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Big-Game Hunter: John Ammer’s 1971 Mercury Cougar Is A Roaring Beast!

Early on Friday morning, I saw it pull in with a group of others like it, like a pack of animals: big tires, blowers, and enough threatening indications to keep all but the most cocky street racer at...

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We Drive Ridetech’s Street Grip Chevelle Cross Country And LOVE IT!!!

When Bret Voelkel and the gang at Ridetech told us that we could drive one of their cars cross country during the FM3 Road Trip, we were all excited to jump into something fast and bad ass. Or to...

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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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WJ and KJ Dropped by GM?

DragRacingOnline.com is reporting that General Motors has withdrawn its sponsorship of Warren and Kurt Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock operation. This is a virtual death blow for Warren...

eBay Pick of the Week: M/T Crossram for Ford FE Motors

When the nostalgia craze went into overdrive a few years ago, tons of old-timers dragged their vintage multi-carb intakes off the garage shelves and tossed them onto eBayMotors.com to auction them...

Monday Time Killer: Craig’s Helper

Warning: disregard this post if you are a car-shopping junkie. This could turn you to junk for days as we reveal CraigsHelper.com, a site with the ability to search every single city and region...

108 Photos: Today’s Pomona Swap Meet

Today’s Pomona Swap Meet started out a little slowly at 5:00 a.m. under a heavy overcast, but traffic picked up throughout the day. Even so, it was a little down in size overall and for the...

A New Race for $1,000 Cars

There’s a new race that’s going up against the 24 Hours of Lemons and Grassroots Motorsports‘ $2,00X Challenge in the world of super-dirt-cheap events: it’s the San Diego...

Clint: Gran Torino

The buzz on the new Clint Eastwood flick has been on automotive forums for months thanks to its title and co-star: Gran Torino. Yes, as is Ford. In case you had not seen the trailer yet, go here to...

Chad vs. Brian: 1,320 or 1,000 Feet?

Interestingly, both Chad and Brian handed in news items this week regarding the fact that the IHRA is going to hold the line at 1,320 feet for the Fuel cars while NHRA has whacked the track to 1,000...

SEMA Stands Up Against Scrappage Plans

The federal government and hot rodding are never two things we want to hear much about in the same sentence because it’s bound to make us lose our lunch. Thank God for SEMA. There’s a...

New Competition Series Instruments from Auto Meter

Remember when shift lights were a big deal? It was a major advancement and we wondered how things could get any better in the world of instrumentation and gauges for our junk. Over time, of course,...

Roadside Find: ’68 Dodge Power Wagon

We’re suckers for olive drab, so when we saw this military truck tucked into the rear of a neighborhood backyard, we decided to investigate. Here are the basics on this mean looking workhorse....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Nardelli Hands it Off to Congress

Chrysler boss Bob Nardelli (shown) was in front of Congress on Thursday testifying about the poor health of the company he runs. During that testimony he basically told the government that he’d...

CraigsList Deal of the Week: Only $235,000!

Perhaps we should change the name of this column, because “deal” probably can’t be used in the context of this weeks’ pick. Just for kicks, we decided to search CraigsList...

This Weekend: John Force Holiday Car Show

On December 7th from 10am-4pm, John Force Racing will be holding its annual holiday car show. This is a great chance to get over to the Yorba Linda HQ of the winningest  professional drag racer...

IHRA Sticking With 1,320 Feet; NHRA Not

The IHRA is not going to follow the NHRA’s lead when it comes to the length of competition runs at its national events. The sanctioning body sent out a release Tuesday stating that its series...