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History of Cars Illustrated magazine

Cars Illustrated was a popular automotive enthusiast magazine first published in 1985 by CSK Publishing (South Hackensack, NJ) under the Schneider Performance Series banner. Original cover prices ranged from $2.75 to $2.95 with publication lasting until the Spring of 1988. Short lived with only a handful of issues published; Cars Illustrated hit the market with a very aggressive, irreverent style that was unique to the auto industry. Cars Illustrated became known for their style of testing brand new performance cars on the street in actual street racing settings. Cars Illustrated writers also recorded the fastest documented quarter mile times for a number of new vehicles from that time period, most notably the 1987 Mustang LX 5.0 and the 1986 Buick T-Type.

Re-launched in early 2015, CarsIllustrated.com hopes to continue the legacy of those original writers with a focus on street racing, grudge racing, drag racing, and maximum straight-line performance for high performance cars and truck.

The following is a description of every known published issue of Cars Illustrated with a list of the table of contents for each issue:

 

1985 Vol. 3 No. 4 (Premier Issue)

“Vette to the Max”

The premier edition of Cars Illustrated opened up with several editorials that set the course for this wild little magazine out of New York City. The editors promised that this magazine would be different, have an attitude, cover street racing like no other magazine had before, and promised to stir things up in the auto industry.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fastlines
  • 8 Tech
  • 10 Torque East
  • 12 Torque West
  • 16 Q&A
  • 17 Street Torque

Musclecar Memories

  • 50 SS454 LS6 Chevelle, The heaviest Chevy of them all.

Street Stompers

  • 33 Novablown, Putting the Chevy II under pressure and on the bottle
  • 40 Lowbottomy, LowBoy big block street rod.
  • 47 Yankee Van, Four-wheeling over traffic.

Tech

  • 29 Gear for go, How to swap rear gears and why.
  • 53 Buick V8 Buildup, Forging the Flint Flyer.

Great American Engine Series

  • 73 Chrysler 426 Hemi, Race hardware for the street.

Features

  • 21 Performance ’86, New muscle from Detroit.
  • 25 Haulin’ Glass, New York to Miami in 18 hours.
  • 37 Tire Melting 101, Dr. Heasley’s school of burnouts.
  • 42 Variations on GTO, The wild world of GTOs.
  • 57 1987 GTO, The Goat is back – next year.
  • 61 LA’s wild street scene, Coaster rollers.

 

1985 Vol. 4 No. 1

“8-Second Street Camaro Will Run Anybody for Anything”

The second issue of Cars Illustrated clearly staked their turf in the automotive media as the go-to source for street racing action. Their cover story profiled one of the mot prolific (and potent) street racers of the time, and their tech feature (“Soup Opera”) went step-by-step on how to set up a low-buck street racer. The editorial mix of classic musclecars with modern Detroit performance cars was starting to take shape.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Tech
  • 10 Torque East
  • 12 Torque West
  • 14 Q&A
  • 18 News Torque
  • 20 Back Torque

Musclecar Memories

  • 41 1968 GTO, What made The Great One great.
  • 73 427SC Cobra, World’s fastest production car.

Street Stompers

  • 24 11-Second Road Runner, To beep or not to beep.
  • 33 Concrete Crusader Corvette, Crower injected and totally outrageous.
  • 36 MoFoCo, Old style Mopar powered deuce roadster.
  • 61 8-Second Camaro, Not just another pretty face. Rather, a serious street racer.

Tech

  • 27 No-Buck Horsepower, Hot to go quicker on the cheap.
  • 29 Roll Your Own, Rollbar installation by the numbers.
  • 55 Differential With a Difference, Cheap posi for the 9-inch Ford rear.

Great American Engine Series

  • 51 Big Block Chevrolets, 396-402-427-454: Rats on Review.

Racing

  • 48 Profile: Bob Glidden, The winningest man in NHRA history.

Special Features

  • 21 Buick’s New Wildcat, Turn on the bubble machine.
  • 38 The Great American Smokeout, Burnouts on the Street Contest winners.
  • 45 Powershifting for Better Health, Use your stick like a man.
  • 58 Street Racing in Brooklyn, Street dreams.

