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BangShift Project Power Laggin’ Update: Swapping A Magnum 360 Into Our 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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Bonneville Speed Week 2022: More Photos From The Salt, Before The Rain Set In

Unfortunately, rain set in at Bonneville this week, and racing has been canceled. This sucks bad for all the racers and staff on hand, and we are incredibly disappointed that we won’t be...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2022: Our First Photos From The Salt!

(Photos by Wes Allison) It’s Bonneville Speed Week baby! This is a magical time of year. And since I have been the first car down the long course at Bonneville, just after sunrise on a particularly...

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Our Bonneville Speed Week Photos Start Right Here With The Famed Nugget Car Show!

(Photos by Wes Allison) Every year, Bonneville Speed Week is kicked off with the Wendover Nevada Nugget Car Show, and anyone and everyone is there to hang out, check out cool cars, and enjoy a few...

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Columbus Goodguys Show Photos: Goodguy’s Most Prestigious Event Did Not Disappoint

Here’s Mike’s seventh gallery of photos from the show, and if you missed the previous photos you can click the link below to check them all out. We’ve still got a ton more photo...

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OPGI Car Show Photos: Bitchin Cars Made With Bitchin Parts! Check Out All The Iron On Display Here!

(Photos by Wes Allison) Nearly 300 cars packed the grounds at OPGI’s headquarters in Seal Beach, California and the cars ranged from racers to street machines, to incredible restored iron like the...

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Hot Rod Drag Week 6-Second Smack Talk is Here!

Finally! After talking about a 7-second average at Drag Week, Denny Terzich and ProRides did it first in 2007. Now that same team–which used to be known for nothing but show cars until they did...

Performance Industry Bailout Plan from Painless Wiring

This is impressive. Recognizing that the performance aftermarket is feeling the pains of recession, Adrian Murray, President of Painless Performance Products (Painless Wiring) has announced the...

The Violation Game: Vantastic!

Welcome to The Violation Game! It’s a new regular feature on FreiburgersJunkyard.com, celebrating the tasteless, the gaudy, and the just plain horrific things that people do to cars. Are we in...

Web Site of the Week: American Iron in Cuba

One of the many tales that make up car-junkie lore is the one about how there are a bunch of great old American cars still being used in Cuba. But aside from the occasional ’50s flatbed truck...

See Us on YouTube, now in WideVision!

We just noticed that YouTube has changed its aspect ratio, going from cramped 4×3 to full HD size. How cool. That’s good enough reason for us to remind you that many of the videos from our...

6.38 Quarter, Naturally Aspirated!

Back when we were living at the old apartment we reported on Sonny Leonard’s newest and baddest ass engine. It was (and is) an 892ci monster that made 2,000 naturally aspirated horsepower on...

Billet Mechanical Fuel Pumps from Holley

Recently on our message board a couple discussions have centered around fuel pumps. Mechanical versus electric, in-tank or inline, manufacturer-versus-manufacturer type of stuff abounds regularly...

Von Smith Goes to Bahrain to Win a Pro Mod race

Von Smith probably has the best driving gig in all of drag racing. As the pilot of the Al-Anabi racing blown ’57 Chevy Pro Mod, he has the best possible car with the best possible pieces, with...

Vintage Racer of the Week: Briggs Cunningham’s Le Monstre

For this first installment of the Vintage Race Car of the week we wanted to show you something you may have never seen or heard about before. First off, this thing is actually a ’50 Cadillac....

ZEX Nitrous for New Challengers

Someone chucked a brick through our window with a press release banded to it announcing that ZEX is the first to market with a nitrous system tailored to the new Dodge Challengers. Designed as a...

New Gallery: 25 Paint Ideas

As a guy who can’t own a shiny car, it’s a little surprising that I snap photos of paint ideas everywhere I go. It’s the editor in me, wanting to share all these car-related...

Video Review: Lions, The Greatest Drag Strip

The third and final installment of Don Gillespie’s highly acclaimed video series, “Lions: The Greatest Dragstrip” is out and available for purchase and is a must-have for any...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: Skyin’ the Poncho

I’ve been photographing all sorts of automotive adventures for many years, so I decided it would be cool to share some of my unseen photos in a new regular feature on FreiburgersJunkyard.com...

Barnstormin’: Why the Nurburgring Kinda Sucks

One of the things we decided to do at FreiburgersJunkyard.com is to have regular opinion columns in the blog. It looks like I get to go first. I’m Brian Lohnes, and my column is called...