Ya Don't Drive, Ya Aim! Motor City Drag Racing, 1958

It's like threading the needle at a quarter of a mile… but it's really livin'! Hot Rod Magazine put together this great drag racing documentary for the 1958 Nationals, and it's well worth watching. » 4/11/09 12:00pm 4/11/09 12:00pm

Gasser Taunus!

We can't think of a single thing wrong with this car except for the name. Drive a Taunus in North America and you'd be patiently- or maybe not so patiently- spelling it out: "T-A-U-N-U-S... no, not Taurus... I said NOT TAURUS!" Other than that, it's all aces: tunnel-rammed 289 for passing power, solid front axle for… » 7/15/08 2:40pm 7/15/08 2:40pm

Project Car Hell, Euro-Gasser Edition: Opel or Alfa Romeo?

The Super Hell Potential of the Starion pounded the sashimi right out of the Corolla GTS in yesterday's 80s Japanese Muscle Edition of Project Car Hell, which is probably as it should be; both cars are pretty damn cool, but there's no way any Toyota could ever be as hellish to work on as a turbocharged 80s Mitsubishi.… » 1/15/08 5:00pm 1/15/08 5:00pm

Ed "The Ace" McCulloch Grand Marshall of California Hot Rod Reunion

The Crew Chief of the Brut Racing but no longer by Faberge Funny Car driven by Ron Capps is coming back to Bakersfield this weekend as Grand Marshall of the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion. The Ace's qualifications for the job include hammering the Northwind Top Fuel dragster to the number one spot on the Drag News Mr. … » 10/10/07 1:00pm 10/10/07 1:00pm

John North Willys, Automotive Pioneer

We once had a French roommate into hot rods and sportbikes. Given that he'd become an American citizen whose nation of birth had been liberated by men driving vehicles manufactured by a company founded and shepherded by one John North Willys, we always thought his prediliction toward referring to the company as "Willis"… » 5/18/07 12:00am 5/18/07 12:00am