The 22nd Annual California Hot Rod Reunion

Adam Sorokin scored a breakthrough Top Fuel win over Denver …

Adam Sorokin scored a breakthrough Top Fuel win over Denver Schutz. Adam, son of fabled Surfers driver Mike Sorokin, won in dramatic fashion: Leaving first, he experienced a teeth-rattling blower explosion, allowing Schutz to close the gap, much to hi (Read More..)

Tribute to an Outlaw

In the eyes of some observers, Kelvin Cannon’s Chevy II …

In the eyes of some observers, Kelvin Cannon’s Chevy II fastback is an odd duck. Most shake their heads wondering why someone would do that to a classic Chevy II. A handful of others look upon it with recognition in their eyes and a wide smile. That (Read More..)

Coping With a COPO

  Most drag racing enthusiasts are familiar with the original …

  Most drag racing enthusiasts are familiar with the original COPO Camaro program, which saw a select number of ’69 Camaros stuffed with a 427-cid ZL-1 big-block engine built under the veil of Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order process. (Read More..)

Don Lough’s Bubble Top Beauty

  One of the greatest parts of goin’ to the …

  One of the greatest parts of goin’ to the digs isn’t just the racing, but the car show, too! One of the sweetest rides you’re going to come across is Don Lough’s immaculate ’62 Chevy Bel Air sport coupe bubble top.   Still very m (Read More..)

The Big Bang Theory, Part 3

In Part 1 of “The Big Bang Theory,” we asked …

In Part 1 of “The Big Bang Theory,” we asked the question: What causes catastrophic nitro engine failures in drag cars? We addressed this question to a few well-known racers and tuners. In Part 3 we speak to infamous tuner Austin Coil.   The a (Read More..)

The Big Bang Theory, Part 2

In Part 1 of “The Big Bang Theory,” we asked …

In Part 1 of “The Big Bang Theory,” we asked the question: What causes catastrophic nitro engine failures in drag cars? We addressed this question to a few well-known racers and tuners. In Part 2 we speak to Dave Settles.   Terry McMillen ligh (Read More..)

The Big Bang Theory, Part 1

  There is one sentence that all racers never want …

  World champ Antron Brown’s wild Winternationals ride. There is one sentence that all racers never want to hear: “The motor blew up!” In drag racing, when those words are uttered it’s often a literal statement: engine parts scattered (Read More..)

Tech: Prevent Premature Parts Failure, Part 3

Part 3 wraps up our investigation of why parts fail …

Part 3 wraps up our investigation of why parts fail and how to prevent mishaps. Cryogenics   The cryogenic process lowers the temperature of the parts to 300°F below zero. Increasingly, machine shops are taking advantage of cryogenics to dimensionall (Read More..)

Tech: Prevent Premature Parts Failure, Part 2

Metal enhancements: What to Look out For There are scores …

Metal enhancements: What to Look out For There are scores of operations offering dozens of metal enhancement programs and promising all kinds of success rates, some rather less reliable than others. Naturally, you want to take advantage of the opportun (Read More..)