NEWS

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

Well, it’s finally here….the very first ALL DIGITAL RPM MAGAZINE!  Here is just a little Teaser the June issue.  If you were a subscriber, you would already have this in your email inbox today. Subscribe by June 1st and you will receive this issue in your email just as the thousands of other RPM Magazine […]

May 25, 2020 More
NEWS – DiabloSport Tuning Now Supporting 2020 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8

NEWS – DiabloSport Tuning Now Supporting 2020 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8

Tuning for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8 DiabloSport tuning is now available for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost and 5.0L V8 motors. Adding power to the already impressive Ford F-150 was no small task. DiabloSport’s calibration team spent the time to develop awesome tunes that enhance thnee driving experience for any F-150 […]

May 22, 2020 More
STS Releases Piping Kits for Multi-Fit Systems!

STS Releases Piping Kits for Multi-Fit Systems!

It’s time to stop dreaming of whistling noises, as it has never been easier to install your favourite power adder! Holley is pleased to introduce their new multi-fit single turbo piping kits from STS, the perfect bundle to install your next remote mount or single front mount turbo system. Available in mild steel, aluminized steel […]

May 21, 2020 More
NEWS – 2020 F-150 Support with Superchips Flashcal

NEWS – 2020 F-150 Support with Superchips Flashcal

Superchips is pleased to extend Flashcal calibration support for 2020 F-150 with PN 1545. The Flashcal for Ford trucks offers multiple options to adjust for larger tires, read/clear trouble codes, adjust speed limiter and more. This latest release covers the 2.7L and 3.5L Ecoboost, along with the 5.0L V8 engine platforms. Flashcal offers a low […]

May 21, 2020 More
IMR Inc. Releases Insight on Disruption in Parts Availability Affecting Shop Purchasing Behavior During the Pandemic/Shelter-in-Place Requirement

IMR Inc. Releases Insight on Disruption in Parts Availability Affecting Shop Purchasing Behavior During the Pandemic/Shelter-in-Place Requirement

IMR Inc. interviewed 400 independent repair shops, nationally representative by location in the U.S., to gain insight on their parts and brand purchasing experience during the pandemic 84 percent of shops surveyed have reported a decrease in revenueFull report contains consumer demographics, purchasing trends, maintenance habits, and more 48 percent of shops have experienced disruption […]

May 19, 2020 More
EVENTS – New Location—Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!

EVENTS – New Location—Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis!

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and based on the Illinois regional plan, it is unlikely the Chicago-area will reopen for a spectator event in a reasonable amount of time. The Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Presented by HPJ Performance has been moved to World Wide Technology Raceway outside of St. Louis […]

May 18, 2020 More

FEATURES

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

Well, it’s finally here….the very first ALL DIGITAL RPM MAGAZINE!  Here is just a little Teaser the June issue.  If you were a subscriber, you would already have this in your email inbox today. Subscribe by June 1st and you will receive this issue in your email just as the thousands of other RPM Magazine […]

May 25, 2020 More
FEATURES – Trading Up – RJ Miolla – 55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

FEATURES – Trading Up – RJ Miolla – 55 Chevy Cameo Pickup

RJ Miolla found his passion for drag racing after trading an ATV for a basic 11-second Chevelle race car. He didn’t know it at the time, but letting go of the trans brake in that rattling big block Chevelle would change him forever. From the  Chevelle, RJ parlayed a trade into a nasty 1966 pro […]

May 22, 2020 More
EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

EVENTS RE-LIVED – Yellow Bullet Nationals 2014

Since most of the outlaw style events have been gone for some time in the northern and Mid-Atlantic states, the talk over last year’s 2013 Yellow Bullet Nationals was even more than expected. Picking up steam each year, the Yellow Bullet Nationals (AKA the YB Nats) for 2014 had its own share of controversy, just […]

May 22, 2020 More
FEATURES – YRUSLO – Shannon Renfro X275 Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – YRUSLO – Shannon Renfro X275 Fox Body Mustang

