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Category Archive: HISTORIC, TECH, Videos

The Proper Way To Count Spokes: Crafting Borrani Wire Wheels

Find me a Ferrari made between the 1940s and the early 1970s that shouldn’t be wearing a set of these. I don’t care if it’s a 166MM or a 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”, they just...

Nitro Time Machine: Watch Bob Bode Score One Of The Great NHRA Funny Car Underdog Wins Of All Time

When it comes to legendary underdog wins in NHRA nitro funny car history, Bob Bode’s triumph at Brainerd in 2010 stands apart from the rest. The longtime privateer competitor from Illinois only...

The Hoonicorn’s Last Ride? Ken Block and Ford Split, This Could Be The Last Time He Mangles Four Tires At A Time

The big news last week was that Ken Block and Ford have amicably ended their 11-year partnership in racing and other automotive craziness. This is a partnership that was amazingly successful in terms...

Legend In Its Own Time: This Review of The 1991 Acura Legend Is A Reminder Of How The Luxury Sport Sedan Game Changed

Sometimes the game changes slowly and sometimes the game changes suddenly. For German manufacturers in the early 1990s, it changed lightning fast when the major Japanese manufacturers launched their...

Classic YouTube: The 1988 Chicago Auto Show

1988 is the year that I figured out that I was a gearhead, and that it was a permanent fixation. I was learning about classic Mustangs and disco Camaros, was focused on the clean orange El Camino...

Streak Stopper: Watch Dean Skuza Shut Down John Force At The 1997 NHRA Gatornationals

It’s really hard to conceive of just how dominant John Force was in the world of nitro funny car racing during the 1990s but this video gives us a little glimpse. Coming into the 1997 NHRA...

Here’s Part 2 Of RebelDryver’s Tour Of This Massive Wrecking Yard Full Of Classics

This is Part 2 of the video that we posted a couple weeks ago from Scott, where he was cruising through Andersen’s wrecking yard looking at all the classic iron they have on site. There is sure...

The Worst Tank Ever: This Look At The WW2 Valiant Assault Tank Is A Study In Failure

Of all the rabbit holes I have gone down in the last year, studying old tanks may be the weirdest. Early on in the quarantine adventure of 2020 I found a series called “Age of Tanks” on...

Incredible: Watch The 1970 Ferrari 512S Pininfarina Modulo Concept Car Run and Drive Around The Track!

There are times when rich guys do annoying things with cars, right? They do stuff that might not fit our taste or they do stuff that’s just lame and bad for their own edification. Well as the...

Nostalgia No Pre Drag Racing In 1994: The Attempted Revival Of Half Moon Bay Drag Strip Was A Wild Affair (Video)

From the 1950s through the late 1960s, California’s Half Moon Bay Drag Strip was a well known spot around the country. All the big hitters competed there, the place was close to sea level and...

Gasser Greatness: This 1932 Ford Gasser Has Amazing History and A Killer Backstory – You’ll Love This

How often have we said, “Man, if only this car could talk!” in relation to a killer car that much be chock full of cool stories that no one knows. What if, instead of the car talking we...

Breaking The Barrier: John Force and Dan Hood Relive The Day Of The 150th Victory At Seattle 2019 – Cool Video

This was a day that hardcore NHRA drag racing fans will never forget. I sure as hell will never forget it because it was bedlam, insanity, and completely freaking nuts. The race was the NHRA...

Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Inside The Revitalizing Chrysler Of 1992!

Dodge Dynastys on the assembly line, Lee Iacocca and Bob Lutz high in the offices. Revitalizing Chrysler in 1992? Oh, absolutely. No, seriously, stop laughing for a moment. Yes, this is the dawn of...

Nitro Time Machine: Richard Tharp and Shirley Muldowney Take Their Top Fuel Blood Feud To The 1983 Columbus Final

In drag racing, as in life, we all have people that we just don’t like. Sometimes that dislike simmers below the surface but lots of times it doesn’t. There wasn’t a drag racing fan...