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Up Close With Carl Tasca’s Mustang Cobra Jet No. 17

Man, sometimes even we get a little sick at our luck. We got an e-mail from our pal Jon Sandahl at Tube Chassis Designz in Hanson, Mass. You may remember Jon’s name from the ongoing saga of the...

Barnstormin’: Wrecks

In my time as a race track announcer, race director, and general racing facility nuisance, I’ve seen more than my fair share of carnage on the track. Each incident has its own file folder in my...

Ford’s New NASCAR Mill is on the Way

It bears no resemblance to a factory engine, shares no parts with a factory engine, but it’s going into Ford headlight-sticker’d NASCAR Sprint Cup entries during the second half of the...

Drag Racers Whip Circle Trackers on Ice!

Well, whip is probably a gross exaggeration, but it’s true that the NHRA’s Morgan Lucas was the winner of the annual Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge. The event, one of the coolest charity...

Barnstormin’: A Day With the Vermont Junkyard Guy

As many of you know, the title of my weekly column here at FJY.com was also slated to be the title of a recurring show on the old CJTV site. We got one episode out before the end came. There was a...

The Top 11 Greatest Influencers of Hot Rodding

This week’s entry is a bit more philosophical than our past Top 11 lists. We thought about the things that really made the car hobby what it is today, and put quite a bit of effort into ranking...

GM is Auctioning Vehicles Out of Its Heritage Center

Just like it reads: General Motors is having a fire sale, getting rid of some one-offs and automotive oddities from its collection. Below you will find a list of vehicles (this may or may not be the...

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...

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...

Gale Banks Display at the Wally Parks

The photo shows just a few of the 34 engines that were headed out of Banks Engineering last week, on the way to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, for this week’s...

Fryblogger: Gearhead Burbank Revisited

I don’t think I can top Brian this week. His Barnstormin’-column tirade about how the Nurburgring rage is symbolic of the anti-enthusiast problem with late-model marketing sparked a few...

Miller Cup Expands to 10 Races Next Season

We were wondering what was going to become of the Miller Cup Mustang Challenge series, the road-racing circuit for the factory built Ford Mustang FR500S. Our lucky pal Rob Kinnan from Hot Rod...

Jocko Johnson is Dead

One of the most mystifying characters in the annals of drag racing history died last week at the age of 65. His name was Robert “Jocko” Johnson and he made his name porting cylinder heads...

November ’08 El Mirage Photo Gallery Now Live

The SCTA land-speed racing season came to a close last weekend with the final meet of the year at El Mirage Dry Lake here in SoCal. We attended as spectators and volunteers and snapped a few photos...