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Category Archive: RACING & ACTION, Videos

A Rodeo With A Double Unicorn: Getting The Turbo V8 Nissan Stagea Wound Up On The Skidpad!

Yes, it looks like a Nissan Skyline. Yes, this is a wicked performer that can and does see street duty. Outside of the forbidden fruit situation for Americans, there is nothing about this WC34 that...

Morning Symphony: For Those Morning When You Need A Jolt, How About A Road Racing Rotary?

It’s a bit difficult to see how Mazda is making a rotary engine the prime component in a hybrid EV program. They are, it’s coming in a couple of years, but it’s not what...

Video: 1987 IHRA Angus Nitro Showdown – It Was A Big Money Showdown In Bristol For IHRA’s Best

If you love 1980s top fuel racing, you’ll totally love this. You are about to watch the 1987 IHRA Angus Nitro Showdown which was the big money shootout that the IHRA had for their top fuel...

Ride Along On Bill Newlon’s Exhibition Puller – A Farm Tractor With An Allison V12! This Rules

The Minneapolis-Moline G1000 was produced between 1965 and 1969. These were 100hp tractors designed to do hard work on the farm and they were sold in a few different configurations to best meet the...

Historic Video: 1950s Stock Car Racing In Pomona Is Awesome To Watch

This Saturday the massive Hot Rod 70th Birthday Party will be happening in Pomona, California at the famed Fairplex. Since 1953 there have been drag racing events at the place and while that is the...

Fun Historic Video: The 1982 NHRA US Nationals Sportsman Finals Were Full Of Cool Cars and Drivers

Why run a video showing the sportsman final rounds from the 1982 NHRA US Nationals the week after the 2018 NHRA Finals? Why not? It’s the internet. Plus, who does not like to see cool drag cars...

The Aussie Race Trip Is On! Check Out The Footage From The 2018 Street Machine Drag Challenge!

Now that the weather is starting to sink into the cold and bitter for most of the United States, in Australia it’s the time to get out there and have a bit of fun as their spring is fully...

Three-Wheel Motion: Watch Brian Cronk Tear Around Sunset Speedway In His Street Stock Machine

Street Stock racing is a bit polarizing to me. I love short-track racing and I love the balls-out effort that many who get into this sport apply. At any small track across North America you are...

World Finals Video: Steve Torrence Sweeps The Countdown, Wins Pomona In Dramatic Fashion

24 rounds in a row. A feat never accomplished in the Countdown era of NHRA drag racing, a sweep. Steve Torrence and the CAPCO Contractors top fuel dragster ran the table starting after the 2018...

Watch Terry Haddock Suffer An Old School Funny Car Inferno At Pomona – NHRA Auto Club Finals Video

Terry Haddock is one of nitro racing’s scrappiest survivors. For years he has been competing with nitro funny cars and top fuel dragsters and doing it on budget fractional to what major teams...

Watch Jim Head Ride Out One The The Most Awesome Wheelies In Top Fuel History And Still Run In The 4s (Quarter Mile)

These days Jim Head is a stalwart on the NHRA funny car trail but in years past, Jim was a tough competitor in the top fuel ranks and basically whatever else he decided to race. This video, taken...

These Supra Dudes Laughed At This Camaro Owner When He Asked Them To Race

Besides being rude, sometimes it backfires on you when you laugh at someone that wants to race you. Of course it could also be a good tactic for throwing off the competition. In this case, I...

The Final Bash – Get It? Cleetus And Cars Went Off The Rails In Houston!

Oh, the weather outside is gray now, and they say it’ll snow any day now, but as long as there are tires to fry, ring the hell out of it until it dies! SEMA is gone, the weather has gone to...

American Powertrain Parting Shift: A Turbocharged 13B Rotary And A Sequential Trans Make This An 8-Second Street Car

There’s someone about old, vintage Japanese cars that we dig around here. The styling is reminiscent of American muscle cars, their power plants were mostly weaklings but sometimes cool, and...