Street Machine And Muscle Car Nationals 2015

The Street Machine And Muscle Car Nationals in Pomona, CA has quickly become one of our favorite shows. We were there last year for the first year, and had high hopes for this year. The event was held at the Fairplex which is the same grounds as the famous NHRA drag strip and home of the NHRA museum. This show is what I would consider a "new school" show. What I mean by … [Read more...]

RideTech’s 48-Hour Corvette Finished And In Action – Video

We brought you three days worth of coverage for the 48-Hour Corvette from RideTech. Sadly, they didn't get finished in those 48 hours. But that's almost a good thing in our eyes. That just goes to show you that this was a real-world show, not scripted, edited or extended. This also shows you that even with the best parts, people and tools available, things don't always go … [Read more...]

Goodguys 6th Spring Nationals Rewind…Sizzlin’ Season Opener!

Story by John Drummond Our Goodguys 2015 season got off to a sizzlin’ start last weekend as the 6th Spring Nationals presented by Brown’s Classic Autos enjoyed three straight days of summer-like conditions! It was top-down cruisin’ at its finest as Westworld of Scottsdale rocked and rolled with over 2,500 Classic American show cars of all colors, shapes and sizes. As season … [Read more...]

Advance Auto Parts USCA 2015 Event #1 – Thunderhill Raceway Park

Advance Auto Parts USCA 2015 Event #1 – Thunderhill Tony Huntimer The USCA Series If you don’t already know, the USCA is the Ultimate Street Car Association. It’s a sanctioning body formed to create safe, fun, and high profile national events for street legal performance vehicles. This association is used to find the cars to populate the Optima [Batteries] Ultimate Street … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Day Three Recap

Today was the third and final chapter of the RideTech 48-Hour Corvette build. Months of planning and scheduling, all leading down to these final hours of the build. The day started promptly at 8:00AM again, with the crew weary, but excited to finish up the car. This crew has done an absolutely amazing job, working insane hours with a ton of pressure, all while being caught … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Recap Day Two, 32 Hours In

Day two is in the books! We are now 2/3rds of the way through the time of this build. Today started just as early as yesterday, with everybody feeling a little tired but not too bad. But the show must go on! Promptly at 8:00AM again the cameras turned on and the crew went back to work, coffee and Monster Energy drinks in hand. Today a ton of progress was made, with lots of … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Day One Recap, 16 Hours In

It’s officially, official. The RideTech Corvette has started it’s journey to being restored in 48 short hours. Now you see this isn’t some basic restoration where they are washing the car, slapping on a set of wheels and adjusting the timing – no this is a full blown restoration, in 48 hours. Broken up over three, 16 hour days, we are standing by-often times getting in the way … [Read more...]

Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Presented by Advance Auto Parts

Wake Up!! The alarm clock went off at 4 a.m. Still half asleep, I knew that meant it was time to get up and hit the road to Thunderhill Raceway Park for the opening Optima qualifier for 2015. My wife has always been supportive of my hobby, but had never attended a track event with me, so this was going to be a first for both of us. The weather was calling for a chance of … [Read more...]

LS Engine Heater Hose Bypass Made Easy!

Recently we were wrenching on an LS engine that was swapped into an old car. We weren't going to run a heater, so we wanted to plug the heater hose nipples. Researching it a bit, we noticed that there is two sides of the fence on the heater hose outlets. Some people say that water needs to run through these fittings to allow water to flow onto the thermostat, and others say … [Read more...]