Looking over Mario’s shoulder: How to succeed as a photo journalist

By Freddie Heaney Captured here by photographer Dennis Gray, 1978 world F1 champion Mario Andretti studies tire temperatures and other data after qualifying for that year’s Long Beach Grand Prix. Driving the Cosworth-Ford powered Lotus 79, the first F1 race car to take full advantage of ground effect aerodynamics,... read more

Muscle Mustang & Fast Fords magazine celebrates 25 years

Tampa Florida: Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And to help celebrate a quarter century of innovation in Ford power, it is building an over-the-top project, dubbed “Hypersilver” to be unveiled at the 2013 SEMA show. Featuring styling cues from the past... read more

Compression Lesson

An engine’s compression ratio has a direct effect on it’s on-track performance, according to Dick Boyer of PMB Performance Products.  “If  you pay attention, you’ll see it nose over at the end of the straightaway,” says Boyer. “The engine won’t accelerate any faster—it’s a classic symptom of insufficient compression.”... read more

The Snake & Mongoose movie premiere dates

By Ben Mozart Before The Snake & Mongoose movie is made available for general viewing in theatres across the country in September, it will be premiered at a series of venues between August 9 and 29. Some of these showings are invitation-only; their principal purpose is to raise money... read more

Inspecting a Multi-disc Clutch

by Jim Mozart Photos by Moore Good Ink Commonly, multi-disc racing clutches vary from 4.25-inch to 7.25-inch. Racers often favor the smallest diameter clutches available because they believe an advantage can be found in its lighter rotating mass. Yet experience demonstrates that smallness rarely makes an appreciable difference—except in... read more

Drag racing slicks: the man that brought Goodyear to prominence

By Ben Mozart Photography courtesy of Jim White Bob Shaffer assumed control of Goodyear’s drag racing division in 1975 and brought the Akron, Ohio tire giant to winning form in just eighteen months. Until 1975 the Watertown, Massachusetts firm M&H had dominated the drag racing tire scene, a time... read more

Mont-Tremblant Historic races

By Bertie Scott Brown Photographs by Moore Good Ink By its nature the cut and thrust of professional sports, like big business, attracts its fair share of self-absorbed personalities—after all, they are at war; there can only be one winner! But in the historic racing arena things are very... read more

Lash caps and hollow valve stems

Race Tech Magazine, July 23, 2013 Life is never easy for the valves in a racing engine. The pounding they received from the rocker arms is merciless, particularly in high revving applications or those where heavy duty valve springs are used. The situation is bad enough with steel or... read more

KING OF KLAMP

Ram’s single- and dual-disc assemblies for the Mustang 3.7 V6. By Ro McGonegal: It wasn’t that long ago (2008) when Ford’s 3-valve 4.6 Modular V8 produced 315 horsepower. Now, the 24-valve 3.7 liter V6 in the (2011-13) Mustang generates more than 305hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. To us,... read more