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.”

Go Racing and Win a Supercharger from Eaton and the NMCA

EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown Logo

TVS Supercharger Throwdown showcases the Eaton twin vortices technology at the NMCA All-Star Nationals.

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Ford Capri and Pontiac GTO Drag Race Ends in Horrifying Crash

Ford Capri in Pontiac Lane

Throttle of the Ford hangs, sending it down-track into the back of the Pontiac before head back up-track.

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Built Firebird Part-Out: Fresh, Fully-Built LS2, T-56 and More Up for Grabs

Wrecked 4g Firebird

Firebird Trans Am was almost cut in half by a mailbox just 250 miles after the engine was installed.

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Show-stopping 1991 Firebird Packs LQ4 Power, Modern Handling Bits

Channel your inner Michael Knight as you cruise in this stunning LQ4-powered, third-gen Firebird.

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ProCharged LS2 GTO is Impressive Even at Idle

Stroked LS2 packs 850 wheel horsepower, making this one crazy-quick Pontiac GTO.

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