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The Undisputed Sultan of Sodium: The Speed Demon Continues To Dominate The Bonneville Record Books – 481mph!

At this point we don’t think it’s even disputable to call the Speed Demon the greatest land speed car ever built, right? This thing is been doing, out doing, and then out out doing itself...

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The Dragster Hunter: Check Out The Incredible Story Of A 1960s California Dragster That Somehow Ended Up In Tennessee

Our pal Tommy Lee Byrd keeps on topping himself. Not only does this guy find the coolest and most interesting deals on all kinds of interesting parts but he is also history obsessed like we are and...

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We Hit The Starting Line At Bonneville Speed Week 2020! Action Starts Right Here!

It’s that time folks! Racing has finally started at Bonneville Speed Week and we are so excited about the racing action that we couldn’t help but snag some photos to share all the...

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Our Bonneville Speed Week 2020 Photos Continue! Bitchin Hot Rods On The Salt!

One of the ultra cool things about Bonneville are the number of cool old hot rods and customs that show up on the salt on Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of racing action. It makes us cringe...

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Our Bonneville Speed Week 2020 Photos Start Right Here! Pit Photos Of Cars Getting Ready For Tomorrow’s Racing!

It’s Bonneville Speed Week 2020 people!!! As usual, there are folks saying the salt sucks, folks saying the salt is great, and somewhere in the middle is probably the truth, but we’ll...

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It’s The Night Before Bonneville 2020 Starts And That Means Nugget Car Show Photos!

One of the biggest traditions at Bonneville Speed Week is the Nugget Car Show that happens Friday and Saturday night at the Nugget Hotel and Casino in West Wendover Nevada. Friday night has everyone...

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The Violation Game: Fakers!

Recently I’ve been faced with an ever-increasing glut of rat rods, retro rods, or whatever you want to call them, with phony valve covers on small-block Chevys. I hate that. If you have a...

Web Site of the Week: StreetMuscleAction.com

This week’s highlighted site is StreetMuscleAction.com, a video site brought to you by magazine freelancer (you’ll most likely know his name from Circle Track and Hot Rod) and FJY forum...

More Cool Dave Wallace Photos: The Corvair Van Jump

When we first fired up the Junkyard we ran a news item on photos of Dave Wallace’s Road Runner from back when it was new in 1969. If you don’t know Wallace (D2), he’s a longtime...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The Tyrell P34

Maybe this is the week I’ve gone off the deep end, but I think this is the coolest Formula One car in history. I first saw this car looking through some old racing books at the town library...

George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip Revisited

Among the last things I posted at the old CarJunkieTV site was a blog and photo gallery about George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip in Paragould, Arkansas. I didn’t want those memories to go...

Book Review: The Unfair Advantage

Mark Donohue had one of the most spectacular careers in the history of American race car drivers. He drove everything, literally: NASCAR, Formula One, Trans Am, Indy cars, IROC…hell he probably...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Jeep Truck

This week’s pic reminds me that it’s been way too long since my friend Rick Pewe and I have embarked on one of our off-road adventures called DED Tours (DED = Dirt Every Day, plus we...

Drag Pak Challenger Factory Documents Revealed Here

Reading yesterday’s news item about Don Garlits scoring the very first of the “production” Challenger Drag Pak cars reminded us that we’d been privvy to some of the internal...

IHRA Sues a Member Track for $764,000

The short story: IHRA is taking San Antonio Raceway’s ownership to court for $764,000. As with any matter that heads to the courtroom, both sides are mum on details. If we had to guess,...

116 Photos: The John Force Holiday Car Show

While a lot of you were getting ready for a white Christmas, here in sunny Southern California we were hobnobbing with John Force and Jay Leno at Force’s Christmas Car Show, Open House, and Toy...

Big Daddy Scores the First Drag Pak Challenger, and Will Race It!

Thank the Gods of Speed, there is a piece of good news to report! First that the Challenger Drag Pak cars are starting to be delivered to owners and that Big Daddy Don Garlits will own the first one....

Barnstormin’: When “Spec” Doesn’t Suck

Most racing fans (myself included) like to complain about the seemingly endless creep of “spec” cars into the upper echelon of just about every racing series on Earth. It’s the Car...

Get a Galpin Mustang GT for Dirt Cheap

Galpin Motors, which always reminds us that it is the largest-volume Ford dealer in the world, just announced that it’s selling a fleet of 40 Mustang GTs for just $18,995 each. The cars have an...

Blowfish Coming to a Small Screen Near You

We’re normally too busy hunting for news, moving our project cars, or scoping sweet deals on Craigslist to watch the television, but every once in a while we get wind of something neat and tune...