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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

FREE!!!! Watch The Sweet 16 Radial VS The World Replay Since There Is No Other Racing To Watch!

Mark and Joanne Walter are the masterminds behind Motormania TV and because all of our races are being cancelled or postponed, including Sweet 16, they figured why not replay the entire Sweet16 1.0....

Introducing Project Phantom: Happiness Is Two Bad Ass Mustangs In The Garage. This Couple Has Got The Horsepower Fever Bad

When Joe Grippo, one of awesome freelance picture takers around here, shows up at the race track with his wheelstanding 1969 Mustang it is always a riot to watch. This is one dialed small tire care...

Ed Garlits Has Died: NHRA Southeastern Division Hall of Famer, National Event Winner, and Big Daddy’s Brother

There was more than one racer in the Garlits family. Ed Garlits, the younger brother of “Big Daddy” Don Garlits has passed away after a long battle with illness. Ed Garlits was a fearsome...

Rumbling History: Watch and Hear This Incredible Miller V-16 Run – 1,075hp Back In The 1920 and 30s!

Harry Miller is rightfully one of the most celebrated minds in the history of American racing. The things he was doing nearly 100 years ago are mind-boggling when put into the context of today. His...

Breaking: All United States Domestic Auto Makers To Close Plants – Manufacturing Grinds To Screeching Halt Due To Virus Spread Concens

In news that points to just how deeply the Coronavirus has disrupted life in America, all of the domestic auto manufacturing plants in the country have been closed. Ford, Chrysler, and General...

Drag Racing Art: Nitro Ascension Is An Amazing Piece Of Drag Race Film Making By Jake Simmons

Story telling without the use of words is among the hardest things to do in the artistic world. It’s what paintings do, what jazz music does, and what the finest orchestral arrangements bring...

Drag Strip Action Photos: Top Gas and Exhibition Runs At The US60 Nationals In Kentucky!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – So at these US60 Nationals events SAM and Top Gas have indexed ladders after time shots.  Top gas is for ANY pre-79 vehicle that doesn’t fit the loose...

Check Out This First Drive Video Of Jason Lewis’ Mustang Build With Burnouts!

When Jason Lewis started this project a few years ago we posted video of him doing the installation of his new Total Control suspension and now it’s time for a first drive! Like most of us,...