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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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 […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: MG MGB GT

What happens when you want a lightweight, nimble British sports car, but still need to haul groceries and the kids? The answer, friend, is the MG MGB GT. But before […]

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Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Hot Shot’s Secret Diesel Stiction Eliminator

Stiction can be a serious problem for diesel engines. In a nutshell, diesel stiction is a buildup of gummy residue created by the breakdown of small amounts of engine oil. […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1957 Ford Ranchero

We got a lot of awesome stuff from Australia, including (but not limited to) the electric drill, pacemaker, Wi-Fi, and Paul Hogan. But a lot of gearheads might say the […]

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Parts / Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Advanced Fuel Dynamics PROFLEX Commander Flex Fuel Systems

Advanced Fuel Dynamics’ PROFLEX Commander Flex Fuel System is a plug-and-play, bolt-on kit that lets you run E85 in your late-model vehicle. The performance potential of ethanol-blended fuel is well […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1985 Pontiac Fiero GT

Behold, the short-lived Pontiac Fiero—made from 1984 to 1988. Most Fiero fans will tell you that the car’s brief time in Pontiac showrooms was the result of its unrealized potential. […]

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Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Up Down Air On-Board Up 4 Air Compressor Systems

When heading off-road, common practice is to release some air from each tire to lower your tire pressure. Known as “airing-down,” this process increases the tire’s contact patch with the […]

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News & Car Culture

Overlanding 101: What It Is and How to Get Started

Overlanding is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States. In essence, overlanding is a fusion of camping and off-roading, combining elements of each to form a distinct automotive/outdoor hobby. […]

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Parts

Suspension Tuning Suggestions: A Talk with a Koni Automotive Product Manager

The Koni roadshow pulled into Summit Racing’s retail store this week to chat with folks about the merits of proper suspension tuning. We got a chance to sit down with […]

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Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1967 Pontiac GTO on International Harvester COE Flatbed

A classic rock radio station would call today’s Lot Shots feature a “two-fer,” but we’re not talking about a Led Zeppelin “Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid” mashup here. Instead, we’ve got a […]