Archive for September, 2009

NEW PRODUCTS

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

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For those who love racing and nostalgia, Prestige Hobbies has the largest selection of die-cast model cars and racing collectibles on the West Coast. In addition, they have a large selection of plastic model kits, slot cars, model trains, die-cast and plastic airplanes, books, videos, nostalgic racing T-shirts and other NASCAR, NHRA, F1 and other racing collectibles, all for sale, mail order or retail. Latest offerings include 1/24th-scale model cars driven by “TV” Tommy Ivo, Warren, Coburn and Miller, Sox and Martin and Butch Leal. With a limited number available (only 1,500 of each), you had better call them quick.

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Putting An End To This

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Installing Fittings The DMP Way

We’re sure most of you understand the concept of the “weakest link.” When it comes to hoses and hardlines running throughout your vehicle, that potential weak link can exist in the ends and fittings. Hoses today have a burst point that exceeds the usual pressure they previously operated at. Unless there is a weak spot due to rubbing on a hot or sharp surface, chances are the hose will not fail for a long while.

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A Day At The (Long) Beach

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The 6th Annual Ink-N-Iron Festival

ink_iron344We’re sure most of you have heard the saying, “It’s better than a day at the beach.” When you add killer rides, hot tattooed girls and rockin’ music, that day becomes a great way to spend a weekend.

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New Hides for an Old ’Stang

Friday, September 25th, 2009

main-thumbIf you think your backside has gotten plenty of abuse over the years, just think about what it does to your car’s upholstery. For over 40 years, the bucket seats in this ’65 Mustang have endured their share of wear and tear, and the results aren’t pretty. Split seams and disintegrating seat foam are no way to win a show, and can actually make driving difficult. Broken-in tennis shoes may be comfortable, but broken-down seats are another matter.

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October

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Driving a Funny Car like my Castrol GTX high-mileage Ford Mustang definitely is a thrill. Going 0-to-300 in four seconds? That’ll suck you back in the seat and turn your eyeballs around, and it’s something I just love to do.

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October

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Driving a Funny Car like my Castrol GTX high-mileage Ford Mustang definitely is a thrill. Going 0-to-300 in four seconds? That’ll suck you back in the seat and turn your eyeballs around, and it’s something I just love to do.

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Saving Money

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Over the years, I’ve had lots of people ask for advice on their car projects. The questions are usually technical, but more often nowadays they’re asking what they can do to save money.

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Super Shoebox

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

A Winning Combination of Show and Go

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Photos by Kevin Wilson

The old adage, “winning is everything” is usually applied to traditional sports or auto racing. Rarely does it enter into the competitive world of hot rods and muscle cars, though, unless a pair is locked in a side-by-side street race where bragging rights or money is on the line. While winning may be everything to some, for others, building a winning vehicle can be more rewarding than the reward itself.

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North By Northwest

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The Goodguys 22nd Annual Northwest Nationals

mainjpeg_584We couldn’t tell if it was the weather or just the hot rides throughout the Puyallup Fair & Events Center, but the Goodguys 22nd Annual Northwest Nationals had everyone sweating.

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And The Answer Is…

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

DRIVE-Editorial_tempAs an editor, I get asked three questions more than any others: 1.) How did I get my job? 2.) Is it really as fun as it appears to be?

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