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Watch The Most Insane Giant Vise You Have Ever Seen, Get Built By Fireball Tools

I’ve talked about Fireball Tools in the past and am a firm believer in their products. I only own a couple of their squares, but have been following their other products for years and have seen...

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OPTIMA’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car: Real Street Cars Run In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

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Drag Racing Action Photos: No Mercy 11 At South Georgia Motorsports Park – When The Big Guns Run Wild!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – I have long loved working at the DuckX productions events known as Sweet 16 and No Mercy. Heck, Lights Out is another amazing drag racing conflagration that happens...

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Gone, Baby, Gone: Ride Along On The SSC Tuatara’s 331 MPH Record-Setting Run In Nevada

331 MPH. I want to put this into perspective. The fastest I’ve ever been in a car I’ve personally owned with a known measurement is 130.287 in Angry Grandpa at Wilmington in 2015. The...

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Best Worst Ship Ever: The Insane, Incredible, Insolvent, and Entirely Unbelievable Story Of The SS Great Eastern

This is the story of one of the greatest engineering achievements of the  Victorian Age. It is also the story of a ship so far ahead of its time it was one of the greatest financial failures ever...

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Speed In The Swamp: Top Fuel and Funny Car Action Photos From The 2020 NHRA Gatornationals

(Photos by David Whealon) – It was only a few weeks back but the 2020 NHRA Amalie Oil Gatornationals represented a big move for the series in 2020 because it was the first race outside of...

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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...

Hooker Headers’ Chevette Found!

Anyone remember this? In the Oct. ’82 issue of Hot Rod magazine there was an engine-swap story that included a few pages on the Hooker Headers ’76 Chevy Chevette that was treated to a...

WJ and KJ Dropped by GM?

DragRacingOnline.com is reporting that General Motors has withdrawn its sponsorship of Warren and Kurt Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock operation. This is a virtual death blow for Warren...

eBay Pick of the Week: M/T Crossram for Ford FE Motors

When the nostalgia craze went into overdrive a few years ago, tons of old-timers dragged their vintage multi-carb intakes off the garage shelves and tossed them onto eBayMotors.com to auction them...

Monday Time Killer: Craig’s Helper

Warning: disregard this post if you are a car-shopping junkie. This could turn you to junk for days as we reveal CraigsHelper.com, a site with the ability to search every single city and region...

108 Photos: Today’s Pomona Swap Meet

Today’s Pomona Swap Meet started out a little slowly at 5:00 a.m. under a heavy overcast, but traffic picked up throughout the day. Even so, it was a little down in size overall and for the...

A New Race for $1,000 Cars

There’s a new race that’s going up against the 24 Hours of Lemons and Grassroots Motorsports‘ $2,00X Challenge in the world of super-dirt-cheap events: it’s the San Diego...

Clint: Gran Torino

The buzz on the new Clint Eastwood flick has been on automotive forums for months thanks to its title and co-star: Gran Torino. Yes, as is Ford. In case you had not seen the trailer yet, go here to...