Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day One

Here at Lateral-G, we are all about cars that can go fast, but can also be driven. The ultimate test of your car’s drivability is the Hot Rod Power Tour - a 1,500-mile trip in 7 days with thousands of hot rods and muscle cars tearing through the United States in a unit. If you can make the Long Haul as they call it, you should be fairly proud of yourself. This year, we … [Read more...]

Feeling the Pressure: Auto Meter’s New Gauges

Tire pressure is a critical component when racing. The difference between winning and losing a race could be a mere half pound of pressure in your tires. This is true in all forms of racing, from drag racing, to motocross even to your local autocross. Adjusting your tire pressure is an easy way to make quick changes to the handling of your car, and all you need is a simple tire … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Las Vegas

Last weekend marked the first Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge in Las Vegas, aside from the invitational held after SEMA. This event was number three of ten in the series and was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, a mecca of fuel burning fun in the Las Vegas area. Driving to Vegas is always an exciting trip, since it's only about four hours away. For roughly three solid … [Read more...]

Auto Meter Tire Pressure Gauge Giveaway!

Lateral-G has teamed up with Auto Meter to give away one of their new tire pressure gauges! You trust your motor to Auto Meter, why not your tires as well? These gauges feature the same precision you've come to expect from Auto Meter. The gauge also includes its own carrying case, perfect for leaving in your trunk. Winning is easy as: following @Lateral_G_Magazine on … [Read more...]

15th Annual Meguiars’ Del Mar Good Guys Nationals

We just got back from the Good Guys show in Del Mar, CA. One word comes to mind when describing this event: phenomenal. If you've never attended a Good Guys event, you're really missing out. These shows are held all over the country, and bring out thousands of the best cars around. This particular show was held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which also is the site for the local … [Read more...]

April ’15 Feature of the Month: Bob Bertelsen’s 1969 Chevy C-10 “Orange Rush”

The Chevy truck line has been around for decades and decades. In reality, up until the 1990's they were never viewed as a performance-type vehicle. Chevy trucks were the workhorses, the back-bone of America. In the mid-1990's Chevy created one of the very first ever performance minded trucks, the SS. This truck packed a 454 cubic inch engine, into a single cab truck. Now if you … [Read more...]

NMCA Hotchkis Autocross at California Speedway

The season opener for the NMCA drag racing series kicked off this weekend at the California Speedway. Just behind the drag strip was a massive parking lot, that was transformed into the Hotchkis Autocross. California Speedway is a great venue for automotive enthusiasts. Just last weekend all the Cup boys were there, running 180+ miles per hour on the big oval. Fast forward a … [Read more...]

Shiftin’ Gears With Lokar Performance Products

When you're swapping motors and transmissions in a car, there are a lot of challenges. What motor mounts to use, what headers will fit, and so forth. Sometimes those are rather easy to find swap kits for, or pieces that will work. But just like the old saying, "the devil is in the details," we found out on an LQ4 and 4L80E swap that saying was all but too true. One area … [Read more...]

Street Machine And Muscle Car Nationals 2015

The Street Machine And Muscle Car Nationals in Pomona, CA has quickly become one of our favorite shows. We were there last year for the first year, and had high hopes for this year. The event was held at the Fairplex which is the same grounds as the famous NHRA drag strip and home of the NHRA museum. This show is what I would consider a "new school" show. What I mean by … [Read more...]

RideTech’s 48-Hour Corvette Finished And In Action – Video

We brought you three days worth of coverage for the 48-Hour Corvette from RideTech. Sadly, they didn't get finished in those 48 hours. But that's almost a good thing in our eyes. That just goes to show you that this was a real-world show, not scripted, edited or extended. This also shows you that even with the best parts, people and tools available, things don't always go … [Read more...]