We sit down with Land Speed record holder and all around good guy, Keith Turk. He explores the drive and passion that it takes to not only go racing, but to truly live life. We talk about his racing partner and friend David Freiburger, HOTROD magazine and a lot more.
New tool review coming up. I searched high and low for a quality tool to get the absolute correct backspacing figured out for my car. I came across this tool from @ifabspeed. It looked like something I would have built and it's no BS. Look for the review soon. I'm really excited to have this tool in my shop.
Bruce Cambern is the last living original Shelby Cobra owner. I had the fortunate opportunity to share 15 minutes with him at GoodGuys Southwest Nationals in Scottsdale Arizona, early last year. Aside from being a genuinely nice guy, he has done numerous things that have lead to advances in racing and the industry as a whole. If you ever run across Bruce, I urge you to strike up a conversation with him. It will not disappoint.
It's hard to argue that the 1970 AAR Cuda is not one of if not the most notable muscle cars of the 1970's.
Summer in the 70's. Warm California nights cruising the boulevard hoping to stumble onto a street race. This is my fathers car (he's on the right in the photo). 1969 Mustang Fastback. Setup on the car was a 351W and a 3 speed, 3:00 9" My father is forever a Ford fan and has owned several mustangs throughout the years and currently owns a 69 fastback (not the same one as in this photo) and a 72 fastback.
Second owner 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint. Car was purchased new in 1963 by the current owners grandfather. Setup is a fuel injected (FiTech) 302, T5 transmission, 3:55 rear gears. Suspension is 4 link in the rear, and coil-overs at all 4 corners.
On a recent trip home from Orlando, I decided to stop by Ocala FL, and see the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. There is so much automotive history in this building. It is home to the Drag Racing hall of fame and includes all of the remaining "Swap Rat" builds. You always think you know a lot about this sport until you walk into a place like this. This place really does a great job of letting you walk back in time with Don and experience his successes and his failures. Great place to burn a few hours. My only advice is to heed the signs in the parking lot "NO BURNOUTS"!
Falcon Sprint. Chambered mufflers, .471 summit racing cam, shorty headers.