A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“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 Rall. “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. Meanwhile, 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,” adds Rall. “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. 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, 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.”

THROWBACK VIDEO 1969 Pontiac Firebird Ad is One of the Strangest

I love vintage automotive ads and I feature a great many of them for Throwback Thursday, but this week’s old school commercial for the 1969 Pontiac Firebird is very likely one of the strangest new car ads I’ve seen. Evidently (according to the commercial), the introduction of the redesigned 1969 Firebird caused such a significant […] More »

  Comments | By - October 23, 2014

DYNO BLAST 1800 Rear Wheel Horsepower Camaro Blows Tires

This week’s Dyno Blast video features what might just be the baddest 4th gen Chevrolet Camaro ever with enough rear wheel horsepower to literally blow apart the rear tires on the dyno. The details on this twin turbocharged monster are limited, but the details explain that this Camaro was built to run the Texas Mile […] More »

  Comments | By - October 22, 2014

BURNOUT Camaro SS Gets Real Smokey in Nebraska

This week’s Burnout video features a 4th gen Chevrolet Camaro SS taking part in a burnout contest at RPM Powersports in Omaha, Nebraska. We don’t know anything about the Camaro in question, but based on the sound of the engine and the ease with which is turns the rear tires into little bits and a […] More »

  Comments | By - October 17, 2014

Chevy Silverado 1500 Verses Ford F-350 Diesel

This video starts off by showing a 2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty getting beat in a street race by a built Chevrolet Silverado 1500. And it ends with a second race after the F-350 has added some very minor modifications. In the first race, the Silverado wins by a fair margin thanks to a built […] More »

  Comments | By - October 16, 2014

DRAG RACE Stock Rear/Stock Trans LS1 Camaro Runs 10.90

This week’s Drag Race video features a 4th generation Camaro Z/28 packing a monster motor mated to the original transmission and rear end to blast down the quarter mile in the high 10 second range. The details on this Camaro build are a bit sketchy, but in reading through the comments it appears that this […] More »

  Comments | By - October 13, 2014

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