>>>Shannon Renfro’s X275 Mustang is rolling art….it just happens to be rolling fast! With over twenty years racing experience on his resume, it is safe to say Kentucky native, Shannon Renfro is an extremely talented driver and a fierce competitor. His ’89 Ford Mustang is a rolling piece of art, and a  visually rousing display of not only […]

May 21, 2020 More
FEATURES – PAST – BRADLEY GRAY – 69 Camaro, 65 Chevy C10 Pickup, 56 Chevy Pickup

FEATURES – PAST – BRADLEY GRAY – 69 Camaro, 65 Chevy C10 Pickup, 56 Chevy Pickup

>>>BRADLEY GRAY’S ARMY OF WILD HOME-BUILT PRO STREET CREATIONS IS ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY! From a distance, it looks like any other vendor trailer you’re likely to see at a major show. As you draw closer, you notice that the bright red Kenworth tractor with matching stacker trailer is spotlessly clean and adorned with more chrome […]

May 20, 2020 More
FEATURES – PAST – ONE OF ONE – Bob Romano ’69 Dodge Dart

FEATURES – PAST – ONE OF ONE – Bob Romano ’69 Dodge Dart

A bright orange Mopar out of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania had the street car drag race world in awe this past July as it led qualifying in Kristal Cowle’s inaugural War By The Shore Real Street Showdown class. A Dodge leading the pack…this just doesn’t happen, let alone a 100% Mopar powered Dart. For those less […]

May 19, 2020 More

TRUCKS

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

Well, it’s finally here….the very first ALL DIGITAL RPM MAGAZINE!  Here is just a little Teaser the June issue.  If you were a subscriber, you would already have this in your email inbox today. Subscribe by June 1st and you will receive this issue in your email just as the thousands of other RPM Magazine […]

May 25, 2020 More
NEWS – DiabloSport Tuning Now Supporting 2020 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8

NEWS – DiabloSport Tuning Now Supporting 2020 Ford F150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8

Tuning for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost & 5.0L V8 DiabloSport tuning is now available for 2020 Ford F-150 2.7L Ecoboost and 5.0L V8 motors. Adding power to the already impressive Ford F-150 was no small task. DiabloSport’s calibration team spent the time to develop awesome tunes that enhance thnee driving experience for any F-150 […]

May 22, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – BedRug Install

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – BedRug Install

Most of us have trucks, or at the very least borrow a buddy’s or neighbor’s at some point to haul, load or tow. At RPM, we’re always lookingfor new ways to help Trick Out Your Truck by sharing toys, tips, and tricks we’ve done to spice up our haulers for power, performance, to be more […]

May 20, 2020 More
TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Dodge Dually Makeover Edition

TRUCKS – TRICK OUT YOUR TRUCK – Dodge Dually Makeover Edition

One thing we weren’t ready for when we started Project aPocalypSe Horse was how to get it from place to place during construction (and hopefully completion). Although hauling race cars and high-performance street machines is no big deal for much of our readership, yours truly had never had anything more stout than a half-ton pickup […]

May 13, 2020 More
TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Bumpers & Lights Ford F250

TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Bumpers & Lights Ford F250

When planning out our ultimate race car tow rig build, we realized that replacing the old factory chrome bumpers on our F-250 could modernize our truck’s look while providing some serious protection. After shopping Google Images for aftermarket bumpers on Ford Super Duty trucks, we found that ICI bumpers had the exact look we wanted. […]

May 8, 2020 More
TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Brake Upgrade

TRUCKS – Trick Out Your Truck – Brake Upgrade

If you have been following along in our ongoing Trick Out Your Truck series, we have installed a number of aesthetic and performance upgrades to a couple of trucks around the shop. Make no mistake, looking good and running good are critical to anything on wheels. However, effective stopping isn’t just a “nice to have” […]

April 30, 2020 More

PROJECTS/BUILDS

PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

For eons we have become accustomed to water methanol injection on both diesel and gasoline engines. It has been used in boosted racing and street performance primarily, but in the last few years water injection has become increasingly popular for nitrous engines, as well. Although it may seem like someone just recently discovered the advantages […]

