Category Archive: The Scene

Apr 14 2014

NHRA Wrap-Up: Pro Stock’s Jimmy Alund Becomes First European NHRA Winner

Jimmy Alund became the first European ever to win an NHRA event Sunday at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C. The Swede is substituting for four-time Pro Stock world champ Greg Anderson and ran a 6.562 pass at 211.59 miles-per-hour in his Summit Racing Equipment Chevy Camaro. This is only the …

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Apr 09 2014

She’s No Lemon: Bob Lemon’s 1965 Plymouth Satellite

Hanging out at his local dragstrip in greater Detroit, he was a just a boy with a dream. The 1964 Plymouth Belvedere had just broke onto the scene, and Bob Lemon wanted one. “This is back when Mopar dominated the dragstrip,” he said. “Back then, there was no such thing as leasing. We had to …

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Mar 31 2014

NHRA Wrap-Up: DeJoria, Enders-Stevens, and Schumacher win SummitRacing.com Nationals

Girl power reigned supreme as Alexis DeJoria and Erica Enders-Stevens raced to victories Sunday at the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Top Fuel’s Tony Schumacher also was a winner at the fourth event on the 2014 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule. It was the second time that two …

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Mar 27 2014

Photo Gallery: Cops & Rodders Show — Kennesaw, GA

  The busiest automotive photographer in the Peach State was once again a man about town this past weekend, this time pointing his camera at the many great cars and trucks taking part in the Blue Knights Cops & Rodders car show in Kennesaw, GA—a Special Olympics fundraiser. Once again, we thank Brian Kreuser for …

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Mar 22 2014

Event Update: Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama Adds Autocross Competition!

As one of the South’s premier motoring festivals, the Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama will showcase a wide array of vehicles including high performance cars, street rods, classic cars, trucks and off-road vehicles, exotics, motorcycles–and even airplanes, boats, and military vehicles. Now, event organizers have added an American Street Car Series autocross competition to the two-day festival, which …

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Mar 19 2014

Photo Gallery: Piston-Powered Autorama – Cleveland 2014

  The Piston-Powered Autorama rolled through Cleveland, OH this past weekend and we were there with our cameras. There were way more cars and trucks than our team could shoot in one day but we tried hard. Check out some of our favorites by scrolling through the above slideshow.    

Mar 17 2014

NHRA Wrap-Up: Kalitta, Hight, A. Johnson and S. Johnson Win Gatornationals

Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta raced to his first victory of the season Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals at historic Auto-Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL. Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. Kalitta gained revenge …

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Mar 15 2014

Photo Gallery: 2014 Pedal Car Challenge — Detroit Autorama

Check out some of the custom pedal cars spotted at the 2014 Detroit Autorama. The Genuine Hotrod Hardware Pedal Car Challenge takes place at select Autorama, World of Wheels, and Cavalcade of Customs shows, which are part of the Summit Racing Show Car Series indoor car show circuit. Pedal cars were donated by Genuine Hotrod Hardware, a …

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Mar 11 2014

Photo Gallery: More Images from the Detroit Autorama

The Detroit Autorama is essentially the crown jewel of indoor car shows. As such, it earns extra coverage from us, including expanded photo galleries. Take a look at our latest assortment of images from the show, and then check out coverage of the Pirelli Great 8 and Ridler Award (in case you missed it). Don’t you …

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Mar 10 2014

Photo Gallery: Detroit Autorama 2014 Hot Rods and Rat Rods

Everyone has a different take on rat rods. Some people turn up their noses at the sometimes low-budget builds. Other people are offended by the term “rat rod” because they believe these are really what hot rods are supposed to be. No matter what you call them: Hot rods, rat rods, or maybe just awesome, …

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