Are Grid Girls the Next Casualties in the War for Political Correctness?

Auto racing’s long-standing tradition of grid girls seems to be in trouble. It was early 2015 when the World Endurance Championships (WEC) got rid of them, and Formula 1 may be next. Director Ross Brawn of Liberty Media, the new controlling group of Formula 1, recently said that the tradition of grid girls is being reconsidered.

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Steph Wood Supercharges Project Coyote

Stephanie Wood from AmericanMuscle.com revisits AM staff project Coyote in this episode of AM’s Hot Lap.  Being a fan of big power adders, Steph shows you the ins and outs of installing a Vortech V-3 Si-Trim supercharger kit in an attempt to wake this S197 up a little bit.  You’ll see exactly what supporting mods were needed as well as before and after dyno, and ¼ mile runs.  Can she beat Project Coyote’s best time of 11.97?  Click past the jump to find out!

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Factors to Decide If Leasing a Car Is Right for You

More people than ever before have discovered the benefits of leasing a vehicle rather than buying one outright. In fact, a report from USA Today estimates that as much as a third of vehicle acquisitions are leases. People often lease to stay within a budget, but there are several factors to consider to determine if leasing is ideal for your particular situation.

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Salty Dog’s Grand Prix and the Future of American Racing

I started late. I didn’t drive in my first professional auto race until age 21. Before that, I was addicted to go kart racing. No, not the World Karting Association or the National Karting Alliance. I’d never heard of them. My karting career began by paying five dollars for ten minutes of track time in a 5 horsepower, 25 mile per hour fun kart at tiny, tourist-driven venues during our family vacations. We stopped at go kart tracks from Virginia to Utah. Any track, any time. It wasn’t real racing,…

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