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 The 2019 Summit Racing Show Car Series premier event (with apologies to all of the other great shows on the calendar) took place this past weekend in Detroit, MI, where the Great 8 Ridler finalists were unveiled, and the Ridler Award winner was crowned.But the Detroit Autorama isn’t just great because of the Ridler Award. There are hundreds of amazing custom cars on display, and fortunately for us, our friends at Championship Auto Shows do an excellent job of capturing so many of the cars on camera for those who can’t be there.Two upcoming weekends remain on the Summit Racing Show Car Series calendar, including the always-special Chicago World of Wheels, March 8-10.If you happen to live near one of the upcoming shows, you should definitely try to get to one.(All Images/Daniel Fortuna – Championship Auto Shows)(All Images/Daniel Fortuna – Championship Auto Shows)Original author: OnAllCylinders Staff

Dorman keeps a very sharp eye on what gets fixed or repaired most often on hundreds of vehicles.Take the venerable and durable Ford F-Series for example.With over 32 million F-series trucks built since 1948, it’s reasonable to say that Ford has the rugged, reliable truck recipe down cold. But you can keep your F-150 working darn near forever by keeping up on the maintenance and replacing worn or broken parts as necessary with Dorman OE FIX replacement parts.Dorman’s OE FIX parts are engineered to correct a specific failure in an original equipment part, significantly reduce installation time, and allow replacement of just the failed part instead of a full assembly. That saves you money. And don’t bother looking for these parts from another manufacturer—nobody else but Dorman makes OE FIX parts.Summit Racing offers Dorman OE FIX replacement parts for failure-prone items on 1996-2018 Ford F-150s—things like exhaust manifolds that crack, brake...

 (Image/ClassicCars.com)Q: I was driving my 1995 F-350 when the truck suddenly went completely dead. I coasted to a stop, opened the hood, and saw that the alternator charge wire was so hot that the insulation was melting.I quickly disconnected the battery to avoid a fire and had the truck towed home. Upon inspection, I discovered that the previous owner had replaced the factory alternator positive wire with a heavier-gauge wire running directly to the battery.When I replace the faulty alternator and charred wire, should I install a fuse in the circuit? A: It sounds like the previous owner may have added a high-output alternator and upped the charge wire size to accommodate the increased amperage but never added any circuit protection. If the alternator shorts internally, the wire will get very hot and can even cause a fire.I recommend installing a high-amp fuse or circuit breaker as close as possible to the...

 Horsepower Wars’ popular $10K Drag Shootout is set to return for a second season, and the pool of potential competitors has been narrowed down to 10 finalists.For those unfamiliar with the $10K Drag Shootout challenge, the concept is straightforward: four competing teams each will receive $3,000 in cash and a $7,000 Summit Racing Gift Card to modify their respective vehicles in the hopes of becoming the fastest on the drag strip.The online video series will premier in September, culminating in a fight to the finish at Oct. 17-20 during No Mercy 10 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. The winner of the challenge will leave with another $10,000 in cash—and, of course, their racing machine.Last year, Eric Yost and driver Lyle Barnett led Team Bigun to victory behind the wheel of their “Beer Money” Mustang. During season two, the pair will return to defend their title.Here are the 10 finalists looking to...

Date: Dec. 1, 2005As the earliest public assembly venues in the United States, fairgrounds have in recent years had a reputation as quaint, rustic plots of crabgrass that host the annual carnival and pie contest. But in an increasingly competitive economy, where even state and county properties have to prove their worth to survive, these sleepy venues have been jolted awake and are formulating business plans to aggressively tout their assets – and build on them.No one is formally keeping statistics on interim use of fairgrounds, but Steve Chambers, executive director of the Western Fairs Association for 20 years now, said his gut instinct is that nationwide, off-season usage is growing and renovation and new construction is pervasive.“The manager of the Placer County Fair [Roseville, Calif.] said their interim use doubled this year,” Chambers said. “I know no one’s fair attendance has doubled. We’d certainly hear about that.”He has observed fairtime-like...

 DETROIT, MI—Steve Barton of Las Vegas, NV provided the initial vision for this year’s Ridler Award winner, a custom 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham called “Cadmad.”Unfortunately, Barton wasn’t able to see his brainchild, which was built by Super Rides by Jordan of Escondido, CA, take home one of the most coveted awards in hot rodding. Barton recently passed away, but the Brougham will help cement his hot rodding legacy as he joins the list of Rider winners.One of just 99 Broughams made in 1959, the Cadillac was already rare. The Super Rides by Jordan team went about making this particular Eldorado Brougham a true one-of-a-kind by converting it into a two-door wagon. The body was narrowed, rear doors were removed, and the front doors were stretched—and those were just a few of the modifications that helped make Barton’s vision a reality.Under the hood, a turbocharged, 632 cubic-inch Corvette V8 pumps out over...

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