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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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Cool Old Press Photos: A ’57 Dodge-Load of Girls!

It’s funny to think there was actually a time in this country when a man could ask the question, “How many women would fit in the trunk of a ’57 Dodge?” without someone...

Gearhead Destination: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Museum of Science and Industry is a wondrous place that any wide-minded gearhead would love. Featuring exhibits like an actual German U-Boat captured during WWII,...

More Info Coming Out on Brett Stevens’ Drug Arrest

Brett Stevens, the Australian drag racing mega-star who was recently scooped up in a police drag net against illegal drugs seems to be in some major league trouble. First, he shocked the drag racing...

Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

After writing about the Lola T70 and thinking about the sheer awesomeness of the old Can-Am series, we remembered that there are probably lots of people who’ve never seen those wild old cars in...

Rad New Nitto NT05: A Big, Sticky Tire for Guys Who Need Big, Sticky Tires

Nitto’s latest offering is a summer max-performance tire that immediately caught our eye when the guys from the tire company revealed it to us last week. This tire is for the guy who really...

Site of the Week: Good Old RVs

This is cool. We thought we were the only ones who thought there was a certain coolnees to old ’70s motorhomes and campers. Perhaps it’s because they are the only ones we could afford if...

Hot Rod Magazine 2009 Drag Week Schedule is Here!

Well, it’s time to put on your daddy pants again and start preparing for the most brutal test of man and street-legal (barely in some cases) machines ever devised: it’s Hot Rod Drag Week...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Penske/Donohue Lola T70 Mk3B

You know what they say about the really beautiful girls. They’re temperamental, flighty, unpredictable, and often times, more trouble than they’re worth, but damned it if we aren’t...

Video Review: The Young Racers

This week, we suffered through The Young Racers for you. You’d think that a Roger Corman flick made in 1963 with that title would offer some B-movie greatness, but alas, this one’s mostly...

Lynn Wineland Not Doing Well

We’ve just received word that Lynn Wineland has entered the hospital in grave condition with myoplastic anemia, a bone disease. Lynn is one of the Petersen Publishing greats, having stared as a...

Pioneering NASCAR Official Robert “Hoot” Auton Passes

There’s another golden generation of people slowly leaving us, and that’s the people who were working and guiding NASCAR through its age of glory and growth back in the day. One of those...

Breaking News: Saleen Sells Off All Its Assets

Wow. We knew that Sallen was shopping for a buyer but this one hit us upside the head. MJ Acquisition was the purchaser and they are already in the high-performance industry, overseeing the operation...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Litton at Epping, 2006

It seems that lots of guys dug the stories of racing accidents that I have witnessed from last week’s Barnstormin’ column so I am going to profile a wreck or odd occurrence I’ve...

Barnstormin’: Sidekicks

Most of the stuff that happens in the world of cars and hot rodding is not just the handiwork of one person. Normally, it’s at least two people who have designed, created, or fabricated...