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The PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Featuring Mid West Pro Mods, Will Be LIVE Right Here Starting Friday Evening!

We’ve got another great weekend of LIVE drag racing coming next weekend at the PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, presented by Extreme Brand Products. The Mid-West Pro Mod Series, including Mid-West...

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Gallery: 1950s/60s Modified/Super Modified Circle Track Photos – Wrecks, Action, More!

(Jim Cheney photos from Stu Lord Collection) – My pal Stu Lord spent many years in the thick of the short track racing scene in New England. Serving as the track announcer at Lee Speedway,...

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Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

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Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

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2017 Race Of Gentlemen Photo Coverage: One Of The Neatest Events In The Country Delivers Again

(Words and photos by Anthony Festa – AnthonyPhillipFesta.com) – This year marked the 5th outing for The Race of Gentlemen, a Stultz & Sons Productions event that harkens back to the...

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2017 Gasser Reunion Coverage! History and More On Display At Thompson Dragway

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Gasser Reunion at Thompson Dragway in Ohio. Why? My wife and I blasted off fro college just after...

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The Violation Game: Fakers!

Recently I’ve been faced with an ever-increasing glut of rat rods, retro rods, or whatever you want to call them, with phony valve covers on small-block Chevys. I hate that. If you have a...

Web Site of the Week: StreetMuscleAction.com

This week’s highlighted site is StreetMuscleAction.com, a video site brought to you by magazine freelancer (you’ll most likely know his name from Circle Track and Hot Rod) and FJY forum...

More Cool Dave Wallace Photos: The Corvair Van Jump

When we first fired up the Junkyard we ran a news item on photos of Dave Wallace’s Road Runner from back when it was new in 1969. If you don’t know Wallace (D2), he’s a longtime...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The Tyrell P34

Maybe this is the week I’ve gone off the deep end, but I think this is the coolest Formula One car in history. I first saw this car looking through some old racing books at the town library...

George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip Revisited

Among the last things I posted at the old CarJunkieTV site was a blog and photo gallery about George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip in Paragould, Arkansas. I didn’t want those memories to go...

Book Review: The Unfair Advantage

Mark Donohue had one of the most spectacular careers in the history of American race car drivers. He drove everything, literally: NASCAR, Formula One, Trans Am, Indy cars, IROC…hell he probably...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Jeep Truck

This week’s pic reminds me that it’s been way too long since my friend Rick Pewe and I have embarked on one of our off-road adventures called DED Tours (DED = Dirt Every Day, plus we...

Drag Pak Challenger Factory Documents Revealed Here

Reading yesterday’s news item about Don Garlits scoring the very first of the “production” Challenger Drag Pak cars reminded us that we’d been privvy to some of the internal...

IHRA Sues a Member Track for $764,000

The short story: IHRA is taking San Antonio Raceway’s ownership to court for $764,000. As with any matter that heads to the courtroom, both sides are mum on details. If we had to guess,...

116 Photos: The John Force Holiday Car Show

While a lot of you were getting ready for a white Christmas, here in sunny Southern California we were hobnobbing with John Force and Jay Leno at Force’s Christmas Car Show, Open House, and Toy...

Big Daddy Scores the First Drag Pak Challenger, and Will Race It!

Thank the Gods of Speed, there is a piece of good news to report! First that the Challenger Drag Pak cars are starting to be delivered to owners and that Big Daddy Don Garlits will own the first one....

Barnstormin’: When “Spec” Doesn’t Suck

Most racing fans (myself included) like to complain about the seemingly endless creep of “spec” cars into the upper echelon of just about every racing series on Earth. It’s the Car...

Get a Galpin Mustang GT for Dirt Cheap

Galpin Motors, which always reminds us that it is the largest-volume Ford dealer in the world, just announced that it’s selling a fleet of 40 Mustang GTs for just $18,995 each. The cars have an...

Blowfish Coming to a Small Screen Near You

We’re normally too busy hunting for news, moving our project cars, or scoping sweet deals on Craigslist to watch the television, but every once in a while we get wind of something neat and tune...