May 20, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

Last month, we started our RaceCraft rear suspension upgrade in the RPM Magazine THUG mule Mustang with the install of a much-needed upper control arm doubler kit. RaceCraft’s stock upper torque box upgrade not only reinforced the control arm bolt holes but gives us another set of bolt holes above the stock location for more […]

May 8, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

We decided while rebuilding the rear  section of project 4 Lug Thug over  the winter that we should upgrade our cheap second-hand upper and lower control arms while its jacked up and stripped down. While the car as originally going to be a mild street/strip ride, it has slowly morphed into more than we thought […]

May 6, 2020 More
TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my first 14 months of fatherhood, it is the vital importance of diapers. I never gave them much thought for the first 38 years of my life, but now I realize how fast things get out of hand without one. Even 10 minutes with a miniwild man […]

April 29, 2020 More
RPMMAG.COM presents another Wednesday Binge Read!

RPMMAG.COM presents another Wednesday Binge Read!

The Change Up – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air BINGE READ IT NOW! Welcome to another great RPM MAG Binge Read Build session! Re-live Glenn Hunter’s switch from Screwcharge blown to Twins on his killer ’56 shoebox street/strip Chevy Belair! Or, if you’re new to RPM, read it for the very first time. You know […]

April 22, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 1 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 1 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

They say change is one of the most difficult things we have to face as human beings. Whether it be  work-related, personal life, or changes in other major parts of our lives, like for instance our  cars. You know…our prized possession, passionate hobby, and probably the largest ego-stroking piece of non-living equipment that we can […]

April 22, 2020 More

AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS

NEWS – Automakers seek new revenue streams from wireless services, upgrades

NEWS – Automakers seek new revenue streams from wireless services, upgrades

By Nick Gibbs, ANE      The dashboard, once the place where drivers checked their speed or changed the radio station, is fast becoming the car’s most valuable real estate, as automakers seek to generate new revenue through wirelessly delivered services, features and upgrades. The upgrades can include everything from in-dash apps up to software […]

May 19, 2020 More
NEWS – Fiat Chrysler confirms talks for $6.8B state-backed loan to weather virus crisis

NEWS – Fiat Chrysler confirms talks for $6.8B state-backed loan to weather virus crisis

MILAN — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed that it is in talks to obtain an Italian state-backed credit line of as much as 6.3 billion euros ($6.8 billion) to buttress the automaker’s finances after the coronavirus caused a steep downturn. In a statement on Saturday, the company said talks were ongoing with lender Intesa Sanpaolo for a three-year […]

May 18, 2020 More
AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS – People Bought More Trucks Than Passenger Cars In The U.S. Last Month

AUTO MANUFACTURER NEWS – People Bought More Trucks Than Passenger Cars In The U.S. Last Month

As passenger car sales plummet, trucks overtake them temporarily. Passenger cars have always outsold pickup trucks in the U.S. In some years, as many as 600,000 vehicles separated the two classes. But with the novel Coronavirus affecting all new car purchases in the U.S. in April, pickup trucks stole the sales crown. At least, temporarily. New data […]

May 7, 2020 More
Brands push forward with new-EV rollouts

Brands push forward with new-EV rollouts

Article by Stephanie Wallcraft COVID-19 has automakers pumping the brakes on r&d spending, but most are still planning — at least for now — the launch of key electric vehicles in the coming months.  Matt Girgis, managing director of Volvo Car Canada, said the XC40 P8 Recharge crossover is still scheduled to arrive in Canada […]

April 21, 2020 More
Automakers want Ontario showrooms opened to deal with expiring leases

Automakers want Ontario showrooms opened to deal with expiring leases

Facing an onslaught of customers returning leased vehicles, some automakers are calling on Ontario to reconsider rules forcing the closure of dealership showrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our dealers are now dealing with record numbers of lease returns at our peak season and they are unable to process them,” Hyundai Canada CEO Don Romano wrote […]

April 17, 2020 More
U.S. self-driving startup settles trade secrets lawsuit with Tesla

U.S. self-driving startup settles trade secrets lawsuit with Tesla

U.S. self-driving car startup Zoox said on Tuesday it had settled a lawsuit with Tesla after admitting that some new hires from the electric car maker were in possession of certain Tesla documents when they joined Zoox. Tesla lawyers filed a lawsuit in March last year against four former employees and Zoox, alleging the employees […]

