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Cool Movie Car History: Here Are 10 Cool Facts About Kenny’s 1973 Custom Vette From The Movie Corvette Summer

There was a time when I couldn’t stand the Corvette from Corvette Summer. I don’t know why, but back when flares were a thing, I couldn’t stand them. Now I kinda dig them actually....

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Classic Truck Drag Feature: “Uncle Jessie” This 1969 Ford Pickup is equipped with a MASSIVE Twin Turbo Big Block setup and it HAULS ASS!

Classic trucks are cool, and no stranger to the dragstrip, but something like this isn’t what you normally see at a No Prep race. They are either nice and clean S10 trucks, the occasional late...

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1,800 Miles Home! Will This Classic Ford Mustang RUN AND DRIVE From Arizona To Tennessee? Vice Grip Garage Part 2

We shared Part 1 of this whole Mustang II adventure last week and now it’s time for Part 2. Will it actually run and drive and make it all the way from Arizona to Tennessee? Watch to find out....

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Gassers At Shadyside! Southeast Gassers Association 2024 | A/Gas Eliminations | Shadyside Dragway

The Southeast Gassers Association puts on some of the most fun drag racing in the world. It’s an awesome series with old school gassers being driven like God intended and they certainly know how to...

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Vintage Drag Car Feature: This TIME CAPSULE 1963 Corvette Drag Car with De-Stroked Lingenfelter Small Block Is AWESOME!

Tommy Lee Byrd, the Hot Rod Hoarder, is always finding super rad rides to highlight and feature in his videos and this one here is no exception. With a destroked Lingenfelter built small-block under...

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The Stanceworks Honda-Swapped Ferrari RE-BUILD Begins Now! He Blew It Up And Now It’s Time For Improvements

The K24 Ferrari… This evil bastard launched the rods out of it on the back stretch at Buttonwillow not long ago, and in the previous video we learned why. In this video there is a rebuild about...

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Dumpster Diving Pays! Now Tell Us What To Do

Every now and again we’re faced with such a colossal dilemma we need to seek outside help. Normally it’s our parole officer, but luckily for you fair reader, we’re turning your way...

The Violation Game: Fakers!

Recently I’ve been faced with an ever-increasing glut of rat rods, retro rods, or whatever you want to call them, with phony valve covers on small-block Chevys. I hate that. If you have a...

Web Site of the Week: StreetMuscleAction.com

This week’s highlighted site is StreetMuscleAction.com, a video site brought to you by magazine freelancer (you’ll most likely know his name from Circle Track and Hot Rod) and FJY forum...

More Cool Dave Wallace Photos: The Corvair Van Jump

When we first fired up the Junkyard we ran a news item on photos of Dave Wallace’s Road Runner from back when it was new in 1969. If you don’t know Wallace (D2), he’s a longtime...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The Tyrell P34

Maybe this is the week I’ve gone off the deep end, but I think this is the coolest Formula One car in history. I first saw this car looking through some old racing books at the town library...

George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip Revisited

Among the last things I posted at the old CarJunkieTV site was a blog and photo gallery about George Ray’s Wildcat Dragstrip in Paragould, Arkansas. I didn’t want those memories to go...

Book Review: The Unfair Advantage

Mark Donohue had one of the most spectacular careers in the history of American race car drivers. He drove everything, literally: NASCAR, Formula One, Trans Am, Indy cars, IROC…hell he probably...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Jeep Truck

This week’s pic reminds me that it’s been way too long since my friend Rick Pewe and I have embarked on one of our off-road adventures called DED Tours (DED = Dirt Every Day, plus we...

Drag Pak Challenger Factory Documents Revealed Here

Reading yesterday’s news item about Don Garlits scoring the very first of the “production” Challenger Drag Pak cars reminded us that we’d been privvy to some of the internal...

IHRA Sues a Member Track for $764,000

The short story: IHRA is taking San Antonio Raceway’s ownership to court for $764,000. As with any matter that heads to the courtroom, both sides are mum on details. If we had to guess,...

116 Photos: The John Force Holiday Car Show

While a lot of you were getting ready for a white Christmas, here in sunny Southern California we were hobnobbing with John Force and Jay Leno at Force’s Christmas Car Show, Open House, and Toy...

Big Daddy Scores the First Drag Pak Challenger, and Will Race It!

Thank the Gods of Speed, there is a piece of good news to report! First that the Challenger Drag Pak cars are starting to be delivered to owners and that Big Daddy Don Garlits will own the first one....

Barnstormin’: When “Spec” Doesn’t Suck

Most racing fans (myself included) like to complain about the seemingly endless creep of “spec” cars into the upper echelon of just about every racing series on Earth. It’s the Car...

Get a Galpin Mustang GT for Dirt Cheap

Galpin Motors, which always reminds us that it is the largest-volume Ford dealer in the world, just announced that it’s selling a fleet of 40 Mustang GTs for just $18,995 each. The cars have an...