Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Road America

Last weekend at Road America was the coolest Optima event since Thunderhill. No blistering 100+ degree temperatures and hot tires here! Starting off the weekend was a car show at Johnson Controls Headquarters near Milwaukee on Friday night. Saturday there would be no racing thanks to the NASCAR & Trans Am events, so they did their road rally by having everybody meet at … [Read more...]

Spectre Performance Open House Product Launch

A few weeks ago on a hot Saturday morning, Spectre Performance had an open house in Riverside, CA. While this brand you know from offering off-the-shelf air filtration systems for just about any car including LS swaps, they have now started to make some cool accessories for 5th Gen Camaro's as well. Starting early in the morning, a group of roughly thirty 5th Gen … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Circuit Of The Americas

It was a hot one this weekend at OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Circuit of the Americas last weekend. With the heat index climbing over 110 degrees and staying there all day long. Even though it was blistering hot, COTA's charm made up for the heat. I believe there were 88 competitors this weekend and it was hard to see them all. The first day was … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Charlotte Motor Speedway

Last weekend, Optima took their Search for the Ultimate Street Car to the east coast! This time, they visited Charlotte, North Carolina and the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the country of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a lot of NASCAR influence, these street cars took to the track. The first day, we took over the parking lot next to the ZMax Dragway for Detroit Speed Autocross … [Read more...]

Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Pikes Peak

About 15 miles south of Colorado Springs lies a track known as Pikes Peak International Raceway. USCA competitor Bob Boileau is the owner of this fine establishment and helps to host OPTIMA's event every year. I've been to many of these events and this was one of my favorite venues. It's hard to beat Road America, but at this track, everything went smoothly and you could see … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Bowling Green

The Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge made a stop at the National Corvette Museum race track in Bowling Green, KY. Unfortunately we weren't there to capture all the action as we were out on Power Tour, but we did have our friend Taylor Shenuski there standing behind the lens to grab some images for us. Enjoy and we will have full coverage for the rest of the season, so check … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016: Day Four – Our Final Stop

Day Four of the Hot Rod Power Tour is finished up! The cruise from Austin to the Dallas area was a nice drive, and again we were lucky to not have any rain. Unfortunately for us, this will be our last stop and the cruise will power onto Oklahoma City tomorrow morning without us. Instead of taking the official cruise route, we decided to veer off and see some local … [Read more...]

Goodguys 23rd Summer Get-Together

  Competition at its Finest! – By Tony Huntimer The Goodguys 23rd Summer Get-Together car show in Pleasanton, CA was timed with many other California and Bay Area competitions. The day of the show, the San Jose Sharks were going for the Stanley Cup, the Golden State Warriors were in the Finals, and the California Primary Elections were coming up in days. So, the car … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016: Day Three Presented By Baer Brakes, Dakota Digital and American Powertrain

Hooray! The third day of the Hot Rod Power Tour 2016 was a major success, and there was NO RAIN! In fact, the weather was very hot, sunny and humid. But it was hard to complain since the alternative we saw the first two days included downpours of rain. Leaving the Houston area, we headed west on interstate 10 until with hit the 71. This wasn't the official route, at least … [Read more...]