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2019 Riyadh Global Auto Salon: Our First Load of Images From This Incomprehensible Event

(Photos by the author) –  Directly following the NHRA Finals in Pomona, California and the awards evening on Monday night, I flew to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to attend the 2019 Riyadh Global Auto...

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Amazing Watch: This Animated Film About The 1955 Le Mans Disaster Is Artistic, Beautiful, and Crushingly Sad

Even if you are not a racing historian, you likely know the infamous story of Le Mans 1955. The year where Pierre Levegh suffered a horrendous crash in his Mercedes race car, tumbled through the...

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BACONSHIFT 2019: American Powertrain’s Holiday Sale Is On! Great Deals And Free Bacon…It’s That Easy!

Manual transmissions and bacon…is it any wonder why we like the folks at American Powertrain so much? Sure, you’re probably hard at work cramming bread crumbs up the south end of a...

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Free LIVE Streaming Video From The Street Car Super Nationals Continues Today!

Our FREE Live Streaming Video coverage of the 15th Street Car Super Nationals starts today around 10 am Pacific. The staff at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have this sucker primped and...

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Hilarity: Once Upon A Time in Monterey – The Car Bros Actually Enter Monterey Car Week Events – This Rules

We have long loved the Car Bros YouTube channel around here. These guys come up with weird ideas and concepts, riff on the more annoying parts of automotive culture, and love to do stuff that gets...

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Unveiled: 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E – You Be The Judge, Is This The Future?

For the first time in the Ford Mustang’s 55-year history, Ford has decided to give the Mustang not only a new model, or a new design, but an entirely new class of vehicle, powered by an...

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Vintage Race Car of the Week: Smokey’s Pod Car

It was only matter of time before one of Smokey Yunick’s creations found its way to this section of our blog. It wasn’t any easy choice on which way to go for the first one, either. An...

Book Review: Quarter-Mile Chaos

We’re certainly down to the wire for Christmas gifts, both the stuff you’re shopping for and the stuff you’re asking for. With that said, there’s still time for cool stuff and...

For Sale: 5-Second Pro Mod Camaro! Makes a Great Christmas Gift!

Jim Halsey has the deal of the century for you! Jim is selling his ’68 Camaro Pro Mod, the first nitrous doorslammer to run the quarter mile in less than 6 seconds, for the low, low price of...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Biz

This is a painful story. Here you see my ’62 Chevy Biscayne near the end of its tenure with my name on the pink. I’d bought the car a few years prior with the full intention of running it...

The Top 11 Greatest Influencers of Hot Rodding

This week’s entry is a bit more philosophical than our past Top 11 lists. We thought about the things that really made the car hobby what it is today, and put quite a bit of effort into ranking...

eBay Pick of the Week: Motor Wheel Spyders

One of the items in my eBay saved searches is Motor Wheel Spyder mags. These wheels, built from roughly ’68 to ’74, are becoming increasingly hard to come by, especially for decent...

Monday Time Killer: Ghost Tracks

One of our users blew our cover. We were going to direct you to 60sFunnyCars.com and 70sFunny Cars.com as this week’s Time Killer, but PatricksDad jumped us by linking those on a message-board...

Gallery: Vintage Photos of Freiburger’s Super Bee

As many of you know, a few months ago Chad and I had to close down the old website that used to employ us and also clear out the shop where we’d been working. Aside from the drama of going out...

Motorized Freak of the Week: NASA’s Crawler-Transporter

Make no mistake about it: this is the slowest vehicle that will ever be featured here. It’s probably the least fuel efficient as well, but we don’t really give a crap about that. This...

Nitro Pro Mods: The Inside Scoop (part 2)

Ok, now for the payoff pitch on the Nitro Prom Mods dirt that we first spilled yesterday. We spoke with Joe Monden, the man who is doing the final assembly on the first of the injected Pro Mods at...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Vintage Quarter Midget!

The other day I was checking out the Feb. ’58 issue of Hot Rod that features one of the coolest covers of all time with almost no blurbs and an image of a bunch of kids lined up to race in...

Nitro Pro Mods: The Inside Scoop (part 1!)

Oh man, this is bad ass! We broke the news here about nitro-burning doorslammers, and it’s really going to happen. Header flames over the roof? You can bet on it! We placed a call to Tom...

Mansfield Motorsports Park Is Closing

Ohio’s Mansfield Motorsports Park, which formerly hosted a NASCAR truck race, has closed its doors and laid off all its employees. This would have been the track’s 50th year in operation....

SEMA Reports That Bling is on the Decline

According to a just-released SEMA News story, “The trend for wheel design or style appears to be becoming more simple and elegant. It seems that the way-out Bling-Bling look is past its peak....