Nearly forgotten today, Memphis-Arkansas Speedway was one of NASCAR’s largest oval tracks in the 1950s. It was 1.5 miles in length, featured dramatic high banking, and the surface was dirt. Here’s the amazing story. Continue reading
Mario Andretti’s surprise victory in the 1967 Daytona 500 is one of the great stories in American motorsports. Here’s the memorable race with all the action compressed into an excellent five-minute summary. Continue reading
At Bonneville in September of 1947, John Cobb became the first man on land to exceed 400 mph, establishing a two-way record of 394.19 mph that stood for years. Here’s a great newsreel feature celebrating the achievement. Continue reading
Today we’re headed back to the golden age of NASCAR for some thrilling action at one of America’s great road courses, Riverside Raceway in Southern California. You’ll agree: Now this is racing. Continue reading
From the fertile mind of Mickey Thompson in the early ’60s came this fascinating creation, a Pontiac V8 with twin GMC blowers and a pair of seriously crazy cylinder heads. Let’s dig in for a closer look. Continue reading
Here’s a priceless moment in hot rodding history: national newsreel coverage of the third annual National Speed Trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats.