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Quarantine Piece Theater: 1960’s Drag Racing Film Is The Coolest! Indy, Pomona, Bee Line

Kalitta vs Garlits at the US Nationals, Ohio Geoge Montgomery vs Stone, Woods, and Cook, coverage of loads of class eliminations, the biggest races of the year in 1964 and early 1965 covered in...

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No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

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QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Stop Your Whining!!! Do Burnouts At Home While Your Stuck Waiting Out The Virus And Send In Video! Finnegan Did!

DISCLAIMER: We are not legal experts, do this at your own risk. Crash your junk in your driveway doing burnouts? On you. Get the cops called and have to try not to get arrested? On you. Get fined for...

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NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule – Major Changes, Countdown Format Off, Old-School Points Chase Starts In June

The NHRA has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour and it is one that includes some significant changes. Interrupted by the COVID-19 virus...

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Watch AA Fuel Altereds At The March Meet Right Here! Eliminations Action Was Awesome!

If you don’t know who won the March Meet AA Fuel Altered class then we don’t want to spoil it for you, but we will say that we are very excited about it because he’s one of our...

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Is There Such A Thing As A Cool Crossover? In Europe, Yes – In The USA? We Get The Short End Of The Stick

(Words by Tom Lohnes – Photos by the manufacturers) – America seems to get gypped when it comes to cool cars, sometimes. All of our wagons have been replaced with slow, numb crossovers...

Another 3/30 Celebration: The Dodge 330, Ma Mopar’s Plain-Jane Sucker Punch!

Elsewhere today, you will find that Brian has put up his engine tribute for 3/30, which features units from Oldsmobile, DeSoto and the Ford 5.4L unit of late. Good selections, for sure, but 3/30...

QuarantinePiece Theater: Monster Truck and Pulling Show From Indianapolis Circa 1989 – Truck Pull Drag Racing!

This is greatness. You are going to see a really well produced video from a 1989 Monster Truck and pulling show that was held in Indianapolis circa 1989. Indy is a motorsports obsessed city that...

BangShift Tune-Up: “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) by Joe Diffie (1993)

Another day passes, another day that might very well feel wasted sitting at home. The world seems to have been up-ended over the last few weeks. In the thirty-six years that I’ve stood on this...

Watch An 88-Year Old Man Drive A 1926 Dodge Brothers Touring Car He Bought When He Was 16 For The First Time Since The 1950s!

Everything about this video is awesome and exactly what we all need as we’re stuck inside waiting this virus deal out. Why? Well we have good people in the form of the Fat Fender Garage guys....

Flying Blind: Do You Really Need All Of The Information On This 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS?

I don’t know about you, readers, but when I’m looking at cars that are up for sale or for auction, there are things I’d like to know so that I can make an informed decision about...

Battle Of The Big Boys: This 1993 V8 Sedan Shootout Is Pretty Awesome – Depreciation Made The Cheap Quick

“We’ve heard rumors that the V8 luxury sedan is an endangered species,” said John Davis in 1993. While the luxury sedan is still around today (in ever shrinking numbers) the V8 part...

Early Harvest: Mining The Ultimate Parts Donor Ford Made For A Mustang Build

If you think my slightly irrational hatred of the Ford Granada and it’s twin Mercury Monarch is a bit over the edge, wait until we talk about their upscale sibling, the Lincoln Versailles. All...

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Hot Rod Your Duramax: COMP Offering New Camshafts, Valvetrain Upgrades For Your Diesel V8!

We all know how hot diesel performance is these days. From drag racing to truck pulling and other activities, guys are getting the most power they can out of their factory engines. Understanding that...

BangShift Top 11: NASCAR Meets Gaming, How That Could Become Really Fun To Watch!

NASCAR has figured out that video games can be something worth mining for gold. Since racing in person isn’t going to happen for quite some time, several drivers went onto what has been dubbed...

Today Is 3/30 And It’s A Great Day For Engines Old and New – Olds, DeSoto, and Ford

Good old 3/30, a fine day to be chatting about engines, wouldn’t you say? Other than the big block displacement days (oh, they are coming!) there are not that many days with multiple engines...

Random Car Review: The 1969 Dodge Yellow Jacket and 1970 Diamante Concept Car

in 1969 it was a good time to work for Dodge. Essentially, the entire work mantra was “anything goes, so long as it sells”, and they were having one hell of a party doing it. The B-body...

Attacking A Water Park With A Fleet Of RC Cars, Trucks, And Boats Looks Like A Riot! Traxxas Gets To Have All The Fun!

While we are all sheltering in place in order to hopefully stave off COVID-19, I know that folks are wishing they were out having some fun. Water parks are fun. But they definitely don’t want...

Building The Widelux: How To Widen And Stretch A 1978 Toyota Before Force-Feeding It A Powerstroke!

One of the most arresting vehicles that rolled into the first Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest last year was “Fat Erik” Stacey’s 1978 Toyota Hilux. It took a split-second before my...