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.”

Hellcat Battles Demon in Half-mile Cinematic Battle

Hellcat Vs Demon Inside

Demon has 133 more horsepower which equates to almost eight miles per hour, but the real story is in the finishing numbers.

  Comments | By - April 3, 2019

Dodge Vipers Slug it Out in Savage Generational Duel: Track Time Tuesday

Dodge Viper Winning

Not surprisingly, the newer, more powerful Viper wins the race, but both cars struggle with traction.

  Comments | By - April 2, 2019

1968 Dart Is a Stunning Sleeper with Modern Moving Parts

Wallace 1968 Dart Front

Fuel-injected 408-cubic inch stroker, full suspension upgrade and a satin paint job make this Dart a fast cruiser.

  Comments | By - March 28, 2019

Lightly-modded Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Runs an 11.6: Track Time Tuesday

Scat Pack Challenger Launch

Scat Pack Challenger with stock power and sticky tires beats a Pontiac G8 and lays down an impressive time.

  Comments | By - March 26, 2019

Twin-turbo Viper Punches Through Wall at TX2K2019

Viper Hits the Wall

It is unclear what caused this Viper to crash to violently, but the driver is said to be unharmed.

  Comments | By - March 21, 2019

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