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Suspension Tech Video: Learn All About The Benefits Of Tubular Sway Bars From The Crew At QA1

There’s a basic question that every hot rodder should ask when they are looking to buy parts for their car. “Why do I need that?” It’s a basically question but one that so...

Listen Up: The Awesome, Amazing, and Inspiring Story Of Operation Snowbound – How American Teamwork Saved Millions Of People and Livestock In 1949

There can be no overstatement of just how nasty Mother Nature can get when she wants to be. The winter of 1949 on the Western Plains of the United States is virtually beyond compare. A succession of...

NHRA Time Machine: Lohnes and Amanda Busick Relive Fun Moments From The Top End Of The Strip!

When it comes to personalities that people recognize immediately in the world of NHRA drag racing, Amanda Busick is one of them. A top end and pit reporter for NHRAonFOX broadcasts, Amanda has been a...

Looking Back To Look Ahead: The 1993 Land Cruiser J80 Still Stands As A Really Great Example Of The Quintessential SUV

From 1990 through 2008, the Toyota Land Cruiser J80 ruled the Earth. Well, that may be overstating it, but the J80 generation of these trucks were sold all over the world in varying configurations....

Cool Video: Watch This Early 1970s Crash Testing Film That Features A Corvette…With Air Bags!

Few people remember that General Motors was the major pioneering force in the develop of air bags in passenger cars. They actually offered them as an option on several models for a couple year stint...

Ground-Level Maintenance: Radiator Restoration From The Other Side Of The World

One phrase that gets me is “uneconomically repairable”. In certain situations, I understand why something can be uneconomical to repair…say you were off-roading and you went into...

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Scaling The Backcountry: Headquake’s Ramcharger Carving Trails In The Yard

The other day, I had a pang for the 1984 Dodge Ramcharger that I bought on a whim, cleaned up, and flipped back in 2010. I sold it out of necessity, because I really liked the truck, but at the time...

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Foreign Territory: Attempting A Diesel Revival Without Knowing Anything

I almost want to poke fun at Kevin for his current situation. He recently acquired two 1990s-era Ford wreckers, both diesel powered. Other than the likelihood of rusted fenders, thanks to his Iowa...

Classic YouTube: The Promotional Video For The Lamborghini Cheetah U.S. Military Prototype

The idea of a Lamborghini-built military vehicle really does sound intriguing. Sure, it was the 1970s, but even then, between the Muira and the Countach, Lamborghini was quickly making a solid name...

Down In A Hole: How Do You Recover An XJ That’s Sinking To China?

Rule number one of off-roading: NEVER, EVER go alone! That was slammed into my head the first time I ever went on a poker run with my little Honda Trail 70 back in the day, and it became gospel when...

On This Day: The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 Twin-Rotor Helicopter Is First Flown

Ah, helicopters…one million parts rapidly rotating around a major oil leak, waiting for metal fatigue to set in. Instead of floating on the wind, riding along like a fixed-wing aircraft does,...

Knievel vs The Canyon: Here’s The Incredible Story Of The Snake River Canyon Jump In 1974

There was a time in America when the most famous person in the entire country was a lunatic with a motorcycle called Evel Knievel. His fame and his public bravery reached their outer limits on...

Weird Science: Watch These Guys Spool A Turbocharger With A 60,000 PSI Water Jet And Fill A Weather Balloon With It!

This is one of those things that makes absolutely no sense but is really kind of interesting and fun to watch. You are going to see some guys who have a huge industrial water jet mount a turbocharger...

The American Engineer: This Chevrolet Sponsored Film From 1960 Is Really Cool and A Celebration Of The Profession

This is a neat old movie, especially when you look at it in the context of 2020. The film was originally made sometime in the 1950s and then updated right around 1960. You’ll see 1960 model...