Spud Miller: An American Hot Rodding Success Story

  This story might sound familiar. Boy shows an early …

  This story might sound familiar. Boy shows an early aptitude for machinery and goes out on his own at an early age, tinkering with any motor that others will let him touch. He turns drag racer in his teens, starts tuning for his friends for beer (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..)

Digger Diaries-The Realization of a Lifetime Ambition

  Hilo, Hawaii, drag racer Paul Crivello is a heavy …

  Hilo, Hawaii, drag racer Paul Crivello is a heavy hitter in the Big Island Auto Club’s Bracket One with his big-block Chevrolet-engine Top Sportsman Dragster. His consistent 7.24 elapsed times and speeds of over 180 mph have earned him this st (Read More..)

Sportsman Racing – Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last

  Jim Hughes, Businessman/Racer I attended several races this season …

  Jim Hughes, Businessman/Racer I attended several races this season to do research for a story on Jim Hughes’ S/G ‘Vette.  Even though his racer is an impressive piece of machinery, I came away more impressed with Jim than with his ride. He (Read More..)