13th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® June 18-20

The 13th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance returns to historic Beech Bend Raceway Park, June 18–20 in Bowling Green, Kentucky! Enjoy 3-days of non-stop action on and off the track! And the Reunion is more than just a car show! In addition to thousands of... read more

Swamp Rat 1: Dragster of competitive splendor

Titus Bloom: Floridian Don Garlit’s Swamp Rat 1 dragster began life in 1956 and thrived on the race tracks until 1961. It was the subject of constant change. Originally fuelled by four carburetors, then increased to six and later eight, it ended its illustrious career supercharged and sporting Enderle... read more

Basic installation rules from TorqStorm

By Alfie Bilk: Basic forced-induction guidelines (6-10psi boost range) for carbureted systems Forged pistons preferred for all boosted applications Cast or Hypereutectic pistons may be used below 500hp and low-boost applications Compression ratios of 9:1 to 9:5.1 ideal for boost levels of 6-8 psi on 91-93 octane pump gas... read more

World SBC Heads Accepted for NHRA Super Stock

World Products S/R cylinder head, part number 042650, has recently been added to the NHRA accepted products list for Small Block Chevrolet engines in NHRA Super Stock. The World head is a bolt on replacement for factory heads and offers a far more robust and durable casting than the... read more

First big Historics event at Barber

By Freddie Heaney: Birmingham, Alabama: Barber Motorsports Park hosted their first annual Historic motorsports three-day event May 15-17, 2015. And if they do for Historic road racing cars what they did for vintage motorcycles, they’ll have 80,000 attendees in 10 years’ time. To view these rare Historics click here.... read more

Opening the car from afar: a neat trick

By Martha Maglone: The wave length of the electronic car key is limited to a certain distance. But here is a remarkable trick if you wanted to expand its range significantly—particularly handy when your car is parked among hundreds of others in a field at a race meet and... read more

Irrepressible Force thinks Big!

Oh how they scoffed when John Force indicated he’d personally fund the running of some of his own team cars this year in the NHRA’s Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Of all the noises known to man, car racing is the most expensive and they were fearful he was... read more

Garlits’ quest for 200mph on batteries takes temporary jolt

By Martha Maglone: Don Garlits’ quest for a 200mph quarter-mile record with a battery-powered twin-electric-motor dragster on April 17, 2015 at Bradenton, Florida failed. Though the Swamp Rat 37 recorded a speed of 176mph, it fell short of its earlier record run of 185.6mph when it was powered by... read more

Certified: California approves Motus MST/MSTR

By Bertie Scott Brown – Birmingham, Alabama: Motus motorcycles are now street-legal in all 50 states. On April 30, 2015, Motus Motorcycles was issued an Executive Order by the California Environmental Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) certifying all 2015 production Motus motorcycles as compliant with California emissions standards. A few days earlier,... read more

Winning: The racing life of Paul Newman

By Freddie Heaney: An 83-minute documentary “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” premiered in Los Angeles recently and is scheduled for nationwide distribution at select theaters, starting May 22 in Indianapolis. All screening proceeds will be devoted to charity. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FILM’S OFFICIAL TRAILER  Paul... read more