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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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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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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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Are Pickups Popular Enough to be Named “Official Vehicle of the United States?”

We are no doubt a country of light truck lovers, but is that enough to call the pickup the “Official Vehicle of the United States?” Shell Rotella thinks so and has a petition for it, so we look at the stats to see if that lines up. When it comes to vehicles, there are none […]

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