.

the car junkie daily magazine.

.
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...

Read more

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,...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

 

Barstormin’: The One Favorite Car

After hearing about the death of Pontiac and drawing a heavy breath, I, like lots of us car guys took a few minutes to think about my experiences with the fabled and now doomed brand. My thoughts...

eBay Pick of the Week: Magazine Cars

For this week’s eBay surfing, we decided to just search cars and trucks that had been in magazines. Usually that turns up an insider or two looking to flip a car and make a buck, but this time...

Monday Time Killer: Arizona Racing History

If you’re even a little bit like us, then you get really turned on by old racing images and history, even if the cars and the stories are not from your local area. That’s why we loved the...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Is There a Reason NOT To?

This “Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink” was the one weekly blog item we dreamed up and we thought that it may be a bit of a stretch to make it work. Luckily for us, the automotive...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The F2Y Sea Dart

Looking at some strange Russian and German vehicles had us thinking that we needed to highlight some good old American creative thinking and our thoughts rushed to a strange plane that never made it...

Event Coverage: The NEATTA Antique Tractor Show and Pull

I love old tractors. I really have no idea why but I have just as much love for a 1948 Ford 8N as I do a 1970 LS6 Chevelle. Luckily, show season is getting cranked up here in New England and we...

Cool Old Press Photos: Mercury’s Thermostatically Controlled Fan Drive

Here’s a little retro-tech from Ford’s Mercury division as we look at the major leap automotive development that came along with this little number that the rest of the world calls a...

Gearhead Destination: Rausch Creek Off-Road Park

The whole four-wheel-drive thing is weird. If you’ve never been bombing through the woods or on trails with a 4×4 before, you think nothing of it and kind of dismiss it. The first time you...

NHRA Accepts Moser 8-3/4 Rearend Housing For Stock Eliminator

Racers competing in Mopar products within Stock Eliminator caught a break recently as the NHRA announced that it will accept Moser Engineering’s 8¾ rearend housing as legal equipment....

Well Known Racing Journalist David Poole Passes

One of the best known, most read, and most respected racing journalists in America, David Poole, passed away on Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. Poole worked for the Charlotte Observer newspaper...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Lloyd Scott’s Bustle Bomb

There were twin-engine dragsters before the Bustle Bomb, but none were as successful as Lloyd Scott’s rather strange creation. That was due to several factors which Scott was able to use his...

Book Review: Hot Rod Garages

Some books you buy for the words and some you buy for the pictures. Hot Rod Garages by Peter Vincent has words, but the incredible photography tells the stories that the book is trying to tell. This...

Chapter 11 Re-Org for Source Interlink, Publisher of Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Way More

Yikes! We knew things were ugly in the world of the inky fingered magazines but it appears that the situation is downright dire. Source Interlink, the company that publishes the majority of car rags...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Caddy Smack

This one totally qualifies as schadenfreude, or in English, taking delight in someone else’s misfortune. Conversely, it doesn’t really qualify as a wreck, seeing as nothing was really...