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
We lost count of casualties after all the bashing, crashing, and ugly straightaway endos. … More American Flat Track: How about sticking to ovals?
The 10-worst license plates: Rolls-Royce in Beverly Hills: SUX2BU MIT president’s car: BUSUXX2 Hummer: VIROBTR Church bus: JESUPLZ Camaro: STANGPU Boss 302: UPYRLS1 Olive delivery van: PIMTOS2 Sinatra’s Caddy: AVAL8TR 1934 Chrysler Airflow: BRZCHTR Rusty pink limo: CHZYBTR
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?)
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
On the first green flag lap of the session, Walt barreled too hot into Turn One, looped around high in the groove, and nearly caused a big collision. … More Good-bye to Walt Ahrens, my father, one-time racing star and Ford guy to the end
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