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...]

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

  The first official day of cruising on the Hot Rod Power Tour is finished! Starting off from yesterday in Gonzales, LA we traveled a little over 250 miles to the outskirts of Houston to the Royal Purple Raceway. Thanks again to American Powertrain, Dakota Digital and Baer Brakes for allowing us to bring you this coverage. We followed the official cruise … [Read more...]

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

The 2016 Hot Rod Power Tour has officially kicked off in Baton Rouge, LA! The yearly event is one of the most unique car shows in the country, bringing thousands of cars from all over the United States for seven days of traveling and cruising. We drove all the way from Southern California to Baton Rouge for the tour in our '66 Chevelle. This car is basically a brand new … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – New Jersey 2016

This weekend, Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car finally made it to the east coast. As everybody was heading out to the event, the weather forecast kept getting worse and worse. At times, it looked like it would be pouring the entire time. Thankfully, it cleared up and everybody got plenty of clean runs. On Saturday, the weather started out cloudy and chilly, but no … [Read more...]