In the pages of the Goodguys Gazette many years back used to be a monthly vintage drag racing column called “Fuel & Gas Gossip with Ed Kanaschitsky.” At the time, Goodguys ran one of the most prominent race series for vintage drag racers in the
Over the last three decades, three cars stand out that pushed the envelope of style and substance. These are vehicles that took hot rodding to the next level. It happens a lot in this scene. We’re cruising along with incredibly cool machines then BAM –
Bill Burnham was one of hot rodding’s greatest gifts. A highboy guy through and through, Burnham had a string bitchin fenderless roadsters which spanned decades. He was a pied piper of sorts – a renaissance man who was as genuine as the day is long.
It was a hot Friday afternoon at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This was in the mid-’90s. A call came over the radio that an unauthorized police officer was directing event traffic at the top of Grand Ave.
A few of us loaded up in golf carts
The week before he passed away, I heard someone briefly mention that “Low Fat” Larry Westervelt was dealing with a health issue. Less than a week later came the dreaded call that we all get at some point in our lives. It’s shocking. You wish
When a movement begins, be it in sports, politics, music, community, or otherwise, a lot of moving parts have to come together to create synergistic momentum.
Hot rodding has seen its share of major movements. Postwar dry lakes racing was hot rodding’s first signature movement. Young
If you ever had the chance to hang out with San Diego’s Bob McCoy, you were richer for the experience. You would be hard pressed to find a man with a deeper tapestry of life experiences. Throughout his life, McCoy had that rare ability to
When it came to Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing in the ’90s, Sears Point Raceway and Bakersfield were the two anchor facilities. It just so happens today’s rumbling is about one fall morning at Sears Point (now Sonoma Raceway) outside Sonoma, California.
In addition to our full
It looks like the annual SEMA Show is all systems go this fall. Being the show will go on after being parked for the first time in its history last year, it jogged some good memories. Old-school memories.
My first trip to SEMA with the Goodguys
When he was a kid, Vinny Skandunas' grandfather would regale him with stories of when the family migrated from Milwaukee to California in the 1920s in their brand-new Model T Ford. Vinny was mesmerized when grandpa would tell him about rattling along plank roads and