April 16, 2020 More

TECH

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

WELCOME TO THE NEW RPM MAGAZINE ALL DIGITAL VERSION

Well, it’s finally here….the very first ALL DIGITAL RPM MAGAZINE!  Here is just a little Teaser the June issue.  If you were a subscriber, you would already have this in your email inbox today. Subscribe by June 1st and you will receive this issue in your email just as the thousands of other RPM Magazine […]

May 25, 2020 More
TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Shrinker Stretcher

TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Shrinker Stretcher

Metal fabrication is an acquired skill that takes patience and repetition in order to approach some level of competence. It also requires tools. In the past several months, we’ve brought you a series of Cool Tools features on metalworking tools we have added to our arsenal, including a box and pan brake, a slip roll, […]

May 21, 2020 More
TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Air Over Hydraulic Tube Bender

TECH – COOL TOOLS – Metal Fab – Air Over Hydraulic Tube Bender

For most every RPM reader, the goal is to have the fastest and nastiest car (or truck) you can afford. And for the vast majority of those individuals, the only thing more satisfying than that is to actually do it yourself. A big step in that direction is to equip your shop with the fabrication […]

May 20, 2020 More
INSTALL – NITROUS EXPRESS Billet Single Entry Crossbar Plate

INSTALL – NITROUS EXPRESS Billet Single Entry Crossbar Plate

Classes such as Ultra Street and Ultimate Street seem to be all the rage in small tire drag racing these days. There is something basic and pure about a class of small blocks on DOT 275 radials duking it out with simple plate systems. Forced induction guys get the ever-evolving 76mm turbo that has proven […]

May 18, 2020 More
INSTALL – BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – Stainless Works Exhaust – 2013 Shelby GT500

INSTALL – BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – Stainless Works Exhaust – 2013 Shelby GT500

Everybody wants more power. It’s ok to admit it. In our world there is just no such thing as “enough” horsepower. It’s more about how much can we afford to spend to make “X” more horsepower, and of course, bang for our hard earned buck. Yeah ok, on the street you can only use so […]

May 15, 2020 More
INSTALL – AFR SBF 205cc Renegade Heads & Quick Fuel Black Diamond 850 Carb

INSTALL – AFR SBF 205cc Renegade Heads & Quick Fuel Black Diamond 850 Carb

THE TEST MULE…. Breathing New life into an old star….. As speed shop owners and tuners, we strive to be at the top, showcasing our skill and abilities by trying to build the baddest engines and cars on the planet. But we need to devise ways to do this within the budgets of our customers, […]

May 13, 2020 More

RECENT ARTICLES

FOOD & SPIRITS FRIDAY – World’s Best Lasagna

FOOD & SPIRITS FRIDAY – World’s Best Lasagna

FOOD AND SPIRITS FRIDAY – World’s Best Lasagna Try this recipe out during your downtime (if you have some).  Freeze it and save it for the track or for when you decide to have some socially distanced 😉 guests over.  Don’t worry, summer is coming…wouldn’t it be nice just to have this prepared when you […]

May 22, 2020 More
FEATURES – RATATTACK – Mic Sites ’72 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup

FEATURES – RATATTACK – Mic Sites ’72 Chevy Cheyenne Pickup

…..Mic Sites’ heavily nitroused big block ’72 Cheyenne “crowd pleaser” pick-up Eastside Raceway was the place where Michael “Mic” Sites first cut his teeth in drag racing. “It was 1976 and I was just 18 years old,” recalled Sites. “And I have to give my father, B. J. Sites, owner of Sites Parts Co., thanks […]

May 18, 2020 More
NEWS – PA House Bill 2489 Gains Support by 15-10 Committee Vote in Crucial Next Step

NEWS – PA House Bill 2489 Gains Support by 15-10 Committee Vote in Crucial Next Step

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT & UPDATE: PA House Bill 2489 has been voted out of the Pennsylvania State Government Committee by a 15-10 vote. This is a crucial next step for the bill that would allow Pennsylvanians to engage in outdoor recreational activities, including motorsports, as long as they adhere to the CDC’s established health and […]

