The Bakersfield March Meet takes place on a sacred piece of asphalt that has been luring drag racers to Bakersfield, Calif., for more than six decades. Once used as an auxiliary airfield during WW II, Auto Club Famoso Raceway is hallowed ground with a gritty charm all its own. Its long history of nitro, horsepower
The 1996 Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals is today's time capsule. The mid-summer event is second oldest Goodguys national event on their schedule. Held each July – it is the Northwest’s signature summertime hot rod show enveloping the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup with over 2,500 hot rods, customs and classics. Participants come from
The Lone Star Throwdown is predominantly known as the Nation’s Best Truck Show. Held in Conroe, Texas just north of Houston, it has evolved from a show to a full blown happening, an experience and a culture. Riding low and dragging rocker is celebrated here like nowhere else but so are lifted monsters. [gallery link="file" columns="2"
Sheridan Hale’s bone stock, survivor, 1937 Willys coupe you see before you could weaken the knees of nearly every hot rodder on planet earth. Willys coupes dominated the Gasser Wars of the late 1950s and early 60s. The car’s small, lightweight bodies made for perfect drag race platforms, and the vast majority of them were
Hellcat’s Hot Rod Wednesdays offer a welcome break each Hump day in Sin City. Beneath the neon signs of Las Vegas lies a rich culture of automotive enthusiasts. At any given cruise night you can stumble on hot rods, kustoms, mini trucks, modern performance, imports, and more. The variety and styles can make for quite
When we heard Matt Hines’ widebody FC3S buzzing by at Thunderhill lap after lap, we wanted to take a closer look. After all, it’s not all that often that you see an 1989 Mazda RX7 at the track that’s retained its rotary powerplant. The 13B isn’t historically what you’d call a reliable motor, but given the