...

Great Vintage Drag Footage From Cecil County Dragway, All The Legends Battling it Out

Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland first held drag races in 1963. Since then the track has become one of the most active drag plants in the mid-Atlantic region and plays host of a lot of...

Diesel Tech Video: How Much Power Is There In A Cylinder Head and Camshaft Swap On A Classic 12-Valve?

More fuel! More boost! More power! That’s the typical stuff we always hear about when diesel engines are discussed. Hardcore enthusiasts know that internal combustion engines, be they of spark...

Story Behind The Story: This 1964 Film Takes Us Behind The Curtain For The Introduction Of The New Mustang

The 1964.5 Mustang is one of the great automotive success stories in the history of the industry’s existence. It was a mildly risky decision that was timed perfectly, introduced in a way...

The Good Old Days: This Review Of The 1989 Chevy K5 Blazer Is A Reminder Of How Much We Dig Those Trucks

As a kid, I unsuccessfully lobbied my parents to buy a Blazer a few times in the 1980s and 1990s. I loved these things then, and I love them now. My friend and gas station co-buffoon Brian had a 1978...

WRC TRIBUTE 2021: Maximum Attack, On the Limit, Crashes & Best Moments From Rallys Across The Globe

I used to be a die hard WRC watcher back when each and every race was covered on TV, and it sucks that it’s no longer the case. One thing I loved about the drivers in WRC is that most of them,...

Watch This Awesome Group 5 1978 BMW 320 Rip Around Goodwood – Angry Four Banger!

When the engineers get to to their thing without the bean counters involved, awesome is often the end result. That’s what happened in 1977 and 1978 when BMW decided to go touring car racing and...

Historic Drag Racing Video: NY National Drag Strip Action Circa 1969 – 4 Wide, Jungle Jim and More!

In the realm of old school drag racing videos this footage from the summer of ’69 at the now dead NY National Drag Strip on Long Island is in the top 1%. The video itself is crisp and clear...