May 18, 2020 More
EVENTS – Holley’s MoParty™ Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th

EVENTS – Holley’s MoParty™ Takes Over Bowling Green September 18-20th

What’s that sound?! You’re hearing hundreds of Mopar powered vehicles getting ready to invade Beech Bend Raceway this fall. That’s right, Holley’s MoParty™ will be taking place this September 18-20, 2020 and features tons of events tailored for Mopar enthusiasts including autocross, 3S Challenge, drag racing and more! Other events like a dyno challenge, burnout […]

May 17, 2020 More
FEATURES – GOING ROUNDS IN A STRAIGHT LINE – Ian Hill – 69 Camaro

FEATURES – GOING ROUNDS IN A STRAIGHT LINE – Ian Hill – 69 Camaro

…Ian Hill takes on bracket, super stock, and heads-up drag racing in 2015 Aside from family and work, Ian Hill’s world revolves  around cars—especially fast ones. He’s been a standout in sportsman drag racing for a number of years, but his most recent acquisitions will certainly take him to the next level  in both sportsman […]

May 15, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – SOUTHERN DILL POTATO SALAD

FOOD FRIDAY – SOUTHERN DILL POTATO SALAD

This deliciously southern tasty potato salad recipe in incredible for long weekend barbeques with family and friends.  Sure to be a fan favorite at the race track too! Read more stories like this at www.rpmmag.com  

May 15, 2020 More
FEATURES – FOR THE JACKET – Al Matuska – ’65 Chevelle

FEATURES – FOR THE JACKET – Al Matuska – ’65 Chevelle

Did Al Matuska intend on changing the future of the Northern Ohio drag racing scene when an old friend came knocking on his door 15 years ago? The answer is no, but that is exactly what happened! When he was just 17 years old, Matuska bought himself an Oldsmobile 442 and it was time to […]

May 14, 2020 More
FEATURES – FAST FUN – Gary Giessen – ’65 Buick Skylark

FEATURES – FAST FUN – Gary Giessen – ’65 Buick Skylark

Gary Giessen’s ragtop Skylark is about as badass as you’re gonna get in a stock-bodied Buick. In fact, Gary’s so sure of that, he’s laying claim to having the world’s fastest 1965 Buick Skylark convertible! Go ahead, prove him  wrong. We dare ya. “I have owned this car since 1987,” explained Giessen. “It’s been raced […]

May 13, 2020 More
NEWS – Design Engineering Inc. Celebrates 25 Years

NEWS – Design Engineering Inc. Celebrates 25 Years

AVON LAKE, OHIO – April 29, 2020 – Design Engineering, Inc. is celebrating 25 years of sales, service and support as the leader and quality innovator of heat and sound control products. Founded in 1995 by performance industry veteran Dale Markley and his wife Nancy, DEI quickly earned a reputation in the Cleveland area and […]

May 13, 2020 More
FEATURES – Hard Charging – Eric Tuuri

FEATURES – Hard Charging – Eric Tuuri

Every cloud has a silver lining,” a very common saying and one that rang true for a young sailor back in 1983. Eric Tuuri was only 21 years old when he set off from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland for a visit back home to Ohio. Unfortunately, just outside of Washington, DC, […]

May 12, 2020 More
U.S. Motorsports Association Launches Formation of New Jersey Motorsports Coalition

U.S. Motorsports Association Launches Formation of New Jersey Motorsports Coalition

Monday, May 11, 2020 NEW JERSEY– Today, the U.S. Motorsports Association, announced the formation of the New Jersey Motorsports Coalition, to focus on the safe resumption of motorsports across the state. The coalition brings together the state’s racetracks, sanctioning organizations, and related businesses impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. N.J. Motorsports Coalition is on a mission […]

May 12, 2020 More
POSTPONED—NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway

POSTPONED—NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway

ProMedia Events & Publishing is POSTPONING the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA Power Festival presented by HPJ Performance at World Wide Technology Raceway May 28-31 due to COVID-19 pandemic and current regulations. “We are postponing the event and we are working with Chris Blair and his staff on a variety of options to make this […]

