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Video: Do Not Mourn The Death Of This Lawnmower Engine, Celebrate It

These dumb kids, blowing up this lawnmower engine for their own entertainment with nitrous and squirt bottles of fuel! They could have been hurt! They could have set the lawn on fire! They could have...

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Speed Week 1957 Film: This Incredible Movie Is In Color, Has Full Sound, Narration, and Goodness!

The internet makes us smile REALLY BIG some days. Most others we want it all to fall down a hole but today is a big smile day. Why? Because have found a jaw dropping Speed Week 1957 film that shows...

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The World Street Nationals Is LIVE From Orlando! Watch All The Action LIVE Right Here!

This year marks the 26th running of the World Street Nationals in Orlando and you can watch all the action, start to finish, right here! The history of this event, the records that have been set, and...

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Wanna Make A Bitchen Belt Grinder For Your Shop At Home? Watch This

Making tools is such a satisfying thing to do. I for one love going into the tool box and grabbing a tool I have built or modified to work better. It always makes you feel good to know you did...

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Our SEMA Show Coverage Continues Right Here! More Photos.

I’ve been coming to Las Vegas for the SEMA show for about 15 years now. It’s like Mecca but for car guys and gals and that means wall to wall hot rods, race cars, parts, and more at the...

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Unveiled: Ford Bronco R Baja 1000 Prototype – And It’s Going To Baja Later This Month!

Well, hello there. We’ve known for a while that Ford was planning a return of the Bronco nameplate on a boxy four-wheel-drive style vehicle, but we weren’t expecting to see much about it...

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Breaking News: Saleen Sells Off All Its Assets

Wow. We knew that Sallen was shopping for a buyer but this one hit us upside the head. MJ Acquisition was the purchaser and they are already in the high-performance industry, overseeing the operation...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Litton at Epping, 2006

It seems that lots of guys dug the stories of racing accidents that I have witnessed from last week’s Barnstormin’ column so I am going to profile a wreck or odd occurrence I’ve...

Barnstormin’: Sidekicks

Most of the stuff that happens in the world of cars and hot rodding is not just the handiwork of one person. Normally, it’s at least two people who have designed, created, or fabricated...

Deep Inside Darren Tedder’s 654ci, E85-Burning, 1,261HP Hemi!

Darren Tedder owns what’s probably the cleanest 8-second ’71 Cuda ever. He was a Top 10 finisher in the 2006 Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags, where we got to know him a little, and had his car...

The Top 11 Things That Freiburger Found in His Office Today Upon His Return to Hot Rod Magazine

As most of you know by now, David Freiburger is returning to his position of Editor In Chief at Hot Rod magazine following 15 months of frolic here on the Web. Today is his first day back at the...

New Scratch-Free AN Wrenches!

AN Fittings are great as long as you don’t ever touch them, because when you do they always seem to scratch. Using a crescent wrench clearly doesn’t help, and continued removal with the...

Monday Time Killer: Bitchin’ Old Magazine Stories

We got this as a tip from a reader: it’s a blog site that features scans of old magazine covers and stories from Popular Science, Mechanix Illustrated, and Modern Mechanix. The link here goes...

Roy Brizio Reunion Coming to Goodguys Pleasanton

Here’s the official press release from Goodguys: For the first time in history, builder Roy Brizio will attempt to round up the hot rods and customs he’s built over the past thirty-two...

Up Close With Carl Tasca’s Mustang Cobra Jet No. 17

Man, sometimes even we get a little sick at our luck. We got an e-mail from our pal Jon Sandahl at Tube Chassis Designz in Hanson, Mass. You may remember Jon’s name from the ongoing saga of the...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Hail to the Chief Edition

Well, since DF has to get back on the short bus come Monday and head into the office, we thought we’d use this opportunity to say thanks, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the...

Photos From the 1969 Detroit Auto Show

We got this one as a tip from CarDomain. Someone on Flickr has posted 21 photos from the 1969 Detroit Auto Show, including the Sox & Martin car (shown), factory concepts from Ford and Mopar,...

Killer Gearhead Toy!

We spotted the link to the Dragmasters die-cast dragstrip in a post on our forums and checked it out. We ordered one within 6 seconds of seeing the demo video. It’s a long, gravity-feed...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Dirt Cheap Centurion Convertible

I drove past this car every day for nearly 15 years on the way to work at Hot Rod magazine, and I will again starting Monday unless one of you snaps it up this weekend. The car is pretty rusty for...

Screw-Propelled Vehicle Shocker: We Tree’d The Ruskies By Decades!

A couple weeks back we were supremely creeped out by the video of the ZiL Russian military vehicle with its giant auger/screw drive system that we featured in our Motorized Freak of the Week column....