Flying Sparks Garage Builds An Awesome Nova Wagon!

Flying Sparks Garage If you've never met the incredibly bubbly Emily Reeves, now you have. Professional model by day and huge car nut by night. In her photo shoots you might see some grease under finger nails because she isn't just a pretty face, she's a genuine gearhead. https://youtu.be/arAnA65RMNo In this latest video she's installing a LS3 into a first gen Nova, with … [Read more...]

Goodguys Heartland Nationals: Pro-Tourers Show Up In Force for the Early July Show

Once again this year, over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association hit the metropolitan of Des Moines, Iowa to host their annual Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals – bringing with it the now revered “Duel in Des Moines” autocross competition, presented by Optima Batteries. Filled with pros, newbie autocrossers and everything in between, the … [Read more...]

Hotchkis Autocross at NMCA!

Hotchkis Autocross This past weekend marked the Hotchkis Autocross at the NMCA drag race series at California Speedway. We are pretty convinced at this point that any event held at California Speedway is going to be hot. It seems that every time we are at this venue it's hot! But that's better than being rained out. The Hotchkis autocross is a great one for … [Read more...]

Easy To Use, Easy To Carry: Reviewing The New Miller® Multimatic™ 215 and Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™

The Miller® Mutimatic™ 215 and Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™ Review "So easy, a caveman could do it." We've all heard the TV commercials and while welding might be a hair too complicated for a caveman, the new Miller Multimatic 215 makes welding just about as easy as you can imagine. There are a few different welding techniques out there: Stick, MIG and TIG. You'll find that most … [Read more...]

V8 Builds Autocross Action

V8 Lovers At The V8 Builds Autocross and Car Show This past weekend provided some hot autocross action at the V8 Builds show at California Speedway! In it's first year, the V8 Builds show is dedicated to anything with a V8 under the hood. Since there was an autocross running by the amazing Racing Byrds, we knew we had to make it over to see the action. Upon entering … [Read more...]

Answering The Hard Questions With Hurst Driveline Conversions

The days of a two-speed Powerglide being proficient on the streets are long gone. 50 years ago putting down the highway at 55 MPH it was no problem. When the cruising speed of new cars is 65-70 MPH, something has to be done. That something is ditching the outdated transmission for one that's been highly updated. Enter your modern 5 and 6-speed manual Tremec … [Read more...]

Holley LS Fest West 2017!

LS Fest West 2017 Last September we walked into Beech Bend raceway for the Holley LS Fest and saw the signs - LS Fest West, May 5th-7th, 2017. News of the event quickly spread like wildfire and we were as excited as kids on Christmas morning. Fast forward a few months and this weekend was the very first Holley LS Fest West! While LS Fest East is held at the magical … [Read more...]

Improved Geometry Billet A, F and X Body Spindles

Improved Geometry Billet A, F and X Body Spindles Chris Alston's Chassisworks recently introduced a group of billet-aluminum spindles and steering arm components for popular GM A-, F-, and X-body muscle cars from 1964 to 1972. Using the latest analysis software Chassisworks has developed a superior to steel spindle, that is much more rigid, lighter in weight, and features … [Read more...]

Bored and Stroked: 600HP LS3 – Part Three

Bored and Stroked: The Quest For A 600HP LS3 Back in Part One of our quest to build a 600HP LS3, we laid out all the parts that we would be using to accomplish our goal. Then in Part Two we started to build the motor. By the end of the second installment we had a complete short block ready to be finished and installed. In Part Three is where we will take the short block and … [Read more...]

Good Guys 2017 Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

17th Annual Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals The 2017 Meguiar's Good Guys Del Mar Nationals is a wrap! This show has to have one of the best locations of any show in the nation, located only a few hundred yards from the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. This makes for some of the best weather you could ask for with cool ocean breezes and plenty of warm California … [Read more...]