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Is This The World’s Best Hot Rod? The Guys At Nelson Think So. All Wheel Drive, Mid-Engine GTO!

Tom Nelson and the crew at Nelson Racing Engines have built some bad ass cars in their time, and are known for building big turbocharged power of course, but this is a car that is taking things to...

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Our Rocky Mountain Race Week Photos Keep On Coming. Check These Out!

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) It has been a pretty fun Rocky Mountain Race Week, with Cole and Stephen and I cruising cross country in the Camaro. I wish the car was faster, but considering we threw it...

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Holley Hot Rod Reunion 2019: CACKLEFEST! Our Final Gallery From The Gathering In Kentucky

The races are done, the sun has disappeared below the horizon, and there is a newfound heat in the air that hadn’t been there before. The silence is just about deafening. The crowds are packing...

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Nostalgia Drags Coverage: Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Nationals at Cecil Country Dragway In Maryland

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Is there anything better than a good day at a dragstrip? We had a great one a few weeks ago, this Saturday at the strip had it all: sunny skies, moderate...

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NHRA E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Action Photos From Bristol – This Was A Doorslammer Throwdown!

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – It is a beautiful place, it is a tricky place, and for the racers of the NHRA E3 Spark Plugs pro mod series, it was an exciting place to race. It was Jose Gonzales...

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2019 LA Roadster Show Images: Check Out All The Cool Stuff In The Swap Meet At The Show!

Not all swap meets are created equal. The swap meet that happens in connection with the LA Roadster show is a notch above many others because of the cool parts, projects, and completed cars that show...

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Whole Lotta Mirada: This 1982 Dodge Mirada Has An Engorged Big Block And More – Neat Car!

We know, and yes we feel bad. We’re feeling the same thing that you are. A certain uneasiness, right? Living with the knowledge that McTaggart is going to see this and lose his mind has us a...

Van Alive: This 1965 Chevy G10 Van Is Amazing, Unrestored, and Totally 100% Functional

You simply do not see these things with any regularity, anymore. Right? Honestly when is the last time you looked up to find a first generation Chevy G10 van zipping down the road. Think on it....

Behind The Scenes With A Master: How Larry Chen Shoots Nitro Drag Racing – Cool Video

It is always interesting when we get to see and hear professionals doing what they do in a relaxed environment. This video is exactly that and it is really fun to watch. While you may not know him by...

Here Comes The Boom: Blake Alexander Had The Biggest Explosion Of His Career Last Weekend In Norwalk

If you are a funny car driver, this situation is not an “if” it is a “when”. The situation we speak of is a massive engine explosion followed by the body of the car taking...

Show Coverage: ALS Cruising For A Cure 2019 – They Came From All Over The Country To Be A Part Of This!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) –The ALS Cruising for a Cure is held in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and this series will cover the 3rdannual event held May 5th.  This charity event is the...

2019 Hot Rod Power Tour Coverage: A BangShifter’s Tale Of Triumph In The Face Of Challenge

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – 2019 marked the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rod Power Tour. Last year I was finally able to check that off my bucket list with my C10 pickup. It was one of...

Drag Photo Gallery: Th 2019 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Nationals At Cecil County Dragway Were Awesome!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re back with one final installment of Joe Grippo photos from the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Nationals which were held recently at Cecil County Dragway in...

HELP: Watch As Calum Lockie Drives A Burning Daytona Coupe To The Fire Truck At The Donington Historic Festival!

Fire is a solid motivator for human activity. When we’re cold, we flock close to it to warm ourselves. When we need to make or destroy, fire plays a part. Fire helps us be the best that we can...

Rough Start: No More Minivan Blues With This Plymouth Voyager Pickup Conversion!

Being born in 1983, the minivan boom and bust is the first automotive styling trend that I’ve seen the beginnings to and the end of in my lifetime. When they appeared right about the same time...

Morning Symphony: Small-Blocks Screaming For A Full Pull On The Dirt

When you think of sled pulls, certain images come to mind: tractors blasting near-volcanic levels of soot and ash out of a smokestack as a diesel engine gets boosted to the moon, old Cummins-powered...

Mental Machine: This Used To Be A Little Kid’s Power Wheels Jeep…Now, It’s Unruly!

We’ve been following the work of the guys at Grind Hard Plumbing Co. for a little bit, ever since the first time we saw what used to be a Power Wheels Ford Mustang ripping powerslides and...

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No Muscle, No Matter: This 1973 Ford Mustang Ragtop Does Just Fine Without Breathing Fire

We can re-hash the same old trope about how muscle was nearly dead by 1973, or how the Ford Mustang had become an overweight draft horse form of it’s former self, or how Lee Iacocca was ranting...

Morning Symphony: Have A Listen To A Buick Stage II Turbo Six On The Dyno!

The Buick GNX was not the end-all, be all of the Buick V6 program. It was certainly a hot piece, one that would have it’s own legend, but as for Buick’s six, it was just the beginning of...

Project Bottle Rocket: Gears And Gas For The Lightweight Coronet Drag Car Project!

Work never ceases at Uncle Tony’s Garage. There’s lots going on…whether it’s detailing the Nashville Rash that Tony’s daily-driver Swinger received, taking care of the...