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Quarantine Piece Theater: 1960’s Drag Racing Film Is The Coolest! Indy, Pomona, Bee Line

Kalitta vs Garlits at the US Nationals, Ohio Geoge Montgomery vs Stone, Woods, and Cook, coverage of loads of class eliminations, the biggest races of the year in 1964 and early 1965 covered in...

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No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

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QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Stop Your Whining!!! Do Burnouts At Home While Your Stuck Waiting Out The Virus And Send In Video! Finnegan Did!

DISCLAIMER: We are not legal experts, do this at your own risk. Crash your junk in your driveway doing burnouts? On you. Get the cops called and have to try not to get arrested? On you. Get fined for...

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NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule – Major Changes, Countdown Format Off, Old-School Points Chase Starts In June

The NHRA has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour and it is one that includes some significant changes. Interrupted by the COVID-19 virus...

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Watch AA Fuel Altereds At The March Meet Right Here! Eliminations Action Was Awesome!

If you don’t know who won the March Meet AA Fuel Altered class then we don’t want to spoil it for you, but we will say that we are very excited about it because he’s one of our...

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New Wide-Band Air/Fuel Gauge from FAST

On the heels of announcing the new self-tuning EFI setup, FAST has crammed our inbox again with the news of its new Wide-Band A/F Gauge kit. The days are over of tuning your junk by having your buddy...

Shocker: Tiny Cars Cannot Defeat the Laws of Physics

File this one under, “Thank you, Captain Obvious.” NBC news ran a report telling America that tiny cars, like the Smart, Yaris, and Honda Fit, may put you at a disadvantage in a wreck...

AHRA Back from the Dead?

The American Hot Rod Association was drag racing’s great second/third sanctioning body during the ‘60s and ‘70s. It did the things that the NHRA was afraid to do and leader Jim Tice...

Fast and Furious 5. Yes, 5.

We just read on CarDomain via Jalopnik that the fifth Fast and Furious movie is in the works, starring your heroes Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. It’s supposed to be set in Brazil. Engage hype...

Castroneves Tax Trial: Day Three of Deliberations

Helio Castroneves, the two-time Indy 500 champ and IndyCar racing standout, is on trial for allegedly hiding more than $5 million and not paying any taxes on it. It’s the third day of...

Site of the Week: Not Your Average Old Drag Racing Photos

Some collections of old racing photos rehash all the same old junk. Been there, done that, about 100 times. This one, however, brings it home hard for East Coast Super Stock and early Funny Car fans....

Maximum Motorsports Bolt-In Rollbars for New Mustangs

Have a new Mustang and want a roll bar but don’t want to hack up the interior of the car? No problem. Maximum Motorsports of San Luis Obispo, California, has constructed a bolt-in bar that is...

The Hack Job General Lee: Update, Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s been a while since we updated you on the progress of the Hack Job General Lee, a car that looked great in online photos but that turned out to be one of the all-time greatest works of...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Golden Submarine

Barney Oldfield was one of the first guys we profiled in our Gearhead Guys You Should Know series. He drove all kinds of neat stuff, but the car that most people remember him by was the Harry Miller...

Book Review: Camaro, A Legend Reborn

Camaro: A Legend Reborn, by Larry Edsall, is inside baseball, a book for the true lover of the automotive industry and for someone who is a total nosy Nancy that needs to know every last detail of...

NASCAR Teams Spending $1 Million a Year to Develop Oil

We were tipped off to a story in the Wall Street Journal about the lengths that NASCAR teams are going to develop the oil in their race cars. Joe Gibbs Racing supposedly spends over $1 million a year...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: The Come-Backer

The most nightmarish accident scenario at the drag strip is a so-called “comebacker” or a car that is involved in a wreck, remains under power, and the driver is unable to stop it as it...

F-Bomb Camaro Clone from Fast and Furious Movie Sells for $27,500

Last week we reported that one of the clones of the F-Bomb Camaro from the new Fast and Furious movie was up for auction on eBay Motors. Well, that auction ended late yesterday. The winning bid was...

Barnstormin’: Are Computer Cars all Bad?

The travails with my wife’s steaming pile of human refuse daily driver are well documents on the forum portion of the website. It’s the worst car we’ve ever owned, and probably ever...