Articles written by: Paul Sakalas

Paul Sakalas has spent two decades in advertising and broadcasting. When he's not hurling wrenches at his ill-fated daily driver, he's working on an old Jeep CJ-5. An avid motorcyclist, Paul spends the rest of his free time synchronizing carburetors and cleaning grease off of his left pant leg.

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1976 Plymouth Trail Duster

Every once in a while, we stumble upon a Lot Shots feature in which the story behind the car is way more interesting than the car itself. Not saying a […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: International Scout II Camper

In John Steinbeck’s first-person, fictionalized travelogue “Travels With Charley,” the author writes about his cross-country adventure in a GMC pickup truck/camper. Charley, of course, is his dog. We were already […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: Datsun 620 “Little Hustler” Pickup Truck

Today’s pickup truck market is a pretty crowded space, with competitive entries from Ford, Chevy/GMC, Ram, Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. But before the Japanese got into the full-size game, they […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: Cummins-Powered Ford Tudor Hot Rod

When Dodge decided to stuff a pavement-shaking Cummins turbodiesel engine into its Ram pickup truck way back in 1989, the engineers had to overcome a litany of technical and mechanical […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1965 Buick Riviera

What’s the preferred ride of Vulcan Star Fleet Captains and corruption-busting bar bouncers? If you said the Buick Riviera, you’d be right. …and you probably watch too many movies. But […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Build Custom Air Lines Using Compression Fittings

If your compressed air system is going on a vehicle or in another custom installation, chances are you’ll be building the system from scratch using semi-rigid air lines and National […]

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Horsepower Wars

Horsepower Wars: $10K Drag Shootout Episode 1

Welcome to the Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout. The concept is simple: Four teams, 10 days, and $10,000 to build a no-holds-barred drag car that can beat the rest. Each […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1969 Pontiac Laurentian

Ever hear of a Pontiac Laurentian? Yeah, neither had we—in fact, the only time we’ve ever heard the word ‘Laurentian’ was in the context of the proposed resting place of […]

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Product Profiles

Parts Bin: DuramaxTuner SPADE Series LML Tuner

Got a 2011-2016 Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra equipped with the LML-series 6.6L Duramax diesel engine? DuramaxTuners’ SPADE Series LML Tuners can tweak your engine’s ECU to deliver more power […]

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Horsepower Wars

Horsepower Wars: Pony Wars Episode 6, Camaro Gets $15K in Upgrades

In the last installment of Horsepower Wars: Pony Wars, we saw what $15,000 in modifications can do to a Ford Mustang GT. With an 809-horsepower pull, the newly-supercharged Mustang’s dyno […]