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Radial Tires To The Front: Lights Out 9 Photo Coverage From The Staging Lanes And The Pits

(Photos by the Author) – It is the most arduous, weird, wild, awesome, and out of control drag race that I attend every year. There are so many people and so many cars wedged into South...

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Watch Lights Out 9 LIVE Right Here – MotorManiaTv Broadcast Continues At 10am Today!

It’s baaaaaack! That’s right, this is the spot that you’ll be watching from to see the most insane, fast, wild, and weird drag race of them all. Lights Out 9 kicks off tonight at...

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The Hoonigan Crew Shoots King Of The Hammers! Just When You Thought Tire Smoke Was Their Only Game.

The Hoonigan boys and girls are all about loud and fast and fun, which means that King of the Hammers fits their bill. Most people would think so, but there isn’t much that is crazier than the...

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Rocky Mountain Race Week 2018 Registration Starts Today! Join The Coolest Drag Racing Road Trip On Earth!

We’ve done Drag Week, Rocky Mountain Race Week, Power Tour, and a jillion other road trips so many times we can’t count how many times we’ve been across this wonderful land behind...

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Soaking Behemoth – The Mack Super Pumper Was A Locomotive Engined Fire Fighter That Could Extinguish Hell Itself (And Often Did)

(Lead image: Philip Goldstein) – In the early 1960s the New York City Fire Department was facing a host of problems. The world around them was growing ever taller, ever more compact, and ever...

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Watch Ron Clark Suffer A Massive Wreck In Bugzilla That Kicked Off Lights Out 8

The first pair at Lights Out 8 on Wednesday night was set to be a fun one. A tandem of cars that summarize the reason so many people love this style of drag racing. A VW Bug with a blown small block...

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Inappropriately Dressed 70-Year Old Selling Super Rare 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt for $1.5 Million

Gerard DePersio is the owner of an uber rare 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt. The car, one of five ever made, was used as a promotional tool, touring the country to drum up interest in Chrysler offerings...

City Actually Works to Keep Junkyard in Business Rather Than Close it Down

Normally when we read stories about junkyards and city government, they aren’t feel good pieces. The majority of them play out the same way, with the city officials chasing the junkyard...

RacingJunk Find: The Most Bitchin’ Mercury Wagon Ever

We got into a pretty good discussion about station wagons with a gearhead buddy this past weekend. He was claiming that the wagon “thing” was over and they were now in the overdone...

Craigslist Find: A Cool 1949 Ford Double Front-Ender

Years ago when the world was a simpler place, businesses did all sorts of wacky stuff to get attention for themselves. One of the neater automotive means to that end was to build and drive a...

Daytona Craigslist Find: Smokin’ Deal on Racer Pinto and Trailer

As we’ve been poking and prodding the soft underbelly of the Daytona, Florida, area by finding stuff on CraigsList we’ve brought you some interesting stuff. Here’s our chance to...

Great Read: Could Ford Pass GM in Sales?

With Ford hauling ass in the sales department recently, Toyota having to recall seemingly every car they’ve ever built, and GM still getting its sea legs back from their bankruptcy,...

Daytona Craigslist Find: Killer 1937 Coupe Jalopy Racer

As we continue to tour the Daytona area through the prism of Craigslist in honor of the Daytona 500 this weekend, we’re going to bring you another killer old race car, but this one actually...

Good News: Camaro Sales So Strong Another Shift is Added to Oshawa Plant

Some good news on the General Motors front. The company has decided to add a shift at the Oshawa production plant in Canada to support the demand for the Camaro as well as the 2011 Buick Regal that...

Daytona Craigslist Find: Vintage 1957 Chevy Race Car

Continuing our look at Daytona, Florida, through the eyes of Craigslist, we found a vintage Chevy. This ’57 Chevy is a certified wreck. It’s thrashed, torn, worn, missing half of itself,...

Viper Dead in July, Could be Revived in 2012

Viper’s near 20 year production run comes to an end in July. Love them or hate them the car did a lot for the image of Chrysler when it went from wildly popular show car to a 1993 production...

Daytona Craigslist Find: Bizarro V8 Astro Van

In honor of this weekend’s running of the Daytona 500 we’re going to take you on a tour of Daytona, Florida, in the only way we know how, through the eyes of Craigslist. If you’ve...

Scots Test Out Amphibious Bus, We’ll Watch From Shore

Human beings have the strange ability to continually develop new and fascinating ways of transportation. We also have the ability to create modes of transportation that could lead to the grisly...

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Kids Crash Car Into House, Church Deacon Issues Greatest Quote Ever

Imagine if your kids (yes we mean multiple kids) stole your car, loaded it up with friends, and then crashed the car into a house. You’d be totally pissed. You’re on the hook for the...

1,000hp Kenworth For Sale in Texas

We got tipped off to this wild beast of a 1979 Kenworth and our jaws hit the floor. We’ve heard of trucks sporting 500 and 600hp engines from Caterpillar and other heavy equipment makers, but a...