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Watch Our FREE LIVE Streaming Video From Last Year’s Southwest Showdown

Since there is no real live racing happening almost anywhere, we are bringing you replays of events we loved in 2019! This weekend we’ll be showing you the Southwest Showdown, from Tucson...

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Pros vs Joes: Watch NHRA Professional Racers Take On The Best Sportsman Drag Racers In The World In A Practice Tree Battle!

Practice tree “races” have been a thing in drag racing for a very long time. Normally they are a great reason for drag racers to gather in the winter or anytime in the off-season and ply...

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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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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....

A Sad Public Announcement: Fire is Not Good

Back in early December we talked on our message board about a fire that took place in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The fire destroyed some great old cars and in the process broke the spirit of their...

Hurst 50th Anniversary Viper Coming

Rather than focusing on shifters, the new owners of Hurst are capitalizing on the image and performance of the Hurst signature vehicles of the ’60s to create branded modern muscle. The first...

GM is Auctioning Vehicles Out of Its Heritage Center

Just like it reads: General Motors is having a fire sale, getting rid of some one-offs and automotive oddities from its collection. Below you will find a list of vehicles (this may or may not be the...

Jalopnik Commenter: Freiburger for Car & Driver?

If you’ve never checked out Jalopnik, it’s a huge blog site for guys who are a lot like car guys only not. It’s mostly for people who care about the likes of, say, Car & Driver,...

Gearhead Destination: The Bahrain International Circuit

This week we’re flat-out dreaming. The country of Bahrain is literally swimming in oil money and one of the things it decided to do with a chunk of the cash was to build a world class racing...

Dave Despain Signs a Multi-Year Deal with SPEED

If you can stay awake through all the circle-track stuff on the SPEED channel, you’ll eventually get to see Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain. It’s a neat show focused on all different types...

Speaking of Hacked-Up Dodge Chargers…

While following the saga of the complete butcher-shopped General Lee, we stumbled upon another Charger mess. The difference is that you could own it! The infamous Charger from the first Fast and...

Video of the Week: Our Car Storage Problems are Solved!

As you know, Chad and I recently had to clear out a 7,000-foot shop filled with parts and 42 cars. It’s been a huge problem to figure out what to do with all the stuff, but now we’ve...

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: The G8 Sport Truck May Be Killed

We were a bit mystified a while back when GM announced that it was still planning on rolling out the G8 ST (El Camino) next year. It was a sign to us that the General was still committed to...

Injected Nitro Pro Mods are Coming!

There have been rumors for about a year coming from different places about someone or multiple people running injected nitro motors in doorslammers. The guessing games are over as it seems Tom...

The Violation Game: Too Much TV

This week’s Violation Game is based on a very simple rule: Unless your ride is a limo, a motorhome, or a Panasonic delivery truck, there should not be any televisions on board. Seriously. Not...