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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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Ever Want To Know What Goes Into Building A 410 Sprint Car Engine? World Of Outlaws Power Starts Here!

410 Sprint Car engines are pretty bad ass bullets that make more than 900 horsepower, naturally aspirated, on methanol. When you bolt one into a car that weighs just 1,400 lbs, you can imagine that...

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This 1965 VW Beetle Does It For Me! Lowered, Clean, And California Style

I have never owned a Volkswagen. Not one. It is kinda weird, because I really dig them and would love to have one. In fact a bug like this is way higher on the list of cars I want to own than some...

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Incredible Video: This 1964 Film Featuring The United States Drag Team Shows Things We Have Never Seen Before!

The United States Drag Team and their venture to England in 1964 was a revelation to a country who had just awoken to the prospect of the sport of drag racing. Some of the game’s biggest stars...

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Cash Days New Orleans Video Coverage Right Here! Wheels Up Street Racing In The South At Da Pad!

In this epic age of street racing, where Cash Days have become something even some casual hot rodders and car fans know about thanks to all the tv shows, there is big money on the line. With Covid...

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Watch Every Run That Lyle Barnett Made In The Elite Motorsports ProCharged Camaro Pro Mod During The US Street Nationals In Bradenton

Our boy Lyle Barnett is living the dream in 2021, after putting together a deal to drive the Elite Motorsports ProCharged Camaro in NHRA’s E3 Spark Plugs Pro Modified. His plan is to run every...

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Bonus Monday Time-Killer! SPEED Performance Awards: Fan Voting Ends Today

SPEED TV’s Performance Awards are kind of like Oscars for racing. They have several categories in which fan votes determine the winners. Stuff like best wreck, biggest upset, and biggest...

Monday Time Killer: The Greatest Vintage Drags Thread Ever

Monday Time Killer will be a regular feature on FreiburgersJunkyard.com and will bring you an online method for blowing off at least a couple hours of work every Monday morning without your boss ever...

Miller Cup Expands to 10 Races Next Season

We were wondering what was going to become of the Miller Cup Mustang Challenge series, the road-racing circuit for the factory built Ford Mustang FR500S. Our lucky pal Rob Kinnan from Hot Rod...

Trick New In-Tank Fuel System from Aeromotive

We’re not sure but we don’t think that Steve Matusek and the staff at Aeromotive sleep much. It seems every time we turn around those guys are announcing innovative new products. Well,...

The Zany Thunder Flite

If you browsed my most recent El Mirage gallery you had to have noticed photos of this wild custom ’62 Thunderbird. The Rocket Birds are kind of an acquired taste, and I happen to dig them to...

Legends of Riverside Event Coming in March

We just got word of a tribute to SoCal’s awesome yet defunct Riverside International Raceway. Check it out:   Riverside, Calif. – – Whether you attended every event that was...

Cool Old Photos: Road Runner New in ’69

We love cool old photos of gearhead stuff and we’re also enamored of our pal Drag Racing Hall of Famer Dave Wallace, so imagine how stoked we were to intercept a recent email that included not...

Comp Cams for 3-Valve Fords

Comp Cams has announced a new more aggressive line of cams for Ford 4.6L and 5.4L three-valve engines. The XFI VSR (Valve Springs Required) cams represent a stout step up from the NSR (No Springs...

Car Nose Art

When we added cartoonish nose art to our F-Bomb Camaro it created a bit of a stir. It wasn’t at all a new idea, but perhaps it was one that had not been seen in while or that hadn’t been...

IHRA Changes Sportsman Championship Chase Format

Here they go again. The plucky IHRA has once again tree’d their big brother, the NHRA, in taking steps to ensure that racers can continue to compete for a national championship while not...

Jocko Johnson is Dead

One of the most mystifying characters in the annals of drag racing history died last week at the age of 65. His name was Robert “Jocko” Johnson and he made his name porting cylinder heads...

Edelbrock Rereleases the Classic Singshot Intake

Admittedly, a large part of this whole hot rodding thing is aesthetic. The way stuff looks can, at certain times, be just as important as the way it runs. We find this to be especially true of old,...

November ’08 El Mirage Photo Gallery Now Live

The SCTA land-speed racing season came to a close last weekend with the final meet of the year at El Mirage Dry Lake here in SoCal. We attended as spectators and volunteers and snapped a few photos...

It’s Here! FreiburgersJunkyard.com

It’s Friday, November 21, 2008—the very first day of digital life for FreiburgersJunkyard.com. As most of you may know, the “Freiburger” is me, David Freiburger, former editor...