Car Culture

NASCAR And The Moonshine Connection

NASCAR And The Moonshine Connection

NASCAR, creator of America’s multi-billion dollar stock car racing spectator sport, is host to 17 of the 20 most popular sporting events watched in the country. The organization has an interesting and slightly illegal origin, and it’s pr..
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Mid-Engine Corvette Will Compete With Supercars

Mid-Engine Corvette Will Compete With Supercars

Photo Credit: gmheritagecenter.com / gmheritagecenter.com It has been almost 50 years since the first mid-engined Corvette concept was shown to the public. In 1968, the experimental Astro II was revealed at the New York Auto Show. It never..
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Merge Into Traffic Like A Pro

Merge Into Traffic Like A Pro

Let’s face it, most people just don’t know how to merge when driving. You might complain that other drivers go slow in the fast lane, don’t signal, or tailgate – those are all valid concerns. But the inability to merge corre..
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Off-Road Recovery Do’s and Don’ts

Off-Road Recovery Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you drive a Jeep, Land Rover, FJ Cruiser, or any other vehicle you drive off-road, sooner or later you’re going to get stuck, making an off-road recovery necessary. While your luck might not run out anytime soon, you never know when s..
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How to Get 2700 Horsepower out of Your Ford F-150

How to Get 2700 Horsepower out of Your Ford F-150

Easy. Drop a jet engine in the truck bed and put the tailgate down. That’s what Chris Lentz of Michigan did to fulfill a dream that he has had since boy hood. An electrical foreman by trade, Chris had always liked the idea of cruising around in..
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Honda Rolls Out Self-Driving Car

Honda Rolls Out Self-Driving Car

In 1946 Japan, the principal mode of transportation for both people and freight was the bicycle. With precious few cars and trucks to work on Soichiro Honda, an automotive mechanic by trade came up with an idea for a bicycle with an auxiliary engine ..
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Stupid Stereotypes About Gearheads

Stupid Stereotypes About Gearheads

People love to assume all sorts of things about different groups. Gearheads certainly aren’t exempt from the stupidity. When people find out that I do automotive writing for a living, usually all the “car guy” stereotypes come flowi..
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5 Rare American Made Cars

5 Rare American Made Cars

Photo Credit: barrett-jackson / barrett-jackson.com Rare is defined as “something not found in large numbers.” Our list of rare cars built in the US only includes those models that were intended to be sold to the general public. T..
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Electric Motorcycles: What Hath Tesla Wrought?

Electric Motorcycles: What Hath Tesla Wrought?

You look in your rearview mirror and you see a gang of motorcyclists gaining on you, a shiver goes down your spine. How did they get there without you noticing? There was no chest rattling rumble that normally announces the arrival of motorcycles but..
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