USCA Final event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Despite a rainy, blustery Saturday, all the competitors and spectators had fun. Sunday was cold and windy, but with the rain holding off, some quick times were seen on the road course. Four competitors were invited to OUSCI, Billy Utley in the GT3K class, Bradley Yonkers in GT2K, Larry Woo in AWD, and Andrew Neir received the K&N Spirit of the Event award. This years' … [Read more...]

Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals: Pleasanton, Ca.

Goodguys West Coast Nationals 2014 By: Tony Huntimer Historically (many years ago), if I remember correctly, the West Coast Nationals had been reserved for vehicles manufactured prior to some year around the early 60s. But now it’s the 28th Goodguys West Coast Nationals (presented by Flowmaster) in Pleasanton, CA. Now the cutoff year for this event has jumped all the way up … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Day 2: BFG Hot Lap Challenge

Another day of fun ensued on Sunday, with the competitors hitting the road course for the BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge. With almost half of the NASCAR oval involved, a chicane kept the speed to sub mach. Lap times were blistering, the fast time even quicker than was turned during the 14 hour Chumpcar race the day before. Several participants and yours truly took a stint in the … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Raceway: Day 1

Day one is in the books. This included the autocross and speed stop challenges. The Ultimate Street Car Association puts on an incredible event, and this weeks Michigan International Speedway event was no exception. Enjoy the pics from Day 1 and be sure and check back later today or tomorrow for the Day 2 road course and final results. … [Read more...]

2014 Ohio Musclecar Challenge

  This past weekend marked the completion of the Ohio Muscle Car Challenge, which was actually located inside the Pennsylvania borders. Beautiful rolling, luscious green hills surround the area, and tucked away on a hillside lies the Pittsburgh International Speedway. The action started on Friday night when competitors rolled into the quiet town of Beaver Falls and went … [Read more...]

Ironworks ’70 Chevelle on CarCast with Adam Carolla

    Rodger Lee and the gang at Ironworks built a trick 70 Chevelle for Greg Heinrichs. It was our June '14 feature car of the month here on Lateral-G. Ironworks has been building badass rides for many years, so it's no shock to see the quality of their latest Chevelle. This has been standard operating procedure the … [Read more...]

Random thoughts of a “car guy”

As I sit here this morning doing my daily routine of checking my favorite sites before readying myself for the day, I started thinking of how I became a "car guy" and how amazing the journey has been. I've met countless good car people over the years, and have made many close friends. Overall, the generosity, willingness to help others, and passion for our hobby is unmatched. I … [Read more...]

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 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...]