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Fords at Carlisle: Cool Tail Lights
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor People love to carry on about the looks of the ugly-duckling Edsel, but it's nearly impossible not to love the '58 wagon's perfectly-styled tail lights. The distintive flying-V's are even pilfered for other projects?I've seen them...
More About: Cool , Lights , Tail
Tour of Buttonwillow in a S2000 CR
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief The guys at Honda let David Wallens borrow this S2000 CR for the weekend, and David took it out on the track for some HPDE 4 laps. Then a bit later Scott Lear got his chance...
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First Casualty of the Day
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief John Stokes broke a driveshaft on his Caterham during the first session of the day. It came right up through the floor on the passenger side--you can see the big hole after the jump. It's too...
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At the Starting Grid
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief Well, I'm finally connected to wireless at Buttonwillow Raceway--sitting in the air-conditioned cafeteria. It is HOT out there--low 90s or something. So here's a shot of the starting grid from earlier this morning. And check out...
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Fords at Carlisle: Mustang GT On The Dyno
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor At nearly every Carlisle show, Axcelerated Motorsports trucks in their mobile dyno-in-the-sky for participants to test their cars on. While I recall the price being a little steep, remember that this is small-town Pennsylvania, and a...
More About: Mustang , Dyno
Fords At Carlisle: Mr. Orange
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor The best metal-flake paint at the show was easily Phil Scot's '95 Mustang GT, whose sparkles just seem to jump right off the panels. It's hard to capture the effect in a still picture?maybe this tiny...
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The Ultimate Track Car Challenge Is On
2008-06-09 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief By the time you read this I'll be at the track, but I've learned that my chances of getting internet connectivity at Buttonwillow Raceway are slim. And my motel has a crazy slow and iffy wireless...
More About: Challenge , Track , Ultimate
Fords At Carlisle: Burnout Insanity
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor Some unlikely cars competed in this year's burnout contest at the Carlisle All-Ford Nationals, including a pair of Lincoln Mark VIII's, two T-Birds, and a Mustang convertible, but ultimately Shane Hiney's propane-powered '78 'Bird prevailed, shredding...
More About: Insanity , Burnout
Fords At Carlisle: Pinto Party!
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor I met a number of the Pinto owners at last year's All-Ford Nationals, and they're a good-natured bunch. And the awesome thing about their cars is that no two are the same. They're divided into stock...
More About: Party
Fords At Carlisle: Bloodbath!
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor Donald Gromling wanted to try something other than the traditional flames when he did paint on his cool '68 Torino, and the splashy-looking red graphics he chose kind of give it the look of the world's...
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Fords At Carlisle: Crazy Aerostar Monster Truck
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor If you thought the Aerostar had rollover problems right out of the factory, you're probably not going to want to ride with Terry and Lynette Sipe in theirs: the center of gravity is... oh, maybe about...
More About: Truck , Crazy , Monster , Monster Truck
Rip Van Winkle's Hemi GTX Sells For $203,000
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief I blogged about this '68 GTX with just 5,831 miles on the clock two weeks ago. Well, it just sold today at a private estate auction for $203,000!!! I guess the muscle car market hasn't softened...
Buttonwillow Here I Come!
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief This afternoon I'm flying down to Burbank and then driving out to Buttonwillow to meet up with the Grassroots Motorsports crew. Here's a nice aerial shot of the track. Check back tomorrow afternoon for full coverage...
What is Wrong With These People?
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Last Friday, while crossing a street in Hartford, Connecticut 78-year-old Angel Arce Torres was struck by a car. The driver who hit him fled the scene, but the most shocking thing about this incident was the...
More About: People , Wrong
Carlisle Ford!
2008-06-08 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor Tomorrow I'm off to the All-Ford Nationals at Carlisle, one of my favorite car shows of the season! This was the very place where my Escort won its first prize and I'm just a little bummed...
Caption Contest!
