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Royal Purple Winners

Royal Purple Winners

They're going to SEMA

Three contest winners have been named in this summer’s Royal Purple contests that were run exclusively from the Royal Purple Inc. Facebook Fan Page. Two winners were selected in the Royal Purple “Show It Off at SEMA” contest and one... more

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Larry Jewett - September 17, 2011 08:00 AM - Comments

Tuning Holley four-barrel carbs

Tuning Holley four-barrel carbs

First of a double feature on tuning Holley’s hot street four-barrels.

I got my old hot rod back in 1980 in a smokin’ deal from a fellow car club member. Here I was – a kid with an affinity for burn-outs who’d hit the big time: a light car with a limited-slip diff, 255/60 tires and a big-block engine. Luckily, I didn’t get in trouble (well, not too much) and, boy, did I have fun!... more

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Hib Halverson - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

1967 Pontiac Firebird

1967 Pontiac Firebird

When Blue Became a Unique Color

In 1967, roughly 31 percent of the new Firebirds made were Verdoro Green. John DeLorean’s wife had discovered the deep, bottle-green on an ashtray during a party at a friend’s house. DeLorean took the ashtray to the Pontiac paint lab, and they matched the new color for the new car.... more

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Jon Robinson - September 14, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Records Set for Classics and Rods

Records Set for Classics and Rods

Enthusiasts flock to Auburn for prized possessions

Worldwide Auctioneers is reporting its most successful event to date at home in Auburn, recording overall sales of $13.2million at its 4th annual The Auburn Auction, along with record attendance.... more

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Andy Bolig - September 13, 2011 11:12 AM - Comments

WD-40 Turns to Foose

WD-40 Turns to Foose

SEMA Project Vehicle in the Works

After raising nearly $300,000 for children’s charities with its two previous charity vehicle builds, WD-40 Company is partnering with legendary hot rod designer and TV star Chip Foose to design and manage the build of this year’s WD-40®/SEMA... more

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Larry Jewett - September 12, 2011 08:00 AM - Comments

Come & See The Show

Come & See The Show

Optima Invitational Tickets On Sale

For the first time, fans will be allowed at the annual OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational. A limited number of 900 spectator tickets will be available for purchase. The first 50 fans to purchase their tickets will receive a discounted rate... more

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Larry Jewett - September 11, 2011 08:00 AM - Comments

Parts Shopper

Parts Shopper

Way Cool New Stuff

Pontiac Harmonic DamperPRW Industries adds to its product line with this SFI-rated steel harmonic damper for 1959-’67 Pontiac engines from 326ci to 421ci. Tested at 12,500 rpm, the dampers are CAD engineered, then CNC machined from billet steel... more

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Compiled by Eric Kaminsky - September 09, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Mopar MoVenture and Rally Appalachia Are Underway

Mopar MoVenture and Rally Appalachia Are Underway

Seeing the U.S.A.

We all know that it takes a little time for the words to get from a computer keyboard to your hands when the printing process is involved. You’ll have to forgive that delay for the time being, because I don’t know the future so I can’t talk about results.... more

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Larry Jewett - September 09, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Head Games

Head Games

A simple solution still has benefits in a high tech world

EVERYONE is looking to get better performance out of their cars, even the auto manufacturers. While they do have much more stringent concerns than aftermarket manufacturers or owners of the cars, they can also benefit from having a better performing engine in each of their cars. Although better performing might noT NECESSARILY mean more horsepower.... more

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Andy Bolig - September 09, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Sponsorship Call

Sponsorship Call

Your Racing Program May Benefit

High performance synthetic lubricant manufacturer Royal Purple has announced an open call for sponsorship proposals for the 2012 year. Proposals will be accepted until Sept. 30, 2011 for all genres of racing (individuals and teams), event organizers and... more

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Larry Jewett - September 08, 2011 02:00 PM - Comments