The Texas Truck Rodeo has been a tradition for the past sixteen years. Just outside of San Antonio each October, journalists from the Texas Auto Writers Association put twelve categories of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers head to head in a series of on- and off-road tests. They then evaluate the vehicles based exterior…Read More
From the inception of NASCAR in 1948, GM, Ford, and Chrysler waged an ongoing, full-fledged battle for stock car supremacy. But the war reached fever pitch in the 60s as engineers, designers and even aerospace experts were drafted by the manufacturers to pursue the ultimate racing machine.
Stock cars, of course, are just that: cars offered both to race drivers on the circuit speedway and to ordinary folks on city streets in identical packages. As racing fans demanded more and more speed, stock car manufacturers, conscious of both target audiences, responded with cautious creativity.
Until 1969, that…Read More
When watching wild police chases on those 24-hour-crime cable channels, ever notice how its always the perps car thats first to suffer a blowout or blown engine? Thats because police cars are superior automobiles: As noted police escapee Elwood Blues once aptly pointed out, theyve got a cop motor, cop tires, cop suspensions and cop shocks. And if youve been doing any highway speeding lately, a shiver has surely shot down your spine upon seeing a certain new cop car in your rearview: the Dodge Charger.
With 368…Read More