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The Big Block K5 Swap Is On! The 187 Customs Crew Is On It. “Is the Drain Plug In It?”

Take one well worn K5 Blazer with an anemic small block and swap in a used Big Block out of something else. What could possibly go wrong? I mean these K series trucks were available with big blocks,...

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Thursday Video Zen: Amazing Footage From San Fernando Drag Strip And Lions Drag Strip Circa The Later 1960s

Now this is some of the best footage we have seen in a LONG time. Our pal Jarmo tipped us off to this and we watched, wide-eyed the whole time. You are about to see beautiful, color footage (sans...

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Epic Street Race Footage: Never Before Seen 1320Video From The Stockholm Open In Sweden

I’ve been seeing photos or video from the Stockholm Open street races for decades. Yes decades, because this race got started way back in 1982. It has grown considerably since then, and because...

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2021 Pro Touring Truck Shootout Action Photos: Ford, Dodge, and GM Trucks Rip The Autocross In Arizona

(Photos by Wes Allison) – The first annual Pro Touring Truck Shootout took place at Chandler, Arizona’s Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park and the event brought out the most awesome pro...

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PRI Announces All New Membership Program: Businesses And Race Teams To The Front! Individual Memberships Soon!!

PRI has been focused on big things and big changes for more than a year now, and against all odds have really made a huge push despite the global pandemic. One of the things their new leader Jamie...

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Event Coverage: The 2021 Pittsburgh World Of Wheels Is More Proof That We’re Heading For A Fun Hot Rod Summer

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – After what seems like an eternity of not being at car events (14 months to be exact) I’m finally back as shows and events in my part of the country are...

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Billy “The Kid” Stepp Dies

One of drag racing’s more colorful (and nefarious) figures has passed away at the age of 73, according to the Dayton Daily News of Dayton, Ohio. Stepp’s cars were known as strong runners,...

General Lee Clone: Total Butchery!

It’s one of those message board threads that gains steam overnight and goes totally viral. We know that’s going to happen with this 30-page tome over at DodgeCharger.com. The funny thing...

Monday Time Killer: Vintage Road-Race Photos

Based on a tip from King Matt, we checked out this cool web site that has 113 photo galleries of IMSA and other road racing from 1973 through 1999. There’s plenty of the older stuff, making it...

Photo Gallery: Red Zone Race Fab Christmas Party

Today we went and hung out with Nick Miserendino at Red Zone Race Fab in Simi Valley, California. Nick did the cage and chassis work on our F-Bomb Camaro and also deals with a lot of local rally and...

Photo Gallery: Car Junkie Drag Bash Revisited

Way back in September ’08, Chad and I hosted a Drag Bash Weekend as part of our adventures with CarJunkieTV.com. When that web site folded up the photo gallery was lost. We had such a good time...

Seeing Through the Schlock: A Couple Neat Items at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale Auction

Yeah, yeah we know. Taking a dump on Barrett-Jackson has become a national sport for gearheads coast to coast. Those auctions have driven the market out of reach, reset the standards of pricing that...

Vintage Iron at Decent Prices!

One of our friends is a chassis builder. He’s a gifted fabricator and metal guy and occasionally takes on a hot rod project either for a customer or for himself when things get slow. We hate...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Georgia Dealer Gets Crap For Telling it Like it Is

Well this is enough to make you hang your head and shed a tear. Savannah, Georgia, Ford dealer O.C Welch decided to go after import cars and import car buyers in a radio ad and is now being called a...

Carnage Photos

Carnage is good so long the only damage is mechanical and no humans are harmed in the process. There was lots of it all over the place this year in the world of professional racing. Hit the links to...

Tony Schumacher: Champion of Champions

Six-time NHRA Top Fuel champ Tony Schumacher just scored another win: his second Champion of Champions title as awarded by Chris Economaki and his National Speed Sports News at the PRI Show in...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Street-Legal Funny Car

It’s about time for some upbeat news, and what puts you in a better mood than a vintage Funny Car? Not much, so we went hunting on Craigslist to see if we could find a neat old flopper of some...

Barn Find! ’40 Dodge

We got some knowledge dropped on us by Phil Cooper (known as 457Brodix on our message board) about an incredible 1940 Dodge barn find. This car isn’t a hot rod, it’s a bone stocker, but...

Photo Gallery: 55 Air-Cooled V-Dubs

While most of us on this site are domestic-car guys at core, we all pride ourselves in having far-reaching automotive interests. One of those curiosities is air-cooled VWs, whether they are Baja...

Gearhead Destination: The Garlits Museum

Since we’ve bludgeoned you with road-course stuff this week with the look at the six-wheeler Tyrrell and a glimpse at the accomplishment of Colin Chapman we decided to point you in the...