"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: Full Size Ford Bronco Almost Rolls on the Tuff Truck Course

Whether you call it “Rough Truck” or “Tuff Truck”, this is a form of racing where you throw your truck around a dirt course of short straights, tight turns and jumps big enough to get the trucks flying and today’s Truckin Fast Wednesday clip features a full sized Ford Bronco getting it done on the […] More »

  Comments | By - July 30, 2014

Tire Smokin’ Tuesday: Modified Ford F-350 Roasts the Rear – Rubber Tracks? (Video)

This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday clip features a Ford F-350 that has been fitted with a set of “Mattracks” that give the big F Series pickup the ability to climb over just about anything. But rather than showing off their capacity to charge through the deepest snow and over the more treacherous obstacles, the driver […] More »

  Comments | By - July 29, 2014

Muddy Monday: 1979 Ford Mud Truck Roars Through the Slop

This week’s Muddy Monday feature brings you a quick clip of a 1979 Ford truck that has obviously been very heavily modified to race through the mud, storming through some deep, thick mud with what looks to be the greatest of ease. After this truck sits idle for the first forty seconds of the video, […] More »

  Comments | By - July 28, 2014

Question of the Week: Should Ford be Using Aluminum Body Panels on the 2015 F-150?

Since the 2015 Ford F-150 was unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there has been more than a little speculation over the addition of aluminum body panels. Critics do not believe that an aluminum body panel can be tough enough for the most popular truck in America, but the Motor […] More »

  Comments | By - July 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Bigfoot #1 Crushes Its First Car

In the motorsports world, there are few trucks more recognizable than the Ford F Series beast known as Bigfoot. While Bob Chandler’s original Bigfoot #1 has launched a million dollar sport in which many of the monster trucks don’t actually look like any production truck sold in America, Bob’s early monster trucks were based directly […] More »

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