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...]

More Hot Rod Power Tour 2014 Pics

One of our Lateral-G members posted up nearly 900 pictures he took at this years Power Tour. So a big thank you to Marty McGuire (syborg tt) for these pics. I've added about 300 in this post, but you can see all 889 pictures HERE. HOT ROD Power Tour records set this year include: 5,828 registered vehicles came out to be a part of the fun 2,071 of these made the … [Read more...]

Supercharged Model A wins Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year Award

Indianapolis, IN – Tony Lombardi’s supercharged 1930 Model A Ford from Niles, Ohio won the Goodguys 2014 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year award last weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The criteria is unique in that it’s the only major Goodguys Top 12 award which requires participants to drive on a 100-mile reliability run as well as an 1/8th mile blast down the drag strip. … [Read more...]

Capitola Street Rod and Muscle Car show 6/8/14

This is a two day event and Saturday is really the day to go with a limit of 300 cars staged in and around the Capitola beach area near Santa Cruz. This is the 9th annual event and the first for me...some truly exceptional cars were in attendance, you east-coasters eat your hearts out because this is truly a California car experience at it's very finest...even Bruce Canepa ( … [Read more...]

Goodguys 21st Summer Get-Together – May 31 & June1, 2014 at Pleasanton Ca.

Author and Photographer: Tony Huntimer It’s that time of year again. Out here in sunny California, there’s plenty of days out of the year to enjoy your hot rod, street machine, and/or Pro-Touring vehicle. But you have to count down the days on your calendar for the great Goodguys shows to come around. Lateral-G contacted me and asked if I would cover the Goodguys 21st Summer … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2014

      HOT ROD Power Tour records set this year include: 5,828 registered vehicles came out to be a part of the fun 2,071 of these made the entire week long trip as ‘Long Haulers’. 3,000+vehicles attended each stop on the Power Tour 15,000+ people attended the kickoff day in Charlotte(Concord), North Carolina 3,497: 2014 Long … [Read more...]