Full Metal Arts & Entertainment seeks film projects; completes acclaimed Whelen Marsh Racing video; appears at PRI show in Indy

By Martha Maglone Gainesville, GA: If television is the most potent advertising medium ever devised, video we assume is similarly blessed. How-to videos stand alone in explaining the complicated processes of our racing products and they promote companies and their achievements with equal brilliance. Spearheaded by Tom Arbeiter, Full... read more

Dart’s new LS Next block in production:

Written by Moore Good Ink Earlier interview with Richard Maskin • 9.240in deck height • Cylinders extended by .375in (effective deck height 9.615in) • Stock & aftermarket LS components utilized • Available in standard 4.000in & 4.125in bore sizes (4.200in maximum) • Manufactured on homeland soil using premium cast... read more

Emperor of Engine Masters Challenge: Kaase claims purse

By Ben Mozart, Photography by Moore Good Ink: It takes uncommon pluck to enter an engine performance contest—what happens if you finish 39th? Developing racing engines is a serious business. Your reputation, your record of success and your credentials are constantly on the line. Despite the obvious reservations, however, entering... read more

The day the Hemi Cuda took flight

By Fergus Ogilvy: Photos courtesy of Jim White Almost fifty years ago, toward the end of the 1965 drag racing season, Chrysler and their Southern Californian Plymouth Dealers Association underwrote the costs of constructing and operating a blown nitro 426cu in rear-engine Plymouth Hemi Barracuda Funny Car. The proposition... read more

Don Garlits:

How his severed foot led dragster design to its most defining moment By Sam Logan Don Garlits’ front-engine race car career ended at Lion’s Dragstrip in 1970. “His 2-speed transmission exploded and severed a portion of his right foot—from the middle of his foot to his toes,” Tom McEwen... read more

ChumpCar endurance racing

By Martha Maglone. Images by Moore Good Ink. Dawsonville GA: This past weekend, November 2-3, forty-one ChumpCar teams arrived at the new two-mile AMP (Atlanta Motorsports Park) race track for fourteen hours of endurance racing: seven hours each day, 9am till 4pm. Not including the required safety equipment, roll-cage,... read more

Little M 305: Dart introduces new engine block

By Ben Mozart Late last week Richard Maskin revealed that Dart Machinery is releasing a new engine block, the Little M 305. Refreshingly, this is a direct replacement for the now obsolete 5-liter power units so prevalent in Chevrolet cars and pickup trucks from the mid-nineteen seventies to the... read more

From F1fanatic.co.uk

The biggest technical controversy of last season (2006) was the banning of Renault’s ‘tuned mass damper’ suspension system. It put Renault’s championship defence in jeopardy and seriously questioned the impartiality of the FIA. Many in the paddock suggested the governing body were trying to engineer a final championship victory... read more