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Nigel Dobbie: The 7 Hours of Sebring (Plus Some Pace Car Laps)

The dark mutterings from the paddock and press room all revolved around the number of cars that would be on 3.74 mile track, and the standards of driving to be expected from some of the less experienced drivers... Read More

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The Stingray Diaries: One Week with a Loaner C7

We spent a week behind the wheel of a new 2014 Corvette - here's what we thought... Read More

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Introduction: West Coast Racer DJ Reid’s Off Season LSX Engine Build

West coast 275 Drag Radial and Outlaw 8.5 racer DJ Reid is constructing an all-new LSX bullet for the 2014 season, and he's documenting the entire project here on Dragzine. Check out the introduction to the build! Read More

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TECH5: VP Racing Fuels’ Jason Rueckert Educates Us On VP’s X16 Fuel

Racing fuel is formulated specifically for certain applications, and X16 is VP's newest 116-octane fuel. VP Racing Fuels' Jason Rueckert explains the applications where it works well and more inside. Read More

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Why The Chevy SS Will Succeed Where The G8 Seemed To Fall Short

Will the new Chevy SS Sport Sedan excel where the Pontiac G8 GXP and GTO failed? We go deep undercover and ask all the right questions to bring you our take - find out more inside. Read More

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Nigel Dobbie: The Balance of Power at Le Mans 2013

In fairness to the ACO / FIA, the balance of performance is a hugely difficult task, and all of the manufacturers will do whatever they can to make it appear their car is slower before the race. This year the ACO / FIA got it badly wrong.... Read More

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TECH5: Trey McFarland of Mahle Motorsports Reveals Piston Secrets

Keeping up with the fast-changing developments in piston design can be challenging for the engine builder. Trey McFarland of Mahle Motorsports answers questions about topics like piston speed, coatings and materials. Read More

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Rick Seitz: The Bailout and the Post-Financial Apocolypse

Trim the fat with downsizing, use lightweight body panels and mechanical components, and let's see how quick we can reach that 600 horsepower mark while achieving 45-50 MPG on the highway. Now that's worth bragging about. Read More

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Nigel Dobbie: Sebring – The End of an Era, and the Start of the Next

With two hours to go, ex-Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta in the Risi Ferrari 458 led by just over a minute from the recovering #4 Corvette with Oliver Gavin at the wheel. Tommy Milner took over for the final stints with still more than 30 seconds to find in the last hour... Read More

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Paul Huizenga: The Petersen Museum Celebrates 60 Years of Corvettes

Publishing titan Robert E. Petersen founded the museum with the intention of creating a very different sort of experience for car lovers, and no matter what the current theme might be, a visit to the Petersen is worth taking time for as a part of any visit to SoCal. Read More

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Cliff Notes: Does the New LT1 Mark the Death of the LSX Movement?

Does the new Gen V small-block Chevy mean the end of the line for the LS movement? Or will the LS platform remain the max-performance engine of choice as the aftermarket and tuners struggle to crack the more complex ECU of the LT1? Read More

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The First Timer’s Guide to the Barrett-Jackson Auction

The Barrett-Jackson auctions are a must-attend for any true car nut, even if you're just window shopping and never bid. But how does a first-timer survive the sensory overload with sanity intact? Read on and find out... Read More

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Rick Seitz: My Admiration For The Neo-GTO

The late-model GTO never made much of an impact on the sales floor. But on the streets, dragstrips, road courses, and in the hearts of many Americans, it has become a cult favorite, leaving it's tire marks all over the pavement from coast to coast. Rick gives us his take on the modern Goat in his latest editorial. Read More

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BJ Kimbrough: US Government, Please Stop Helping Us

Have you ever gotten the feeling that Federal Government help simply hurts too much to accept. Our Tech Editor talks about that issue and explains what you can do to prevent it. Read More

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Blair Sonnen: Developing Parts for the C7 Corvette

As part of our ongoing series of editorials penned by aftermarket insiders, we asked Pfadt Race Engineering's Blair Sonnen about what their game plan is for parts development once the 2014 C7 Corvette is launched. Here's what he shared with us... Read More

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Rick Seitz: Where Do We Go From Here?

Evolution can be a funny thing. It's a natural part of life and although it's usually a good thing, it makes one reminiscent of days gone by. Even though I've had a deep-rooted obsession with cars all my life, I can remember when I became fully-involved with this hobby twelve years ago. Read More