 

1985 Vol. 4. No. 3

“Street Racing the New 350 IROC-Z Camaro”

The third issue of Cars Illustrated shows the clear editorial direction at work. New and old, bright red Camaros doing burnouts sold well on the magazine rack in 1985. Placing new Detroit-built cars on the cover, and then taking them street racing to see how they would fair in an actual street race, would be the theme of the next several issues of Cars Illustrated. It’s an editorial strategy that had worked in the ‘60s, but had never been attempted since Cars Illustrated was published in the ‘80s.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Back Torque
  • 10 Tech
  • 12 Torque East
  • 14 Torque West
  • 16 Chevy Q&A
  • 18 Mopar Q&A
  • 20 Ford Q&A
  • 22 Pontiac Q&A

Road Tests

  • 24 ’86½ 350 IROC-Z Camaro, Zee right stuff for mulching Mustangs.
  • 36 Shelby Omni GLH-S, Budget buzz-box bomber.

Supercar Survivors

  • 50 ’70 Hemi Cuda, Lemon death.

Street Stompers

  • 40 1969 454 Camaro, Hug this!
  • 52 1967 428 GTO, Fast Goats and wild pigs.
  • 64 1972 440 Six-Pack Satellite, Sideways at any speed.
  • 74 Prostang, 11-second street Stang.

Tech

  • 31 Cam Timing, How retarded are you?
  • 44 Low buck Dana rear, Bigger is better.

Racing

  • 34 Starting Line, Photocell freakout.

Special Features

  • 28 Burnout Street, Smoke this!
  • 48 Kustom Krapola, Weird stuff from the past.
  • 55 Hot Rod Value Guide, Sell it or burn it? Only Jerry Heasley knows for sure.
  • 58 Garlits Racing Museum, From gear to eternity.
  • 61 Fast Air Freakout, If it don’t blow, it sucks.
  • 72 Car Abuse, Reader’s burnouts.

 

1986 Vol. 4 No. 5

Buick Regal T-Type

Street Racing America’s Hottest

99.22 MPH

13.85 ET

“From Buick with Balls” would cement Cars Illustrated as the automotive source for all information on new production vehicles when it came to quarter-mile drag racing performance. When author Cars Illustrated writers ran a 13.85 second ET at over 99 MPH, the new car craze was on. And, Cars Illustrated would be there for the next three years documenting the straight-line performance of new cars and reporting directly from the street racing scene all over the United States.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Back Torque
  • 10 Tech
  • 12 Torque East
  • 14 Torque West
  • 16 Q&A

Road Tests

  • 21 From Buick With Balls, Turbo T-Type terror.
  • 52 Chevy Z-24, Zzzzzzzzzz.

Street Stompers

  • 33 English muffin, Old gassers never die.
  • 40 1964 Ford Thunderbolt, Ford’s fastest idea.
  • 48 ’64 421 GTO, When flying Phil reads this, we’re finished.
  • 60 460 Cube Hemi Roadrunner, It ain’t over till the elephant sings.
  • 62 Cruiser, Kinda wimpy ’55 Chevy.
  • 63 Bruiser, Ball out ’55 Chevy.
  • 73 460 Cube Blown Camaro, When too much really is too much.

Tech

  • 30 Mission Impossible, ETs for nuthin’ and your kicks for free.
  • 36 Fuel For Thought, Stacking up on the hows and whys of injection.

Racing

  • 26 1986 NHRA Springnationals

Special Features

  • 3 Contents Page, Freaking out with page numbers.
  • 45 Quarter million quarter mile, Bet with your head, not over it.
  • 54 Galloping Gourmet, Street racing with the Chef of the future.
  • 57 Grand National on a Shoestring, Attention K-Mart shoppers.
  • 65 Shafiroff on Nitrous, The straight scoop from the man who knows.
  • 76 Four Barrel vs. Six Pack, Wasting your motor in five easy passes.

 

1986 Vol. 4 No. 7

Street Heat!

Detroit ’87: Burnouts or Burned Out?

In this issue, Cars Illustrated editors look at a variety of street-oriented drag cars while profiling what’s coming out of the Detroit factories that street freaks can use as raw material. Combining the technology of the high-end drag racer with the performance of new American-built cars continued to be the editorial direction of the Cars Illustrated editorial staff.