2008-06-07 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor I wasn't sure what photo I was going to use for today's contest, then, just in the nick of time, Jason emailed me this one. Since it cracked up everyone on the editorial staff, I knew...
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Muscle Cars in the Happiest Place on Earth
2008-06-07 00:00:00
By Rich Truesdell Automotive Traveler This Sunday, Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California will host a gathering of top-tier muscle cars from 10 AM to 7 PM. The collection, assembled by Southern California muscle car enthusiast Gary Perkins, will cover the...
More About: Cars , Earth , Place , Muscle , Muscle Cars
Tata Nano Caught in Wild!
2008-06-07 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Recently, all the talk about Tata Motors has revolved around the company's purchase of Land Rover and Jaguar. But while those acquisitions are undeniably newsworthy, the release of the Nano is sure to make a far...
More About: Wild , Caught , Tata Nano
This Just In: New on the Net
2008-06-07 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Love them or hate them, vanity plates are a fact of life. But should the government allow plates promoting Christianity to be purchased for a fraction of the cost of say, one promoting a sports team?...
The Cars of Death Race: 2006 Mustang GT
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor Ford's got some pretty serious marketing muscle invested in the new Death Race movie, so it's no big surprise that their flagship performance car gets a starring role as the ride of the film's protagonist. It's...
More About: Cars , Mustang , The Cars
Have Wheel, Will Travel
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Generally, I think that vehicle should have an even number of wheels, three just seems unnatural, and unless you're a circus bear or a juggler, unicycles aren't particularly useful. But I have to admit that I...
More About: Travel , Wheel
Ghostly Junkyard Photos: Death Knell for the Hobby?
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor Anyone who works on even slightly older cars has probably noticed that the junkyards are going away fast. Cars that get put out on pick 'n' pull lots don't get to stay there for long anymore...
More About: Photos , Hobby , Death
Caption Contest: This Week's Winners!
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Since I was kind of creeped out by this photo, I wasn't really able to come out with any good caption ideas. So I honestly didn't know what kind of submissions I'd find when it was...
More About: Contest , Winners , Caption
Death Race 2000: The Original
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By David aka Highspeedhijinks We've been hearing bits and pieces about the new reincarnation of the B-movie classic Death Race 2000, but the more I hear, the less I see what it has to do with the original other than...
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This Just In: New on the Net
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Last night, one of the guys here watched a couple of drunken idiots knock over his motorcycle while driving away from a club. He got the plate number, but guess what? The cops won't do anything...
Tire Machine Will Kill You, In So Many Ways
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By Jen Dunnaway Editor Lately I've really been geeking out on the Stick Figures In Peril image pool on flickr. There's just so many ways that poor little guy with the round head can meet his grisly end: we've seen...
More About: Machine , Kill , Tire
2008 Los Angeles Concours d?Elegance
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By Rich Truesdell Automotive Traveler Under the shadows of the Rose Bowl, the 3rd Annual Los Angeles Concours d'Elegance took place this past Sunday. With an eclectic collection spanning all automotive eras, attendees were treated to prewar classics, woodies and...
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Nick Hogan Stays in Solitary, Stops Release of Phone Calls
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By John Coyle Editor Nick Hogan's lawyers have stopped the sheriff from releasing tapes of his personal calls to the media, citing regulations which state that "No photographs, movie films, television tapes or recordings may be made without the consent...
More About: Phone , Calls , Release , Stops
The New Challenger Is Tha Shiznit
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By Rob Einaudi Editor-in-Chief Dodge just got a bunch of celebrities out to Willow Springs International Raceway to drive the new Challenger , including Carmen Electra, David Spade and Luke Wilson. But I love this photo of Snoop, which I snagged...
Hot Rod Power Tour 2008!
2008-06-06 00:00:00
By Ryan Brutt AKA HemiPwr70 In the beginning I had grandiose ideas about getting my '71 Challenger going for the Hot Rod Power Tour . That is all I could think about for weeks and weeks as my graduation neared, I...
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