Paint Shop: Dupli-Color Shows Off Its Paint Shop Paint System

Hitting triple digits on a speedometer? Fun. Strapping into a 1,000-horsepower race rocket? Exhilarating. Painting your vehicle? Now that’s scary—at least to some hot rodders. We know lots of seasoned, do-it-yourself car guys—guys who have completely torn down engines and rebuilt them from scratch—who are afraid of paint. They’ll go elbows deep in grease and […]

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Photo Gallery: 2012 Boston World of Wheels

Beantown in the spring? And a car show? Of course we were there. Here’s a taste of what you might have missed at the 2012 World of Wheels show in Boston:

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Video: How to Choose a Torque Converter

Life is filled with mysteries: Are we alone in the universe? What really happened to the dinosaurs? And what exactly is Lady GaGa? Although we can’t provide definitive answers to any of those dark mysteries, we can help you solve one of the automotive world’s biggest mysteries: the torque converter. In this installment of our […]

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Our 10 Favorite Movie Cars—Ever

A countless number of incredible cars have graced the silver screen. It’s impossible to recall from memory just how many great ones there have been, and even more impossible to pare them down to one 10-car list. But we tried anyway. This list isn’t gospel. You can probably make an argument for an entire new […]

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Update: Parking Lot Engine Swap Complete!

Hot Rod’s Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger wrapped up yet another adventure in with a successful finish to their ’69 El Camino engine swap in the parking lot of Summit Racing Equipment’s Retail Store in Sparks. A recap for those of you just joining us–our heroes drove a 1969 El Camino from L.A. to the Summit […]

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Video: Steeda-Tuned Shelby Mustang GT500 with 726 RWHP!

If you’re a Mustang enthusiast, you’ll want to see this. If you’re not, there’s always the chance this could make you one. See what happens when the gang at Steeda Autosports gets its hands on a Shelby Mustang GT500. The end result is a pony that’s making 726 horsepower at the rear wheels and is […]

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Monday Mailbag: Engine Rebuild Options & Exhaust Noise Remedies

Got questions?             We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we offer advice for an engine rebuild and help cure excess exhaust noise.  Michael Barrett, Jr. • East Haven, CT Q: I’m trying to decide what engine to drop in my 1986 Monte Carlo SS with […]

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Updated: Parking Lot Engine Swap! Snow Flies…Profanities to Follow?

When we last left our super heroes (Hot Rod magazine’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan), they were on their way to Summit Racing Sparks, where they planned to perform a parking lot engine swap on their ’69 El Camino. The good news: the ailing Elco survived the trip from L.A. to Sparks, NV. The bad […]

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Primetime: A Closer Look at Dupli-Color Self-Etching and Filler Primer

When was the last time you stopped in your tracks at a car show, looked at a killer custom paint job, and thought: “That’s an incredible finish; I wonder what kind of primer they used.” In a hot rodding world filled with custom colors, eye-grabbing metalflakes, luscious candies and pearls, and mean flat finishes (not […]

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Parking Lot Engine Swap! Hot Rod Magazine Performs One at Summit Racing

Hot Rod Magazine’s 1969 El Camino was running on seven cylinders and burning three quarts of oil every hundred miles. So they’re doing what any self-respecting gearhead would do–taking the El Camino on a road trip from Los Angeles to Sparks, NV and performing an engine swap right in the Summit Racing parking lot.   […]

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