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Ultimate Street Cars At COTA! The Ultimate Street Car Showdown Relocates To Texas

(Words By Jim McIlvaine)  There were some things that just weren’t going to happen in 2020. The OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational, presented by Advance Auto Parts wasn’t on that...

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Big Tire, Small Tire, No Time, Drag Radials, And So Much More From Street Car Super Nationals 16 In Las Vegas

It’s on like Donkey Kong, the Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas is in full swing with qualifying all done and eliminations starting today. There are tons of cool cars and trucks making...

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Meet The Completely Insane City Slicker Pulling Tractor – Triple Turbo Allison (W/Video)

(Photos from Sascha Mecking collection) – Stuck in no one’s rut – That’s what it says on the side of the amazing, weird, interesting, and completely unique City Slicker that...

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Wheels Up, Revs Up, Fun Up! Action Photos From The Southeast Gassers Association At Shadyside Dragway

(Photos by David Whealon) – The Southeast Gassers Association continues to be one of the great shining lights in the world of drag racing and the these photos from a recent outing at Shadyside...

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There’s A New 5-Speed In Town! Out With The TKO And In With The New TKX!!!

Introducing the newest, and ONLY, 5 speed transmission designed strictly with swaps in mind. This is the Tremec TKX. Honestly, this one has not been easy to keep under wraps. Security was so tight...

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Drag Action Photos: The 2020 Brian Olson Memorial PDRA World Finals Were A Battle On The Track and With Mother Nature

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – The 2020 Brian Olson Memorial PDRA World Finals were absolutely awesome until mother nature decided that it was time to be done. The event was a battle the likes of...

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Million-Dollar Stop Sign?

When is technology for technology’s sake a bad thing? We’d argue you jump the shark when the system you are trying to replace is virtually fail-proof and seemingly impossible to improve...

Land Speed Racing Comes to Maine for 2009

After several years of hard work and planning, the Loring Timing Association will be hosting its first land speed racing event in Loring, Maine, during the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, 2009. This...

Cool Old Press Photos: The ’57 Lincoln

We’re going to mark this one under styling gaffe. The big news for Lincoln in 1957, as seen by these photos and the press release, was the introduction of a quad-headlight front end. The move...

The Violation Game: Rectangular Headlights

It’s a simple rule, folks. Can it be that hard to follow? Never put rectangular headlights in a car that came stock with roundies. Just don’t. No exceptions. You sort of want to avoid...

Site of the Week: FordFE.com

This week’s highlighted web site is pretty much just a forum, but it’s also the source of absolutely everything you could possibly need to know about Ford’s FE-series engines. Be...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Hurst Hairy Olds

You’d probably be jailed for even suggesting this type of thing today. Two motors? Four wheel drive? Factory freakin’ parts? Yes, yes, and yes. The Hurst Hairy Olds, one of the most...

Video Review: Elvis in Clambake, 1967

We’ve taken it upon ourselves to start watching a bunch of cheesy old movies and hunt for good car footage, filtering the gearhead-approved ones from the boring stuff to save you the time and...

See Us in the March Issue of 4-Wheel & Off-Road

Today is the on-sale date for the March ’09 issue of Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine, which means some subscribers already have a copy and it’s just starting to hit the...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: Snafuperman

This week’s pic is a detail shot of a model of a P-38 Lightning that’s housed in the hallway of the Bob Hope Airport here in Burbank. But the story is much bigger than that. As...

2009 NHRA Heritage Series Dates Announced

Here’s the official press release: GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2009) – Two new venues and the addition of an extra event are among the highlights for the 2009 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing...

Barnstormin’: Men of Action

If the wacky events of last week have showed me anything it’s that the collective populace at this site are a group of  doers. Case in point is this trans-continental towing relay to bring...

Mahle Motorsport Web Site now Online

Mahle, a name we’re sure you are familiar with from the world of pistons, has introduced a new internet home so you can look over its wares. The entire high-performance catalog is available to...

Drag Racers Whip Circle Trackers on Ice!

Well, whip is probably a gross exaggeration, but it’s true that the NHRA’s Morgan Lucas was the winner of the annual Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge. The event, one of the coolest charity...

eBay Pick of the Week: Former Hot Rod Magazine Monte Carlo

This week’s eBay pick is another former Hot Rod magazine project car that has been up for auction many times in the past year or so. We’re guessing that the no-sale is thanks to the...