I have been attending the St. Louis Auto Show for probably twenty years now. I can recall back when the Caprice-based Impala was a concept. The Viper and Sunfire as well. The Acura NSX. And I saw them all, live and in person. Over acres and acres of jam-packed floor space. Every manufacturer and n ... More >>
This weekend Gateway Motorsport Park hosts its biggest race of the year: the National Hot Road Association's Midwest Nationals. For fans of drag racing, this is a HUGE event. For those who couldn't care less, the event still offers some interesting asides. Take, for example, the story of atypical ... More >>
This month the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is coming to Gateway Motorsports Park (700 Raceway Boulevard, Madison, Illinois; 618-215-8888). Gut Check's initial reaction was a collective "meh", but when we found out that all of the international race teams bring food trailers with their own pe ... More >>
See also: EDC Vegas Pulls Plug on Music Due to High Winds Organizers of the second annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas declared the three-day party a success , despite high-winds that cut its marquee night short on Saturday. Promoters say a whopping 115,000 people were in attendance on the ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom.Electric Daisy Carnval in Las Vegas tonight was shut down temporarily as a result of high winds buffeting tall sound st ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is being hel ... More >>
The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>
Daily RFT doesn't know jack about cars. So when STL Motorsports called a press conference to roll out an obscenely high-end vehicle last week, we knew whom to send: Alex Macfarlane, the local 27-year-old whose attempt to win an outlaw cross-country car race in 2010 become the subject of our feature, ... More >>
Courtesy of KanrocksasFinally, Eminem has collided with NASCAR -- with nary a cowboy hat in sight. This isn't a gone-country Darius Rucker-style conversion, but Missouri-born Marshall Mathers, not to mention 23 other popular and indie acts that normally wouldn't be caught within sight distanc ... More >>
On Monday, Joey Chestnut won his fifth Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by cramming 62 hot dogs down his gullet in a gut-wrenching ten minutes. A weekend poll of ESPN viewers shows that more people were interested in the hot dog eating contest (27 percent) than t ... More >>
Shake and Bake is a popular method for cooking drugs in Missouri's Meth Capital of Jefferson County. Shake and Bake is also the greatest stock-car race strategy ever invented.The press release below might raise eyebrow if it were coming out of the Ladue or Frontenac police departments. But the Je ... More >>
Sure, it was a marketing gimmick. But we have to give St. Louis-based Energizer credit for putting a lot of resources into such a frivolous activity: breaking the world record for the number of flashlights lit at the same time in the same place. In this case, some 65,000 NASCAR fans at the Charlott ... More >>
William Mack SappPolice have arrested the second driver involved in a drag race that injured the flag girl north of downtown St. Louis Sunday night. William Mack Sapp, 19, of south St. Louis County, was charged yesterday with second-degree assault and felony leaving the scene of an accident. St. ... More >>
Here's betting that NASCAR plays big in Branson.Some things just go great together. Cookies and milk. Beach chairs and paperbacks. Captain and Tennille. Branson and Nelly. Err, we mean Branson and NASCAR. A month after St. Louis' Gateway International Raceway closed down after a decade of trying ... More >>
image viaThe Gateway Raceway in happier days.It's not just a sad day for Democrats, it's a sad day for St. Louis NASCAR fans, too. Dover Motorsports, which owns the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois, announced this morning that it was shutting down the racetrack for good. Li ... More >>
Getty ImagesCarl EdwardsThink you can burn more rubber than NASCAR's own Carl Edwards? Guess what? You probably can't! But there's maybe sorta kinda a chance for you to try.Missouri native son and back-flip enthusiast Edwards (he's from Columbia) is doing a contest with Midwest Ford Dealers. Craz ... More >>
Wahl! That's a sexy shave.As Daily RFT was first to tell you earlier this week, St. Louis has been named the sixth-most manliest city in the nation. How did we earn such honor? According to the authors of the study, it has something to do with our appetite for sports (particularly the motorized k ... More >>
These days former Cardinals slugger Jack Clark is perhaps best known for labeling Mark McGwire a "fake, phony, cheater" after Big Mac admitted earlier this year that he'd used steroids throughout his career. But in finance and investment circles, Clark is best known for his ability to piss away m ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/13kingdomsAhh, the HydroHoosier. Though rare in these parts, he is an indefatigable beast who will persist in "gunnin' it and stunnin' shit" no matter what financial difficulties may accrue.So in case you've heard that the 30th Annual Budweiser Creve Coeur Drag Boat Classic on June ... More >>
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