.

the car junkie daily magazine.

.

Result for: Bonneville

Website of the Week: TyroneMalone.net

We live in a gearhead world where the idea of a high-performance diesel-powered truck is second nature, but such was not always the case. Tyrone Malone can rightfully be called one of the pioneers of...

A Note From Andy Granatelli

 Andy Granatelli’s bust will be carved into the Mt. Rushmore of speed when it’s all said and done. The guy is a living legend. Anyone who dominated the the Indy 500 so hard that he...

The El Mirage Racing One-Week Wonder

In between race cars is a place where some guys are not happy to be. After shutting down his XF/PP (flathead-powered production pickup) Bonneville truck from the last couple years and handing...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Blown V8 Drag Bike, With a Powerglide!

I first ran across Mike Charlton and his insane creation, Quasi-Moto, at the 2002 Gasser Reunion at Thompson Drag Raceway in Thompson, Ohio. It’s quite obviously not a typical motorcycle. In...

Hajek Motorsports Shooting for Mustang Closed-Course Speed Record

Fresh from yesterday’s news item about a Hajek Motorsports Cobra Jet Mustang drag car, we got news that Brent Hajek and his band of cronies aim to set the “closed course speed record for...

The Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot: 24 Oddball Cars

Over at CarDomain.com, the blog contains a recurring series that’s called The Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot. Blogger Jim Brennan digs up some under-appreciated rides, gives a little history,...

eBay Pick of the Week: The World’s Fastest Viper

Here’s a flat nasty piece of machinery. It’s the SVS Stryker Viper, with twin turbos, 1,500 hp, and actual, undisputed time-slips that back up the claim that this is the world’s...

Safety Pioneer Jim Deist Dies

Legendary racing safety pioneer Jim Deist died today, March 9th. Details of his passing are unavailable at the time of this writing. Deist was one of the absolute originators of the racing safety...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Sir Malcom Campbell’s 1935 Bluebird

If you want to talk about the intersection of blunt force trauma and stylized design, then no conversation on the topic would be complete with out bringing up the Bluebird of Sir Malcom Campbell,...

Photo Gallery: 41 Shots of ’67-’69 Camaros

I’ve been guilty of dismissing first-gen Camaros as boring and overrated just because there are so many of them out there. I’ve been sucked into an attitude problem by the mass of letters...

Site of the Week: Speedway Posters

Over the past few years it’s become not at all unusual to be able to buy reproductions of pretty much any old speed poster you want, but this guy has a pretty cool blog site in conjunction with...

Barnstormin’: Proud to be a Cockroach

On Sunday I happened to find myself on the phone with a drag racing friend. He’s a fairly big wheel racer, and if you watch the NHRA on ESPN you’d be familiar with him. We were discussing...

GM is Auctioning Vehicles Out of Its Heritage Center

Just like it reads: General Motors is having a fire sale, getting rid of some one-offs and automotive oddities from its collection. Below you will find a list of vehicles (this may or may not be the...

Blowfish Coming to a Small Screen Near You

We’re normally too busy hunting for news, moving our project cars, or scoping sweet deals on Craigslist to watch the television, but every once in a while we get wind of something neat and tune...