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    Vauxhall shows off street legal (!) 3000-horsepower Red Victor 3
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    Red Victor 3 – Click above for high-res image
    The drag racing world is a scary, scary place. It's a realm where engines are built to hold together just long enough to scoot down the quarter mile before they're torn apart and rebuilt for the next run. It's a world where if your vehicle is ...

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    Video: Sunday! Sunday!! Sunday!!! Witness the incredible ManEater funny car!
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    Funny car checkup yields some unexpected excitement – Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you aren't terrified on some primordial level of the funny car drag racing class, odds are it's only a matter of time before natural selection comes a-callin'. Most funnies run a variation on ...

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    2010 Dana Point Concours: Don "The Snake" Prudhomme tribute
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    Don Prudhomme's 1974 Army sponsored Chevrolet Vega funny car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 28th Annual Dana Point Concours d'Elegance took place this past Sunday and once again found the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort to be a perfect venue. As beautiful as ...

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    Videos: Tuned 2011 Ford Mustangs already in the 10's
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT modified by Evolution Performance - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    There's no doubt that the 2011 Mustang GT is one of the most potent ponycars to ever come from Ford, but to the Mustang faithful, a big part of its legacy will be how it takes to the ...

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    Spectator killed by debris at NHRA drag race in Arizona [w/video]
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    Antron Brown's crash during NHRA Arizona Nationals – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Motorsports are dangerous, there's no doubt about it. Drivers, co-drivers and track personnel are well aware of the possibilities of serious injury or even death, but perhaps those watching ...

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    No Laughing (Gas) Matter: Mississippi becomes 39th state to ban nitrous in street cars?
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    Granted, we're a little weird around here, but we've been dreaming of a multi-stage nitrous system since the sixth grade. We saw our friend's big brother lay down some fat rubber marks all around the cul-de-sac in his primer'd and blown '72 El Camino and BAM!, we were sold on the idea that ...

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    Video: SpeedFactory builds the quickest quarter-mile Dodge Charger in the world
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    The SpeedFactory 426 Charger does 9.453 in the quarter – Click above to watch video
    The Chrysler-mad tuners at SpeedFactory have taken a 2006 Dodge Charger, ripped out its interior and inserted a GEN III Hemi stroker motor boosted by a Vortech supercharger under the hood. The 3,700-pound, ...

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    Report: NHRA to host first ever four-lane drag race
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    Your eyes do not deceive you – what you see above is four lanes of funny car action at the zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, built specifically for such shenanigans. That was just an exhibition run, but the National Hot Rod Association has announced that this year it will run 4-up racing in ...

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    Video: Russian racing exposed
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    Moscow Unlimited 500+ drag racing – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We all know the Russians love their exotic cars tuned to within an inch of their cylinder heads. And what else could they be expected to do with them but race? The Moscow Unlim 500+ is a one-mile, timed drag ...

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    Video: Mk1 Volkswagen Polo by AME Racing does the quarter in 9.38
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    MkI Volkswagen Polo by AME Racing – Click above to watch the video
    Remember that drag racing, 700-horsepower Saab 99 with the Audi Quattro chassis swap? Well here's the MkI Volkswagen Polo version of that car, by AME Racing. The Wild Wild East German tuning house thoroughly reworked the ...

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    VIDEO: Turbocharged BMW-powered Yugo highboy has us reconsidering the GV
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    Vprache BMW six-cylinder turbo Yugo in hoon mode – Click above to watch video
    In the beginning, there was a yellow Yugo GV. And when the folks at Vprache Racing cast their eyes over it, they thought it was missing something. So they gave it an 3.5-liter BMW inline six-cylinder transplant ...

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    VIDEO: Photographer snaps drag car crash with nerves of steel
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    Click above to watch video of the crash after the jump
    When a 250-mph funny car suddenly loses control and launches like a missile in your direction, common sense dictates that the best thing to do is run away. As fast as possible. While the instincts of the shutter bugs at Pomona Raceway in ...

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    VIDEO: Godzilla vs. Super Snake: MT pits Nissan vs. Shelby in amusingly epic battle
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    Super Snake vs. Godzilla - click above to watch the video
    Recently, we ran a little poll in which we asked which car would you prefer: A Nissan GT-R or a Ford Shelby Mustang GT500? The results – which aren't too surprising – had just over two thirds of you rooting and tooting for ...

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    Essen 2009: 1,050-hp 1956 Mercedes Gullwing drag car
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    Gullwing dragster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This ungainly little creature had an area all to itself at this year's Essen Motor Show. Built over four years by Swiss drag racer Stefan Winter – who is a roofer by trade – the most important thing to say is this: Winter did ...

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    VIDEO: Drag racing Chevy C6 Corvette owner shoulda bought a ZR1
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    Corvette C6 w/Nitrous Oxide - Click image to watch the video
    Or at least a Z06. Now, we're all for drag racing – it's one of the purest forms of sport around – much like World's Strongest Man minus all the steroids. Or is that plus nine billion times the steroids? Either way, little ...

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    SEMA 2009: 1951 Henry J gasser is a 7-second blast from the past
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    1951 Kaiser Henry J - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's another black beauty that caught our attention in the halls of SEMA 2009. It's a 1951 Kaiser Henry J owned and raced by Chris Beanes of California. Running in A/Gas, this gloss-free gasser can storm the quarter in the mid-7s at ...

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    VIDEO: 700-HP Saab 99 Quattro Turbo is like missing Koenigsegg ancestor
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    700-hp 1969 Saab 99 Quattro Turbo – Click above to watch video
    Sweden has just over nine million people – that's an entire country whose population is just a little bigger than New York City – and we'd believe it if someone told us they exclusively devoted their time to blessing ...

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    Racecar fabricator and NuFormz owner Shaun Carlson dead at 35
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    In the late hours of October 4th 2009, the world lost an innovator in sport compact racing, Shaun Carlson. The NuFormz owner and fabricator extraordinaire had a genetic heart condition – however, it is unknown if the defect contributed to his death. In more recent years, Carlson, 35, had ...

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    VIDEO: Chapter 3 of Mustang Unleashed: student vs. teacher payback
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    Student vs. teacher on Pinks All Out - click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in June when we took part in the annual Ford Racing Invitational at Milan Dragway, we had the pleasure of meeting young Derek Murrell. You may recall that Derek is the 18 year-old who had just graduated from high ...

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    VIDEO: 2010 Taurus SHO breaks into the 13s
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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO at Epping Dragway: Click above to watch video after the jump
    The 2010 Taurus SHO packs 365 horsepower courtesy of its twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine, but something about the sheer size of Ford's full-size sedan tells us that it doesn't quite belong on the track. That didn't ...

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