Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Circuit Of The Americas

It was a hot one this weekend at OPTIMA's Search for the Ultimate Street Car at Circuit of the Americas last weekend. With the heat index climbing over 110 degrees and staying there all day long. Even though it was blistering hot, COTA's charm made up for the heat. I believe there were 88 competitors this weekend and it was hard to see them all. The first day was … [Read more...]

Ultimate Street Car Challenge – Pikes Peak

About 15 miles south of Colorado Springs lies a track known as Pikes Peak International Raceway. USCA competitor Bob Boileau is the owner of this fine establishment and helps to host OPTIMA's event every year. I've been to many of these events and this was one of my favorite venues. It's hard to beat Road America, but at this track, everything went smoothly and you could see … [Read more...]

Forgeline Builds 1970 Pro Touring Camaro

  DAYTON, Ohio - Forgeline Motorsports knows a thing or four about all-out performance. It's with this same single-minded focus that the team at Forgeline has decided to build their own pro-touring style 1970 Camaro. "We've been dreaming about building our own world class, pro-touring machine for several years," says Dave Schardt, President of Forgeline Motorsports. … [Read more...]

24th Heartland Nationals Rewind…American Hot Rodding at its Finest!

Pictures courtesy of Gordon Rojewski Text courtesy of Good-Guys. Booming 4th of July weekend crowds, spectacular weather, fireworks, patriotism and over 4,500 cars (a new event record) highlighted the Goodguys 24th Heartland Nationals last weekend in Des Moines! Amazing as it sounds, the Heartland Nationals keeps growing! Each year here at the Iowa State Fairgrounds we see … [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...]

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...]

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...]

January ’15 Feature of the Month: 1969 Firebird “Wild Turkey” built by Josh Baker

Story by Josh Baker This project has been a long and “wild” journey that has filled me with moments of great satisfaction, subdued by annoying frustration, feelings of euphoria and great loss. To explain the longevity of the build, it wasn’t that I worked at it slow, but that I started a shop and did many complete restorations and only worked on this on the side. It all … [Read more...]

Sema 2014: Big Crowds, Great Cars, and Good Friends

While walking the aisles of Hot Rod Alley this year it seemed I couldn't get more than a few feet without running into someone I knew. I guess after 12 years of attending Sema plus my involvement with Lateral-G and car boards in general, I've met a lot of great people. This years show did not disappoint. Looked to be a good crowd and no shortage of great cars and products on … [Read more...]