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Watch A Bad Ass Run 5.70s In The Eighth With A Screaming Small Block 4-Speed Camaro – Four Speed Perfection!

This is a 62-year old dude named Kurt who has himself one nasty Camaro. The car runs deep into the 5.70s in the eighth mile, which translates in the 8.90s on a quarter mile track. It has a...

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2017 Hurst Nationals at Carlisle Coverage: Most Awesome Assembly Of Hurst Vehicles Anywhere Ever!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We told you it was coming and bam…here it is! The first ever Hurst Nationals were held last weekend at Carlisle and until someone tells us any differently...

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Meltdown Drags 2017 Coverage: The First Barrage Of Awesome Photos From Byron Dragway

(Photos by Greg Rourke and Bob Chiluk) – Once again, it’s that time of year…the Meltdown Drags! The eighth annual Meltdown might have been this biggest or best, but either way it...

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Meltdown Drags Craziness: Watch The Throttle Hang Wide Open On Brian Kohlman’s Nitro Hemi Coupe, Resulting In Carnage

Brian Kohlman’s nitro hemi coupe is one hell of a hot rod, sometimes it acts like it is from hell as well. Kohlman’s car uses an early Hemi on a nice load of fuel hooked to a stick shift...

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We Found A Volkswagen TDI Recall Regional Holding Facility At An Old Naval Air Base In Southeastern Massachusetts

This is nuts! My son Tom’s pal Adam is as big a car guy as Tom and he made mention to him one day this summer that there were a load of VWs parked on the grounds of what used to be the South...

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1987 NHRA World Finals Pit and Action Gallery: One Man’s 6,000 Mile Journey On Film

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) –  I can’t say it’s my best work ever when it comes to photography. Far from it and my low end scanner probably did not improve the situation, but...

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Hot Rod Power Tour Media Blitz!

There’s tons of coverage flooding in from all over the web with respect to the Hot Rod Power Tour. We wish we were there in person, but the photos and videos are keeping us in the thick of the...

Our Friends Have Cool Junk: Charger Daytona Pro Mod Edition

We have some fast friends, not the least of which is Peter Farber. Pete is dedicated Mopar guy and has had some wild race cars over the years. This however, is the topper of them all. The culmination...

Wretched Excess: Twin Turbo Viper V10 Powered Wrangler

This one has the potential to pull the toupee off your head. Take a Jeep Wrangler and load it with a Viper engine packing twin turbos, rinse, lather, and repeat.  Think of this thing like a...

Carnage of the Week: Mud Truck Donuts Result in Fire

Blowing donuts in the snow is one of the few things that we dig about the winter. We’re sure these guys were having a blast as well. They were fooling around with their gigantic mud truck until...

Take a Hint: Survey Says 81% of People Want the Government Out of the Car Biz

Just in case you thought you were in the minority being uncomfortable with the government running GM, you’re not. A recent survey conducted by AutoPacific pretty much confirmed eight of the...

SEMA Does Its Best to Take the Edge Off of Clunkers Plan

Just minutes ago SEMA sent out a press release to detail the work they did in trying to lessen the blow of the “Cash for Clunkers” program that the government is hell bent on pushing upon...

Sand Drags Covered by the New York Times

We’ll take any motorsports coverage wer can these days, espcecially if it involves something outside of the mainstream bodies like NASCAR and the NHRA. The sand drags are about as close to...

Whitworth Collection to be Auctioned Off: Dozens of Incredible Cars on the Docket

This is the big one, quite literally the auction to end all auctions. Jungle Jim’s real Nova Funny Car, several of Ohio George’s race cars, a couple of real General Lees, the 1965 Dodge...

Powered Street Luge is Not for Wimps

First off we have to thank our pal Jay Spinella for the tip off on this. Powered street luge could be the craziest thing we have seen in a long while. The power isn’t coming from weed whacker...

NASCAR’s Wood Brothers Take in NHRA RT66 Nationals

The legendary Wood brothers of NASCAR fame recently attended their first NHRA drag race as guests of Bob Tasca III  at the NHRA RT66 Nationals that were contested last weekend. The brothers...

Website of the Week: Scads of Vintage IMSA Photos

IMSA was one hell of a racing series, especially when it rose to great heights in the 1980’s with the wild prototypes, and lots of factory money backing larger teams. The whole thing would come...

Come See Us At New England Dragway This Saturday Night or Watch and Listen from Home!

This Saturday night, your favorite blogger, Brian Lohnes will be at New England Dragway in Epping, NH to announce the New England Dodge Dealers “Funny Cars Under the Stars” extravaganza....

Richard Petty Motorsports Releases Nine Employees; Cuts Pay

It seems that the trickle down effects from the Chrysler bankruptcy have already begun as the Associated Press is reporting that Richard Petty Motorsports has laid off nine employees and cut salaries...

Carl Long Speaks Out on NASCAR Fine

On Sunday night, NASCAR racer Carl Long appeard on SpeedTv’s show, Windtunnel with Dave Despain. In that appearance, Despain asked Long about his controversial, and massive penalty from NASCAR...