How the racing slick was born

By Ben Mozart Photography courtesy of Jim White When Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, now 76, speaks of racing you are often struck by his power of recall and his perceptiveness, which is never more apparent than when he gets on the subject of race tire development. “The... read more

NHRA rule changes introduce new era of Pro Stock optimism

By Titus Bloom: NHRA’s Pro Stock drag racing class is a magnet for those enchanted by naturally aspirated race engines—it’s another name for engineering excellence. Not for them the recipe of forced induction or easier routes to greater power. Now the 2016 rule... read more

Hot Rods at 48th Moonshine Festival

By Martha Maglone: October in Dawsonville, Georgia is the time to celebrate ‘Shine and its essential requirement: the Hot Rod. In the southern foothills of the Appalachians, October is also the time when foliage turns color. No wonder its burnished red and gold hues... read more

Custom Pistons

Any experienced racing man knows that the components of a successful race car should be compatible—all working in concert. But this formula is never more critical than with engine builders. Professional race engine builders are profoundly aware of how engine parts... read more

SEMA recollections: a positive narcotic for the masses

By Freddie Heaney: It is hard to think of the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) greatest moments during their herculean 2015 show, November 3-6. Held as it has been since 1977 at the Convention Center in Las Vegas, it throbs with an unflagging appetite... read more
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