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2019 All-Ford Nationals Carlisle Photo Coverage: Once Again, Pennsylvania Was Transformed Into Blue-Oval Heaven!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – The 2019 All-Ford Nationals at Carlisle were what they have come to be known for in the Ford community. Huge! Expansive! Full of awesome cars, trucks, vans, muscle,...

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2019 Columbus Goodguys Nationals: From The Highest End Hot Rods To The Most BangShifty Rumblers, They Were All There!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Mike Brooks may not have had the smoothest experience with his trip to Columbus, Ohio, but he sure gathered some awesome photographs during his time at the show. Many...

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Photo Coverage: 2019 Highway Creeper Car Club Rock N Rods Car Show

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – Back in April, we attended the Highway Creepers Car Club’s 6th Annual Rock N Rods Car and Bike Show. This is one of our favorite shows to attend...

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FoxKart: How An Ohio-Rotted 1986 Mustang Convertible Got A Second Lease On Life!

The first words that came out of my mouth once I exited the car were as straightforward as it gets: “How the hell do you have a car like this in a neighborhood that has to have the HOA from...

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Ron Leek: Remembering A True American Original That Helped Shape Drag Racing, Motorized Entertainment

“Well, Brian…I have pulmonary fibrosis and I’m 80 years old…” that was how my last chat with Ron Leek began a couple of weeks ago. Ron was making one final lap of his...

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Goodguys Columbus 2019 Photos: One Of America’s Greatest Automotive Events, Bar None

(Photos by Bob Chiluk) – The title is kind of bold, right? One of America’s greatest automotive events?! How the hell can anyone make that statement? We think we’re mildly...

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IHRA Sticking With 1,320 Feet; NHRA Not

The IHRA is not going to follow the NHRA’s lead when it comes to the length of competition runs at its national events. The sanctioning body sent out a release Tuesday stating that its series...

69 Photos from the NHRA Twilight Cruise

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, offers a Prolong-sponsored Twilight Cruise on Wednesday nights during the cruising season here in SoCal. That season ends for about 15...

Ted Cyr, First in the 7s, Dies

Ted Cyr, along with partner Bill Hopper, had one of the more successful drag racing teams in the country in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Cyr’s race wins included the 1958 NHRA...

Gearhead Destination: The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, billed as the most significant collection of the American Experience. Although we’d not call it a museum specifically aimed at the traditional...

ProRides “Sick Seconds” Revealed, and You Won’t Believe This: It’s a ’69 Camaro!

Last week we annouced that Denny Terzich and ProRides was coming back to Hot Rod Drag Week in 2010 with the goal of 6s at the track. We had a few sneak photos that pretty much told the story that now...

Video of the Week: The Snow Tow

This video is another oldie, but when I saw it for the first time I laughed so hard I nearly needed to go clean out my shorts. This one is a short edit that gets to the point pretty quickly. I hope...

The Violation Game: Sweet Pipes

This week’s cruel display of automotive styling takes today’s gaudy trend of stick-on portholes (or “pahtholes” if you ask Lohnes) and turns it up to 11. But what could be...

Web Site of the Week: Abandonded Airfields

This week’s highlighted Web site is not directly related to cars, but there are a bunch of reasons to dig it, anyway. The site www.airfields-freeman.com includes the histories of 1,413...

Vintage Racer of the Week: Swamp Rat 14

There are few if any other singular race cars on the planet, in any form of racing that were the catalyst for as much change as Don Gartlits’ Swamp Rat 14, his first rear-engine dragster. On...

Book Review: Against Death and Time

Against Death and Time is an interesting look at the 1955 racing season on an international scale. For starters, 1955 was not a good year for racing. James Dean was killed (in a non-racing accident),...

Viper V10 in a Mustang

Every once in a while even we get dope-slapped with something. This Mustang is one of those somethings. Long story short, Scott Vanderschoor of NiteMare Motorsports in Des Moines, Iowa is more than...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The King in Action

I admit that this Pic of the Week is not my own snapshot, but one by Rick Amado. The scene is the second Hotchkis Media Shootout at Buttonwillow Raceway Park here in California. I don’t...

The Top 11 Things We Never Thought We’d Hear Ourselves Say

Times have changed. We have changed. Our families have grown. Standing back and looking at the state of the hobby and of our near homelessness and of our shift to the Web, we had to sum it all up in...

Moran: Quickest and Fastest in the World With Turbos!

For years we’ve been wondering and waiting for someone, anyone, to figure out how to properly harness the power of a turbocharged Pro Mod and throw some numbers up. Andy Jensen has been doing...