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The Hoonicorn’s Last Ride? Ken Block and Ford Split, This Could Be The Last Time He Mangles Four Tires At A Time

The big news last week was that Ken Block and Ford have amicably ended their 11-year partnership in racing and other automotive craziness. This is a partnership that was amazingly successful in terms...

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Wild Video: Ride Along As This Turbocharged Mopar Small Block Powered Valiant Wrecks Hard In Argentina

We have showed you videos previously of the awesome V8 Turbo Valiant which races in Argentina. Well, this stick shifted hellacious little car got banged up really bad recently and they had cameras ta...

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2020 Photo Highlight Reel: David Whealon Shares His Favorite Captures From Last Year (Part 1)

(Photos by David Whealon) – Well that lead photo pretty well sums it up, right? David Whealon had a far less busy year than normal shooting in 2020 but that doesn’t mean he didn’t...

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Henry’s Hot Rod: We Investigate, Remediate, and Get Our Little Mongrel Ford Tractor Up And Working!

Well, we have a running tractor now! After the first installment of our Henry’s Hot Rod project it was time for the fun stuff, actually wrenching on our tractor that is parts 2N, parts 9N, and...

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Monday Drag Racing Movie: Watch This Awesome Coverage Of The 1972 NHRA World Finals

This is possibly the best way to start your post-Christmas Monday. You may be fortunate enough to have the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, but if you don’t we’re going to...

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Henry’s Hot Rod: We Bought A Mongrel 1940s Ford N Tractor, Scored A Flathead and The Fun Starts Here

It has been too long since I have had some garage occupancy for my own fun and entertainment. That’s been rectified and in the typical fashion of my life, I couldn’t just do the normal...

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FTI Performance Introduces the Gen 3 XPM Billet Bolt Together Torque Converter Line

This is big news for those drag racers out there who are running a high horsepower combo and backing their engine with a torque converter. FTI Performance Introduces the Gen 3 XPM Billet Bolt...

Big Shock: The Peterbilt 579EV Becomes The First Electric Big Rig To Climb Pikes Peak

As the electrification seemingly all things on wheels continues to march on, Peterbilt has notched themselves a neat milestone. Recently, the company had their Peterbilt Model 579EV ripping up and...

Can A Facelift Salvage Sales For The Awesome Kia K900? The Price Is Right, Why Is No One Buying?

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Kia K900 has been somewhat of a failure in America, moving only 305 units in 2020.  With a luxurious interior and optional V8 power, it’s anonymous looks hold it back...

Big Muscle: Watch This UMP Dirt Modified Engine Make Nearly 900hp Naturally Aspirated – Mean Small Block!

A lot of people forget that no matter the racing surface, having the most horsepower that you can is the name of the game. Take this engine, for example. You are looking at a 436ci UMP Dirt Modified...

Suicidal Speed and Splinters: The History of Board Track Racing In America

For a span of about 25 years in America, the fastest racing venues in the country were not made of asphalt, concrete, or brick, but rather wooden boards. These tracks, which ranged from less than a...

This Feature On The Renault R5 Turbo Is An Awesome Look Back At A Truly Wild Little Car

The Renault R5 is one of the greatest homologation cars every produced by an auto manufacturer for racing purposes. At the time it was released, the short, squat, and miles wide little car was...

Rough Start: 1977 Pontiac Bonneville – Last Call For Pontiac Power!

When GM put the full-size B-body platform on a diet, there was no singling out a brand that would be spared the crash diet. Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet…all of the full-sizers lost a...

Dulcich Does YouTube: This Oil Pan Baffling Video Shows You How To Improve A Stock Pan At Home!

Steve Dulcich is a great guy who’s magazine stories have enthralled us for years. In more recent times it has been his video work on shows like Hot Rod Garage, Engine Masters, and others that...

The Proper Way To Count Spokes: Crafting Borrani Wire Wheels

Find me a Ferrari made between the 1940s and the early 1970s that shouldn’t be wearing a set of these. I don’t care if it’s a 166MM or a 365 GTB/4 “Daytona”, they just...

Pro Street Perfection: This 1977 Mustang II Has Just Enough Of The Past To Be Present

Yeah, I know. This one will be a pure exercise in love/hate, right? There will be people who look at this Ford and immediately turn their nose up at it and there will be others who are attracted to...

All Spray, No Pray: Watch This Prestige Motorsports 427 Ford Small Black Make 1,000hp On Spray – You Can Win It!

Holley has been giving away some awesome engines over the last year and the program has been successful that it will continue going forward. How do we know? This is one of the engines! You are going...

Nitro Time Machine: Watch Bob Bode Score One Of The Great NHRA Funny Car Underdog Wins Of All Time

When it comes to legendary underdog wins in NHRA nitro funny car history, Bob Bode’s triumph at Brainerd in 2010 stands apart from the rest. The longtime privateer competitor from Illinois only...

Pro Touring Truck: This Profile Of The QA1 New Blue 1972 Ford F100 Will Make You Want A Corner Burning Rig

There was a time a few years back when someone building a pro touring pickup truck was kind of a fun anomaly. The world of hardcore pro touring cars was dominated by traditional machines like...

The Hoonicorn’s Last Ride? Ken Block and Ford Split, This Could Be The Last Time He Mangles Four Tires At A Time

The big news last week was that Ken Block and Ford have amicably ended their 11-year partnership in racing and other automotive craziness. This is a partnership that was amazingly successful in terms...