When Don Garlits went...salt racing

Swamp Rat 33 was built near the end of his career for 1988. They thought that some records set a long time ago needed to be freshened up a bit and it turned out that a supercharged Flathead engine record could be done. They did it with a two-way record of nearly 218 mph. Don later built a 300 cubic inch Hemi to go… » 8/29/14 11:40am Friday 11:40am

I remember that! Once I got good enough at the game I tried to take the crappiest team possible to the championships, just to give the finger to the Madonna team. It was tough because you were really pushing to the end to just barely win in a crapcan slowboat. That made it fun, but yes after Madonna hired me and got… » 8/29/14 11:17am Friday 11:17am

This happened. It wasn't the diff but the transmission that blew up, breaking both feet and legs. I don't really know of any final drive axles that have blown up so catastrophically that parts flew out. Usually it was something along the way to it that gives out. Clutches, flywheels, transmissions, etc. If enough… » 8/29/14 11:10am Friday 11:10am

This Isle of Man documentary was shot in 3D. It's really good.

Plan on your next 1hr 40m to be taken by this movie. "TT 3D: Closer to the Edge" was filmed in 3D but on You Tube it's regular. It follows the leading riders during the 2010 event, including our favorite frenetic Guy Martin. This doc pretty much shows why everyone likes him, why he is so close to winning, and how… » 8/27/14 8:55pm Wednesday 8:55pm

Wife wants 4wd/Awd. Wife wants some towing.

We have to buy used. I want complete reliability of buy it and it runs forever so I don't have to dick with anything in the future. Sort of like the base model RAV4 2wd gutless 4-cylinder we have now which will be stolen traded-in. It's been a perfect car SUV but, she wants to get or on occasion rent a pop-up towable… » 8/27/14 4:28pm Wednesday 4:28pm

BOYD. Is about the father of the modern combat jet and the tactics of combat. He became the analytical man in the Pentagon bent on formulaic design of what is needed in an airplane. Input the performance desired, and it spit out what you had to have in terms of thrust, wing area, etc. This all came after his… » 8/27/14 3:09pm Wednesday 3:09pm

Recline your seat slowly. don't slam it back. it can actually hurt some peoples knees if they're not seeing it coming. with that said, the person on front PAID for that seat and everything that comes with it. that includes the ability to recline....just like your seat. Unless you are going to compensate someone for… » 8/27/14 2:56pm Wednesday 2:56pm

in the distant night, someone is beating on 5 glorious cylinders.

My window is open and I lay in bed reading the latest Motorsport magazine in which Adrian Newey discusses blown diffuser nuance and in the distance, the echoes, towards the front range of the Rockies I can hear it. A distinct secondary staccato pulse of an inline 5. Up, up it goes through three gears wide effing open… » 8/26/14 12:26am 8/26/14 12:26am