The tongue-in-cheek humor was really ramped up in this issue, and the original Batmobile is drag tested next to a 6-second funny car. In the article, Cars Illustrated editors proclaim the Batmobile to be the fastest car in the world.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Back Torque
  • 10 Torque East
  • 12 Torque West
  • 14 Tech
  • 16 Q&A
  • 76 Car Abuse

Drag Test

  • 71 Gotham Groundshaker, Holy Chrondeks! We wring out the Batmobile.

Street Stompers

  • 32 Killer Tomato, Pro-Reality 427 9-second Camaro.
  • 36 Injected ’57 Chevy, Rat-a-tat. It’s big, it’s bad – it goes 10s.
  • 39 Psyclone, Schizo 390 with a 428 complex.
  • 48 Escape Goat, No pig, this Goat goes 11s.
  • 55 Childs’ 440 Valiant, Playing 12-second games with a big block A-body.

Racing

  • 30 Drag City, Wendover, Utah street racing scene.
  • 52 Mountain Motor Pro Stock Scene., Ain’t no motor big enough.

Tech

  • 27 Magical Manifold Mystery Tour, Induction instruction.
  • 58 Quadrajet Hop Up, Pot luck.

Bathroom Reading

  • 22 Detroit ’87, Night of the living hot rod.
  • 42 Expo ’86, A man and his blimp.
  • 45 Project Buick, Buzz Bomb, Part 2.
  • 61 Show Car, One man’s exhausting climb to the top.

 

1986 Vol. 4, No. 9

13-Second Scorcher

Vette Torture Test

The “new car drag test and street racing torture session” editorial theme continues in this issue of Cars Illustrated. DeFeo puts a new Corvette into the 13.90s, but he runs up against the quicker Buick Grand National on the streets. And, the editors explore the possible challengers from Detroit that have a chance of beating the Turbo Buick in a straight line.

“Blondie”, the “story” of a show-going 1969 Camaro first appears in this issue. This article further shows how the editors of Cars Illustrated had no boundaries when it came to editorial content.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Back Torque
  • 10 Torque East
  • 12 Torque West
  • 14 Q&A

Drag Test

  • 26 $30,000 Mustang Killer, Wringing out the new Vette.

Street Stompers

  • 22 427 Monte Carlo SS, Luxury street racer.
  • 30 Swap Rat, 427 dual quad Chevelle.
  • 37 Cyclonetron, ’69 Mercury atom smasher.
  • 40 ’76 455 Formula Firebird, When men were men, and Pontiac had its own V8.
  • 43 L’il Deuce Roadster, Chop, chop, channel, cut, saw, grind, paint, chop, chop
  • 45 ’67 427 Mustang, A horse with no name.
  • 48 Pro-Street ’69 Camaro, Blown to the bone.
  • 55 Simply Fast, 12-second Belvedere, cheap and easy.

Tech

  • 34 Chassis Basics, Lets not twist again.
  • 60 Bumpstick Boogie, Big lobes and tight ramps.

Bathroom Reading

  • 16 Get Buick, Wouldn’t you really rather beat a Buick?
  • 19 Car Show, Zombies from hell.
  • 51 I Was a Teenage Pit Slave, Wrenching for Team Caminito.
  • 58 Captain Video, Drag racing’s greatest video hits.

 

1986 Vol. 5, No. 2

Exclusive!

Detroit’s Fastest Cars

1987½ Buick GNX vs. Callaway Twin Turbo Vette

The publishers of Cars Illustrated changed the brand’s logo in this issue to include the magazine’s name surrounded by a red box. On the editorial front, two low 13-second cars from GM (the 1987 Buick GNX and the 1987 Callaway twin turbo Corvette) took the cover while more street racing action was included to fill out the content.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Torque East
  • 10 Torque West
  • 12 Back Torque

Motown Showdown

  • 14 Buick GNX vs. Callaway Twin Turbo Corvette, Battle of Detroit’s fastest cars.

