Hot Rod Drag Week 2017

September 12th, 2017

Greetings fellow speed enthusiasts – it is once again time for that grueling pilgrimage known as Hot Rod Drag Week. This event is one of the most demanding for competitors and cars alike. It requires that race teams drive their street cars over 1,000-miles; racing at four different tracks over a five-day period. There is just not another event where you can see elite level street and strip cars pulling travel trailers and racking up highway miles before lining up to take on the quarter-mile in earnest. There are a wide variety of cars on hand – from all over Read More

Epic Hypercar Throwdown

September 9th, 2017

Warning: The sights and sounds captured in this eleven-minute video may cause feelings of false euphoria. Sports car enthusiasts may feel as though they have been transported to some sort of hypercar heaven. Watch at your own risk. As majestic as the background of this video appears, the most stunning elements are found in rolling stock. Nestled at the bottom of a beautiful mountain range, hundreds-of-millions of dollars worth of automobiles have gathered on a deserted airstrip. These are not trailer queens with no mileage on the odometer; these cars are meant to be driven – and driven hard. Drag Read More

TX2K17 – Taking it to the Streets

August 29th, 2017

How do you kill some down-time when you are attending the TX2K17 event in Houston? Grab several hundred of your closest friends in fast cars (on bikes, too) and scamper across the border (into Mexico) for some street (roll) racing. Take a look! First up is a supercharged Honda S2000 in a roll race with a Nissan GT-R. The GT-R jumped out on him and never looked back. The S2000 lived to race another day. This time it’s against a Camaro with unknown modifications. The Honda wins this one – handily. Next, we have a pair of Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Read More

1500HP Procharged Duster

August 25th, 2017

It’s impossible to catch a ghost. Scientist and paranormal experts have tried for years to capture any form of ghost but – up until now – no ghost! This aptly named (The Ghost) 1972 Plymouth Duster also proved very elusive at the NEAD No Prep Throwdown in Oskaloosa, Iowa. With a 572 cubic-inch HEMI engine and an F2 Procharger, it might do you well to be scared of this Ghost. Despite making approximately 1,500hp (on 21-pounds of boost), the Ghost is still riding on stock suspension (front and rear). A TorqueFlite 727 transmission transfers all that power to the rear Read More

1300HP TT Street Mustangs

August 24th, 2017

Once categorized as fantasy, these 8-second street cars have all the creature comforts combined with mind-numbing power. This pair of pony cars competed in multiple roll racing classes at Street Car Takeover in Orlando, Florida before moving on to Orlando Speedworld for some impressive dig racing runs. Each one of these Fords are equipped with a modular Coyote engine. A Hellion turbocharger kit, with a pair of 6466 turbochargers, provides the forced air induction. These Hellion kits are slightly modified to achieve maximum boost and a methanol injection system keeps intake air cooler and denser for optimum fuel atomization. This Read More

Square-Nose Chevy C10 Dominates Cash Days

August 17th, 2017

Greetings race fans and welcome to the Midwest Slow Car Cash Days. This is an event for competitors with 800hp or less. Please say hello to our feature truck. It is a gutted, tubbed, and caged Chevrolet C10 pickup with a small block engine and a nitrous injection. While there is nothing fancy about this C10, with its matte military themed paint scheme and standard steel wheels, it is consistent and quick coming out of the hole. The first contest in this single elimination event pits a great looking Nova SS against the C10. The pickup hooks up well and Read More

1600HP CTS-V Kills the Half-Mile

August 16th, 2017

Leather upholstery (door panels), air conditioning, 1,600whp, and 200+ mph; it don’t get any better than that! This four-door Cadillac is on a mission to embarrass every GT-R, Supra, Camaro, Corvette, and Mustang that tows the line against it. It is well prepared by Hot Rod Dynamics with a lot of help from a 7.0-liter mill built by Tim Lynch of LynchMob Racing. It is a twin turbo car with a PTC transmission. This car has run as fast as 212 mph in the half-mile. The owner/operator says that he would be happy with a 300 mph pass but realistically Read More

Classic Style – Supercar Performance

August 10th, 2017

This one-of-a-kind 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is loaded with everything it takes to make it look vintage and run better than new! Thee-years in the making, there is not a single inch of this muscle car that has not been upgraded. From the electric door entry handles to the custom fabricated stainless-steel dash to the aluminum console to the space-age instrumentation and navigation to the front and rear camera systems, everything inside this car reeks of innovation. The hand-crafted seats are awesome, too. This is not your average old clumsy Chevelle either. Despite having race-ready suspension from Detroit Speed, the Read More

The Kitchen LS RX7 Tames the Track

August 7th, 2017

Once upon a time… some drag strip clowns told Brandi Sharp (she is extra sharp – by the way) to “get back in the kitchen”. Well, Brandi liked that idea so much that she brought her kitchen to the track and now she whips their tails with it. As you have already figured out – Brandi’s kitchen is an LS (6.0-liter) powered Mazda RX7. The engine has forged connecting rods and pistons and a large shot (300hp) of nitrous. The little coupe is making around 700hp and Brandi really knows how to use it. Brandi is a competitive No-Prep racer Read More

It’s Grrrreat! V8 Sunbeam Tiger

June 30th, 2017

Tony the Tiger it ain’t – this tiny British made coupe is rarer than hen’s teeth. The RG Sunbeam Alpine Roadster was produced by the Roole’s Group from 1964 until 1967. In the mold of the popular AC Cobra, some Sunbeam models were brought to the U.S. where Carroll Shelby put his mark on the line and gave them the moniker Sunbeam Tiger. Later, RG opted to move production back to the U.K. and just give Shelby a piece of the profits. Unlike the Sunbeam Alpine, the Tiger was outfitted with either a 260 cubic-inch or a 289 cubic-inch Ford Read More

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