Before we tell you about the Creeper Races that became a thing at 1980s rod runs, we need to throw out a few thank you’s. First off, thanks to Pat Ganahl for telling old stories on www.patganahl.com. Pat has dusted off the keyboard to file
I first met Boyd Coddington on a trip to England in 1982 but my late mentor Pete Chapouris really introduced me to Boyd in 1987 when I managed to tick him off and his customer Gary Lorenzini for whom Boyd had just finished a flamed
This special-to-Fuel Curve article by George “Ken” Dwinell chronicles his memoirs of early Can-Am Racing. We found Ken’s incredible Can Am Racing pictures through a web search and he was kind enough to share his images and memories of this magical form of motorsport.
Images of the Endurance Racing at Bonneville during Speed Trials are elusive. Our photographic memories of Bonneville typically feature a pencil-shaped streamliner blurring across a limitless expanse of salt, guided by a thin black line that leads to infinity and beyond. Those record runs we
Count me as one of those 70s kids who grew up worshiping Evel Knievel. The hard-drinking, wheeling and dealing outlaw motorcycle stuntman from the wild lands of Butte Montana was America’s premier extreme sportsman long before the term “Extreme Sports” was ever uttered.
By today’s standards,
Ask any fan of rally car racing and they will unequivocally tell you the Golden Era of Rallying was during the 1980s when the Group B monsters ruled the forests of Europe. With flame-throwing straight pipes, blow off valves popping and opposite lock four-wheel drifts
The NASCAR Firecracker 400 race, held each July at Daytona International Speedway, got its start in 1959. It was named the Firecracker 400 for many years due to being held on Independence Day. Since we’re in the middle of summer, what better time to look
The Lodi Mini Nationals 1973 was the first major event the late Gary Meadors directed. Working together with fellow Nor Cal Early Iron club members, Meadors displayed the promotional savvy and ability to rally the troops that would one day lead him to great success
The Harvey Aluminum Special - What happened to this special Mickey Thompson Dragster?
While we all think we work hard, the late Mickey Thompson worked harder. By day he ran M/T Enterprises and Lions Drag Strip and at night he did a shift at the Los
I’ve known Jitney Jake Jacobs since 1982 when I photographed him and his partner Pete Chapouris driving their iconic ’34 coupes down Highway 99 towards Merced, California to the Street Rods Nats West. It was one of those lucky shots taken hanging out the back