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Mike DuSold Take Overall At OUSCI 2018

If there is one car and builder that deserves the title of “Ultimate Street Car,” you would be hard pressed to say that Mike DuSold and his twin-turbo 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, known as “Maiden Texas,” doesn’t deserve it. However, it wasn’t an easy fight as he and Austin Barnes were at tooth and nail the […]

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Carbage, SEMA 2018, and 2019: A Review and Preview

Last year, Carbage took some big leaps forward starting at the 2017 SEMA Show. From there it’s been a growth full of ups and downs, but the rate remained constant. For 2018, I’m increasing my effort to continue to grow this site to become what I have dreamed it would be: a place for gearheads […]

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The 2018 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Results

Dave Cole, owner of Ultra4 Racing, promised that this year’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge would be harder than last. He delivered. Pros and Joes The EMC is where the Joes race with the Pros in the rock features of the Johnson Valley OHV Park. The course is a shortened version of the bigger King of […]

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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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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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What is the King of the Hammers?

It’s grown from a group of 12 guys out in the middle of the desert to a literal tent city. The Ultra4 Racing King of the Hammers is the off-road experience you can’t miss out on. With the 2018 Nitto Tires King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries only six weeks away, we’ve decided […]

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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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