May 12, 2020 More
FEATURES – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Shawn Beard ’97 Dodge Viper

FEATURES – MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Shawn Beard ’97 Dodge Viper

Shawn Beard is a car guy. The Midland, Texas native says it was cars that got him through a scary period of his adolescence and it is cars today that give him  reprieve from the pressures and demands of business and life. “I have always had a passion for automobiles in general starting at a […]

May 11, 2020 More
FEATURES – CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – Brent Groh – ’72 Ford Mustang

FEATURES – CUTS LIKE A KNIFE – Brent Groh – ’72 Ford Mustang

It was 1980. Rock-and-roll still rocked. Teen fiction spoke of a bright and promising future for us all. And in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 17- year old Brent Groh was rolling into his high school parking lot in a 1972 Mustang Grande he had purchased for $1,100 (CDN) and modestly modified himself. Canadian winters had been […]

May 11, 2020 More
FEATURES – WARRIORS DRAG RACING TEAM

FEATURES – WARRIORS DRAG RACING TEAM

The title of this article may not  mean much to those readers under 40, but to those who have passed that milestone, it brings back a 1979 movie that createda buzz around the world due to its somewhat romanticized depiction of gang life  in New York City. It had interesting, diverse characters and was gritty, […]

May 8, 2020 More
USMA Motorsports Media Leadership Team Releases “COVID-19 Guidelines for Motorsports Media”

USMA Motorsports Media Leadership Team Releases “COVID-19 Guidelines for Motorsports Media”

Media-specific best practices added to the resumption of racing “toolkit” for media, tracks, promoters and racers: May 07, 2020 MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The United States Motorsports Association has published its “COVID-19 Guidelines for Motorsports Media,” which became the latest addition to a rapidly expanding online toolkit containing best practices, protocols, document templates, contacts and other […]

May 8, 2020 More
NEWS – MEGALODON OWNER BUILDS ’67 NEWS – CAMARO FOR PROCHARGER 25TH ANNIVERSARY

NEWS – MEGALODON OWNER BUILDS ’67 NEWS – CAMARO FOR PROCHARGER 25TH ANNIVERSARY

“They didn’t ask me to do this, it’s just something I did.” That’s Brent Austin describing the motivation to build a super wicked 1967 Camaro street car to promote ProCharger’s 25th anniversary. He went on to say, “I just had to have one of the 25th Anniversary Packages and had this Camaro that I bought from a […]

May 8, 2020 More
FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco

FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco

FOOD FRIDAY – Grilled Shrimp with Charred Peppers with Queso Blanco This yummy treat is sure to please event the most discering palate and who wouldn’t want to have a bbq about now and enjoy some out back bbq time out of the house. Don’t forget to add your favorite beverage with this tasty meal.  […]

May 8, 2020 More
TECH – RPM TECH SPECIAL – Shedding Light on Light

TECH – RPM TECH SPECIAL – Shedding Light on Light

Without getting too deep, we need to first explain what a Metal Matrix Composite is before we can even begin to talk about their current uses and wide open future in the world of automotive performance and racing. For all of practical history, it has always been “bigger must be better” thinking, however, when it […]

May 7, 2020 More
FEATURES – CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Jay Misener Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Jay Misener Fox Body Mustang

Growing up in the ’80s,’90s and 2000s— during the heyday of fast street cars where we would spend thousands of bucks just to get that little extra edge on the guy in the other lane—who would have ever  thought that we would see a “crate motor” basically dropped into a full weight production car and […]

May 7, 2020 More
U.S. Motorsports Association Works with PA Motorsports Caucus Chairman Dave Maloney to Introduce First Legislation Focused on Reopening All Motorsports

U.S. Motorsports Association Works with PA Motorsports Caucus Chairman Dave Maloney to Introduce First Legislation Focused on Reopening All Motorsports

The USMA Government Affairs Team is working with Pennsylvania State House Representative Dave Maloney, Chairman of the PA Motorsports Caucus, to build public support for PA House Bill 2489. This bill will authorize outdoor recreational activities including motorsports facilities to reopen immediately under certain recommended CDC Guidelines and social distancing. Read Full Text: HB 2489 […]

