SEMA 2007: Big Daddy and Mopar to Burn Nitro Again

Big Daddy Don Garlits has always liked his Chryslers. He stuck with the hemispherical variety of engine even when the dark forces of moneyed sponsorship tried to convince him otherwise. Back in May we found out that he continues to enjoy stuffing hemis down into the framerails. The Swamp Rat XII is now finished and… » 10/26/07 1:00pm 10/26/07 1:00pm

Swap Meet Stroll: We'll Give You Eight Bucks

Half the fun in referencing the past is collecting the bits and pieces of an era that still survive. We would like to spend our vast earnings on a corroded set of Mickey Thompson wheels, a Hilborn injector stack, or even a set of Cragar five-spokes with Wide Oval bias ply tires cracked into patina with age. What we… » 10/13/07 3:00pm 10/13/07 3:00pm

The Bakersfield Smell

The Bakersfield Sound is well heard. Anyone who has motored through the Bakersfield also knows of the Bakersfield smell. While we don't hold a job at the company that makes mirror hanging stinky pines, we do have a theory. The first component is the fumes of agribusiness. The next odd brew of scent arises from oil… » 10/13/07 11:00am 10/13/07 11:00am

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Nitro Floppers to Hit Famoso

As some of our earliest memories are of fiery roots superchargers tumbling free of their engines down the grassy median between the grandstands and the race track at the New England Dragway, '60s and '70s era Funny Cars still occupy a hallowed portion of the old grey matter. The California Hot Rod Reunion has a 22 car… » 10/11/07 6:00pm 10/11/07 6:00pm