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BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: We Decide To Go Atomic With The Old Rig!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

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Photos: Our Second Round Of Quarantine Cruise Photos Are Right Here! Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Customs, And More On The Streets.

(Photos by Wes Allison) The SoCal Quarantine Cruises are something special because they are both a parking lot style car cruise-in and an on-road event all in one. There are a ton of cars and trucks...

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Cruise Photos: SoCal’s Quarantine Cruise Is Bigger And Better Than Ever! Look At These Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, And Customs On The Street!

(Photos by Wes Allison) When you talk about driving events, like the Quarantine Cruise, or even local Cruise-Ins, it is really hard to beat the action in SoCal. I lived there for more than a decade...

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Photos: SoCal’s Cruisin’ Grand In Escondido Never Fails To Bring Out The Coolest Cars And Trucks. Check Out These Beauties!

(Photos by Wes Allison) We’ve still got more photos from Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido and figured there was no better time to share them than right now. It’s a Monday photo...

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More Hot Action Photos From The NHRA Sonoma Nationals: Flames, Wheelstands, Burnouts, And More!

(Photos by Eric Myers) We told you we’d have more photos from the NHRA Sonoma Nationals, and we weren’t kidding. We’ve got action photos of all kinds, from a bunch of different...

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Photos: The Cars Of UMI’s Autocross Challenge. The Muscle Cars, Sports Cars, And Sedans That Tore It Up At UMI Motorsports Park

Here they are folks, the cars that tore up UMI Motorsports Park this weekend for the UMI Autocross Challenge. A race that gave out invitations to the UMI King of the Mountain $25,001 race coming to...

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Motorized Freak of the Week: Bill Dunlap’s A/Fuel Dragster

When is an A/Fuel injected-nitro dragster a motorized freak? Actually, all the time, but especially when the guy driving it is sitting closer to the front wheels than the rear wheels. We got to see...

Regional Aftermarket Chain Store Autobacs Files For Chapter 11

Autobacs, a chain of auto parts stores that specialize in aftermarket parts, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing extremely slow sales and mounting debts, according to the Reuters...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Ex-Bondurant SVT Contour

If you’re in Phoenix and need a “sporty” sedan, hit the link below and check out the ex-Bob Bondurant school SVT Contour that’s for sale. The seller claims this is one of five...

Cash for Clunkers Defeated!

Good news from SEMA: the Cash for Clunkers clause in the economic stimulus has been defeated and will not be advancing in its current form. As usual, it’s not completely over because SEMA...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Mercury Child Safety Vest

We had to smile when we saw this neat photo and release in our recently located pile of stuff. It’s a press release featuring Mercury’s Child Safety Vest that was shown in these press...

Gearhead Destination: The Long Beach Swap Meet

The Long Beach Hi-Performance Swap Meet, held at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach, California, on 14 different Sundays per year, is often looked at as the little brother to the world famous...

Video of the Week: SCCA Trans-Am Action Circa 1970

We’ve done the Can-Am thing so we thought we should do the Trans-Am thing in this week’s featured video item. We’re taking you back to SCCA 1970 and some footage from what seems to...

Cool Helmet Auction Coming Up at Amelia Island Concours

The Amelia Island Concours is a very high-falutin’ car show held every year at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. As most car shows are, this one benefits charities and helps to...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: The Engine Tree

Here’s another memory from the wild and wooly days at college. What you see hanging from the tree on a come-along is a 350, 700R4 transmission, and transfer case from a mid ’80s K5 Blazer...

2010 Camaro to Pace the 2009 Daytona 500

It has been announced that the 2009 Chevy Camaro will pace the 2009 Daytona 500, breaking a two-year streak of Corvettes handling the official duties. It’s the first time since 1969 that a...

Site of the Week: All About Buick Performance

While neither Chad nor I own a Buick, we were both chatting about the greatness of BuickPerformance.com the other day. I mean this place has everything that a die-hard Bu’ lover would ever...

Anderson Backs It Up with a 211.13-MPH Pro Stock Lap!

Greg Anderson ran 210.97 in NHRA Pro Stock earlier today at the Winternationals and then backed it up with a 211.13 6.528 which is the quickest and fastest in history!

Greg Anderson Makes the Fastest Pro Stock Lap Ever!

Literally minutes ago, Greg Anderson blasted his way to the fasted Pro Stock pass in history. Let the record show that Anderson was the first guy to clear 210 mph in an NHRA legal Pro Stocker. Chad...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The 1961 Ferrari 156

With the rumblings of a startup F1 effort here in the US coming along, we thought about the only American guy to ever win the F1 championship, Phil Hill. He won it while driving for Ferrari and he...