May 7, 2020 More
FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – A FAMILY AFFAIR – W G Miller – 67 Chevy Nova

As the saying goes, “the family that plays together, stays together.” For Shelbyville, TN horsepower enthusiast W.G. Miller, his family games just happen to involve several hundred horsepower, thousands of miles in road trips, then beatin’ the heck out of his car most weekends during the spring and summer. “I have a 1967 Chevy ll […]

May 6, 2020 More
FEATURES – THUNDER BIRD – Kevin Slyfield – 1957 Thunderbird

FEATURES – THUNDER BIRD – Kevin Slyfield – 1957 Thunderbird

Although disputed bythe Cowboys  of Arizona and Texas in the late 1800s who had claimed to have found the “Thunderbird,” the existence of the massive winged warrior with alligator-like armor is considered to be a myth. Kevin Slyfield’s 2,500-plus horsepower methanol gulping championship bird of prey, however, is completely real. Right from the very roots […]

May 6, 2020 More
TECH – Real Racing Head Gaskets – JE Pro Series MLS

TECH – Real Racing Head Gaskets – JE Pro Series MLS

Current engine design is being transformed by the arrival of GDI  Gasoline Direct Injection). GDI requires high-pressure injectors to inject gasoline  directly into the cylinder rather than the intake port. In so doing, GDI improves fuel atomization, promotes cleaner burn, boosts fuel efficiency—and more importantly for the racing brain—improves performance. Twenty-four years ago, a similar […]

May 6, 2020 More
NEWS – New Hooker BlackHeart LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds

NEWS – New Hooker BlackHeart LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds

Hooker BlackHeart is pleased to announce their new LT Swap Exhaust Manifolds. These Hooker BlackHeart cast iron exhaust manifolds for the popular GM LT motor feature 2.5-inch outlets and are designed to hug close to the engine block so they fit into a wide variety of replacement and engine-swap applications. Their contoured design guides the […]

May 6, 2020 More
FEATURES – THE STRANGE STANG – Fonse Performance Fox Body Mustang

FEATURES – THE STRANGE STANG – Fonse Performance Fox Body Mustang

Since its inception, quarter- mile index racing has been steadily growing. However, over the last eight or so years it has become that shining example of grassroots family-style racing in much of the Northeast. Longtime supporters and competitors Fonse Performance have been patriarchs in the most popular and always heavily contested 8.50  Index category for […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

FEATURES – WILD WEST – Farrell West – ’72 Chevy Nova

Street legal is the only way that Farrell West of Beaumont, Mississippi would have his 1972 Chevy Nova. Of course that doesn’t mean the car can’t mix it up with the best of them in classes like True 10.5 or X275—he just prefers that his own car fit the true intention of a “street car” […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

FEATURE – FULFILLMENT – Roland O’Haran Sr. – ’67 Camaro

I was recently told, “life is short man, enjoy what you want now as later may never come.” If we could all have a buck or two for every time somebody said that to us, we’d have a bit more to spend on our cars. We will all walk away from this article understanding just […]

May 5, 2020 More
FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

FEATURE – CORN FED COOL – Terry Ciesla – ’55 Chevy

It was one of those experiences you just don’t forget. We were cruising the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on our trusty loaner golf cart at the Street Machine Nationals. It was a picture-perfect late- June day in Southern Illinois. As we neared the facility’s iconic marquee, first we heard it. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. Whooomp. What. […]

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REVISITING 2015 – NEIGHBORS AT WAR – Boo King vs The Pizza Boys

REVISITING 2015 – NEIGHBORS AT WAR – Boo King vs The Pizza Boys

REVISTING 2015 BOO KING VS THE PIZZA BOYS The RPM Magazine/Lucas Oil Extreme WAR events concept has gained massive momentum since first announced in March of this year. They (the War In The North July 3-5th in Sparta, Ontario, Canada and War By The Shore July 24-25 in Thompson, Ohio) are smaller, community- based events […]

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