Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Long term quality survey reveals Detroit's progress and challenges
While Toyota and Honda are highly ranked overall and comfortably outperform other high volume brands, certain US brands are making impressive progress.
Hover Creeper: The Amphi Mechanic board
Why roll around on an old fashioned creeper when you can glide under your car on a mini hovercraft?
Honda Insight: The Once and Future Mileage King
When it was introduced in 1999 as the first gasoline-electric hybrid sold in America in modern times, it was also the most fuel-efficient mass-produced car. Although production ended this summer, it remains the nation's mileage champ after seven years.
2007 Dodge Ram SRT10: Overpriced, Overpowered and Proud of It
Tidal power generators harness the energy of water flowing to and fro through a channel during each tidal cycle. What does this have to do with the Dodge Ram SRT10 Quad Cab? Well, if the principle could be applied to a hybrid generator powered by the body motions of this 5,691-pound truck, a suitably bumpy road would probably generate enough electricity to power a parking lot full of Priuses.
Slovak leader crashes race car, unhurt
The president has been racing for about 30 years and refused to quit even after his election in June 2004.
Detroit Says Cheap Gas is History
The Chrysler Group said Monday that it expected gasoline prices to remain at $3 to $4 a gallon for the rest of this decade.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Riesterer Wins First TOPMA Race!
The Pro Mods made their return to Caddo Mills Saturday night for the continuing battle of the Texas Outlaw Pro Mod Association series.

ANRA Cool August Nights Photos
Gary Brown captured these great shots of the winners and runners up at the ANRA Cool August Nights event at LACR, Palmdale, California on August 19.
2006 IHRA Norwalk Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date 2006 eMax Championship points standings after the Shine World Nationals presented by ACDelco at Norwalk Raceway Park.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Funny Car Reunion Pix at Les Welch Color Photography
Northeast digs veteran Bob Irvin took several great shots of this year's Funny Car Reunion.
2006 IHRA Norwalk Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 Skull Shine World Nationals presented by ACDelco.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

2006 Boise Nightfire Nationals
One would have to dig deep into their basket of superlatives to adequately describe the 2006 Nightfire Nationals. It was a race that will be remembered for years to come by those who were there and those who read about it.
Images of York/US30 Reunion at BSD 2006
Good guy Bob Wenzelberger has posted 100 photos from the event at Webshots.
2006 IHRA Norwalk Friday Qualifying Results
Day one qualifying results from the 2006 Skull Shine World Nationals presented by ACDelco.

Friday, August 25, 2006

York US 30 1965 Super Stock Nationals
A young boy with a cheap new camera, thinking that pictures of cars without people around them were more important than pictures of cars on the track!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

2006 NHRA Indy Wednesday Test Session
The pro teams were out testing again at Indy on Wednesday. Here's how it went.

Cammer Corner
If you dig the big, complex Fords, this site is for you.
Camaro's Rebirth to Occur at Ontario Plant
The Chevrolet Camaro, a classic American muscle car, will be made in a Canadian factory when its production is revived in 2008, General Motors said on Monday.
Jet dragster generates over 6,000 horsepower
The Detroit Dragon is the sport's newest jet dragster, and it features the biggest engine ever.
A Police Car With Plenty of Muscle
Watch out, bad guys: the New York Police Department has added Dodge Chargers - with Hemi firepower - to its arsenal.
Shelby GT500: Red, White and Old School
The GT500 is an asphalt assassin, and if squeamish types don’t approve of its methods, they’ll be forced to admit that it gets the bloody job done.
Woodward buzzes with action despite the rain
Gloomy weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the thousands of cruisers and spectators who turned out for the Woodward Dream Cruise.
Auto Exhibits in the Mid-Atlantic States
When the weather turns cool and enthusiasts park their cars for the season, plenty of interesting automotive diversions remain available, many of them indoors.
A New Film Documents One Town's Automotive Version of Graffiti
A new artist is making his mark on Deer Isle, and it usually involves a long strip of angry-looking scalded rubber, which can be seen on many of the island's twisting roads.

