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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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Screw-Propelled Vehicle Shocker: We Tree’d The Ruskies By Decades!

A couple weeks back we were supremely creeped out by the video of the ZiL Russian military vehicle with its giant auger/screw drive system that we featured in our Motorized Freak of the Week column....

Cool Old Press Photos: Dodge’s Jet-Age Fins, 1957

This week’s Cool Old Press Photo veers away from the Ford family that we’ve been hovering around. We’re sharing our first nugget of Mopar goodness with you. This is a press photo...

Gearhead Destination: The Big 3 Swap Meet, Coming Soon

There are a few swap meets in the country that are worth traveling for. This is one of them: San Diego, California’s Big 3 at Qualcomm Stadium, coming Feb 27-28 and March 1. Big 3 refers to the...

NHRA Suspends Oildown Penalties

Paging Arley Lango! Paging Arley Lango! The NHRA announced today that in an effort to save teams money they have decided to pull the points penalties for oiling down the dragstrip during a National...

Video of the Week: Riverside Stock Cars, 1965

If you’ve ever wondered why California’s former Riverside Raceway is so revered, this video will give you at least the Stock Car portion of the answer (they also raced sports cars, Can...

Unreal! Now the Government Wants to Use Tax $ To Crush Newer SUVs. SEMA is On It

Breaking news from a few minutes ago. Here’s the SEMA release: POLITICIANS WANT TO USE TAX DOLLARS TO CRUSH NEWER MODEL TRUCKS AND SUVS SEMA Warns Lawmakers that Boondoggle Will Cost American...

65 Pontiac Wagon Trip a Success

Nine days ago we told you that I’d be making a trip north to Sacramento to pick up a ’65 Pontiac wagon that our friend Todd at MSD had scored sight-unseen on eBay. I came home from the...

Nitro Funny Car Association Forges Ahead

If you can get past the horrific news regarding the economy that seems to be coming faster and harder each day, there are some gems of goodness showing up in the racing world. The Nitro Funny Car...

The Violation Game: Square-Tube Headers

I must admit that I shot this photo with the full intention of declaring these square-tube headers a full-on violation. Yet I admit to cold feet. On the violation side of the scale is the fact that,...

Hurst Viper Breaks the Bank at B-J

As previously reported, Hurst is going back to the signature-car biz with the Hurst 50th Anniversary Viper. Like Hurst’s anniversary, not Viper’s…but it’s a natural , right?...

Site of the Week: Hemi.com

With all the craptastic talk lately of Chrysler teaming up with (aka selling its soul to) Fiat, we decided that it was time to reaffirm our faith in the brand by harking back to its most glorious...

Book Review: Racing Safely, Living Dangerously

Here’s one of those little books that no one knows about but everyone should read. Racing Safely, Living Dangerously was published back in 2001. It’s the autobiography of Bill Simpson...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: VW Bug Motorhome

The reality of a VW Bug motorhome itself is plain bliss, but when you add the homegrown art of the side, this is thing is pure genius. I spotted this Beetle camper during my honeymoon road trip in...

Barnstormin’: Wrecks

In my time as a race track announcer, race director, and general racing facility nuisance, I’ve seen more than my fair share of carnage on the track. Each incident has its own file folder in my...