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2021 Carlisle Ford Nationals Photo Coverage: Over 3,200 Cars Showed Up And We Did, Too!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – Three thousand two hundred forty one. That is how many examples of Ford Motor Company products showed up at the Carlisle Fairgrounds on the first weekend of...

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Awesome Video: In 1989 Testing A Cutting Edge Bigfoot Monster Truck Meant Jumping It Over Parking Lot Curbs

Every motorsport on Earth evolves, that’s basically the hallmark of anything that is technology driven, right? Indy cars went from basically being horse carts with powerful engines to the...

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2021 NHRA New England Nationals Action Photos: Wheels Up Sportsman Competition At New England Dragway

(Photos by Wes Allison) – The 2021 TascaParts.com NHRA New England Nationals presented by Bandero Premium Tequila was a fun time for the many thousands of fans that piled through the gates of...

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RPM Act Reintroduced for 2021 And We Talked To The Team In Washington – Protect Your Right To Race!

The full press release from SEMA is below, but let me start by saying that we talked directly with SEMA’s Washington Congressional team just hours before the RPM Act was reintroduced and can...

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Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Mule City 300 Action Photos: The Beasts Were Roaring Again At GALOT Motorsports Park!

(Words and photos by David Whealon) – The lights have been out, the grass has been getting taller and the grandstands have been empty for nearly two years at Galot Motorsports Park’s...

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Holy Crap, This Might Be The Baddest Throttle Body Ever Invented! Serious Game Changer. The ICON 102 From Motion Raceworks

Wow, just wow. Throttle bodies aren’t something that is super exciting because of their functionality, but they are usually made out of all kinds of billety goodness and they look awesome so...

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Motorized Freak of the Week: Sammy Miller’s Rocket Funny Car

In 1975, nothing on a dragstrip was quicker or faster than Sammy Miller’s Spirit of ‘76 Mustang II. It was the very first rocket powered Funny Car. Motivated by a hydrogen peroxide...

GM Performance Division Disbanded: Not as Drastic as First Reported

After a day of burning up phone lines, sending e-mails, reading other online reports, and launching flares up into the sky, we’ve got some more information for you with regard to...

Ford Romeo Plant Has Produced Its 10-Millionth Engine

The Romeo, Michigan Ford engine plant recently produced its ten millionth engine since production was started there in 1990. The factory supplies V-8 motors to Ford trucks and Mustangs. The first...

Jay Leno Introduces Some Cool 3D Scanning Technology

While we know the whole rapid prototyping thing has been around for a while, it still blows out minds and leaves us scratching our heads every time. Check out this video with Jay Leno dropping...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: GMC Topkick Pickup

This week’s Craiglist pick is our dream tow rig for our newly relocated Javelin. It’s a 1993 GMC Topkick pickup truck and beyond that, it’s totally awesome. Sure it’s gaudy,...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Dodge Sierra Spectator Wagon

We can honestly say that we have never, ever, seen a 1957 Dodge Sierra wagon and with a total production run totaling 32,000 cars spread over five different variants in 1957 we guess it isn’t a...

Gearhead Destination: The Petersen Museum

The number of car-related attractions in Southern California is staggering, but the Petersen Automotive Museum, founded by Hot Rod magazine’s Robert and Margie Petersen, is definitely toward...

Bombshell! GM Performance Dead (For Now)

Automotive News is reporting that General Motors has killed off the GM Performance Division. This is crushing news to fans of domestic performance vehicles and the decision appears to have been made...

Dragstrip Back From the Dead! 75-80 Dragway in Maryland to Re-Open

This is just a quick note for any Mid-Atlantic racers out there. Historic 75-80 Dragway, which had been open since 1960 but closed down in 2005, will reopen on April 3rd. The track is located in...

Site of the Week: Giant Studebaker!

Thanks to forum member JRoberts for digging up this gem. It’s the story of a massive Studebaker built by the Studebaker company in 1930 for promotional purposes. The car was 41 feet long and...

New Gallery: Straight-Axle Cars From Lead East 2008

We attended Lead East 2008 this past summer on behalf of a print magazine. They decided to let us use the photos that they are not using in the book here on el blog. This is the first of several...

Kenny Bernstein to Enter Motorsports Hall of Fame

Prolific NHRA drag racer, multi-sport team owner, and wizard business man Kenny Bernstein will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America next week. Congrats to Kenny on the...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Cheetah

Bill Thomas had the answer to Carroll Shelby’s Cobra in his head, all he needed was someone to provide some backing and support in order for him to be able to construct it. Due to the...

Book Review: Infinity Over Zero

Cole Coonce (who recently became a member of our forums) penned Infinity Over Zero, a tome about the history of land speed racing. It’s something that every enthusiast of the genre should have...