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FREE LIVE STREAMING DRAG RACING! We Are LIVE From The Southwest Showdown In Tucson All Weekend!

That’s right folks, we’re super excited to bring you our FIRST live streaming video broadcast of 2021 starting this Thursday afternoon from Tucson Dragway, home of the Southwest Shootout....

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Rocky Mountain Race Week AND Road Week Registration Is Open! Sign Up Now!

If you dream of driving your hot rod cross country, racing it each and every day, and meeting all kinds of other people that are doing the same thing, then Rocky Mountain Race Week is the event for...

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Lone Star Throwdown 2021 Photos Just Keep Coming! Nothing But Custom Trucks In This Batch!

Lone Star Throwdown photos baby! We’ve got tons more to share this week and today’s batch is a mix of nothing but late model custom trucks of all kinds. Fords, Dodge, Toyota, Chevrolet,...

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Finnegan Shares 5 Must-Do Hacks For Building Headers At Home, So Watch!

Building headers at home is fun! Okay, so you’ve probably not heard that statement very often when talking about building headers, but the truth is that there are tips and tricks that can...

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Lights Out 12 Action Photo Coverage: Wheels Up, Header Flaming Images From The Baddest Radial Race On Earth

Oh yes, it’s Lights Out 12 week here at South Georgia Motorsports Park and that means the baddest small tire cars in the country have all converged on this fabled drag strip just north of the...

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Listen Up: Too Fat To Fly – The Incredible Story Of How Big Rig Super Speedway Racing Started In America Circa 1979

In 1979 a promoter from Tennessee put on the first ever big rig super speedway race and it caused a national panic. The government, the trucking industry, the Teamsters, tire companies, and sponsors...

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Carnage of the Week: Davy Jones Wrecks Huge at 1986 IMSA Race

Man, this one has it all. Brock Yates and Steve Evans on the call, killer 1980’s IMSA GTP cars, and a massive wreck at high speeds. Davy Jones was the driver and he somehow managed to walk...

Ford Confirms that 2.0L Eco-Boost Engine is On the Way

According to the Edmunds “Straightline” blog, Ford has confirmed that production will begin on a 2.0L four-cylinder Ecoboost engine. The plant will be offered in several models across the...

Plexi-nosed Lakester On eBay

KNN (The Kris News Network) alerted us to a super cool Lakester that is currently up for sale on eBay. Powered by a motorcycle engine that’s snorting nitrous, the former airplane drop tank is a...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Faux Touring at Work

This week’s photographic gem was shot from the hip though the windshield of the import junk rental car Chad and I had during our stay in Bowling Green for the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod...

World’s Largest Production Motorcycle Completed

Thanks to Dave Wallace for the tip on this one. The Gunbus 410, the world’s largest production motorcycle has been born in Germany. It sports a 410ci V-Twin motor and tips the scales at...

Site of the Week: 1970’s Paint Job Showcase

Love them or hate them, you have to recognize 1970s custom paint jobs as some of the wildest and most unique in hot rodding history. Lace, panels, whatever you could dream up in a drug-induced haze...

Columnist: Mayfield Mess a Black Eye for NASCAR

As the Jeremy Mayfield saga continues to wear on, more and more columnists have been offering their opinions onthe case. One of the most lucid of these columns we read was a submission from Tom...

Next Gen Lunar Rover Could be a Pickup Truck

No, it won’t look, sound, or feel anything like a pickup truck, but it may have a small box on the back and a bulldozer blade on the front, according to a USA Today report. Engineers all across...

ADRL Shopping for Race Tracks?

The American Drag Racing League, more commonly known as the ADRL, is the doorslammer-centric sanctioning body which has takent he world of drag racing by storm over the last few years. ADRL’s...

Check it out: Cool Feature on Van Nuys Cruising Scene

It’s been a while since something made us long to live in California, but the revival of the cruising scene on Van Nuys Blvd. has us doing just that. The guys at RadorBad.com have posted a...

Castrol Develops a Motorcycle-Riding Robot

In a news item that we will use to mark the beginning of the end of humankind, Castrol has introduced it’s motorcycle riding robot named Flossie. We have no idea why they named this thing...

You Had a Contract With Old GM? Better Check on That

Sure, this news is from last week, but frankly we didn’t see anyone else pick up on it, so we’re snatching it up like a bum on a ham sandwich. With New GM blazing toward profitability and...

Book Review: Ideas Book Hot Rods by Dain Gingerelli

This week’s book review subject is Idea Book: Hot Rods by Dain Gingerelli. It is essentially a collection of more than 500 photos of many hot rods, customs, roadsters and coupes that is...

Minnesota Congresswoman Fires Off an Editorial Aimed at “Government Motors”

Minnesota Republican Representative Michelle Bachmann is the co-sponsor (along with 241 other congressmen and woman) of a recent bill that would essentially restore the contracts of the dealers that...