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Mailbag: Reading Smoke Signals
How Tos / Q&A

Mailbag: Reading Smoke Signals

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re helping a reader find the source of mysterious white smoke.   J.M. • […]

Otto Halliwell (Robert Duvall) in "Gone in Sixty Seconds" knows a thing or two about naming cars. Image courtesy of hollywood-diecast.com
Car Culture & Entertainment / Featured Vehicles / User Submitted / Videos & Galleries

Anthropomorphism Runs Amok With Auto Enthusiasts!

It turns out that a lot of people name their cars. Like, a lot. The phenomenon is called anthropomorphism, which in layman’s terms, is the act of assigning human characteristics […]

Ron polished and restored a lot of the chrome trim by himself.
Featured Vehicles / From the Summit Racing Catalog / Videos & Galleries

Emerald Arrowhead: Ron Kintz’ 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

Every time Ron Kintz looks at his 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix, he can’t help but smile. After spending 10 years turning a scorched and melted scrap pile into this streamlined […]

Photo Gallery: Camaro5 Fest
Events / Shows and Events / Videos & Galleries

Photo Gallery: Camaro5 Fest

Camaros—and nothin’ but Camaros! That’s what Camaro5 Fest is all about. The third annual Camaro5 Fest took place at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, IN, August 2-4. The show focuses […]

Body Basics: A Guide to GM Body Codes
Tech / Tech Articles

Body Basics: A Guide to GM Body Codes

Automobile engineers love the alphabet. It’s the only explanation we can come up with for why GM and Mopar use letter designations for their many body styles. It’s not a bad […]

Disc Brakes Made Easy: Dissecting Summit Racing’s Disc Brake Conversion Kits
Parts / Product Profiles / Tech / Tech Articles

Disc Brakes Made Easy: Dissecting Summit Racing’s Disc Brake Conversion Kits

Back when our old cars were new, drum brakes were the standard. It wasn’t so much that drums were good at their job. They were familiar technology and more importantly, […]

Photo Gallery: Hot August Nights
Events / Featured Vehicles / News & Car Culture / Shows and Events / Videos & Galleries

Photo Gallery: Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights is in full swing. We’re spotting cars at the Summit Racing retail store in Sparks, NV. We’re spotting them at poker runs and cruise-ins. And we’re spotting […]

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1965 Falcon Ranchero
Featured Vehicles

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1965 Falcon Ranchero

A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can […]

Dodge Pulling Out of NASCAR (Again) for 2013
Automotive & Aftermarket News / Events / Motorsports

Dodge Pulling Out of NASCAR (Again) for 2013

  And then there were three. According to an ESPN report, Dodge plans to withdraw from NASCAR competition following the 2012 season, leaving just the Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota cars […]

American Beauty: Confessions of a Hot Rod Centerfold
Car Culture & Entertainment / Featured Vehicles / News & Car Culture

American Beauty: Confessions of a Hot Rod Centerfold

If you’ve been a car, truck, or hot rod enthusiast for any length of time, chances are you’ve seen the centerfold spreads. Depending on what you like, you’ve probably yearned […]