One of the most famous dirt races is a major highlight for this weekend. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH hosts The Dream – a race that beckons the best of Dirt Late Model racing with a $100,000 top prize. While this event will draw world-wide attention, there are plenty of other entertaining events coming up this weekend (and stretching into the early part of next week). Fans of Sprint Car racing can see the World of Outlaws hit historic Knoxville. Fans of Super Late Model racing on the asphalt have plenty of choices to take in an event. Here are some of the events we found coming up this weekend (broken down by type of racing): Dirt Late Models This weekend Eldora Speedway hosts the first of its two yearly crown jewel events. The Dirt Late Model Dream (just like the World 100 which will happen later this season) draws drivers and fans from across the country. The Dream kicked off with preliminaries on Thursday night. Brandon Sheppard and defending Dream winner Jonathan … [Read more...] about What’s On Tap This Weekend (6/10-12)
’66 Chevelle * Heavy HitterWhen the Roadster Shop came out with a new A-Body chassis, they needed a way to show it off, and what better way than stuffing it under one badass ’66 Chevelle? The Roadster Shop’s Phil Gerber told PHR: “This ’66 Chevelle is the first car to debut under the new RS Performance name. The purpose is to show what we can build and to showcase our new Chevelle chassis. This will also give us the chance to test the chassis, and provide real-world feedback on the performance of our product.” This Chevelle runs Detroit Speed & Engineering front components made specifically for this application, along with Wilwood six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes. The rear suspension features a heavy-duty 9-inch with a triangulated four-bar set up, and DSE double-adjustable coilovers can be found on all four corners. The Chevelle rolls on one-off Boze 18×8 and 20×12 alloy wheels inside Michelin 275/35R18 and 335/30R20 … [Read more...] about 1966 Chevy Chevelle & Other Project Cars
For some, the appeal of the Super Bowl isn’t the football — it’s the creativity advertisers put into the commercials they paid millions of dollars to air during the big game. We’ve rounded up all the pre-released automotive commercials so interested readers can watch all the videos in one spot. Just one automaker is missing. Ever since the “Born of Fire” Chrysler 200 commercial starring Eminem aired in 2011, the automaker has made quite a stir at the Super Bowl, including last year with the controversial “Half Time in America” commercial featuring Clint Eastwood. Chrysler is expected to debut an ad during the Super Bowl, but we haven’t yet heard much about it.UPDATE: Chrysler‘s two Super Bowl ads each ran two minutes, and featured the Jeep and Ram brands. Watch the two ads just below. While Subaru won’t be airing any commercials during the big game, a series of four commercials will be aired during Animal Planet’s … [Read more...] about 2013 Super Bowl Car Ads Roundup
The Datsun Heritage Museum Gala at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is only a few days away, so we thought we’d give you our checklist as to why you can’t miss attending this incredible event on the Southern California automotive calendar. Watch THIS for some excitement as you ponder the top eleven list provided by the event sponsors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMCpSkx1rKE&feature=player_embedded 11. Host Rob Schneider — whose latest movie GROWN UPS comes out on DVD next Tuesday, Schneider is wicked funny and is a big Datsun fan. 10. Drive a Datsun; Then Decide — Some great names in racing and manufacturing are attending the event, including: * Tony Adamowicz — known as the A2Z racer, Tony competed in Trans Am, Le Mans, Daytona, F1/5000 and many other series.Nissan Motorsports John Morton will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his more than 40 years in racing F5000, Can-Am, IMSA, Rolex Series and more. More … [Read more...] about Dig Nissan / Datsun Racing? Free Saturday Night?
In 2009 John Hart published “The Last Child,” a national bestseller that went on to win the Edgar Award. The book also introduced the setting — Raven County, N.C. — and many of the characters that populate his ambitious and surprising new novel “The Hush.” “The Hush,” a novel by John Hart. (AP) At the center of the earlier novel was Johnny Merrimon, a 13-year-old boy whose life had recently come undone. Johnny’s twin sister, Alyssa, had recently disappeared and was widely presumed to be dead. Shortly afterward, the boy’s father disappeared as well, leaving Johnny and his mother in increasingly desperate circumstances. Johnny’s relentless, methodical search for the sister formed the centerpiece of the complex narrative. Accompanied by his best friend, Jack Cross, an abused 13-year-old with secrets of his own, Johnny explored some of Raven County’s darkest corners, eventually uncovering the answer to his … [Read more...] about ‘The Hush’: Murder, madness, magic, betrayal and obsessive love