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.
by Bobby Kimbrough on February 3, 2014
by Nigel Dobbie on January 2, 2014
No other American car has quite the same racing history as the Corvette, and thanks to one collector’s love of the sport, the legacy of this former Le Mans runner-up lives on…
by Dennis Pittsenbarger on July 30, 2013
Check out our new series, Five Questions with – where we bring you an inside look with some of the industry’s best designers, builders, artists, events up close and personal. This month we sit down with Murray Pfaff from Pfaff Designs, check it out here!
In the quest to give you an insiders view of what is going on behind the doors of the best builders and suppliers we cornered Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s Mike Copeland to see what’s new and upcoming with LPE. Check it out here!
by Paul Huizenga on July 10, 2013
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.
by Rick Seitz on May 14, 2013
Kurt Urban has been the go-to guy for some of the most prominent LS builds known to mankind. We recently got him to slow down just long enough to give us some insight into where he’s been, and where he’s going next…
by Dennis Pittsenbarger on April 11, 2013
The chief engineer of the 2014 Chevy Z/28 gives us a deep dive into the new car, how it came to life, and what you can expect to feel when you drive it. In this Five Questions session, Al Oppenheiser gives us the R&D details you won’t get anywhere else!
by Bobby Kimbrough on March 13, 2013
With one of the industry’s largest camshaft database, which exceeds 80,000 cam profiles, an impressive manufacturing capability, and an experienced tech staff, Crane Cams has volunteered to bring their expertise to help answer questions. Stay tuned, as we team up with industry experts to answer your questions!
by Paul Lambert on January 2, 2013
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!
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.
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.
by Kevin Shaw on March 15, 2012
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.
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.
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.
by Jerry Roe on September 28, 2011
For Lou Gigliotti’s ’10 ZR1 second place is not an option. The test mule, LG Motorsports race car, and daily driver sees all sorts of punishment, but at this past 341 Spectre Hillclimb Challenge, the venerable blown ‘Vette put up one helluva fight and has the trophies and course records to prove it.
by Don Roy on April 4, 2011
It all started with a part number. Well, that and an instruction to a young GM Materials department employee, who was tasked with supporting the racing efforts of Roger Penske and others in the Trans Am racing series in 1967. The instruction to 27-year old Ernie Callard was simple: Don’t run out of parts!
by Robert Kibbe on February 23, 2011
Paul “Scooter” Brothers is the President and co-founder of COMP Cams and chairman-elect of the SEMA board of directors. It turns out that the head honcho of COMP has quite a few racing stories that you’d never think a CEO of a major corporation would share, but we think you’ll find that Scooter is no ordinary CEO!
by Robert Kibbe on October 15, 2010
As announced in last week’s show, The MuscleCar Place podcast is now being simul-posted on StreetLegalTV.com. Kevin Shaw is the Editor of StreetLevalTV.com and is the man that saw the fit! In the interview we discuss the history and future of powerTV Media and all of it’s titles, with specifics.
by Robert Kibbe on October 8, 2010
This week’s episode of The MuscleCar Place Podcast is out and features a recap of the 2010 Forge Muscle Car Invitational! The 2010 show occurred over the first weekend in October and was dedicated to Ford Talladega’s and Mercury Cyclones.
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