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Smokey Yunick is widely considered the greatest mechanic of his era. A practical man, He was always honest, even when the truth hurt. We wanted to know what his daughter thought Smokey would say about things today.

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Mario Andretti was named by the Associated Press as “Driver of the Century” making him an iconic figure in motorsports. We caught up with the legend recently to discuss how Chevrolet engines impacted his career.

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Chevrolet’s Head of Consumer Affairs, James Bell, hit the automotive journalist talk circuit with a vengeance, and we had a chance to ask him some questions about the announcement of the Stingray’s estimated fuel economy, what the LT1 will mean for Chevy as a whole, and the future of the C7 Corvette.

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Check out this video of a “Hot Rod Farm” in New Jersey! Jim Rawa’s collection includes a Chevelle, a Lincoln Capri, and a bunch of Plymouth Furies, one of which is modeled after “Christine,” Stephen King’s demon car!

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In this roundtable Q&A session, we’ll take a look at the current state of the traction control debate from the perspective of the racing series that both permit and allow it and the manufacturers that campaign heavily in favor of it.

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Street racers are a segment of the hot rodding and automotive cultures that most of the rest of society would like to see disappear. However for those heavily involved in street racing, there’s more to it than a wicked burst of adrenaline…it is a way of life!

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Recently we were lucky enough to venture on over to Burbank, California to spend the day with Troy Ladd at the infamous – Hollywood Hot Rods to check out the shop and some of their ongoing projects. Here’s a closer look at all of the hidden jewels we discovered inside.

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Jack Jr. is an accomplished racer in his own right, Jack Roush Jr. started racing karts with his dad when he was a kid and has progressed to podium finishes in Grand Am’s Continental Tire series, driving, of course, a Mustang. We interview JRJ about racing, hobbies, and the daily job.

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It’s not unusual to see great work come out of a well-known fabrication shop. But for a shop to also be a center for social gatherings and cultural happenings is not a normal business model.

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Calling Gary and Marc Meadors Good Guys isn’t as cliche as you would think it is. We spent a couple hours with the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association founder and his son, and found a couple of car guys you can actually talk to.

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Carroll Shelby, builder of the GT500 and Shelby Cobra, has died today at the age of 89. He will be missed by much more than just Ford fans.

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At 76 years-old, Vic Edelbrock Jr. shows no signs of calling it quits. Recently we got the opportunity to sit down and talk with Vic Jr. about the early days of Edelbrock, his father, and the current state of motorsports. Read the exclusive interview here.

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We sit down with Classic Industries founder and CEO Jeff Leonard and talk resto-mods, big dollar auctions, the future of restorations and what other groups of classic cars the auto restoration parts supplier is venturing into next.

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The current school of thought on NASCAR history is that Bill France Founded NASCAR at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida. Dr. Thomas Vogt, son of Red Vogt, Stock Car Racing’s first “Super Mechanic” and mentor to Smokey Yunick, says that’s not true. Read what “Little Red” has to say about it.

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Paul had been in and out of driving race cars over the last two decades, but came back professionally in a big way in 2011 by helping to develop parts, through Tiger Racing, for the new Boss 302S race car for Ford Racing. We sat down with him to talk about how the season went, and how it all came together.

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Holley long ago established itself as a maker of popular carburetors, but they’ve also developed a number of great LS engine products. We interviewed the President of Holley, Tom Tomlinson, regarding their vast product offerings for the LS-series of engines and what future LS products Holley has up its sleeves.

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When Jon Bowles pulls up to the starting line, it may appear as though he and his black ’92 Mustang are the definition of sneaky and stealthy, but when the 347 cubic-inch, 88 mm-turbocharged engine is spooled and the hammer is dropped, all eyes are on them. We talk with Jon about his Mustang campaign.

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This weeks podcast show guest is Jeff Allison, the owner of Allison Customs. He opened his restoration shop in January of 2011, and one of his big goals for the year was to attend the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for the first time as a business owner!

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This week’s feature interview is part 2 of our interview with Gary Beineke. He and his wife Pam love history and Mopar muscle, so they decided to recreate several of the concept cars Chrysler had made in the late 1960′s. Their collection include a home-made ’71 GTX convertible and the ’71 Concept Charger!

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Mickey Thompson has been leading that tire category for longer than we can remember, especially when it comes to the street/strip or heads-up drag racing, so we went to them (specifically, M/T’s Carl Robinson) to answer our Top Ten questions concerning drag slicks and radials. Here’s what they had to say.

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