First 2017 Ford GT Rolls off the Production Line

December 17th, 2016

The first production 2017 Ford GT rolled off the line today during a live FaceBook webcast from the factory in Canada.  The all new Ford GT was painted in black with orange stripes and had the optional carbon fiber wheels, glossy carbon fiber exterior trim along with the Launch Control interior. There will only be 1,000 3rd generation Ford GTs produced over the next 4 years and the order dates for the first 500 were sent out earlier this week.  We ended up with an order date of May 2017 which is just a few months away can’t wait to spec out, Read More

Parking Lot Drags – Small Tire

December 15th, 2016

Anyone who has ever raced in a parking can attest to the fact that it can be treacherous. This track, on this weekend, was possibly one of the most dangerous that I have ever seen. First of all, the track was an eighth-mile uphill – couldn’t find a flat place in Houston, Texas? Next, the drag strip dead-headed into a convention center. What’s up with that? Drag cars have enough problems stopping (hence the parachute) so why throw salt in the wound by restricting the landing strip to an area the width of a four-lane road? Finally, traction was nonexistent Read More

Street Dig and Roll – Impala SS vs. Hyundai Genesis

December 15th, 2016

This clip brings us a street battle (dig and roll racing) between a modified import coupe and a factory stock domestic sedan. These kinds of contests take place every day down Mexico way, where street racing is king. The rear-wheel drive Hyundai Genesis coupe is a mutated version of the powerful V8 powered Korean sedan of the same name. While it is offered with a 348hp V6, this car was equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with an intercooler. It also has been upgraded with aftermarket parts like a high-performance tuner, a cold air intake setup, and a larger turbocharger. Read More

Street Roll – Turbo Mustang vs. ZR1 Corvette

December 14th, 2016

It has been said, where horsepower is concerned, there is no replacement for displacement. Certainly, I am all about the cubic inches, but recent developments in forced air induction have made racing a V6 or even a four-cylinder more feasible than ever. Of course, I always like to go with the strategy of building a monster V8 (with low compression specifically for power adders) injecting it with nitrous and then adding a supercharger or a couple of turbos – but that’s just one man’s path. There s something extremely rare in this video. It is so rare that it is Read More

8-Second Trans Am Crowned King of the Corn

December 13th, 2016

This ain’t candy-corn it’s King of the Corn, coming at you from (where else?) Kearney, Nebraska. The Pontiac Trans Am known as FireChicken is back on radials and looking to take home the crown (and $10K) in the Street Racer Class. With husband and wife team (Jacob and Anastasia Hachinski) handling the tuning and driving duties, the FireChicken ain’t scared of nobody and they’re in it for the bucks – not the clucks. Okay, enough with the chicken allusions, let’s get down to some drag racing! Since winning their class at Rocky Mountain Race Week, (driver) Jacob and (tuner) Anastasia, Read More

Roll Racing – Mustang GT500 vs. LS Mazda RX7

December 12th, 2016

If you aren’t familiar with roll racing – just envision the racing version of a schoolyard game of pickup basketball – only much faster! Initially, a diverse contingent of heavily modified street cars converges on a gas station or convenience store (in Mexico) and there may be a little trash talk mixed with some tall tales about how much horsepower any given car may (or may not) be making. From there, there is typically some harmless wagering before the drivers and spotters jump in their cars and hit the highway. Tonight, there are numerous GoPro setups and multiple camera angles. Read More

You Jump – You Pay – Civic vs. Mustang

December 10th, 2016

This is about as raw as it gets! It’s street racing (of the dig variety) from down south of the border in Old Mexico and there is plenty of trash talking and other extracurricular activities to make for an interesting video. This is a three-fold grudge match between import and domestic, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, and nitrous and turbo and there is certainly no love lost between either of these three contingencies. The rules are simple; run what ya’ brung in head-up single race action with a human starter and a video spotter on each end. Cut the light Read More

Luxury Land Shark

December 10th, 2016

I’ve often fantasized about a luxurious 1/4-mile street machine with supple leather seats, cold air conditioning, a thumping sound system, lights and turn signals, and even power windows. Well, this 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII may just be the embodiment of that dream. For decades Lincoln has produced  the Mark VIII as a luxury sports coupe. Small block V8 engines, rear-wheel drivetrains, and all the luxury amenities just some of the characteristic of this popular Ford product. The ’98 Mark VIII came from the factory with a 4.6-liter DOHC engine that was capable of producing less than 300hp and stumbled from Read More

Cash Money Street Digs

December 7th, 2016

Welcome drag racing fans to the Colorado Cash Days. This is a 14-car, single elimination, dig racing tournament – coming at you loud and proud from the streets of Colorado, Mexico. Dig racing on the streets requires a unique balance between traction and power that is not demonstrated anywhere else in the racing world. After 3-decades of racing on the streets (of Mexico), I am yet to find a 1/4-mile strip of highway that is as flat as the average drag strip. Sure, concrete streets can provide substantial traction but those seams feel like speed humps with some 10.5-inch tires Read More

Interstate Assault – 3-Wide Roll Racing

December 3rd, 2016

Here we have a heavy dose of fast-paced roll racing action between some spirited competitors. To those of us who know what it feels like to bust our hump in a 50-hour-a-week gig and then pour our blood, sweat, and tears – not to mention our hard earned cash – into a car that we just want to go faster; there’s something magical about rolling down the highway under the cover of darkness knowing that our ride is running at peak efficiency. As the cool night air pours over my finely tuned V8, I know that miraculous things are about Read More

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