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...]

Mark Stielows latest 69 Camaro project “Hellfire”

We have a build thread over on the forums of Marks latest 69 Camaro. Here's the plan: • Thomson Automotive 427 supercharged engine • T-56 D&D Prepared trans • Full DSE Chassis • Full Anvil Carbon Fiber Front clip • Carbon Fiber Brakes with ABS • Rick Fuel tank with a Vapor Works Controls • Wider rims front and rear than Red Devil • Data … [Read more...]

USCA Final event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Despite a rainy, blustery Saturday, all the competitors and spectators had fun. Sunday was cold and windy, but with the rain holding off, some quick times were seen on the road course. Four competitors were invited to OUSCI, Billy Utley in the GT3K class, Bradley Yonkers in GT2K, Larry Woo in AWD, and Andrew Neir received the K&N Spirit of the Event award. This years' … [Read more...]

Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals: Pleasanton, Ca.

Goodguys West Coast Nationals 2014 By: Tony Huntimer Historically (many years ago), if I remember correctly, the West Coast Nationals had been reserved for vehicles manufactured prior to some year around the early 60s. But now it’s the 28th Goodguys West Coast Nationals (presented by Flowmaster) in Pleasanton, CA. Now the cutoff year for this event has jumped all the way up … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Day 2: BFG Hot Lap Challenge

Another day of fun ensued on Sunday, with the competitors hitting the road course for the BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge. With almost half of the NASCAR oval involved, a chicane kept the speed to sub mach. Lap times were blistering, the fast time even quicker than was turned during the 14 hour Chumpcar race the day before. Several participants and yours truly took a stint in the … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Raceway: Day 1

Day one is in the books. This included the autocross and speed stop challenges. The Ultimate Street Car Association puts on an incredible event, and this weeks Michigan International Speedway event was no exception. Enjoy the pics from Day 1 and be sure and check back later today or tomorrow for the Day 2 road course and final results. … [Read more...]

2014 Ohio Musclecar Challenge

  This past weekend marked the completion of the Ohio Muscle Car Challenge, which was actually located inside the Pennsylvania borders. Beautiful rolling, luscious green hills surround the area, and tucked away on a hillside lies the Pittsburgh International Speedway. The action started on Friday night when competitors rolled into the quiet town of Beaver Falls and went … [Read more...]

Ironworks ’70 Chevelle on CarCast with Adam Carolla

    Rodger Lee and the gang at Ironworks built a trick 70 Chevelle for Greg Heinrichs. It was our June '14 feature car of the month here on Lateral-G. Ironworks has been building badass rides for many years, so it's no shock to see the quality of their latest Chevelle. This has been standard operating procedure the … [Read more...]

Random thoughts of a “car guy”

As I sit here this morning doing my daily routine of checking my favorite sites before readying myself for the day, I started thinking of how I became a "car guy" and how amazing the journey has been. I've met countless good car people over the years, and have made many close friends. Overall, the generosity, willingness to help others, and passion for our hobby is unmatched. I … [Read more...]