Event Coverage

SEMA Show 2017 The annual SEMA Show has always offered a platform for some of the best builders, painters, and manufacturers to showcase their talents in the automotive industry. This year, the show continued to...

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Hotchkis Autocross HOT is one word to describe the NMCA Hotchkis Autocross at California Speedway. Not just the racing was hot, but the actual temperature too. Seems that every time we are at this venue it’s...

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V8 Builds Autocross and Car Show If there’s one thing we love here at Late Model Garage, it’s a V8 engine. Old or new, big or small, the V8 is the quintessential staple of horsepower....

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LS Fest West 2017 After waiting for six long months, the time finally came for LS Fest in Las Vegas! This event was announced back in September and we had to do a double take...

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SEMA 2016 is done and over, after waiting one long year. This show is the epitome of the aftermarket automotive world where people come from all over the world to be at. For the Late...

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As 2016 begins to wind down, so does the racing season. This past weekend marked the season finale for the NMCA West Hotchkis Autocross cup. Championships were won and lost during this weekend, bringing lots...

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This weekend the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge stopped by the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. It’s hard to beat this venue – there’s action everywhere. Upon entering the grounds we drove by an...

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As we near the end of the season for Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car, events like last weekend’s NOLA Motorsports Park become even more important. People are battling to be in the top...

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The 2016 Holley LS Fest is officially over! Three days in beautiful Bowling Green, KY that’s packed with more horsepower than you can shake a stick at. Every make and model of car was on...

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Last weekend at Road America was the coolest Optima event since Thunderhill. No blistering 100+ degree temperatures and hot tires here! Starting off the weekend was a car show at Johnson Controls Headquarters near Milwaukee...

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