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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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Billy “The Kid” Stepp Dies

One of drag racing’s more colorful (and nefarious) figures has passed away at the age of 73, according to the Dayton Daily News of Dayton, Ohio. Stepp’s cars were known as strong runners,...

General Lee Clone: Total Butchery!

It’s one of those message board threads that gains steam overnight and goes totally viral. We know that’s going to happen with this 30-page tome over at DodgeCharger.com. The funny thing...

Monday Time Killer: Vintage Road-Race Photos

Based on a tip from King Matt, we checked out this cool web site that has 113 photo galleries of IMSA and other road racing from 1973 through 1999. There’s plenty of the older stuff, making it...

Photo Gallery: Red Zone Race Fab Christmas Party

Today we went and hung out with Nick Miserendino at Red Zone Race Fab in Simi Valley, California. Nick did the cage and chassis work on our F-Bomb Camaro and also deals with a lot of local rally and...

Photo Gallery: Car Junkie Drag Bash Revisited

Way back in September ’08, Chad and I hosted a Drag Bash Weekend as part of our adventures with CarJunkieTV.com. When that web site folded up the photo gallery was lost. We had such a good time...

Seeing Through the Schlock: A Couple Neat Items at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction

Yeah, yeah we know. Taking a dump on Barrett-Jackson has become a national sport for gearheads coast to coast. Those auctions have driven the market out of reach, reset the standards of pricing that...

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...