"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Truckin’ Fast: Super Duty Crushes Camaro SS

This week’s Truckin’ Fast clip features a Ford Super Duty powered by a PowerStroke diesel engine on the quarter mile drag strip, racing against a 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro SS. Even with the horrible reaction time which allowed the Camaro a short head start, the Super Duty smokes its way past the Camaro quickly and […] More »

  Comments | By - August 6, 2014

Tire Smokin’: A Ford F-350 Massive Burnout & Drift!

This week’s Tire Smokin’ feature features a fairly new Ford F-350 Super Duty pickup powered by the PowerStroke diesel engine that is doing some crazy, smokey burnouts with a nice mix of black diesel soot as a bonus. It is unclear what modifications have been made to this F-350 and its 6.7L PowerStroke diesel engine, […] More »

  Comments | By - August 5, 2014

Ford F-350 on 49” Tires Conquers All (Video)

There are certain advantages to putting 49 inch tires on your Ford F-350. It makes the truck look awesome but far more importantly, tires like that afford the driver the option of going pretty much anywhere he wants and this week’s Muddy video features an awesome, heavily modified F-350 with huge tires tackling all sorts […] More »

  Comments | By - August 4, 2014

Question of the Week: Which 2015 F-150 Engine Would You Pick if You Were Ordering Today?

The 2015 Ford F-150 will launch later this year with a quartet of engines including the 5.0L V8 and the 3.5L EcoBoost options that have been available for a few years now, in addition to a pair of new engines – a base 3.5L V6 and a new 2.7L EcoBoost V6. Each of these four […] More »

  Comments | By - August 1, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 1979 Ford F Series Packs a Big Stroker, Big Power (Video)

For this week’s Throwback Thursday I found a video of a 1979 Ford F Series pickup that has been modified to make some very serious power. This big beast packs a 514 cubic inch stroker V8 that delivers a whopping 650 horsepower to the rear wheels, making it one quick pickup. While the exterior of […] More »

  Comments | By - July 31, 2014

  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 253
  4. 254
  5. 255
  6. 256