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The PSCA Heads Up Hootenanny Is LIVE From Gateway Motorsports Park Starting Friday!

We’ve got another great weekend of LIVE drag racing coming this 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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Pirelli World Challenge Action Photo Coverage From Virginia International Raceway

(Photos by David Whealon) – Want to know how much of a mad man David Whealon is? On the same weekend the dude was shooting photos at zMax Dragway for the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals and then hauling...

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Incredible Sequence: Mark Rebilas Captured The Entire Steve Collier Blow Over In Stunning Detail

There’s something to be said about developing a reputation, especially if it is a positive one. Mark Rebilas has certainly done that over his career as a sports photographer. While drag racing...

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Blow Over Video! Watch A/Fuel Racer Steve Collier Suffer The First Blow Over In 11 Years At An NHRA National Event

There were certain truths I held to be self evident when I started traveling on the NHRA Mello Yello national event tour. One of them was that I would never see a blow over when I was calling a race....

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A Mighty Fine Retirement For The Bus: This 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Ex-Stock Car Is Now Roaming The Streets!

From stem to stern, there is no denying that this Chevelle has led one hell of a hard life. Virtually every last body panel shows some kind of wear and tear. The old paint flakes, as does some of the...

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This Is One Special 1967 Chevelle Project, And You Will Marvel At Some Of The Details

(Words and Photos by Steve Chryssos/Ridetech) This is a special project for a couple of reasons, the most important being that it will belong to Ridetech Owner Sharon Voelkel. We’re all...

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Barn Find! ’40 Dodge

We got some knowledge dropped on us by Phil Cooper (known as 457Brodix on our message board) about an incredible 1940 Dodge barn find. This car isn’t a hot rod, it’s a bone stocker, but...

Photo Gallery: 55 Air-Cooled V-Dubs

While most of us on this site are domestic-car guys at core, we all pride ourselves in having far-reaching automotive interests. One of those curiosities is air-cooled VWs, whether they are Baja...

Gearhead Destination: The Garlits Museum

Since we’ve bludgeoned you with road-course stuff this week with the look at the six-wheeler Tyrrell and a glimpse at the accomplishment of Colin Chapman we decided to point you in the...

Dumpster Diving Pays! Now Tell Us What To Do

Every now and again we’re faced with such a colossal dilemma we need to seek outside help. Normally it’s our parole officer, but luckily for you fair reader, we’re turning your way...

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...