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RPM Nationals Photos: Flag Start Drag Races On An Old Airstrip Like It’s 1955 Again

(Photos by Wes Allison) Here’s our second gallery of photos from the RPM Nationals, and you are going to love it. We’ve got killer traditional hot rods, racing on an old airstrip in...

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Goodguys Photos: The Lonestar Nationals At Texas Motor Speedway Did Not Disappoint!

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) Here is our second gallery of photos from the Goodguys Lonestar Nationals in Fort Worth. We told you we had a few galleries worth sharing with you and we are delivering now....

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Amazing Watch: This Animated Film About The 1955 Le Mans Disaster Is Artistic, Beautiful, and Crushingly Sad

Even if you are not a racing historian, you likely know the infamous story of Le Mans 1955. The year where Pierre Levegh suffered a horrendous crash in his Mercedes race car, tumbled through the...

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Holley LS Fest 2021: Twin-Turbo, Bagged 1965 Chevrolet C10 Is A Tire-Smoking, Rolling Billboard

This is one badass truck. There were a ton of great trucks at LS Fest 2021, in all flavors and sizes, but this 1965 Chevrolet C10 was one of our favorites. The patina look is one we dig, and because...

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HOW MUCH POWER ARE LONG-TUBE HEADERS REALLY WQRTH? JUNKYARD 6.0L LS HEADER TEST!

Headers were one of the first performance mods most folks would do with their muscle cars and hot rods back in the day. As cars have become more and more complicated, engine compartments have become...

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Flames UP! Nitro Burning Monsters At The NHRA DeWalt Tools Carolina Nationals!

(Photos by David Whealon) – The NHRA schedule has been pretty mental since the US Nationals. The tour hit Indy, went straight to Maple Grove, then onto Charlotte, and it heads to St Louis this...

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Bombshell! GM Performance Dead (For Now)

Automotive News is reporting that General Motors has killed off the GM Performance Division. This is crushing news to fans of domestic performance vehicles and the decision appears to have been made...

Dragstrip Back From the Dead! 75-80 Dragway in Maryland to Re-Open

This is just a quick note for any Mid-Atlantic racers out there. Historic 75-80 Dragway, which had been open since 1960 but closed down in 2005, will reopen on April 3rd. The track is located in...

Site of the Week: Giant Studebaker!

Thanks to forum member JRoberts for digging up this gem. It’s the story of a massive Studebaker built by the Studebaker company in 1930 for promotional purposes. The car was 41 feet long and...

New Gallery: Straight-Axle Cars From Lead East 2008

We attended Lead East 2008 this past summer on behalf of a print magazine. They decided to let us use the photos that they are not using in the book here on el blog. This is the first of several...

Kenny Bernstein to Enter Motorsports Hall of Fame

Prolific NHRA drag racer, multi-sport team owner, and wizard business man Kenny Bernstein will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America next week. Congrats to Kenny on the...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Cheetah

Bill Thomas had the answer to Carroll Shelby’s Cobra in his head, all he needed was someone to provide some backing and support in order for him to be able to construct it. Due to the...

Book Review: Infinity Over Zero

Cole Coonce (who recently became a member of our forums) penned Infinity Over Zero, a tome about the history of land speed racing. It’s something that every enthusiast of the genre should have...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Altered vs. Tree

For this week’s installment I do not have video or good photos (the photo above is not even the incident I’m talking about), but in many ways the story stands on its own. Long story...

USF1 Wants to Test Danica Patrick

This could get very interesting to say the least. Ken Anderson, one of the guys behind the US Formula One effort admitted that he is interesting having Danica Patrick make some test laps for their F1...

Barnstormin’: Taking the Heroes Down a Peg

Is it me or does it sometimes seem like we have an odd relationship with our heroes? We can celebrate their accomplishments and achievements but often it seems that we take the same glee in pointing...

eBay Picks of the Week: Hemi Edition!

This week has been a good one on eBay, and it made the choice for our Pick of the Week a tough one. Everything from ex-Pro Stockers, sand-drag Jeeps, straight-axle Novas, and Pro Stock intakes got my...

Monday Time Killer: American Racing History

We consider ourselves kind of impervious to some of the stuff we post on here. Lots of the Monday Time Killers in the past are sites we have already spent too many hours on, so when we run them,...

Chadmouth: The People and Events that Shape Our Personal Car-centric World

Spending the past week surrounded by new and old Mustang Cobra Jets, reading recent blog items about 2010 Camaros getting built, and hearing news about new dragstrips opening has got me thinking...

New Gallery: Wheels-Up Action From the 2009 Winternationals

Need your wheels up launch fix for the day? Not going to get it anywhere else? Well we’ve got you covered. Our recent visit to the 2009 Kragen Oreilly NHRA Winternationals gave AV Kid Dustin...