Judging from this Holden’s taillights, this is probably a Holden HQ series Kingswood, built in Australia from 1971-1974. This one, though, puts out a lot more power than when it first came off the assembly line, or over 800 horsepower, if this video is to be believed.
BMW M3s: good. The 20B engine from a Eunos Cosmo: also good. Stuffing the 20B in the BMW to go drag racing, adding a rotor and tuning it to shoot fire out the side is the stuff of our hopes and dreams, man.
The humble Up! is VW’s little city car. So of course you need to stuff the largest engine you can into its front, which as JP Performance did, would be a 1.8-liter turbocharged Audi TT engine. We need it.
Any event that attracts a team called “Super Loud Noise Problematic Racing,” was clearly made for us. Mobaru Twin Circuit’s Baridori event—“bari” from the “baribari” sound of loud bikes, and “dori” from “dorifto”—is a special place for Japan’s rowdiest grassroots racers to compete, and one man can do it all thanks to…
Even if your car isn’t competitive, you should whip your ride around an autocross course at least once. Test its limits in a safe, open lot! Anyone can show up in a Miata or an S2000, but unlikely autocross cars are often the most fun to watch, as this 1978 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 demonstrates in the broughamiest way…
We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters.
A surprise snow storm shut down the Nürburgring for a bit this Sunday after it slicked down the pavement for pure chaos. Some drivers enjoyed those cold, wet conditions more than others. To the highlight reel, away!
You’re bored. You have a beater truck and some open space. Why not put it up on two wheels and see what happens?
Whether you obsessively follow NASCAR’s every move or not, you have to admit: the post-race burnouts are glorious. There’s just something about the way the V8 engine note reverberates off the grandstands of an oval track that gives me goosebumps every time.
Ever see a build so insane, lovely and delightful that you know you just have to watch it in action? Someone stuffed the legendary boost monster 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE engine from a Toyota Supra into a humble Toyota Tacoma, and it is my everything.
To celebrate the announcement of Gymkhana 10, Ford released a few videos that showed how the sausage was made on Gymkhana Nine. Check out these extended, behind-the-scenes cuts of one of the better Gymkhanas ever made: the one with the freaky train jump.
There are some eternal truths to our humble existence on earth. Water is wet. The sky is blue. Cute baby bunnies are soft. And monster trucks are awesome.
Happy Halloween, everybody. Want some real terror to make you jump ten feet in the air and possibly soil your pants? This is it. Watch a man somehow avoid getting wounded by his own third gear.
I love a good homemade pumpkin pie as much as anybody, but can we all admit that Big Pumpkin is out of control? First, Oktoberfest taps at the pub get crowded out by gross pumpkin beers. Then “pumpkin spice” infects everything else that’s potentially edible. Now Big Pumpkin crushed a perfectly good car.
Formula One week in Austin is beyond nuts, and the parties are crazy accordingly. One such gathering for assorted race weekend staff and friends had a recreation of Billy Meyer’s 1972 Motivation Mach-1 funny car sitting in the driveway so of course, they fired it up. I mean, it’s only 10 p.m. at night.
The last cars of General Motors’ now-defunct “sporty” brand have aged into a delightfully weird state of beaterdom, all too often proudly sporting rust holes, AutoZone mods and Insane Clown Posse hatchet man decals. That’s what makes a Pontiac Sunfire leap so graceful your local ballet troupe just blushed so nice.
Automotive proving grounds have all manner of delightful car torture tests that regular, non-industry folks salivate over. Rough roads! Steep inclines! Skidpads! Alpine courses! Pro drifter Fredric Aasbø finally did what we’ve all wanted to do at the UK’s Millbrook Proving Ground: drifted the Alpine Driving Course.
One run at Byron Dragway’s World Power Wheel Standing Championship—which delightfully is a real thing that exists—went very wrong for driver Jason Schubert. Schubert’s 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass veered off-course and into the wall, tumbling several times after the hit.
Is there anything nicer than a sweet older gentleman who still has his Porsche 914-6 after 45 years? Well, if that man is Pikes Peak legend, filmmaker and Porsche nut Jeff Zwart, you can bet there’s some burnouts and donuts involved—and we’re not talking about a run out to Krispy Kreme, either.