Factory Tour: Painless Performance Products

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This year while on the Hot Rod Power Tour, we added another stop on our way - Painless Performance Products. If you're unfamiliar with Painless Performance, they are in the business of wiring. Not only does Painless make some amazing wiring harnesses, they make a ton of other cool things to make wiring your vehicle a painless experience. From actual wiring, to relays, switches, … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016: 4,261 Miles In Eight Days

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For the last few days I have been thinking about the Power Tour, trying to wrap my head around the whirlwind of cars, horsepower and crazy amount of miles. I didn't set any records for the most miles driven by any means, but for this car it was quite the accomplishment. If you had been following my Making The Drive articles, you would have seen the amount of work needed to … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016: Day Four – Our Final Stop

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Day Four of the Hot Rod Power Tour is finished up! The cruise from Austin to the Dallas area was a nice drive, and again we were lucky to not have any rain. Unfortunately for us, this will be our last stop and the cruise will power onto Oklahoma City tomorrow morning without us. Instead of taking the official cruise route, we decided to veer off and see some local … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016: Day Three Presented By Baer Brakes, Dakota Digital and American Powertrain

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Hooray! The third day of the Hot Rod Power Tour 2016 was a major success, and there was NO RAIN! In fact, the weather was very hot, sunny and humid. But it was hard to complain since the alternative we saw the first two days included downpours of rain. Leaving the Houston area, we headed west on interstate 10 until with hit the 71. This wasn't the official route, at least … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016: Day Two Presented By American Powertrain, Dakota Digital, and Baer Brakes

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  The first official day of cruising on the Hot Rod Power Tour is finished! Starting off from yesterday in Gonzales, LA we traveled a little over 250 miles to the outskirts of Houston to the Royal Purple Raceway. Thanks again to American Powertrain, Dakota Digital and Baer Brakes for allowing us to bring you this coverage. We followed the official cruise … [Read more...]

Making The Drive – Update For Hot Rod Power Tour 2016

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https://youtu.be/q7iuSHm8CM0 Hey gang - here's a quick update on the progress for making it onto the Hot Rod Power Tour 2016. Lots of detail work to be done at this point, with making connections and tidying up loose ends. The good news is the big parts are done, such as installing the motor and transmission, suspension, brakes, etc. etc. The hope is to hear this motor come … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2016 – Making The Drive

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https://youtu.be/GQ7XQtO9f7I As of today Hot Rod Power Tour is a mere 50 days away. There's a ton of work left to do in order to make the drive, from suspension, motor, transmission, interior, and just about everything but paint. Lots of long nights and early mornings will soon ensue in order for us to make it on the tour. Check out the video to get a little glimpse of the … [Read more...]

Crazy for Columbus! Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals Rewind

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  Pictures and text courtesy of Goodguys Rod and Custom Deep into its second decade, the Goodguys PPG Nationals continues on its upward trajectory as hot rodding’s premier summertime summit. The cutting edge cars, our industry’s top manufacturers and brightest minds came together for 96-hours of Full Throttle Fun. Last weekend’s 18th annual Nationals was the best … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Mojave Magnum’s Standing-Start 1.5 Mile Race and Big Red!

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Author: Tony Huntimer Event Date: 4/11/15 – 4/12/15 My weekend was spent at the MKM Racing Promotions Mojave Mile, now called the Mojave Magnum. The Mojave “Mile” was a mile long race that has a standing-start. The Mojave Magnum is the same race, but it’s 1.5 miles from start to finish. The main reason for my visit to the Mojave Magnum was to hang out with Big Red and be … [Read more...]