An Interview With Autocross Legend Mary Pozzi

In the world of Pro Touring and autocrossing, there are a few stars. Those people that are consistently fast, beating the pants off most racers, yet offering up a smile and advice to their competitor. One such person is Mary Pozzi. While she may be a woman, she's a serious threat for anybody whenever she sits behind the wheel, but sweet as pie off the course. We wanted to … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Eight, Long Haulers Only

Today marked the day that quite a few hot rodders have been both looking forward to and dreading; the end of the Power Tour. On one hand, the group of long haulers had completed their ultimate goal of completing the Power Tour in their car. Through the taste of sweet victory was also a bitterness that comes with knowing that is over. After all of the fun and fellowship of the … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Seven

The final leg of the tour turned out to be a little bit dreary with scattered showers and surprise 5-second downpours. My biggest problem was it getting muggy inside the cab while raining and not having a defroster. I actually had to endure a little bit of rain to clear the fog off of the windshield. Unfortunately some people did not make it to the final stop, but the journey … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Six

We started off day six of the Hot Rod Power Tour in the same fashion as the rest of the days, heading south. This time we would hit our southern limit when we met the Gulf of Mexico in Gulfport, Mississippi. The venue was an old VA facility that is no longer in use. It actually made a great spot except for how troublesome it was for entry and exit. A couple of friends had … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Five

Day 5 into the Tour, we took some gorgeous back roads down through Tennessee into Mississippi. The Scamp was running fairly well and I was having some issues, until it shut down on me. Apparently when I put the new alternator on in Wisconsin, I overtightened the cable to the battery and it wallowed out the hole causing it to short out and burn through the wire. We got the … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Four

The fourth day of the Hot Rod Power Tour turned out to be a very awesome day. We had gorgeous views while cutting through the farmlands, burnout world records, racing and heat that would melt the tar off of the road. That last part may have included a touch of sarcasm, but oh well. Everything was awesome today until we got to the event. There, we searched all over for even the … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Three

The official third day of the Hot Rod Power Tour 2015 is over. We took a trip down historic Route 66 and through endless cornfields. I moved from Illinois a few years back and forgot just how much corn there is in the Prairie State. Although you may think field after field of corn would be boring, it isn’t when you’re in the middle of a couple thousand hot rods. Every … [Read more...]

NMCA Hotchkis AutoCross Coverage

The second of four stops for the Hotchkis Autocross series was in town this weekend in Fontana, CA at the NMCA Drag Race. We love this event as it draws a great crowd at a great venue - The California Speedway. This event is really gaining traction too - pun intended. Unfortunately for us, we weren't able to stay very long. But we did manage to get over there Saturday … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day Two

The first leg of the Power Tour showed to be very eventful just like the first leg always is. 59 South was clogged up with the HRPT cars, the Heidts stop was clogged, and the list goes on. Fortunately, everybody got on the road and then made it to safety before the storm hit. We’ve heard of a few stragglers, but it seems that everybody has made it! Each day the tour never fails … [Read more...]

Hot Rod Power Tour 2015: Day One

Here at Lateral-G, we are all about cars that can go fast, but can also be driven. The ultimate test of your car’s drivability is the Hot Rod Power Tour - a 1,500-mile trip in 7 days with thousands of hot rods and muscle cars tearing through the United States in a unit. If you can make the Long Haul as they call it, you should be fairly proud of yourself. This year, we … [Read more...]