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Mooneyes New Year’s Party At Irwindale: A SoCal Hot Rod And Racing Tradition That Just Keeps Getting Cooler And Cooler

Here’s another great gallery of photos from the Mooneyes New Year’s Party from Grippo! And if you missed the previous photos, we’ve got a link for that down below too! (Words and...

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Kingpin – The 1956 F600 Crew Cab Project: Cab Fab, Chassis Work, Bed, Tubs, Fenders And More. Metal Fab Greatness!

When I walked up to Kingpin at the PRI Show in Indy last December I thought it looked cool, but I had no idea how cool. This truck is truly something special. I spent 20 minutes walking around it...

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A Battery Powered Welder? Does It Really Work? Ian Johnson Does A Full Test of the ESAB Volt Battery Powered Welder

Welders have gotten more and more efficient in the past decade or so, and today you can weld bigger materials for much longer on less voltage. This is because of inverter technology and other trick...

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Can You Really Make Your Own Parts? Have You Wondered About Send Cut Send After Seeing All The Ads? Check Out This Candid Review

If you are into car stuff at all, which should be everyone reading this, then you undoubtedly have seen SendCutSend ads on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. There are lots of ads talking about their...

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Mooneyes New Year’s Party At Irwindale: Bitchin Rides, Killer Kustoms, Drag Cars, Hot Rods, And More And We’ve Got The Photos Here!

Here’s another great gallery of photos from the Mooneyes New Year’s Party from Grippo! And if you missed the previous photos, we’ve got a link for that down below too! (Words and...

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This Weekend: John Force Holiday Car Show

On December 7th from 10am-4pm, John Force Racing will be holding its annual holiday car show. This is a great chance to get over to the Yorba Linda HQ of the winningest  professional drag racer...

IHRA Sticking With 1,320 Feet; NHRA Not

The IHRA is not going to follow the NHRA’s lead when it comes to the length of competition runs at its national events. The sanctioning body sent out a release Tuesday stating that its series...

69 Photos from the NHRA Twilight Cruise

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, offers a Prolong-sponsored Twilight Cruise on Wednesday nights during the cruising season here in SoCal. That season ends for about 15...

Ted Cyr, First in the 7s, Dies

Ted Cyr, along with partner Bill Hopper, had one of the more successful drag racing teams in the country in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Cyr’s race wins included the 1958 NHRA...

Gearhead Destination: The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, billed as the most significant collection of the American Experience. Although we’d not call it a museum specifically aimed at the traditional...

ProRides “Sick Seconds” Revealed, and You Won’t Believe This: It’s a ’69 Camaro!

Last week we annouced that Denny Terzich and ProRides was coming back to Hot Rod Drag Week in 2010 with the goal of 6s at the track. We had a few sneak photos that pretty much told the story that now...

Video of the Week: The Snow Tow

This video is another oldie, but when I saw it for the first time I laughed so hard I nearly needed to go clean out my shorts. This one is a short edit that gets to the point pretty quickly. I hope...

The Violation Game: Sweet Pipes

This week’s cruel display of automotive styling takes today’s gaudy trend of stick-on portholes (or “pahtholes” if you ask Lohnes) and turns it up to 11. But what could be...

Web Site of the Week: Abandonded Airfields

This week’s highlighted Web site is not directly related to cars, but there are a bunch of reasons to dig it, anyway. The site www.airfields-freeman.com includes the histories of 1,413...

Vintage Racer of the Week: Swamp Rat 14

There are few if any other singular race cars on the planet, in any form of racing that were the catalyst for as much change as Don Gartlits’ Swamp Rat 14, his first rear-engine dragster. On...

Book Review: Against Death and Time

Against Death and Time is an interesting look at the 1955 racing season on an international scale. For starters, 1955 was not a good year for racing. James Dean was killed (in a non-racing accident),...

Viper V10 in a Mustang

Every once in a while even we get dope-slapped with something. This Mustang is one of those somethings. Long story short, Scott Vanderschoor of NiteMare Motorsports in Des Moines, Iowa is more than...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The King in Action

I admit that this Pic of the Week is not my own snapshot, but one by Rick Amado. The scene is the second Hotchkis Media Shootout at Buttonwillow Raceway Park here in California. I don’t...

The Top 11 Things We Never Thought We’d Hear Ourselves Say

Times have changed. We have changed. Our families have grown. Standing back and looking at the state of the hobby and of our near homelessness and of our shift to the Web, we had to sum it all up in...