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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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Crazy Video: Watch Brittany Force Suffer A Massive Crash In Her Top Fuel Dragster At The NHRA Winternationals

The thousands of fans that streamed into Auto Club Raceway at Pomona last weekend expected to see a lot of stuff but they did not expect to see Brittany Force suffer a massive crash in her top fuel...

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Ted Cyr, First in the 7s, Dies

Ted Cyr, along with partner Bill Hopper, had one of the more successful drag racing teams in the country in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Cyr’s race wins included the 1958 NHRA...

Gearhead Destination: The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, billed as the most significant collection of the American Experience. Although we’d not call it a museum specifically aimed at the traditional...

ProRides “Sick Seconds” Revealed, and You Won’t Believe This: It’s a ’69 Camaro!

Last week we annouced that Denny Terzich and ProRides was coming back to Hot Rod Drag Week in 2010 with the goal of 6s at the track. We had a few sneak photos that pretty much told the story that now...

Video of the Week: The Snow Tow

This video is another oldie, but when I saw it for the first time I laughed so hard I nearly needed to go clean out my shorts. This one is a short edit that gets to the point pretty quickly. I hope...

The Violation Game: Sweet Pipes

This week’s cruel display of automotive styling takes today’s gaudy trend of stick-on portholes (or “pahtholes” if you ask Lohnes) and turns it up to 11. But what could be...

Web Site of the Week: Abandonded Airfields

This week’s highlighted Web site is not directly related to cars, but there are a bunch of reasons to dig it, anyway. The site www.airfields-freeman.com includes the histories of 1,413...

Vintage Racer of the Week: Swamp Rat 14

There are few if any other singular race cars on the planet, in any form of racing that were the catalyst for as much change as Don Gartlits’ Swamp Rat 14, his first rear-engine dragster. On...

Book Review: Against Death and Time

Against Death and Time is an interesting look at the 1955 racing season on an international scale. For starters, 1955 was not a good year for racing. James Dean was killed (in a non-racing accident),...

Viper V10 in a Mustang

Every once in a while even we get dope-slapped with something. This Mustang is one of those somethings. Long story short, Scott Vanderschoor of NiteMare Motorsports in Des Moines, Iowa is more than...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The King in Action

I admit that this Pic of the Week is not my own snapshot, but one by Rick Amado. The scene is the second Hotchkis Media Shootout at Buttonwillow Raceway Park here in California. I don’t...

The Top 11 Things We Never Thought We’d Hear Ourselves Say

Times have changed. We have changed. Our families have grown. Standing back and looking at the state of the hobby and of our near homelessness and of our shift to the Web, we had to sum it all up in...

Moran: Quickest and Fastest in the World With Turbos!

For years we’ve been wondering and waiting for someone, anyone, to figure out how to properly harness the power of a turbocharged Pro Mod and throw some numbers up. Andy Jensen has been doing...

The New Weld Wheels

This is kind of old news after the buzz got around at the SEMA show, but we were just copied on the official press release so we thought we’d share with you that Weld Racing has been purchased...

eBay Pick of the Week: The F-Troop Gasser

As radical and cool and historic as this is, I don’t think I’d throw down $425,000 for this even if I had Leno kinda money. It’s the F-Troop Willys Gasser, and its story is well...