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Quarantine Piece Theater: 1960’s Drag Racing Film Is The Coolest! Indy, Pomona, Bee Line

Kalitta vs Garlits at the US Nationals, Ohio Geoge Montgomery vs Stone, Woods, and Cook, coverage of loads of class eliminations, the biggest races of the year in 1964 and early 1965 covered in...

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No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

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QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Stop Your Whining!!! Do Burnouts At Home While Your Stuck Waiting Out The Virus And Send In Video! Finnegan Did!

DISCLAIMER: We are not legal experts, do this at your own risk. Crash your junk in your driveway doing burnouts? On you. Get the cops called and have to try not to get arrested? On you. Get fined for...

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NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule – Major Changes, Countdown Format Off, Old-School Points Chase Starts In June

The NHRA has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour and it is one that includes some significant changes. Interrupted by the COVID-19 virus...

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Watch AA Fuel Altereds At The March Meet Right Here! Eliminations Action Was Awesome!

If you don’t know who won the March Meet AA Fuel Altered class then we don’t want to spoil it for you, but we will say that we are very excited about it because he’s one of our...

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QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

The Nicest COE Truck In America Is For Sale: Cummins, Fabrication For Days, Incredible Paint, Wow

COE trucks have been a thing for many years and like all the stuff, they come in so many different variations of “done” and of “cool” that it is hard to say that one style or...

Construction Fun: Cleetus Gets The Concrete Burnout Pad Poured At The Freedom Factory!

Cleetus has been busy getting the Freedom Factory track ready for the fun he intends to have this year. He’s done electrical work, he’s done plenty of ground work, he’s been busy...

Cynthiana Rod Run Photo Coverage: Big Trucks, Oddball Cars, Muscle, and American Classics!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – The remainder of the street full of big trucks are found in here.  K-whoppers, a Mack, and a cabover Pete  finish up the avenue of rigs.  We saw this...

Big-Boy Opulence: 1958 Continental Mark III – Luxury Beyond Scale!

The 1956-57 Continental Mark II is an absolutely gorgeous machine. Have you ever seen one in person? Back when Ford was pushing Continental as their super-luxury division (think the way Imperial...

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Gearhead Video: The Restoration Of This Weirdly Awesome 100 Year Old Ball Shaped Electric Motor Rules

We all seemed to have loved the recent restoration video about the Maytag gas engine last week so it is only right that we follow it up with something even more interesting and different. The...

The “WTF?!” Files: 100 MPH With Cops On Your Tail And Your Pit Bull Driving The Car!

Lakewood, Washington is an, *ahem* interesting place to live. Situated just a hair north of Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, Lakewood has the aura of a “military town”…slightly dangerous,...

American Powertrain Announces the Addition of  Yukon Gear & Axle Sets to Product Lineup

Great news as two killer companies are teaming up to give you the best products and expertise in the industry. American Powertrain has added Yukon Gear and Axle Sets to their product lineup which...

The Barra/Granada Swap: A Quick Update About The Progress On This Malaise Restomod

Just because the engine dropped into place like it was designed to be there doesn’t mean that a green-top Ford Barra Six is going to settle into the engine bay of a 1970s Ford Granada easily,...

Cool Car, Old Video: This 1976 Honda Has A Blown 331 Hemi For Power And Is Seared Into My Brain

This semi-blurry, obviously converted from tape video from Lebanon Valley Dragway sometime in the 1990s or early 2000s hit me like a ton of bricks because it features what is probably my all time...

The Story Of Dieselgate: An In-Depth Look At How Volkswagen’s Hot Air Came Back To Choke Them

In September 2015, we shared with you the report that was flying around the world with supersonic speed: Volkswagen had somehow managed to go past the Takata airbag recall by a mile. After some...

Happy Cadillac 331 and Chrysler 331 Hemi Day! Let’s Check Out These Cool, Old Mills

Today is a great date because while most of the world sees it as March 31st, us gearheads know it as Cadillac 331 and Chrysler 331 hemi day. These two engines were both developed just past WWII and...

Cynthiana Rod Run Coverage: Cars, Classic Trucks, Muscle, And Even Cool Bg Rigs! Photos Galore

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Square-bodies, Mopars, and really big trucks.  See what happens when you move in closer to the city’s center.  This is getting into the premium spots to...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Bob Frey and Jon Lundberg Talk About Their Lives and Careers In Drag Racing – Dave Mac Tribute As Well!

This is a pretty special episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. Why? The guests are Bob Frey and Jon Lundberg two of drag racing’s greatest announcers. The guys talk about their lives in the...