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Tim McKenzie

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Watch Antron Brown Nail a Hole-Shot, Then Reach 335.73 MPH for Victory
Watch Antron Brown Nail a Hole-Shot, Then Reach 335.73 MPH for Victory

While most people are wrapping up their weekend on Sundays and preparing for the workweek, National Hot Rod Association Top Fuel drivers are hard at work in their land rockets. On a wild day in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Betway NHRA Natio...

 
Drag Racing: An Earth-Shattering Rush in the Blink of an Eye
Drag Racing: An Earth-Shattering Rush in the Blink of an Eye

Many of you who have read my past articles here at autoevolution know that I am a huge NHRA drag racing fan; not only NHRA but auto racing in any form. In particular, I am an avid follower of Formula 1, IndyCar Series, and NASCAR. Through my man...

 
Dragster Rockets From a Standstill to 60 Feet in Just .828 Seconds
Dragster Rockets From a Standstill to 60 Feet in Just .828 Seconds

Qualifying for Round 2 of NHRA's Countdown to the Championship got underway in the Betway Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway outside Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday Night. If you have never witnessed a live NHRA drag race in person you are...

 
Iron Workers and Graders Abound As Ford's BlueOval City Begins To Take Shape
Iron Workers and Graders Abound As Ford's BlueOval City Begins To Take Shape

Rural Western Tennessee has recently seen a surge in activity just North of Memphis with the construction of a new automotive manufacturing facility. Ford Motor Company announced today that the future home of its EV operations 'BlueOval City&#...

 
Tons of Horsepower Descend on Charlotte for NHRA Countdown Round 2
Tons of Horsepower Descend on Charlotte for NHRA Countdown Round 2

The second round of the National Hot Rod Association's Countdown to the Championship takes place this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the Betway NHRA Nationals at zMAX Dragway. The first event last weekend to earn the coveted NHRA cha...

 
Buckle Up! NHRA Countdown Begins While Artemis I Waits
Buckle Up! NHRA Countdown Begins While Artemis I Waits

The Big Go in Indianapolis came and went at the NHRA U.S. Nationals over Labor Day weekend. Now it is time for drag racing fans to brace themselves for the Countdown to the Championship. The first of six races begins with this weekend's affair...

 
Detroit Auto Show Is Harbinger of Things To Come
Detroit Auto Show Is Harbinger of Things To Come

Apparently, the brass at the Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Harbinger Motors agreed and will introduce the world to their electric chassis cab at the 2022 Detroit International Auto Show on Wednesday. Harbinger Motors is led by a tri...

 
VinFast All-Electric SUVs Begin Rolling off the Line in Vietnam
VinFast All-Electric SUVs Begin Rolling off the Line in Vietnam

While the majority of consumers in their most important targeted market were deep in slumber, half a world away at its sprawling automotive manufacturing facility in Haiphong, Vietnam, VinFast Automotive delivered its first all-electric SUV on Satu...

 
Tesla Is Looking to Control Lithium Supply Chain by Becoming a Miner
Tesla Is Looking to Control Lithium Supply Chain by Becoming a Miner

Electric automobile manufacturers' biggest long-term concern right now revolves around getting a better grip on their supply chain for the batteries that power their vehicles. Logistics and geo-political issues have made this a monumental chal...

 
We Are Catching Up With the Jetsons - United Makes Another Air Mobility Move
We Are Catching Up With the Jetsons - United Makes Another Air Mobility Move

The year was 1962 when the American public was introduced to The Jetsons; an animated sitcom where residents lived in a comical future world, in adjustable high-rises, and zipping about the sky in aero-cars. It's anybody's guess as to ...

 
Charging Anxiety Gets a Boost From Electrify America
Charging Anxiety Gets a Boost From Electrify America

Electrify America and Electrify Canada announced plans to simplify the charging of electric vehicles by creating visual aids at charging stations to standardize battery charging terminology. The company introduced Hyper-Fast and Ultra-fast power...

 
The Big Guns Misfired at NHRA Big Go in Indianapolis
The Big Guns Misfired at NHRA Big Go in Indianapolis

In reality, it is difficult to describe a drag racing event as a disappointment, given the sheer excitement revolving around each and every race, but Labor Day Monday was a bit of a downer if one of the top drivers in any of the four divisions is a...

 
A Big Day in Store at the Big Go on Labor Day Monday
A Big Day in Store at the Big Go on Labor Day Monday

With the Callouts settled, the sixth and final day of the NHRA Dodge Power Brokers U.S. Nationals rolls around on Labor Day Monday with record speeds in the books. Coming off a disappointing loss to Steve Torrence in the inaugural Pep Boys All-S...

 
Bronco Fever Takes Hold, No Vaccine Planned
Bronco Fever Takes Hold, No Vaccine Planned

Ford showed a great deal of moxie bringing back the popular Bronco last year. The move to bring back the Bronco in its early 70's retro variant was bolder still. Consumers have responded: Bronco sales from August 2021 were up 268% from the sam...

 
Top Fuel Callout Is a Chance To Humiliate Your Rival at 300 Mph
Top Fuel Callout Is a Chance To Humiliate Your Rival at 300 Mph

The Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals always packs something special and this Labor Day weekend Indianapolis event is no different for the 'Big Go'. What began earlier this year in Gainesville, the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star...

 
Fire at Night - Fasten Your Seatbelt for 300-Plus MPH Rides
Fire at Night - Fasten Your Seatbelt for 300-Plus MPH Rides

Witnessing an NHRA drag racing event is an exciting and literally earth-shaking experience on its own. The roar of the 1,000-plus horsepower racers is almost beyond description. Seeing the same at night requires a lengthy list of adjectives to ...

 
America's Love of Ford Endures as Company Has Killer Sales Month…Again
America's Love of Ford Endures as Company Has Killer Sales Month…Again

Ford Motor Company is, you could say, rolling right now. Looking back you could say that lightning struck when they released the electric F-150, but they have maintained a forward surge for U.S. market share in electric and gas-powered vehicles ali...

 
Goodyear Bolsters Tire Lineup for Electric Vehicles With Goodyear ElectricDrive
Goodyear Bolsters Tire Lineup for Electric Vehicles With Goodyear ElectricDrive

If there is a demand for automotive tires whether it be in auto racing, OEM, or retail replacements, you can bet the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company is in the conversation and oftentimes ahead of the demand. The Akron, Ohio-based 124-year-old c...

 
Harley-Davidson Unleashes the Devil as New Icon Collections Edition Bike
Harley-Davidson Unleashes the Devil as New Icon Collections Edition Bike

Harley-Davidson's devil inside has struck again in the form of its aptly named Low Rider ST-based El Diablo model that is striking, to say the least. At first sight, what jumps out immediately is the eye-popping color scheme courtesy of Gunsli...

 
Ford Will Unveil New Mustang With Costume Contest and Parade
Ford Will Unveil New Mustang With Costume Contest and Parade

The automobile world will get its first official look at the 2024 Mustang when it is introduced at Ford's The Stampede on September 14th. The event comes three days before the start of the North American International Auto Show happening in th...

 

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