Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 30 2012

Happy 59th Birthday, Chevy Corvette!

1953. The polio vaccine was released. TV Guide began publication. RCA started selling color televisions. And Chevrolet started producing the Corvette—America’s first sports car. For those of us not around in 1953, it’s hard to imagine a time in which the vast majority of Americans showed virtually no interest in a performance automobile. But that’s …

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Jun 29 2012

Garlits’ Swamp Rat 32 Leaves Summit Racing, Makes 2,346-Mile Pass (that’s 9,384 Quarter-Miles)!

The Summit Racing Retail Super Store in Tallmadge, OH has been open for 10 years. And for 10 years, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits’ Swamp Rat 32 dragster has greeted customers from its familiar spot suspended above the show floor. Last week, the Summit Racing landmark packed its parachute (OK, it was already packed) and headed west …

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Jun 29 2012

Sound Advice: A Quick Guide to Selecting the Right Muffler

What does high performance sound like? Depending on the muffler, the sound of high performance can be anything from a low, throaty growl to an ear-splitting roar—and everything in between. The ideal muffler will deliver just the right growl, roar, or rumble to back up your vehicle’s performance and appearance. That’s why it’s important for …

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Jun 29 2012

Iron Man: Jay Porter’s 1964 Pontiac GTO

This story originally appeared in the Summit Racing catalog and at SummitRacing.com. Jay Porter is an ironworker for Local 17 in Akron, OH. And as everyone knows, a guy with a he-man job like that can’t be seen driving some tin can weenycar. No sir, Jay maintains his iron man rep by driving an asphalt …

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Jun 28 2012

Drag School: How to Stage Your Drag Car

Last week, we covered the basics of bracket racing. Now, we’re going to give you the next lesson—how to stage. There is more to staging than simply rolling your car up to the starting line and taking off. There are staging techniques and tricks that will help you maximize elapsed times or reaction times—and once …

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Jun 28 2012

Anderson, Line Aim to Stay on Good Terms with Route 66 Raceway

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For most of his career, Greg Anderson was not really a fan of Route 66 Raceway, site of this weekend’s Route 66 NHRA Nationals. His displeasure had nothing to do with the actual facility, which is considered one of the nicest on the Full Throttle Drag Racing circuit. Instead, it was the fact that it …

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Jun 28 2012

Super Summit Rewind: A Look Back Through the Lens of a Professional

Here at OnAllCylinders, we dabble in photography. At Braun Photographics, they live and breathe it. Owner Marc Braun shoots many of Summit Racing’s famous catalog covers, along with other automotive-related promotional material for the performance parts giant, and he stopped by Super Summit 2012 to capture the scene. He shared many of his favorite show …

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Jun 27 2012

Protect Your ATV Undercarriage in 7 Easy Steps

Let’s establish a few important things. Some of the most expensive stuff you can break on your quad is located in the undercarriage. If you’re not running hard enough or in terrain where you need to be worried about protecting those components, then you’re probably doing it wrong. Protecting those parts is simple. Not cheap, …

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Jun 27 2012

Mazda Miata MX-5 GT Concept to Debut: Like It or Dislike It?

Has Mazda done enough to convince you? We know for some, the name Miata is synonymous with phrases like midlife crisis or—gasp, “chick car.” Their words, not ours. Truth is Mazda has been strong on the sports car racing circuit for quite some time, and the MX-5 has rightfully earned adoration among the sports car crowd. …

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Jun 26 2012

Video: A 1,000HP Shelby Mustang Doing Its Thing

The gang at Steeda Autosport injected a Shelby GT500 Mustang with 1,000 horsepower, and gave it to the Brill Steel Drift Team to play with. The result is this video, filled with driving of questionable legality and a great song by The Doors.

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