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...]

Behind The Scene: Meet the Farringtons!!

      I found this great short video about one of our Lateral-G members and his family. Tom Farrington, his wife Deb, and son Sam like to compete in the Ultimate Street Car Association events held throughout the country. What's so cool about this family is that they all have a passion … [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...]

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...]