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Great video: A Profile On Grumpy Jenkins At The 1968 US Nationals – Brock Yates Hosted!

It was good to be Grumpy Jenkins in 1968. He had fully established himself on the scene as a killer in stock and super stock, he was at the helm of a growing business tuning said cars, and he was...

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This Ford Model T Had The Neatest Engine We Saw At Bonneville – Superchaged, Cragar OHV Head, Amazing!

There’s lots of stuff that stops us in our tracks at Bonneville, LOTS but even among the jaw droppers there’s a hierarchy. As Chad and I were cruising the pits on a quiet Monday we...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2019: Idle Engines On The Bonneville Salt Flats

(Photos by the author) – An interesting day on the Bonneville Salt Flats yesterday as Chad and I strolled the pits and chatted with racers who are about ready to chew through a leather belt...

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Our Bonneville Speed Week Coverage Starts Right Here With Photos From The Pits

Torrential rains on Thursday night delayed the start of the 71st running of Bonneville Speed Week as flooded pits, tracks, and return roads meant a dry out was in order. After assessing the...

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2019 Mecum Harrisburg Coverage: The Incredible Todd Werner Collection – Race and Muscle Cars 1

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Generally speaking, car collections are all pretty incredible. They tend to have themes or eras, or some sort of thread running through them to create some language...

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Your Wildest Dreams: This 1978 Sales Video Is Pitching The Incredible Vince Granatelli Turbine Powered Corvette

This is AWESOME. In the 1970s Vince Granatelli dreamed up and worked with a load of people to create one of the most wild street going cars ever and certainly the most insane thing on the road in the...

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Lunati Pistons for Cheap

Interestingly, Lunati is now owned by (among others) Ron Coleman of Comp Cams. The two companies share an owner and one PR employee, and are being run as competitors. However, before all of that ever...

Roadside Find: ’42 Brew Wagon

While on an afternoon trip to the local home improvement mega-store we nearly drove off the road when we spotted this awesome ’42 Chevy truck parked outside a little local watering hole. We can...

CraigsList Deal of the Week: Elcomino

Here’s another one of the recurring features you’ll find at FreiburgersJunkyard.com: the CraigsList Deal of the Week. It was supposed to go live first thing this morning with similar...

Friday Excuse to go Home Early and Drink: The Seemingly Imminent Death of Pontiac

This weekly feature will give you plenty of reason to click the shut-down button on your work computer and drain a few frosties stat. It’s going to be bad news people–deal. Automotive...

This Weekend: Daytona’s Turkey Run

Thanksgiving weekend us upon us and for most of the country that means your junk is sitting idle in the garage, under a tarp, or like us, in the elements. Note that we said most of the country. If...

Gearhead Destination: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

For the majority of the year it sits silent, a massive monument to man’s quest for speed. The month of May brings it to life, and on Memorial Day every year, a couple hundred thousand people...

Video of the Week: The Hot Rod Lincoln Jump

While we don’t produce and air our own videos any more, that won’t stop us from sharing some of the best gearhead stuff we’ve found in our travels on the Web. Case in point: this...

Fryblogger: Gearhead Burbank Revisited

I don’t think I can top Brian this week. His Barnstormin’-column tirade about how the Nurburgring rage is symbolic of the anti-enthusiast problem with late-model marketing sparked a few...

Montoya Picks NASCAR Over F1. Really.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Formula One driver turned NASCAR left-turner, told the media that he had been offered Formula One rides and turned them all down. He was immediately whisked away to be drug tested...

Jim Wangers’ Big 3 Performance GTO…What Else?

Jim Wangers was the marketing guy behind the Pontiac GTO. We know he’s good at marketing because he’s managed to make a living off that fact for like 40 years. And the hits just keep on...

Hot Rod Drag Week 6-Second Smack Talk is Here!

Finally! After talking about a 7-second average at Drag Week, Denny Terzich and ProRides did it first in 2007. Now that same team–which used to be known for nothing but show cars until they did...

Performance Industry Bailout Plan from Painless Wiring

This is impressive. Recognizing that the performance aftermarket is feeling the pains of recession, Adrian Murray, President of Painless Performance Products (Painless Wiring) has announced the...

The Violation Game: Vantastic!

Welcome to The Violation Game! It’s a new regular feature on FreiburgersJunkyard.com, celebrating the tasteless, the gaudy, and the just plain horrific things that people do to cars. Are we in...

Web Site of the Week: American Iron in Cuba

One of the many tales that make up car-junkie lore is the one about how there are a bunch of great old American cars still being used in Cuba. But aside from the occasional ’50s flatbed truck...