Archive for September, 2009

Money Matters

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

JForcecolumn_pic-1I’m a race car driver, so you’d think my job would mostly be about driving a race car. The truth is, I’m only in my hot rod, the Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang, for a few minutes every race weekend. Even counting the pit warm-ups we do before every run, the burnouts, backing up after the burnouts and all the time just sitting in the car waiting, I’m probably not in there more than 15-to-20 minutes a day. It’s not like NASCAR where you’re driving around for three hours.

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Celebrating a Legend

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The 1st Annual Chet Herbert Memorial Car Show

Sometimes it takes a loss to truly remember what we had.

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Go West, Young Man!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The 27th Annual F-100 Western Nationals

Main_thumb_595The allure of the F-100 has been strong since the vehicles were new, but the now-iconic trucks are as popular as ever, and that showed as 204 trucks and many hundreds of spectators packed into Featherly Park in Yorba Linda, Calif., on June 20, 2009 for the 27th Annual F-100 Western Nationals.

 

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5 Things to See and Do at the California Hot Rod Reunion

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Drive-0911-NHRA_Piccopy_thumbThe 18th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion presented by Automobile Club of Southern California is scheduled for the weekend of Oct 16-18 at Auto Club Raceway Famoso – more commonly known as Bakersfield. High on anybody’s bucket list, the reunion is a great weekend of vintage drag racing, the finals of the NHRA Heritage Series and a cool time for the family.

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Wheels in Motion

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

St. James & LaDonna Davis’ ’32 Koncept Koupe

Drive-0911-Wheels-1_thumbFor years, St. James Davis and his ’32 Koncept Koupe were a familiar sight on the streets of the east San Gabriel Valley especially when ‘Moe’, his pet chimp, was riding shotgun. St. James has owned the car for more than 50 years, and the chopped and channeled three-window coupe you see on this page is just the latest iteration in a long line of renditions. Unfortunately, the project came to a halt on March 3, 2005, when two large chimpanzees mauled Davis at a birthday party gone awry for his beloved Moe. The devastating story received worldwide attention and does so even to this day.

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NEW PRODUCTS

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

EDELBROCK

01_THUMBEdelbrock is expanding its Pro-Flo XT offerings with more choices for Chevy small-, big-block and LS1 engines. Edelbrock has combined engineering and technology to bring consumers a more powerful, modern EFI system with user-friendly simplicity.

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