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This Doomsday Or Ultimate Adventure Ready Unimog Went From Fire Truck To Zombie Ready In The Most Epic Way

This is one hell of a Unimog. I have been drooling over them again lately, even though I know that I have zero time or money to put into one. But when I get ready to build an off-road expedition type...

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Rahn Tobler, NAPA Funny Car Crew Chief Announces his Retirement

Rahn Tobler is one of the cooler nitro crew chiefs in the NHRA ranks. I say this because he’s got some of the coolest experiences, working with some absolutely epic drivers and crews. Plus,...

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Project Henry’s Hot Rod Update: Picking Off The Little Stuff And A Late Braking Issue That’s A Potential Nightmare

We’re back with another update on our 1940s mongrel N-series Ford tractor project. If you have not been following since the start, we scored this tractor on the cheap and made it run and...

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Electrified Or Electro-Fail? We Spend A Week With The 2021 Mustang Mach-E

(Photos by the author) – If we want to talk about vehicles that are important to the Ford Motor Company and which indicate what the company’s path forward is, the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is...

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You Should Look At These Fire Systems For Your Trailer, With A Number Of Recent Trailer Fires, Everyone Should Be Thinking About It.

I’m a big proponent of a fire system in any race car or fast street car, but with recent trailer fires making the news throughout the racing community, I think it’s time for everyone with...

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Here’s Our Complete Photo Coverage Of The Street Car Super Nationals In Las Vegas

Wanna see all the great wheels up and tire smoking photos from the Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas? We’ve put them all together here in one place so you can click to your little...

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Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Blown V8 Drag Bike, With a Powerglide!

I first ran across Mike Charlton and his insane creation, Quasi-Moto, at the 2002 Gasser Reunion at Thompson Drag Raceway in Thompson, Ohio. It’s quite obviously not a typical motorcycle. In...

Hajek Motorsports Shooting for Mustang Closed-Course Speed Record

Fresh from yesterday’s news item about a Hajek Motorsports Cobra Jet Mustang drag car, we got news that Brent Hajek and his band of cronies aim to set the “closed course speed record for...

Site of the Week: Roy Brizio Street Rods

Roy Brizio has been building killer, high-end hot rods for decades. He regularly gets contracted by celebrities of all genres to construct their dream hot rods. Hell, Jeff Beck has even written music...

SEMA Not Happy with Recent Progress of Cash For Clunkers

As it seems we are creeping toward a national “cash for clunkers” program here, SEMA has ramped up its efforts to work the legislation into something that makes a lick of sense and may...

New Mustang Cobra Jet Flies With AOD Trans

We got dropped a note from the boys at FB Performance Transmissions letting us know that Brent Hajek decided to bolt in one of their Ford AO3 Stage-2 Transmissions in place of the venerable C-4 that...

Cole Coonce Talks About His New Book, Live Online Tonight

Fans of drag racing journo Cole Coonce know his book, Infinity Over Zero, as a tribute to land speed racing, but now he has a new project in print called Top Fuel Wormhole: The Cole Coonce Drag Strip...

Champion Speed Shop Dragster Hauls the Mail at Dragfest

The Rod and Kulture Dragfest, held last weekend at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California, combined a hot rod event with some hot match races on the dragstrip. It sounds like a good time was had...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Ford’s Lotus Cortina

Here in the USA, the factory race cars that got the big headlines back in the 1960s were mostly the drag-package cars. Relatively stripped down and bolstered with equipment to aid in straight-line...

Video: A Brilliant Take on Domestic vs Import Buying Habits

This one comes to us from Rob over at CarDomain. He found and posted this video that’s a takeoff on the classic 1980s “I learned it from you dad!” anti-drug commercial. This is just...

Book Review: GTO, Pontiac’s Great One

Timing is everything in life and the upcoming release of GTO: Pontiac’s Great One by Darwin Holmstrom by Darwin Holstrom with photos by David Newhardt, could not have come at a better time for...

1971 Mustang With 619,000 Miles On It! Clean One Owner.

Thanks to Blazerteam on the BangShift.com forums, we were alerted to this New York Times online story about an inventor who bought a 1971 Mustang brand new and has subsequently put over 619,000 miles...

Video: A Bus Made From 50 Smashed cars

Our gearhead minds totally missed the point of this anti-car marketing scheme and focused simply on how cool it is that these guys built a model of a bus out of 50 smashed Swedish cars that we really...

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Mopar Hemi Challenge to be Contested at National Hot Rod Reunion

Word comes from the Wally Parks Museum that one of the three legs of the Mopar HEMI Challenge, a heads-up shootout for the peeved Pachyderm powered SS/AH 1968 Darts and Barracudas, will be run at the...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Two-Time Monster Truck Crash

Lightning can strike twice in the same place, even a year apart. Lightning in this case was a 15,000-pound monster truck called Backdraft. I’m blanking on the year, but I know the event was...