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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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Book Review: Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots

Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots is one for any fan of the ‘80s road-racing scene in the US. It’s an autobiographical tale about Sam Moses, a Sports Illustrated writer who gets a shot...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Bruce Allen and Kenny Koretsky at Ennis, Texas, 2005

This was the worst racing accident I have ever seen, bar none, end of story. No one said it in the press room where I was sitting but everyone thought Bruce Allen was dead. The tricky, all-concrete...

Barnstormin’: And This Is Normal To You?

That was the question posed to me by my good friend Dave Bernstein about a week ago when I was telling him about the Red Ball Express and the improbable cross-country journey that an old dirt track...

Little Old Lady Chevelle Sighting!

We’ve all heard stories, seen ads, or have witnessed the proverbial, “one owner, little old lady” car. Most of us want the one that has only been driven to the market and then...

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...