Tag Archives: drag racing

  • The Bonneville experience in SoCal- El Mirage Dry Lake Racing

    Going fast has been a fascination since the beginning of time. Before motorized vehicles our ancestors were racing horses and horse carriages. As time went on and cars were invented, man has become obsessed with going as fast as possible in a motorized vehicle. These days drag racing is a BIG thing and every weekend people get together to watch men and women launch themselves down the 1/4 and 1/8 mile paved race track. You may not realize it, but drag racing and high speed runs in motorized vehicles originally started in dry lake beds. Back in the 30's a few car clubs filled with racers came together to form the SCTA (Southern California Timing Association) and create a set of rules and regulations for land speed racing on the dry lakes. Today the SCTA is still around and runs on one of the first dry lake beds (El Mirage) where it all started.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • The Race of Gentlemen 2013 Coverage

    Lemmy from Motörhead once said “If you think you are too old to rock 'n roll, then you are.” and the same goes for driving your classic cars and bikes. Too many people are afraid to drive their classics because they're "too old". The guys at the Oilers Car Club wanted to put on an event where Pre-War autos and motorcycles could be driven like they were back in their heyday. This is how the The Race of Gentlemen was born in 2012.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Lisa F., Product Marketing Assistant- What Makes Us Tick

    Do you have any projects going right now? What are you building, restoring, or a job you are tackling next? Pretty much everything parked outside my house is a project! Time, garage space and project finances seem to always be spread thin across a twin turbo dodge stealth, a Mitsubishi Evolution, and a Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Motorsports 2011 Convention Coverage.

    Here in Eastwood country, we are surrounded by constant auto enthusiast events. Even in the coldest months. Last week I went to Oaks, PA to check out the 2011 Motorsports Convention and Trade show. This show caters to most anything relating to motorsports; but the strong showing is for circle track dirt cars. I snapped some pictures along the way of some of the highlights of the show. One of my favorites included a vintage legendary circle track car that was in a crash in the 60's and was left to rot. After many years and a few owners, it was pulled out of a garage and displayed here at the convention. It was interesting to see how different the safety standards were in race cars back then. Hope everyone likes these interesting pieces of motorsport history.

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  • Insane In-Car Race Videos! 1700HP Dragster!

    It is a short week for most of us working-folk. I won't force you to think too much this week. I have always loved in-car race videos, where it feels like you are right there in the drivers seat. This week I picked some of my recent favorite in-car videos. So sit back, relax, and enjoy my favorite in-car YouTube videos of the week!

    -Matt

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