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Fun History: This Short Motor Trend Documentary Tells The Tale Of Mickey Thompson Running 400 MPH!

Now this is some fun watching. Freiburger told me a while back that he was working on a short documentary about Mickey Thompson’s quest to become the first American to run over 400mph and how...

Finishing Up The Toyota MR2 Revival Project: Small Bits, Wiring, And First Fire!

With a ton of engine work behind them, some painting and prettying-up completed, and other projects to work on waiting for their chance in the shop, it’s time for the Toyota MR2 project car...

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Henry’s Big Screw Job: Here’s How Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers Made Untold Millions While Hating Each Other’s Guts

The story of how John and Horace Dodge helped get Henry Ford into business, made millions off of him, and then used his own profits to fund a competing car company is one of the most awesome in the...

NHRA Insider Podcast: A Conversation With Dr. Jamie Meyer the New President of PRI (Performance Racing Industry) – Listen Up!

In this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Dr. Jamie Meyer is the guest. After a successful career at General Motors and serving on the SEMA Board, Meyer is the new president of PRI, the...

Let The Neighbors Hear It: This 427-Powered 1971 Camaro Screams It’s War Cry!

Some days, you just have to let go of your inhibitions and have some fun. You’ve been good for weeks on end. You’ve shuttled the kids around. You’ve sat through every meeting...

Ever Wondered How Harley Earl Became GM Legend? RCR Dives Deep Into The Man’s History

In the history of the automobile to date, there are a select few names in the world of designers who deserve the praise they get. Think of Larry Shinoda, Virgil Exner, those names. Men who turned...

Great Video: This Profile Of The Legendary Gray Baskerville of Hot Rod Magazine Is Really Cool!

It wasn’t simply the words he used, it was how he used them. Gray Baskerville had a monumental influence on me and so many people over the course of his life and career at Hot Rod Magazine. He...

The New Bird: This 1982 Review Shows Us Just How Far A Leap Forward The 3rd Gen Pontiac Firebird Was

When Ford rolled out their all-new 1979 Mustang, GM was kind of caught flat-footed. Their second-generation F-bodies had been soldiering on for the better part of a decade at that point and in public...

What Does It Look Like When A Car Is Sent Into A Tree At 55 Miles An Hour? Simply Put, Bad.

Car at speed plus trees equals bad time for everyone involved. Nobody will question that logic. A tree of decent size and girth, will stop a car right in it’s tracks and only show a scar on...

This V8 Pinto Is A Great Example Of Not Needing Huge Power Numbers To Have Fun (VIDEO)

Keep your “kaboom!” jokes to yourself with this particular 1979 Ford Pinto, because this snotty little bastard is proof that you don’t need to be making Hellcat-territory power...

Concept Cars That Should Have Made It…But Didn’t. Seriously, What Were They Thinking?

Concept cars are like a good stripper: great to look at, almost impossible to get your hands on, and if you think you’re going to get one-on-one intimate with one, the pipe dream is about to...

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Classic YouTube: Mud Bog Drags At The Kingdome In Seattle In 1988

At a tick over 660 feet in diameter, the Kingdome in Seattle had plenty of room for activities. Usually, by 1988, those activities centered on Seattle Mariners baseball, Seattle Sounders soccer,...

Dark Blue: A Father And Son Story Rooted By A 1978 Ferrari 308 GTB

It’s not normal for me to pay attention to a Ferrari. They’re above my position in life, always have been, always will be. I’m also pretty certain that no pasta rocket of any kind...

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Build Your Own Adjustable Swaybar For Your Next Project!

I’ve built a few adjustable sway, or anti-roll bars in my time, but never has one of my modifications been nearly as trick looking as the one Matt from Urchfab has whipped up for the Mongrel...