2nd Annual 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup

The second annual Barrett-Jackson Cup is in the books. What an incredible event, drawing the top names in the industry to compete for the coveted Best in Show award. This years winner was a 57 Chevy pickup built by Hot Rod Garage and owned by Alan Beers. In only it's second year the competition was exceptional.   Imagine the AMBR winner, SMOY winner, Ridler Winner, SROY winner … [Read more...]

USCA Gateway Track Videos and Pics

One of our Lateral-G members sent in these pictures of his weekend at the USCA Optima qualifier at Gateway Motorsports Park. Thanks to Lance (SSLance) for sharing these with us! We'll start with a video of his last track session on the road course. "You'll see a black Challenger on the track at one point, that is the MAV TV Crew Camera Chase car...I'm certain they got … [Read more...]

USCA Gateway Motorsports Park: Day Two

Sunday was the BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park. Jet Hot Performance Coatings made sure the instructors were on hand, and even the Expert run group were seen getting track pointers from them. Over 2000 competitive laps were run this weekend! I think everyone got enough track time! The K&N Spirit of the Event Invitation was awarded to Rodney … [Read more...]

USCA Gateway Motorsports Park: Day One

Day One of the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Gateway Motorsports Park has come to a close. Over 1000 timed runs were made by the competitors: I think everyone had as much track time as they wanted! Cars spanning the 1960's through 2014 attacked the Ridetech Autocross course and ate up the Wilwood Speed Stop challenge. Tires were smoking, and brakes were … [Read more...]

2014 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus Ohio

The Goodguys event in Columbus featured over 6500 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks thru '72. They had an autocross event, drag racing, a swap meet, vendors of all kinds, live music, just a wonderful family event. We are so fortunate that one of our Lateral-G members attended the three day event and offered up hundreds of pictures. So I'd like to give thanks … [Read more...]

OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car TV Series

  We've been following this series from the beginning and have been posting coverage and updates as the events happen. They just released the TV schedule for this years events on MavTV. For more info on where to find MavTV in your local area click here. You'll definitely want to get these dates and times locked into your DVR so you don't miss any of the action. If … [Read more...]

OUSCI has been moved to Las Vegas Speedway!

  (MILWAUKEE) – OPTIMA Batteries’ announces its highly-anticipated 2014 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational will now take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The new, larger location will be more convenient for spectators and accommodate 100 vehicle participants. OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car championship event will feature the world’s top modified … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Qualifier: Road America

This weekend we're at Road America for the Ultimate Street Car Associations Optima event. The day started at West Bend Dyno for registration and the Detroit Speed and Engineering Road Rally.  The stream of Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car competitors entered Road America, and the Lingenfelter Design and Engineering Competition judging began.  It continued while we got … [Read more...]