Articles written by: Alan Rebescher

Editor, author, PR man—Alan Rebescher has done it all in a 25 year career in the high performance industry. He has written and photographed many feature stories and tech articles for Summit Racing and various magazines including Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Popular Hot Rodding, and edited Summit Racing’s Street & Strip magazine in the 1990s. His garage is currently occupied by a 1965 Ford Mustang.

Tech / Tech Projects

Coyote Alternative: Trick Flow Gets 466 HP Out of a Ford 2V Mod Motor!

Everybody that has Ford blue running through their veins loves the 5.0L Coyote. And with good reason—a production Coyote makes 435 horsepower and 400 ft.-lbs. of torque, and they’re readily […]

Tech / Tech Projects

The Wonder Windsor: Hardcore Horsepower’s 735 HP Small Block Ford

Mike Petralia, owner and chief bottle washer at Hardcore Horsepower & Dyno in Franklin, TN, is no stranger to hot small block Ford builds. So when it came time to […]

Featured Vehicles / Tech / Tech Projects

The Valkyrie Project: Restoring a Road Race 1969 AMX

It’s not every day you run across a bona fide race warrior tucked away in a barn or shed, especially if that warrior is an American Motors product. But that’s […]

Tech / Tech Projects

The Big Torque: Hardcore Horsepower Builds a Big Block Chevy That Makes 700 Ft.-Lbs. of Torque

Any time you can put an engine together that makes enough torque to strip the concrete off the Hoover Dam, yet still gives away very little hint of what’s really […]

Featured Vehicles

Absinthe ’33: A Traditional Hot Rod by ProRides

Ask five gearheads what a traditional hot rod is and you’ll get five different answers. Ask cousins Michael and Denny Terzich of ProRides what a traditional hot rod is and […]

Car Culture & Entertainment / News & Car Culture

Interview: Erik Miller Takes On–and Wins–King of the Hammers Competition

It’s a long trip from Cumberland, MD to Johnson Valley, CA. It seems even longer when you compare lush, mountainous Cumberland with the dirt and rocks of Johnson Valley. So […]

Featured Vehicles

Phantom Delivery: Cool Hand Customs’ 1937 Dodge

What do you do when you find the remains of a 1937 Dodge sedan? If you’re EJ and Amy Fitzgerald of Cool Hand Customs in Middleton, WI, you drag it […]

AMCs and Mad Max: Doug Kinney’s AMX Obsession
Car Culture & Entertainment / News & Car Culture

AMCs and Mad Max: Doug Kinney’s AMX Obsession

In early 1968 Craig Breedlove was hired by American Motors to show off the new AMX. Breedlove drove two specially prepared AMXs to the limit at a Goodyear test track […]

Tech / Tech Projects

Project Thunderbolt LS3 Miata (Part 12): It’s Done!

Project Thunderbolt lives. Over a span of nine months, Tom Tharp of Tom’s Turbo Garage built an LS3 V8-powered Mazdaspeed Miata. Think of it as a modern interpretation of great […]

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Project Thunderbolt LS3 Miata (Part 11): The Last Installs, First Start and Drive

In this episode, you’ll see the most thrilling, yet nerve wracking moments a car guy will ever experience—the first start and drive of a newly built car. But we had […]