Project Spotlight: Chris Birdsong’s Harder Charger

1969 Pro Touring Charger Every now and then, there's a build that catches our eye. Maybe it's one that executed to a level never seen before, or just radically different than anything else out there. While scrolling Facebook, we came across Chris Birdsong's incredible Charger. Minus the Detroit Speed built Charger or the Holohans built Charger, we haven't seen too many … [Read more...]

Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Charlotte Motor Speedway

Last weekend, Optima took their Search for the Ultimate Street Car to the east coast! This time, they visited Charlotte, North Carolina and the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the country of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a lot of NASCAR influence, these street cars took to the track. The first day, we took over the parking lot next to the ZMax Dragway for Detroit Speed Autocross … [Read more...]

Video: Speed Kore’s 1970 Dodge Charger “Tantrum” on Jay Leno’s Garage

https://youtu.be/Ts0Z030mucc The SpeedKore built 1970 Dodge Charger dubbed "Tantrum" was recently on Jay Leno's Garage getting some love. Watch as SpeedKore talk about all the aspects of the car with Jay, including building all the carbon fiber pieces such as the hood, fenders and doors. Tantrum also sports a massive set of Baer 6-Piston brakes with HRE wheels surrounding … [Read more...]

SEMA 2015: Day Two Recap

https://youtu.be/47v-i-Pjck8 RAIN! Waking up this morning and groggily walking over to the blinds, we saw that everything was wet. After taking a few minutes to wake up, it was raining! Getting to the convention center the rain kept coming down, with many of the outdoor cars being covered up. Since SEMA is in Las Vegas, an extremely dry desert, rainy days are extremely rare. … [Read more...]

Goodguys Columbus: Chance of a lifetime!

Story and pictures by Tony Huntimer I was invited to attend the show with longtime friend RJ Gottlieb and his famous Camaro, none other than Big Red. I couldn't pass up the chance to tag along and help support his efforts to support his latest venture, the Big Red documentary series coming to NBCSN on July 27th at 9PM EST. I met a few fans from online forums that met me while … [Read more...]

Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together at Pleasanton

Had a buddy ask me if I'd tow a car down to the Goodguys show this weekend in Pleasanton. He didn't have to ask me twice, I grabbed my wife and we headed out early Saturday morning for the two hour journey to the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We arrived around 8 am and the place was PACKED! I was there a couple years ago and it was busy, but this year the word was out, … [Read more...]

Muscle Car Of The Week: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi

The Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic Muscle Car designs of all time, with its squared-off monolithic shape and imposing presence. Our subject is equipped with the R/T package, and is powered by the factory installed 425 HP 426 Hemi V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission, a combination only found in a few hundred of the 20,000 … [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...]

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...]