For gearheads, Smokey Yunick is an American folk hero, a current-day Mike Fink or Molly Pitcher. His exploits are the stuff of myth and legend—take his notorious ’66 Chevelle, for example. Continue reading
Like so many of Smokey Yunick’s projects, the Reverse Torque Special is surrounded in myth and legend. Let’s see what we can sort out. Continue reading
Even though it might not be entirely non-fiction, Mac’s Motor City Garage can highly recommend Best Damn Garage in Town. Here’s one of the most entertaining car books you’ll ever read. Continue reading
Since Smokey Yunick passed away in 2001, there’s an entire generation of gearheads who never got a chance to see and hear him speak. Today we fix that.
With 13 days remaining until the 2013 Daytona 500, we recall a genuine NASCAR legend, Smokey Yunick’s number 13 Chevelle. Continue reading
Here’s a well-circulated photo from the GM media archives featuring Smokey Yunick on the pit wall at the 1962 Daytona 500. It might be worth another look.