Pavement Pounders

  • 22 GTX-Terminator, ’71 Plymouth Hemi GTX C/SA terror.
  • 36 Plastique Mystique, 10-second ’66 427 Vette street rat.
  • 40 Rod Squad, ’34 Ford rod is the mellowest car we’ve ever featured.
  • 43 Grand Slam, Jumpin’ GrandAm is a gas, gas, gasser.
  • 46 Look What They’ve Done to My Yenko, This month’s ’69 Camaro is a 10-second terror.
  • 52 Tales From the Dark Side, Rat powered F-body demoralizer
  • 56 ’55 Chevy From Planet X, What’s a car magazine without a ’55 Chevy?
  • 58 Snake Bite City, ’67 Mustang goes 12s and takes home car show gold.

Tech

  • 25 Ladder Bar of Success, The straight scoop on going straight.
  • 49 3000 Horsepower the Easy Way, Top Fuel Primer.

Bathroom Reading

  • 3 Contents Page, Revised UFO spotters guide.
  • 29 Motown’s Greatest Hits, History’s top 10 supercars – as we see’em.
  • 34 Capt. Bimbo and His Electric Grandmother, Meet America’s newest superhero team.
  • 61 1987 NASCAR Review, Stand on it!

 

1987 Vol. 5, No. 4

Street/Strip Performance!

Hot Tests

13-Second Turbo Riviera GN

Daytona Shelby-Z

Street racing the new Dodget Daytona Shelby-Z, drag racing a ’68 Hemi Dart, and testing a pro-street Chevelle are all part of this issue’s editorial package. But, it is the first installment of the “12.99 ETs for $1299” Roadrunner series that is still talked about t this day. With this article, Cars Illustrated had set a new standard for affordable performance as well as their technical abilities.

This issue also contains the first ever hamster dragster race – editorial gold for the Cars Illustrated crew. And, yes, they even take the hamsters out on the street for a street racing session for big money.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Torque East
  • 10 Torque West
  • 12 Back Torque

Drag Test

  • 16 1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z, If you can find a better buzzbomb, buy it!
  • 40 13 Second Buick Riviera, Is this front tire fryer coming from Buick in ’88?

Racing

  • 46 First Blood, Winternationals at Pomona kicks off NHRA season.
  • 34 Rat Race, NHRA’s hairest action ever is cheapest, too!

Pavement Pounders

  • 21 Elephant King, 1968 Hemi Dart still rules the SS/AA jungle.
  • 30 Enflamed, Pro Reality Chevelle goes 11s in flames.
  • 35 Blown Glass, Mint, stock body ’63 fuelie Sting Ray Vette goes 9s.
  • 43 LeMans-Ter Mash, Would you believe 12 second ET from a 326 Pontiac LeMans?
  • 60 Mean Streak Malibu, No jive ’65 brings that new car smell to street and strip.

Gigonda Tech Section

  • 26 Duke of Windsor, Get 400 horses from a Ford 351 Windsor.
  • 51 Wired, Start your car after you’ve screwed up everything.
  • 52 Return of the Cammer, Ford’s legendary SOHC 427 is on the comeback trail.
  • 57 12.99 ETs for $1299, It’s the sale of the century.

 

1987 Vol. 5 No. 6

Drag Tests!

5.0 Mustang LX, kickass and take names for 10 grand

350 Trans Am GTA, excitement from Pontiac?

Two wild new performance cars out of Detroit were featured on this stand out issue of Cars Illustrated. While the Pontiac disappointed the writers, the Ford impressed the world. The Mustang did everything the Cars Illustrated staff wanted – it was cheap, fast, and it was a winner on the street.

This issue single handedly launched the 5.0 Mustang phenomenon with “Five Liters of Fury”. When we started ripping off 13.90s in a stock car, Ford couldn’t build them fast enough.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Over Torque
  • 10 Double Torque
  • 12 Back Torque
  • 14 Tech

Drag Tests

  • 40 5.0 Mustang LX, Into the 13s with five liters of fury
  • 52 Pontiac 350 Trans Am GTA, Requiem for the heavyweight

Racing

  • 22 Doorslammers at Darlington, Breaking the 200 mph barrier.

Cars of Foreign Nations

  • 20 Cuba: The Castro Convertible, Q-ship street fighter.

