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Scott Barlick Freelance

Opened my first speed shop in the mid 80s eventually starting up my auto machine shop business (Flo-Tech Racing & Machine) in 93 building engines ,specializing in porting and flow testing cylinder heads, along with many restorations and hot rod builds under my belt. Always having a passion for car stories I'm finally getting my feet wet with the online news contribution sector of the hobby.


Some cars make a statement because they’re rare, or highly modified. This Superbird makes a statement because it’s different – and about half the size of a real one.

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On September 16th, at the 2012 Indianapolis 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, “Team Big Foot,” set a new world record. Bob Chandler the King and founder of the original monster truck, has once again left his mark in the motor sport world. His latest creation BIGFOOT 18 put on one heck of a show at this event, and the n

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This wild 1969 Camaro might possibly be one of the most over-the-top builds we have seen in a long time. Wild would be an understatement. With a big-block pushing twin-turbos and a blower with an additional nitrous system, this Camaro is pure insanity. Check out this insane Camaro right here!

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Alex Stark is not your ordinary 14-year-old girl, in reality; she is one of us, a diehard motor head. At only 14 years old, she actually played a big part in the restoration of her 1971 Plymouth Duster.

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We’ve been hearing an uproar of comments and discussions taking place all over the web, from people everywhere about the new KFC commercial that features the 1970 Dodge Charger in it.

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We came across this awesome compilation of 1968 Dodge Charger pictures, that were put on the site Flick River. Scott Crawford owns the ‘68 Charger you see in the pictures, and we can thank his brother Clint for most of the photography work.

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We came across an awesome video from the site Vimeo, that was taken back in 1973 at New England Dragway in Epping New Hampshire. It features some early footage with some of our favorites, Don Garlits, Shirley Muldowney, and “Jungle Jim” Lieberman.

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We want to show you this video posted on YouTube of the new KFC commercial. It’s really kind of cool because it features a ’70 Dodge Charger R/T. We thought it was interesting to see that the producers of the commercial used a few, almost comical techniques to get your attention.

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The folks over at Autoholics turned us on to these cool pics of one of the Dodge Chargers that was in the movie “Fast and the Furious Five.” The car itself is a 1970 Dodge Charger, and it was recently up for sale on eBay, but it didn’t reach the reserve.

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We know how much you guys like burnouts, check out this high-powered Mopar doing what is does best. This blown ‘Cuda lays down a nasty set of stripes in all three gears! No line lock, and no power braking, just raw horsepower.

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There is one movie that ranks right up there with all the others, “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.” Take a look at the video that was put together, it’s a collage of all the great chase scenes in the movie, combined with modern music.

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This year in March at the third annual Goodguys Spring Nationals, they will be giving away a wild ’71 HEMI Challenger. So here it is, take a look at this work in progress. The guys over at RPM Hot Rods have been thrashing to get this baby done in time for the Spring Nationals.

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There’s a lot of talk going on about this ’67 GTX that can’t be backed up. Believed – or at least advertised – as a once-raced Sox & Martin car, the GTX is really a Belvedere II with GTX trim, and while claimed as a factory “Body in White” car, there’s no evidence to back it up.

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Take a look at this very rare ’65 Chevy Biscayne equipped with the legendary 409 big block, and a four-speed transmission. This bare-bones, stripped-down sedan looks more like grandma’s grocery getter, than the high-powered muscle car it actually is.

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The guys over at Autoholics showed us this neat little article of how an auto shop teacher resurrected a GM frame to use as a project in his auto shop class.

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Don Garlits has become a living legend, and an icon to others in the drag racing world. Of all his accomplishments, one really stands out. His record-breaking dragster “Swamp Rat XXX” has been enshrined in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

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