Articles written by: Matt Griswold

Matt Griswold is a former newspaper reporter. Now he writes here and is happier.

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Automotive & Aftermarket News / News & Car Culture

Oshkosh JLTV to Replace Humvee as U.S. Military’s Battlefield Vehicle

The era of the Humvee being used as U.S. soldiers’ primary combat vehicle is almost over. The U.S. Army this week awarded WI-based Oshkosh Corp. a $6.75 billion contract to build […]

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1956 Buick Special Riviera
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Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1956 Buick Special Riviera

A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store […]

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Automotive & Aftermarket News / News & Car Culture / PowerSports

SEMA Boosts Efforts to Preserve Off-Roading on Public Lands

Federal government action to expand the National Wilderness Preservation System (which bans motorized vehicles) is threatening off-road enthusiasts’ ability to use public land and back-country trails they’ve enjoyed for decades, […]

Lot Shots Find of the Week: International Harvester Scout 800
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Lot Shots Find of the Week: International Harvester Scout 800

A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store […]

Charles Kettering, who pioneered electric ignition systems, works in his early-1900's laboratory. (Image/Delcoremyhistory.com
Car Culture & Entertainment / News & Car Culture

This Day in History: The Electric Starter Patented 100 Years Ago

The electric starter is officially a centenarian. On Aug. 17, 1915, Charles Kettering was issued a patent for his “engine-starting device”—the first automotive electric starter. Kettering, co-founder of Dayton Engineering Laboratories […]

Ride Guides: A Quick Guide to Identifying 1970-74 Dodge Challengers
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Ride Guides: A Quick Guide to Identifying 1970-74 Dodge Challengers

One of the most popular Mopar platforms ever, the 1970-74 Dodge Challengers (and their E-body brethren, the Plymouth Barracuda) represent the tail end of the Muscle Car Era and remain […]

Frank Hawley instructs comedian Jay Leno on some of the things he needs to know to pilot a dragster. (Image/Drag Racing Online)
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Hawley Schooled: Preparation, Proper Mindset & How They Play a Role in Race Safety

When bad things happen at the dragstrip, it can almost always be traced back to one thing: a lack of preparation. “We don’t spend our time talking about what to […]

Video: How to Install a Putco Light Bar Behind Your Truck Grille
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Video: How to Install a Putco Light Bar Behind Your Truck Grille

LED lights are all the rage. In this video, a Putco tech shows you how to install one of Putco’s curved, 40-inch LED light bars behind the grille of a Ford truck. […]

NASCAR Great Buddy Baker Passes Away at Age 74
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NASCAR Great Buddy Baker Passes Away at Age 74

NASCAR legend Buddy Baker died today after a battle with lung cancer, according to reports from SiriusXM NASCAR Radio and nascar.com. He was 74. Baker had a decorated career, winning […]

All-Wheel-Drive ’32 Ford QuadraDeuce to be Sold at Auction
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All-Wheel-Drive ’32 Ford QuadraDeuce to be Sold at Auction

Summit Racing’s QuadraDeuce—the world’s first all-wheel-drive 1932 roadster which the company built in 1995—is for sale at auction at eBay Motors. The auction went live July 30 and will run through August 9. […]