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Rod-riguez – A JDM Hot Rod

While Japan is the land of advanced four-banger engines and drifting, there is a culture they take very seriously. Hot rodding in the land of the rising sun is just as impressive as what we have here in the US and Rod-riguez is just one of those amazing examples at the Hot Wheels 50th Kick-Off […]

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The Hot Wheels 50th Kick-Off Party

Every hot rodder’s story since 1968 has stared at the age of five with one thing in common: A Hot Wheels die-cast toy car. This past weekend, they celebrated their silver mark at their headquarters and Carbage was invited to sneak in before the large crowd was. A 50 Year Celebration of the Automobile While […]

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Dan Fresh and Savvy Off Road Take The Provisional Win at EMC

Dan Fresh, in a Rubicon Express 4500 Modified Class rig, takes the provisional win at the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge. Off-road racer and OC Motorsports’ Manager, Dan Fresh takes the provisional win in class and overall in the Savvy Motorsports built Fox Shocks Jeep. This win marks the fourth time this chassis has taken the […]

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Scumbuggin’ Around – Hoonigan’s 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

I’m a sucker for Baja Bugs. Those little cars were what got me into off-roading in Virginia in the first place. You can say I was a fan of the Scumbug the moment Hoonigan got theirs. If there is one thing I have vowed to own one day besides a good 4WD vehicle, it’s a […]

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The King of the Hammers Pre-Show at 4 Wheel Parts

We’re getting closer to the official opening of the 2018 King of the Hammers. Marking the occasion as it has for the past eight years is the KOH Pre-Show at 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, CA. The KOH Pre-Show is where drivers and fans learn the last-minute details for the Ultimate One-Day Race before everyone […]

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Chasing Baja – The Honda Ridgeline Chase Truck Part 1

I’ll be first to admit, when I asked to do a review of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline that was part of the chase team for the Class 2 Unlimited truck, I wasn’t expecting a positive answer. Working as a freelancer for top publications can get you access to people and places that can follow you […]

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The Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational: Results

For only the second time in its 10-year history, a make that wasn’t a Chevrolet has won the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Ken Thwaits’ 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution IX also marks the first time an import, a sedan, and an all-wheel-drive has taken the overall of the event. Searching for the ultimate street car is […]

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Optima Invitational Takeover at Shelby American

The Road Rally is always a treat for the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational drivers and for the past three years the OUSCI has taken over the Shelby American headquarters in Las Vegas. The Lucas Oil Road Rally portion of the Optima Invitational is a test to determine the true road worthiness of competitor vehicles. […]

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Car Spotting at the Optima Invitational

While it’s normally all about the racing, the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational brings out the best cars to ride on two wheels. Some coming from SEMA while others are competing that day. Here are some of the select cars from the OUSCI. While most of the cars at the OUSCI are street driven works […]

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Corvette Stalking at the Optima Invitational

The Corvette is quintessential American Performance Coupe and it’s well represented at the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, the final round of the Ultimate Street Car Association. Here are some of my picks from the bunch. The Corvette, just saying the name brings up images of Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta, and other classic automotive race […]

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