Diesel Dragster Hits the 7s at 180
Scheid Diesel Motorsports achieved what no other diesel has on the planet Saturday. The Terre Haute based team’s diesel-powered dragster went 7.55 seconds at 183 mph in a quarter mile.
2006 NHRA Indy Tuesday Test Session
Tony Schumacher and Tony Pedregon posted the quickest runs in their respective categories Tuesday at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis during testing for the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race.
Woodburn Hosts 2006 Hot Rod Nationals
The recently held 2006 Hot Rod Nationals was a blast at Woodburn Raceway. Nostalgia was the order of the day along with great racing.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

World Fuel Nationals from Iowa
The first ever WORLD FUEL ALTERED NATIONALS was completed this past Saturday at Eddyville Raceway Park in Oskaloosa, Iowa. 14 cars from all over the United States made the trip to see who would be the king of the hill at the end of the weekend.
NHRA Powerade Post Race Notes: Memphis 2006
The inside story from the hot, muggy marathon that was Memphis 2006.
2006 NHRA Memphis Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date NHRA Powerade championhip points standings after the rain delayed O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals Monday afternoon at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Monday, August 21, 2006

2006 NHRA Memphis Final Eliminations Postponed
Sunday's O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals Final Eliminations at Memphis Motorsports Park were officially postponed. They are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 21.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Positive Ape Index
A Rodz and Kulture blog that I found while searching for Bernie Mather on Google. Worth a look.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

2006 NHRA Memphis Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 19th O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals in Memphis, Tennessee.

Record Times
Early record player history is neat, but Badco is here to discuss early timing equipment, better known back in the 50's as ‘the clocks.’
2006 NHRA Memphis Friday Qualifying Results
Day one qualifying results from the 2006 NHRA O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Performance Improvements: 2006 IHRA Milan, NHRA Denver, Seattle, Sonoma, Joliet
Steve does the math and brings us new personal best performances from 2006 IHRA Milan, Michigan, and 2006 NHRA Denver, Seattle, Sonoma, and Joliet.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ford cars to phase out gas caps
Traverse City, Mich.- The gas cap, long left sitting on trunk lids or dangling from cars as they leave gas stations, will become a thing of the past on many Ford Motor Co. models in the coming years.
Danica for a Day: Hot Laps at a Walk-In Driving Clinic
It was a not uncomfortable 84 degrees when I showed up at the decommissioned El Toro Marine Corps Air Station on a recent bright Saturday morning for a racing competition known as Rev It Up.
Buyers, Start Your Engines: In Monterey, Classic Cars and Classic Races
Every summer the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races draw large crowds of auto enthusiasts to the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Green Light for the Camaro Completes a Pony Car Trio
Some would say that the spirit of the 1969 Camaro was resurrected last week when General Motors announced that Chevrolet�s sporty coupe would make its comeback in 2009. In the eyes of enthusiasts and collectors, though, the first-generation Camaro never died.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

2006 NHRA Brainerd Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date NHRA Powerade Championship points standings after the 2006 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd, Minnesota.
Don Carlton: Dad
Drag racing changed drastically in the early 1970s. One driver whose career mirrored those changes was the late Don Carlton.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

2006 NHRA Brainerd Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 25th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota.
2006 NHRA Brainerd Friday Qualifying Results
Day one pro qualifying results from the 25th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd, Minnesota. - TV Motor Racing Schedule
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Speeder turns around to help trooper
A state Highway Patrol officer who crashed while trying to catch up to a speeding motorist got some aid from an unlikely source -- the man he was chasing.

2006 Funny Car Reunion Photo Review
Once again, Artie Cimilluca represented at the annual flopper extravaganza in E-town. These great shots were the result!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Omlin Runs First Spokane Four Northwest Editor David Hapgood called Spokane Raceway Park today and found that Gary Omlin had just run a 4.986! To our knowledge, nobody has ever run a '4' at Spokane until today. We'll have more details soon. Gary's son is compiling a diary of their weekend and we'll have a nice article for Draglist, like we did last year.
2006 IHRA Martin Final Results
Final eliminations results and up to date championship points standings after the 25th anniversary Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park.
2006 IHRA Martin Final Qualifying Results
Final pro qualifying results and first round pairings from the 2006 Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals in Martin, Michigan.
Castellana wins Torco Pro Mod Shootout
Things all came together for Mike Castellana during the Torco Pro Modified Shootout, as he topped Quain Stott in the final to collect the $20,000 winner’s check.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

2006 NHRA Sonoma - Funny Car Photos
Jason Ellis shot photo highlights of fuel funny car action at the NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California.

2006 NHRA Sonoma - Top Fuel Photos
Jason Ellis shot the outstanding Top Fuel action at the NHRA Fram Autolite Nationals at Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2006 Funny Car Reunion V photo gallery
The guy from One Bad Mark 8 Lincoln again comes up with dozens of killer shots of the annual classic flopper event at E-town.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

2006 Draglist Nationals Photos, Part Two
'Iowa Al' Booton welcomed his fellow draglisters to Eddyville and then proceeded to rattle off 41 great shots of our event.

2006 Draglist Nationals Photos, Part One
Eddyville track photographer Chet Bain grabbed some good shots of the inaugural Draglist Nats, including the obligatory group photo.

2006 Beaver Springs Nostalgia Race Photos
It was rain shortened, but the annual post York US 30 Show event at Beaver Springs was nice while the sun was out!