Articles written by: Paul Sakalas

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Car Culture & Entertainment / Hot Rod Community Involvement

This Weekend’s PDRA Nationals: Beat “The Pumpkin” for a Purpose

Every once in a while, we hear about something happening in the racing community that’s too heartwarming not to share: Doug Hayes is a huge fan of drag racing. The […]

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Buyer's Guides / Parts

EcoBoost Mustang Upgrade Guide: Making the Most of Your 2.3L Engine

Ford’s engineers earned their paychecks when they designed the 2.3L EcoBoost engine. Making more than 300 horsepower, it’s no surprise that the mighty 4-cylinder replaced the venerable 3.7L V6 as […]

Parts-Bin Engineering: Richard Cumo’s Lotus Esprit S4
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Parts-Bin Engineering: Richard Cumo’s Lotus Esprit S4

In production from 1976 to 2004, the Lotus Esprit built an impressive resume. It made appearances in two James Bond films (including once as a submarine), was featured alongside Julia […]

Photo Gallery: Exotics, Muscle Cars, Trucks, and Imports from NEO Cars & Coffee 2017
Shows and Events

Photo Gallery: Exotics, Muscle Cars, Trucks, and Imports from NEO Cars & Coffee 2017

TALLMADGE, OH. — At a typical Cars and Coffee event, you’re just as likely to see a European supercar as you are vintage American muscle. The whole idea behind the worldwide […]

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How Tos

How to Install a Tachometer

With some exceptions, namely older diesels and Corvettes, most tachometers use electrical pulses from the ignition system to indicate an engine’s rpm. Though this method delivers an accurate reading, installing […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: Installing a Westin HDX Rear Bumper on a Late-Model Ram Truck

Modern bumpers are packed with sensors, lights, and extra electronics. That means swapping a truck’s stock bumper for an aftermarket one isn’t always a basic bolt-on job. In this video, […]

Let There Be Light! How to Brighten Dim Headlamps on Older Vehicles
Tech / Tech Articles

Let There Be Light! How to Brighten Dim Headlamps on Older Vehicles

Winter doesn’t just bring cold weather, it brings darkness. That means you’ll rely on your headlights a lot more. If you’re driving an older vehicle with sealed-beam headlamps you’ve probably […]

Winter Driving Checklist: How to Get Your Ride Ready for Winter Driving
Buyer's Guides / Parts

Winter Driving Checklist: How to Get Your Ride Ready for Winter Driving

For many, autumn means raking leaves, the return of football, and a chance to get a jump on holiday shopping. For those of us up north, however, autumn means snow, […]

Cold-Weather Checklist: Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle During the Fall and Winter
Tech / Tech Articles

Cold-Weather Checklist: Tips for Riding Your Motorcycle During the Fall and Winter

image courtesy of PowersportsTV.com Cold weather. It’s a bummer. The birds stop chirping, baseball is over, and you’ll go months without riding your motorcycle. Or will you? While you can’t […]

#765 boasted a top speed of 70 miles-per-hour, which put it close to the pinnacle of steam engine performance.
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Retro Muscle: A Closer Look at the Nickel Plate #765 Steam Locomotive

Back to the Future Day is October 21, so we thought we’d channel our inner-Marty McFly and do a little time travel of our own. We dialed up the flux capacitor […]