Pavement Pounders

  • 16 Monte Haul, Monte SS supertune for an easy, .8 seconds and 5 mph
  • 29 Rocketman, 1970 W-30 442. There’s no Olds like an old Olds.
  • 36 Q-Fish, Forget about Jaws. Look out for this 440 powered ’67 Cuda.
  • 45 The Magnificent LS-7, Inside the magnificent ’66 Chevelle
  • 48 Dennis the Menace, Trick truck Vegas to harass Super Gas.

Mondo Tech Section

  • 26 12.99 ETs for $1299, Part 2: The saga Continues.
  • 33 Passing Gas, Blueprinting your fuel system.
  • 61 Go For Broke, 25 (count’em) low and no-buck performance tips.
  • 57 Wild Horses, Bolt-on blower for Mustangs.

 

1987 Vol. 5, No. 8

Big & Bad

New York’s Wildest Pavement Pounders

By the time the staff at Cars Illustrated had published their “Big & Bad” issue they had the combination right. Lots of features on new cars and how to make the quick mixed with features on some of the quickest street racers across the country. New Monte Carlo SS, IROC-Z, 5.0 Mustang, and Buick Grand National get special attention in this issue. Mix in street racing Pontiacs, Buicks, and Mopars for the perfect, monthly street racer fix.

Special Note: This is the first appearance of “Tim”, the fictitious avant garde tech writer whose flamboyant style left readers speechless. But, they kept on sending in tech questions.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Over Torque
  • 10 Back East
  • 16 Q&A

Drag Tests

  • 33 ’88 Camaro IROC-Z 350, Thrashing the new Zee on a strip without end
  • 40 Monte Carlo SS, Buy a Monte before it’s too late
  • 56 Pontiac Grand Am SE, Turbocharged grocery getter for go-getter grannies

Racing

  • 28 Bashing the Boss 351, Time warp back to Woodward Avenue, 1971

Pavement Pounders

  • 18 Das Boat, Buick deuce and a quarter street basher.
  • 22 Mad Mouse, A 427 Corvette small block? Yes, a small block.
  • 30 Six Pack Screamer, Not a beer truck, a 1970 Dodge Challenger
  • 37 A Rat in the Cat, 9.4-second Catalina with long fenders.
  • 43 Roadmaster, 12-second Grand National with three headlights.
  • 46 She’s Real Heavy, My 12-Second Chevy, SS-454 Chevelle with a silly title
  • 53 The Iceman Cometh, And he doth it in an 11-second Gremlin

Tech

  • 49 Mustang Strip Tips, Beat your horse to make it go faster.

Special Features

  • 24 Bowties and Indians, 1988 Chevys and Pontiacs that won’t make you barf.
  • 59 Be Seated, Hand lapping your valves in the bathroom.
  • 74 Street Racer’s Hall of Fame, Broadway Freddie DeNane.

 

1987 Vol. 5, No. 10

Racing to Win

Hot Rod Lincoln Drag Test

A wild cover, with a drag strip starting line tree front and center, told readers what they were in for as soon as they cracked the cover on this issue of Cars Illustrated. The Hot Rod Lincoln drag test, complete with a sunrise burnout on Wall Street, is another classic treasure from this writing team. Street racing and 5.0 Mustang speed secrets round out a great issue.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Over Torque
  • 10 Back East
  • 14 Q&A

Bathroom Reading

  • 30 Black and Blue Thunder, Jerry Caminito and the CI Kiss of Death.
  • 33 More New Cars, Sorting the muscle and mundane.
  • 41 Pure Stock Primer, IHRA’s class for the little guy.
  • 43 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals East, Beverly Hills flop.
  • 46 Car Abuse, (Weenie) toast of the town in Reno.

Special Section: Racing to Win

  • 16 Sam Biondo’s Racing Secrets, Formulas for fame and fortune.
  • 20 Profile: Jim Harrington, Winning with other people’s race cars.
  • 22 Tree To Go, Pocket Chrondek to sharpen your reaction time.
  • New Car Thrash
  • 48 Lincoln Mark VII LSC, Waiting down on Wall Street

Pavement Pounders

  • 24 Chevy 4-4-2, She’s real plain, my 427 Biscayne.
  • 36 Mutha Hugga, Fully optioned, dealer-installed 427 Camaro.
  • 52 Time Machine, 22 years in a Super Stock Plymouth.

