Dancing needles, flashing lights, oh what a sight! Gauges on your dash are one the of the coolest features on a car. They move with the push of the pedal, and give valuable insight to your car. They let you know how fast you were going - regardless of what the Highway Patrol may claim. Gauges also act as insurance in a way, letting you keep tabs on the monster under the … [Read more...]
What is “Pro-Touring?”
Just exactly, what is Pro Touring? Defining the term Pro Touring is a tricky one. It's like trying to explain to a blind person what the color red looks like. You can explain it, but they still won't really understand. Definitions of Pro Touring are broad, and range from person to person, forum to forum. Even the name itself varies; pro touring, Pro Touring, … [Read more...]
December ’14 Feature of the Month: Aaron Oberle’s 1965 Chevelle “Brown Bruiser”
Bells, whistles, or air conditioning, this brown bruiser doesn’t have them. Starting life as Grandma’s grocery getter complete with a straight-six and air-cooled powerglide, this Malibu was anything but the bruiser it is today. Aaron Oberle picked this car up from Grandma for a mere $6,000. The paint you see on it is still the original factory paint for the most … [Read more...]
Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge Overall Results!
Name Car # Vehicle RR S&D HL AX SS Total Rank Danny Popp 10 2003 Chevrolet Corvette 25 17.867 25 22 16 105.867 1 Brandon Ranvek 22 2006 Mitsubishi Evo 25 18.4 12 25 25 105.4 2 Betim Berisha 19 2011 Porsche 911TT 25 17.733 11 15 22 90.733 3 Bryan Johnson 13 2013 Chevrolet … [Read more...]
SEMA Recap: The Never Ending Car Show
Okay I'll admit it...this article was supposed to be published on Wednesday night, or Thursday morning. But if you've ever been to SEMA, you know that the action doesn't stop at 5PM when SEMA shuts down. With our very own Lateral-G dinner Wednesday night, I didn't get back to the hotel room till the next day. But none-the-less, we bring you a recap of SEMA … [Read more...]
SEMA 2014 Day One: Cars, Chrome and Parts Galore
Day one is in the books. After an entire year, the day finally came and SEMA went off. For some, this marked the end of months of planning, building, and lack of sleep. For others, the party was just getting started.We arrived at SEMA at 7:00AM, with the hopes of getting shots of cars before the massive crowds of people covered up every car in sight. We were pleasantly … [Read more...]
CRASH: 1972 Dodge Charger!
Bill Howell, one of the founders of the American Street Car Series races an unusual car in the pro-touring world. He doesn't race a 1969 Camaro, a Mustang, or any other popular platforms. Mr. Howell runs a 1972 Dodge Charger. While this may not be a popular pro-touring platform, he's very competitive. At the 2014 Hot August Nights, he experienced a small mishap which … [Read more...]
Mustang Fail And Crash Compilation
Warning: Some NSFW language. With the introduction in 1964, the Ford Mustang has been around for 50 years. Since 1964, they have been crashing as well! While we never like to see a car ruined, there is something amusing about seeing them crumpled up a bit. Unfortunately for all these crashes and failures, the person behind the … [Read more...]
Paddle Shiftin’ 700HP 1973 Camaro!
There is an age old debate over what's better: manual or automatic. For most, the decision lies in the intended use for the car. During drag racing, an automatic is usually the better choice. If you're all about Pro-Touring, then a manual is the choice. But what about a paddle shifted automatic? This would give you the … [Read more...]