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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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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...

Deep Inside Darren Tedder’s 654ci, E85-Burning, 1,261HP Hemi!

Darren Tedder owns what’s probably the cleanest 8-second ’71 Cuda ever. He was a Top 10 finisher in the 2006 Hot Rod Pump Gas Drags, where we got to know him a little, and had his car...

The Top 11 Things That Freiburger Found in His Office Today Upon His Return to Hot Rod Magazine

As most of you know by now, David Freiburger is returning to his position of Editor In Chief at Hot Rod magazine following 15 months of frolic here on the Web. Today is his first day back at the...

New Scratch-Free AN Wrenches!

AN Fittings are great as long as you don’t ever touch them, because when you do they always seem to scratch. Using a crescent wrench clearly doesn’t help, and continued removal with the...

Monday Time Killer: Bitchin’ Old Magazine Stories

We got this as a tip from a reader: it’s a blog site that features scans of old magazine covers and stories from Popular Science, Mechanix Illustrated, and Modern Mechanix. The link here goes...

Roy Brizio Reunion Coming to Goodguys Pleasanton

Here’s the official press release from Goodguys: For the first time in history, builder Roy Brizio will attempt to round up the hot rods and customs he’s built over the past thirty-two...

Up Close With Carl Tasca’s Mustang Cobra Jet No. 17

Man, sometimes even we get a little sick at our luck. We got an e-mail from our pal Jon Sandahl at Tube Chassis Designz in Hanson, Mass. You may remember Jon’s name from the ongoing saga of the...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Hail to the Chief Edition

Well, since DF has to get back on the short bus come Monday and head into the office, we thought we’d use this opportunity to say thanks, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the...

Photos From the 1969 Detroit Auto Show

We got this one as a tip from CarDomain. Someone on Flickr has posted 21 photos from the 1969 Detroit Auto Show, including the Sox & Martin car (shown), factory concepts from Ford and Mopar,...

Killer Gearhead Toy!

We spotted the link to the Dragmasters die-cast dragstrip in a post on our forums and checked it out. We ordered one within 6 seconds of seeing the demo video. It’s a long, gravity-feed...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Dirt Cheap Centurion Convertible

I drove past this car every day for nearly 15 years on the way to work at Hot Rod magazine, and I will again starting Monday unless one of you snaps it up this weekend. The car is pretty rusty for...