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Robert Kibbe is the owner of TheMuscleCarPlace.com and host of the weekly Muscle Car Place podcast show. He's based in Ames, IA, is married with 3 kids, and still thinks the General Lee is cool.


Enter To Win Two Tickets to the Celebration Concert at Deuce Week

The Petersen Automotive Museum has decided to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of hot rodding’s most popular car, the 1932 Ford, with “Deuce Week” in March 2012. Even better, we received word from our pals at the Jalopy Journal that they have two tickets to give away for the Deuce Week Celebration concert!


Recapping Cherry Bomb’s 528 HEMI Powered Dodge D-100

This ’64 Dodge D-100 is one of our favorite Cherry Bomb project vehicles ever. For some reason we have a serious soft spot for vehicles that are so ugly that only their mother could love them!


2011 Hooniverse Car of the Year Nominee – “Oversteer” 1963 Corvair

We recently saw this post over on Hooniverse by a gentleman who was nominating his ’64 Corvair 700 Sedan to be their car of the year, and we’ll be the first to admit that he makes a completely compelling case.


Gallery: Vintage Photos from 1950 Trip to Bonneville

Our friends over at Jalopy Journal received an incredible set of photos recently from a man named Kevin Boji. The never before seen photos were taken by his father Byron in 1950 during a trip that he and a few friends took over to Bonneville!


Video: How to Order a Custom Grind Cam from COMP Cams

We walk you through the entire process of ordering a custom-grind camshaft from COMP Cams. Just like painting a car, ordering a custom grind cam is all about the prep work!


Driving an Edelbrock-Powered ’32 Ford Through 49 States In 7 days

How long does it take to drive an Edelbrock powered ’32 Ford Roadster across the country while going through ever state? It took this guy just 7 days. Even better, he did the trip twice!


Mickey Thompson’s Son to Attempt New Land Speed Record

Like father, like son. Danny Thompson, Mickey Thompson’s son and an accomplished racer and innovator in his own right, will present the details of his plans to complete the restoration of his fathers’ Challenger 2.5, building the fastest piston-powered car in the world.


Gallery: Speedhunters Hits The 2011 Goodwood Revival

Our pals over at Speedhunters get all of the great gigs. Recently they attended The Goodwood Revival, which is a three-day festival held each September for the types of cars and motorcycles that would have competed from 1948-1966 during glory days of the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit the UK!


Feds Propose Mandatory Salt Replenishment Program for Bonneville

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) recently sent us an alert regarding the preservation of the Bonneville Salt Flats, and it’s one we wanted to alert our readers to immediately. In 1946 the racing area’s salt depth was at least 5 feet; it is now only a few inches thick!


Speedhunters Takes a Shop Tour of Fat57 Customs

Recently our pals over at Speedhunters had the chance to visit Fat57 Customs in Australia, and from the pictures we’ll have to admit that we’re just a little bit jealous. Fat57 is made up of Mark Jones and his sons Beauman and Harley, and they have one goal in life; to build wild custom cars of every flavor!


Super Rare ’31 Graham Prosperity 6 Gets Patina Treatment

We’re guessing that the car you see here will be one that is unfamiliar to most of you, and to be honest it was one that was new to us as well. We originally saw it over on Autoholics.com and the owner was running a “name that car” competition, and very few people were able to name this ’31 Graham Prosperity 6.


First Stages of an Awesome Pro-Touring ’57 Cadillac Brougham

The problem with Broughams is how rare they are. So much of these cars were handmade components that restoring one is a massive feat, that is why we can – somewhat – understand this restomod job. If you’ve never heard of a Brougham, we strongly suggest Googling these machines.

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Vintage AA Gasser Association Hold Final Event for 2011

The Vintage AA Gasser Association had their final event for 2011 at Pittsburgh Raceway Park Saturday Sept. 10th, and though the second half of the day was a rain out, the first half of the day was filled with blinding speeds and crazy fun!


The World’s First Hot Rod Orthodontist Office

There’s an old phrase that goes, “If you live long enough you’ll see everything,” and while we all feel we have plenty of life left to live, the pictures of what’s possibly the world’s first hot rod orthodontist office will forever rank right up there in our permanent memory banks!


Ohio Tech College Holds Edelbrock Carburetor Builder Challenge

It’s stories like these that make us want to go back to college, if only for one day. Recently Ohio Technical College partnered with Edelbrock for the second year in a row to host a Carburetor Challenge where the winners received scholarships and Edelbrock gear!