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How to achieve a 9-second quarter-mile for less than $2000 | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Nov. 4, 2021, 7:53 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/i9E5GbQlpuo

What’s more impressive than building a car that can complete the quarter-mile in 9 seconds? How about building a car that can complete the quarter-mile in 9 seconds for less than $2000?

How is that possible? Let the team behind this low-buck speed machine explain how it’s done. For more information about the $2000 Challenge, visit 2000challenge.com.

Are ceramic coatings worth the hype? | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Nov. 3, 2021, 7:50 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/JGx2DyoM6js

Ceramic coatings often offer plenty of claims about how well they work to protect your car’s paint, but how much of that is the truth and how much of that is just marketing hype?

In order to find out, we ask detailing professional Tim McNair from Grand Prix Concours. Presented by CRC Industries.

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How fast can you go for only $2000? | The $2000 Challenge | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Oct. 30, 2021, 6:49 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/moDllyZ-HZk

Where can you find a Grand Marquis-powered vintage kit car, a Subaru 360 LMP-style racer and a Pontiac Sunbird capable of a 9-second quarter mile–all built for like $2000? The Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries and TITAN Fuel Tanks.

Here are just a few of our favorites from the 2021 event, and visit 2000challenge.com for more information.

How hot rod shops create a chopped roof | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Oct. 27, 2021, 8:57 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ygypf5C5nNA

Chopping a roof sounds like a simple enough job, right? As it turns out, it’s a lot more than just cutting out sections of the pillars and then reattaching the roof to the rest of the car.

This time-lapse shows the extensive work that goes into giving this ’37 Ford a 3-inch chop.

What would a modern Ford Crown Victoria look like? | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Oct. 26, 2021, 8:49 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/pVeb3S-D4nA

Is it possible to improve perfection? That’s what one person set out to do by giving the iconic Ford Crown Victoria a modern redesign.

So, what do you think of the end result? What did you like or what would you have done differently?

Is the Aerovault the best enclosed trailer ever made? | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Oct. 23, 2021, 6:53 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/gsNpGeD5osE

What makes the Aerovault trailer so unique? Besides being designed by none other than Peter Brock himself, it’s constructed mostly out of aluminum and composite materials and offers increased aerodynamic stability over “traditional” enclosed trailers.

But what’s it like to tow with? Watch the video to find out. Presented by CRC Industries.

Watch JDM icons battle it out at the 1971 Fuji Masters 250km Race | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Oct. 21, 2021, 9:58 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/K2At9pND_6Q

Part of the title of this video roughly translates to “1971 Fuji Masters 250km Race,” which means this footage likely comes from the very first year of the Fuji Grand Champion Series, a championship that raced exclusively at Fuji Speedway and originally welcomed FIA Group B6 cars.

At any rate, the video gives us a glimpse of now-legendary JDM icons duking it out on track.

Rotisserie restoration? How about a tip-tisserie restoration? | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Oct. 21, 2021, 8 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/LWLotuKJ0UU

Want the advantages an automotive rotisserie offers when working on a project car without having to shell out thousands of dollars?

Lucky for you, forum user TheWraith has the perfect solution, the tip-tisserie–made with less than $100 worth of wood.

See more of the tip-tisserie in the build thread: Big G Body Build and 50 Other Distractions.

Shelby GT350 or Sunbeam Tiger? | Video
Posted by Chris Tropea on Oct. 20, 2021, 1:25 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/klMxjXLs9EE

The Shelby Mustang GT350 and the Sunbeam Tiger are really just different interpretations of the same idea: Ford V8 power in a rear-wheel-drive performance car.

What are these cars like to drive nowadays? We take one for the team and drive them ourselves to find out. Presented by CRC Industries.

Watch a valve spring work at 8500 rpm in slow motion | Video
Posted by Colin Wood on Oct. 19, 2021, 9:52 a.m. https://www.youtube.com/embed/WtqDHJDN79w

What does a valve spring look like when it's operating at 8500 rpm?

Thanks to the magic of slow motion, we can see that valve springs move around quite a bit.

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