The Ivo Files: For Love, Not Money

By the winter of 1965, the landscape of drag racing …

By the winter of 1965, the landscape of drag racing was changing. Tommy Ivo had established himself as one of the sport’s primary architects. However, he could feel the sand shifting beneath his feet as the activity was rapidly evolving from a garag (Read More..)

Power Brokers: Crew Chief of the Month

The oft used phrase “racing in his blood” accurately does …

The oft used phrase “racing in his blood” accurately does describe Justin Taylor, crew chief on Mike Tocco and Roger Garten’s War Horse Nostalgia Funny Car. Taylor was an infant during his dad’s tenure as the driver of Dave Braskett’s Lone Ea (Read More..)

The Best Deal in Town: GM’s LS3: A Cheap Horsepower Date!

       Without question, the LS7 is the top dog of …

       Without question, the LS7 is the top dog of the naturally aspirated world of LS engine horsepower. It’s also the most expensive–by a wide margin. As with most engines, the key to the LS7’s exceptional power profile is the air flo (Read More..)

Scat Enterprises, Inc. Tom Lieb’s Take on the American Dream

         Let it be known, whether you buy a hard …

         Let it be known, whether you buy a hard part or vehicle seat from Scat, you’re doing business with Tom Lieb, a certified car guy, not some faceless multinational conglomerate, churning out everything from door knobs to toilet sea (Read More..)

Pandemonium: Return With Us to the Roots of Funny Car Racing

In the late ’50s through the ‘60s, drag racing was …

In the late ’50s through the ‘60s, drag racing was in many ways a regional sport. From the mid/southwest roared the Top Fuelers of Bob Creitz, Jimmy Nix, Bobby Langley, Vance Hunt, Lou Cangalose and from Kansas City, Kansas, Bob Sullivan. Bob, with (Read More..)

Blueprint for a Better Head: This Dart’s in the Bull’s-eye

Introduced in the mid-’60s, Chevrolet’s big-block is regarded by many …

Introduced in the mid-’60s, Chevrolet’s big-block is regarded by many as the most rugged and reliable large displacement automotive V-8 engine design of all time. It also sported canted valves, which open toward the center of the cylinders, and th (Read More..)