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The New Hot Rodders – EV Cars in Racing

Electric Vehicles are coming to racing. Should you be frightened? No, here’s why!

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Super Lap Battle 2018

The 2018 running of the Super Lap Battle was certainly one to remember, just not for the right reasons by other media. While everyone wants to talk about the Tesla disqualification, the bigger news was Can-Jam Motorsports and Richard Boake taking the Unlimited AWD record – one that stood for nearly four years. First, I […]

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Chasing SEMA – Following PCHRods to Vegas

The road to SEMA – a dream many enthusiasts chase so they can show off their hard work at the biggest specialty show for automotive performance and its related aftermarket. I decided to follow PCHRods from their shop up to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Last Minute Plans The idea was last minute, honestly. I […]

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Brief: The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4

How does the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 stack up? We’ll have to get briefly acquainted first before we can do a proper test. First, I must preface this to say that this was part of a lunch even hosted by the Motor Press Guild in conjunction with GMC. This was done to allow MPG members […]

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Compact Crossover Shootout

There are many people in the SUV and Truck worlds who look down on the compact crossover – a car-based sport utility vehicle. Even I had my doubts but the more I drive them, the more I start to understand their appeal. You get the comfort of a small sized car, but you don’t look […]

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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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New Era TrailBlazer SS on the Dyno

If this was on accident and held, might be time to do it on purpose. Normally, this New Era Performance built and tuned LS2 powered Chevrolet TrailBlazer runs at around 800-horsepower. However, when the boost controller lets this turbo spool up to 22-PSI of boost, it saw just over 1000-horsepower to the wheels. Shows you […]

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