Tech

  • 26 Mustang Speed Secrets, Myth and muscle.
  • 56 Spring Fever, Replacing tired valve springs.

 

Spring 1988

Street & Strips Cars (Cars Illustrated) The Hardcore Performance Magazine

Hot Street Issue

Mustangs!

’87 LX: 12 sec. for $1500

The run for Cars Illustrated ended with this issue. A new name with a similar logo on the cover launched readers back into an underground world of street racing, straight line performance, and low-buck tips on how to make their car fast. This issue features a bolt-on 12 second 5.0 Mustang, a bolt-on 12-second Turbo Buick, a TPI super tune for the Chevy fans, and more street racing action than most readers could handle. It was a fitting end to a wild ride for the Cars Illustrated team.

Departments

  • 4 Inside
  • 6 Fast Torque
  • 8 Over Torque
  • 10 Back Torque

Tech

  • 14 Stang Bang, Into the 12with our project Mustang.
  • 20 Rubber Match, Street and strip tire shootout.
  • 51 TPI Supertune, Make that Chevy run with a Ford.
  • 59 GNX by the Numbers, The ultimate bolt-on for GN owners.

Bathroom Reading

  • 12 Readers’ Rides, Affordable fun for almost no money.
  • 29 Cars Illustrated Bracket Nationals, Englishtown on $30,000 a day.
  • 56 Night Stalkers, Street racing in the Big Apple today.

New Car Thrash

  • 40 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo, Son of Firebird?

Pavement Pounders

  • 17 Strip-T, 12-second turbo Buick – the cheap way.
  • 23 AMX-Terminator, 10-second yellow zonker.
  • 26 Boss Force, Twin turbo Mustang GT.
  • 34 Monte Python, 13-second snake-in-the-grass Monte SS.
  • 36 Apple Juice, 11-second Chevelle on the bottle.
  • 38 Coronary-Net, Mint ’66 Hemi Dodge.
  • 44 Proto’s Type, The quickest ’67 Fairlane in the galaxy.
  • 48 Gasser Passer, 10-second way-out Willys.

 

Other Cars Illustrated special issues:

Throughout their late-80s run, the writers and staff at Cars Illustrated published a handful of original magazines with various focused topics. They used the Cars Illustrated name to draw attention to these one-off magazines.

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, Vol 4 No 2 (Issue date of Fall 1988)

With the success that the Cars Illustrated editorial staff was having with the 5.0 Ford Mustang, it made sense to try a single issue dedicated to this car. There were older Mustang feature cars in this magazine, but readers flipped right past them to get to the technical articles on how to make there then-new 5.0 Mustangs faster in the quarter mile. It was the start of a great magazine that still continues today from The Enthusiast Network.

GM Enthusiast Magazine, Vol. 4 No. 1 (Issue date of November 1990)

The Cars Illustrated name appeared on the SIP (single issue publication) that played favorites for the GM enthusiast. Features included a special section on Chevrolet products from 1965.

Modern Muscle Cars, Vol 4, No 3 (Issue date of Fall 1988)

This one-off issue from the Cars Illustrated staff put all of their attention on late model cars – something that had proven so successful for the regular run of Cars Illustrated magazine issues. Readers were treated to a full magazine dedicated to the 5.0 Mustang, TPI Camaro/Firebird/Corvette, Turbo Buicks, and even a new-car shootout for 1989 model domestic performance cars.

 

But, wait there’s more!

While the Cars Illustrated title was shelved by CSK at the end of 1988, the staff continued their work at Harris Publishing under the Hot Street and Strip Cars and Street & Strip Supercar titles. Both publications feature the same writers with the same formula for success: drag test new cars and take them street racing. Those titles only last a few issues, and by 1989, the original creative and writing team left to work on other projects.

Today, the modern iteration of Cars Illustrated lives on at CarsIllustrated.com where some of the original Cars Illustrated writers continue their wild, fun-loving street racing style. The site features original reprints of the Cars Illustrated magazine, original news items as only the Cars Illustrated staff can write, street racing videos, and a community of like-minded street racing fanatics.

 

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