Revisiting the way it was in 1949 when modified Ford Flatheads and Fours ruled the roost at the Goleta Drags – only updated to include later-model cars and OHV V8s. Our intrepid reporter and consummate carguy, Jim Palam, brings us coverage of TROG (WEST). It took some doing, but after 70 years drag racing returned to its American birthplace – Santa Barbara, CA. It was back in 1949 that the first planned and permitted drag race took place on an access road at what is now Santa Barbara Airport. T...Read More
ROCKER’S ROD: SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK!
Hit Velocity series kicks off its second season with Noah Alexander and his team of master craftsman at Classic Car Studio building a head-turning hot rod for rocker Dale Stewart. Following its debut in 2017, Speed is the New Black has become Velocity’s most watched freshman series ever. Thanks to this popularity, Velocity has renewed the series for a second season to continue to give fans what they crave – speed, style and performance. Season two starts on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT...Read More
4WD VETTE: YEAH, IT’S GOT A HEMI!
Go anywhere and everywhere Corvette is powered by an old-school, dual-quad 392-inch Chrysler Hemi. It’s truly unstoppable. When you live close to the New Jersey shore, like Dewey Powell does, it’s not uncommon to see 4WD and AWD vehicles with surf fishing racks on the front bumper. Most are trucks but some are one-off cars that feature conversion from Crossovers and SUVs. Dewey Powell’s Corvette is more than likely the only fully-functioning on and off-road Corvette powered by an engine th...Read More