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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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The Top 11, Guest Submission Edition: TheSilverBuick’s Favorite Stories From His Leg of the Red Ball Express

The Red Ball Express has come to a close, with our ’68 Javelin having been relayed across the country by a string of volunteers. Each leg of the trip brought some fun stories and memories for...

eBay Pick of the Week: Twin-Turbo LS1 Sand Rail

We’d probably be dead within 15 minutes of owning this thing, but it would be a heck of a 15 minutes. The seller does not say what it weighs, but it’s a freakin’ sand rail so...

Photo Gallery: Wednesday at the 2009 NHRA Winternationals

Did you know that when an NHRA Nationals event comes to town that you can walk in without a pass on setup day? We did exactly that on Wednesday before the 2009 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, and got...

Monday Time Killer: Old Car Brochures Online

This one’s a huge time killer! There was a day when, every time we bought an old car, we’d search the swap meets and Hemmings Motor News to find all the factory literature we could for...

Bombproof Ball Joints from Dynatrac

When we laid eyes on these puppies we had to share them with everyone, as we know there are lots of four-wheel-drive fans who frequent the site. If you’ve got a rig that sees big time abuse on...

Bob Motz Back in Jet-Racing Action for 2009

After suffering a horrific fire two years ago, Bob Motz has weathered the long road to recovery and will return to dragstrips across the nation this season in his familiar jet-powered Kenworth truck....

Chadmouth: Grandpas Rule!

Not too long ago, Freiburger wrote a blog about Old Man stuff, and then Brian wrote about Men of Action. My grandpa fits the bill for both. His name is Earl, and in 1955 he  drove a truck for a...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: They’re Finally Building Freaking Camaros!

Normally in the Friday Excuse column we’re sending you home from the office to drain mugs of brew due to some bad news, but stop the presses, we’re doing shots in celebration! New Chevy...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The World’s Fastest Tracked Vehicle

Last week’s Freak, the ol’ Lombard Steam Log Hauler, was a tracked vehicle built in Maine. The insane death machine known as the Howe and Howe Ripsaw is also a tracked vehicle built in...

Dave Wallace Does the Grand National Roadster Show

The Grand National Roadster Show is the grand daddy of all indoor hot rod shows as it carries the weight of awarding the title of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster on one entrant. Truth be...

Would You Care About F1 If…?

There is mounting buzz about a legitimate Formula One entry from the US. Currently the team name is the inventive USF1. The team is raising capital, signing sponsors, and preparing to hit the track...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Pro Street Toyota Starlet

Man, we saw this little guy and started drooling. It’s a Toyota Starlet with a bad-ass cage, all the tin work done, and just needing a motor and transmission to terrorize the land. Sure...

Red Ball Express: Update on the Cross-Country Bucket Brigade of Our ’68 Javelin

The great gearhead bucket brigade known as the Red Ball Express is well underway with our now infamous ‘68 Javelin being relayed trailer-to-trailer to deliver it from California to Boston. This...

Truck Kills the Christmas Tree at the Winternationals

Well, the NHRA Winternationals washed out today in Pomona, but not before some crazy action went down in Stock Eliminator. John Irving, a competitor making a qualifying run in his M/SA Dodge truck...