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The Showdown at the River 2019 Preview: A Nostalgia Race In Temple, Texas Is Bringing Out Some History!

(Words and photos provided by Scott Brown) Little River Dragway opened in the late 1950s. It is the oldest continually operating IHRA sanctioned drag strip in Texas and possibly in the entire USA....

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2019 Lonestar Roundup Photo Coverage: Hanging Out At Top Notch Burgers And Some Of The Coolest Cars Ever

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – Our man Charles Wickam was at the Lonestar Roundup recently and he sent us piles of photos to share with you from the show, which we’re starting to do now....

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Viva Las Vegas 2019 Photo Coverage: The Desert’s Craziest Car Show Was Even Better This Year!

From its days as a little car show and rockabilly festival, Viva Las Vegas has grown into a colossus of a show that draws cars from around the country and hot rodders from around the world. It...

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Truck For Sale: Larry Larson Selling The S10 He Won A Wally With, Won No-Preps With, Ran 1st Street Legal 5-Second Pass With!

It was built as a doomsday weapon of sorts and by the time the first phase of its career had finished, Larry Larson’s S10 truck he elevated itself to iconic status in the world of drag racing....

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FREE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: The Spring Fling Million Dollar Race Coverage Is LIVE Right Here!

It’s time for the biggest payout in bracket racing history folks and that means SPRING FLING MILLION IN LAS VEGAS!!! And the live video all starts Tuesday afternoon thanks to Jegs and Hoosier!...

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Dumb Fun Part 2: The Freaky Farm-Built Dually Is Back…And Crushing Cars!

A few weeks back we showed you a farm built truck that was using huge tires off of a piece of agricultural equipment, four foot wide wheel adapters, and a whole bunch of laughs to survive. The thing...

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Vintage Iron at Decent Prices!

One of our friends is a chassis builder. He’s a gifted fabricator and metal guy and occasionally takes on a hot rod project either for a customer or for himself when things get slow. We hate...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Georgia Dealer Gets Crap For Telling it Like it Is

Well this is enough to make you hang your head and shed a tear. Savannah, Georgia, Ford dealer O.C Welch decided to go after import cars and import car buyers in a radio ad and is now being called a...

Carnage Photos

Carnage is good so long the only damage is mechanical and no humans are harmed in the process. There was lots of it all over the place this year in the world of professional racing. Hit the links to...

Tony Schumacher: Champion of Champions

Six-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher just scored another win: his second Champion of Champions title as awarded by Chris Economaki and his National Speed Sports News at the PRI Show in...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Street-Legal Funny Car

It’s about time for some upbeat news, and what puts you in a better mood than a vintage Funny Car? Not much, so we went hunting on Craigslist to see if we could find a neat old flopper of some...

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...