A big-block Camaro with a tube frame campaigned in Nebraska and Iowa in 1975

They built this car on a rigid space frame of tube steel like a prototype road racer might have and even went so far as inboard rear disc brakes. The idea was to realize better-handling than all others on the circuit as well as top-class power. … More A big-block Camaro with a tube frame campaigned in Nebraska and Iowa in 1975

Whatever could be wrong with NASCAR is wrong (and whatever can be done?)

Between the local casino’s breakfast buffet ($23.65) and the Auto Club 400 (no charge thanks to a press credential), my Sunday was the lowbrow day I require a couple of times a year, as a sparrow must have the occasional dustbath. Breakfast was incredible with coffee, a bagel and lox with cream cheese, eggs benedict … More Whatever could be wrong with NASCAR is wrong (and whatever can be done?)

A movie about racing takes product placement and logo integration to the extreme

Dirt, which is neither a sequel nor an homage to Grease, tells the story of Dez Truss (DeRon Horton), the good-hearted 17-year-old orphan–a black kid from Inglewood–who takes care of himself and his little sister Tanya (Kyla J. Coaxum) by working as a car thief. … More A movie about racing takes product placement and logo integration to the extreme

Getting to the point of buying a car with carbs and hearing that clickety fuel pump

A friend whose collection nears 10 cars has just bought his first with carburetors. It’s a 1971 MGB converted to Webers. The other cars have fuel-injected engines. This MGB was a deal-sweetener in the exchange of two midengine boondoggles, one from Italy for one from England. He reports a pleasant surprise: “Really a nice driver. … More Getting to the point of buying a car with carbs and hearing that clickety fuel pump