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...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Day Three Recap

Today was the third and final chapter of the RideTech 48-Hour Corvette build. Months of planning and scheduling, all leading down to these final hours of the build. The day started promptly at 8:00AM again, with the crew weary, but excited to finish up the car. This crew has done an absolutely amazing job, working insane hours with a ton of pressure, all while being caught … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Recap Day Two, 32 Hours In

Day two is in the books! We are now 2/3rds of the way through the time of this build. Today started just as early as yesterday, with everybody feeling a little tired but not too bad. But the show must go on! Promptly at 8:00AM again the cameras turned on and the crew went back to work, coffee and Monster Energy drinks in hand. Today a ton of progress was made, with lots of … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Day One Recap, 16 Hours In

It’s officially, official. The RideTech Corvette has started it’s journey to being restored in 48 short hours. Now you see this isn’t some basic restoration where they are washing the car, slapping on a set of wheels and adjusting the timing – no this is a full blown restoration, in 48 hours. Broken up over three, 16 hour days, we are standing by-often times getting in the way … [Read more...]