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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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Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Scarab Mk1 Chevrolet

This week’s Vintage Racer is one that was born in the late 1950s road racing renaissance here in the good ol’ USA. As more and more people imported Eurpean race cars to compete on courses...

2009 MSD Car Show and Employee Appreciation Day Coming May 1

We got a note from our buddy Todd Ryden over at MSD Ignition and he told us about the employee appreciation day and car show that’s going down on May first. If you live in the El Paso, Texas,...

Book Review: The History of NHRA Pro Stock

NHRA Publications is a relatively new deal for the Glendora, Califorinia-based sanctioning body, and this book, The History of NHRA Pro Stock, is its second published effort. If you are a fan of the...

What if General Motors Has to Change Its Name?

What if GM is legally required through its restructuring to change its name? That’s the query behind a new poll at the Automotive News web site. The names offered for selection are GM Inc.,...

Edelbrock’s New Entry Level E-Street Aluminum Heads

Edelbrock just posted a page on its site about the new, entry-level E-Street line of aluminum cylinder heads being offered for small-block Chevy and Ford applications. They sell for under $1,000 a...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Stop!

It turns out that Honda Civics skip like small stones when driven into a sand trap at their terminal velocity. This little tidbit was discovered on a Wednesday “street night” at New...

Castroneves Acquitted of Tax Evasion

Sure it happened at the end of last week, and that’s like 23 years in blog time, but we wanted to give you some closure on the saga of Helio Castroneves and his tax evasion trial. It took the...

Barnstormin’: The Last Days of Chrysler

Is Chrysler done? That’s a question which has been posed before, several times actually. Chrysler has nearly bought the farm a couple times now, coming the closest to collapse in the early...

eBay Pick of the Week: Annoying Guy With Kick-Ass Firebird

Some people simply do not know the definition of “soft sell.” The dude selling this awesome 1971 Firebird Formula 455 is one of them. The text in the ad is not all that bad, but the...

Monday Time Killer: Remote Control Drag Racing

Down in the dumps that you don’t have the cashola to build that gnarly drag race machine you’ve always dreamed about? Think you’re going to be stuck running your mom’s minivan...

610 HP LS Crate Engines from Wegner Motorsports

This new series of crate engines from Wegner Motorsports are pretty stout. Available in a bunch of different trim levels from short-block all the way to turnkey motors, there’s something in...

Rig and El Camino Stolen from Spectre Performance has been Recovered!

On the 13th we reported that a truck and trailer and a radical El Camino had been ripped off from Spectre Performance. We just got word that the stuff has been found! Here’s the email text from...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM Axing 1,700 Dealerships, and Fast

As GM’s management thrashes to meet the June 1 restructuring deadline imposed by the U.S. government, word was leaked on Thursday that the company will be terminating the franchise agreements...

SEMA Says Lots of Pontiac Owners Race

SEMA recently polled owners of classic Pontiacs and discovered one in three of them were planning on racing at some point in the next year. This is in stark contrast to a recent survey of new Buick...