Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Fontana

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  This weekend the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge stopped by the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It's hard to beat this venue - there's action everywhere. Upon entering the grounds we drove by an exotic car racing school, a small track with go karts zipping around, the Andretti racing experience, and the Chump Car World Series racing on the road course. Of … [Read more...]

Dakota Digital HDX Gauges – First Ever Review And Installation!

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Dakota Digital HDX gauges started shipping this week, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on a set for review. After Dakota Digital announced the release of the HDX gauges back in July, we knew we wanted to get a set to install, test, and review. At first glance, the HDX gauges might appear to be a little fancier version of the VHX gauges - this is not the case … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – New Orleans

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As we near the end of the season for Optima's Search for the Ultimate Street Car, events like last weekend's NOLA Motorsports Park become even more important. People are battling to be in the top 20 cars to earn that sought after invite to OUSCI in Vegas. One of the smaller events of the season, NOLA let people get some serious point advantages. With a full 100 car field, … [Read more...]

Car Feature: Brian Coyle’s 1971 Chevelle “Green Hell”

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After growing up in the back of multiple different muscle cars, it was no surprise that Brian Coyle was going to be a gearhead himself one day. Getting the knack for tearing things apart and putting them back together started as early as five years old. In 1989, fresh out of High School, Brian was on the search for a piece of American machinery. He bought a ’71 Chevelle that … [Read more...]

Hot in Fontana! NMCA Hotchkis Autocross

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While the racing was going on in New Orleans, there was plenty of action happening in Fontana California this weekend as well! The NMCA Hotchkis Autocross by the Racing Byrds was well underway with 80 cars competing in the event. While the event went on all day Saturday and Sunday, we only had a few hours to spend over there Saturday morning. The course was long and … [Read more...]

Holley LS Fest 2016- Day Three

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Holley LS Fest 2016 is officially over! This was bigger and better than last year, and one of our favorite shows to attend. There’s so much going on at this show that you’re never bored or looking for something to do. With the autocross along with the action at the National Corvette Museum finished up Saturday, that left one final challenge left – Three S Challenge or Start, … [Read more...]

Holley LS Fest 2016 – Day Two

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Day two of the Holley LS Fest 2016 is in the books! After attending LS Fest last year, we knew that Saturday would be an insanely busy day and it did not disappoint. Everywhere you looked there was the sounds of an LS engine rumbling by. We started the day at the National Corvette Museum track where there was the second autocross course, road course and track cross. Walking … [Read more...]

Holley LS Fest 2016 – Day One

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The 2016 Holley LS Fest is off with a bang! We arrived at the beautiful Beech Bend Raceway bright and early to make sure we didn’t miss a single piece of the action. Right off the bat there was some major news – Holley will have LS Fest West in Las Vegas May 5th, 6th, and 7th! That’s huge news for all of us that aren’t on the Eastern side of the states. You can bet we will be … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Road America

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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...]

Roll Down The Windows And Smell The Roses!

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Living in Southern California has many perks. One of them is the weather, which is never really that bad when compared to the rest of the country. We can drive our cars year round and avoiding the rain is as simple as saying "I just won't drive my car that one day." Lately, one of my project cars hasn't been torn apart so I've been driving it daily. It's a 1962 Cadillac … [Read more...]