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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Pricing And Options For Challenger Demon Announced – Seats Are A Buck! Demon Crate Is A Buck!

Well we now know that you can be driving a Challenger Demon for right around $86,000 if you’d like it the way it comes or about $100,000 if you want to load it with the available options that...

1973 NHRA SummerNats – Photos Of Funnies, Top Fuel, Pro Stocks, and More!

(Photos by Bob Boudreau) – Oh, the SummerNationals. This is one of the most historic and heralded races on the NHRA tour. E-Town stands as one of the major tap roots that continue to anchor the...

Want To Win A 1,000hp Ford Mustang Built By Petty’s Garage? Enter The MAHLE Drive With The Original Contest!

There are cool contests and then there are COOL CONTESTS! The MAHLE Drive With The Original contest has one of the best grand prizes ever. We’re talking about a Petty’s Garage built...

Bad News: Skip Barber Racing School Files For Bankruptcy – Huge Debts On The Books

The Skip Barber Racing School has educated thousands and thousands of driving enthusiasts over the years how to be better drivers, how to be race drivers, and frankly how to be better race drivers....

Want To See What 1950s Drag Racing REALLY Looked Like? This Footage From Akron, Ohio Is Amazing

It is always kind of miraculous when we find video like the one you will see below. Why? What are the chances some kid that shot a bunch of film at a couple of Akron, Ohio area drag races more than a...

This Pontiac Firebird Hooks Harder At A No Prep Race Than Many Guys Do On A Perfect Track!

We have come to expect certain things out of videos that are taking during no prep races, right? Sideways runs, tons of steering, wall to wall action, massive wheelies…wait, what? Yeah, in the...

Modified Elimintaor Bliss From The 1976 NHRA SportsNationals at Beech Bend Raceway In Bowling Green, Kentucky

Every time I darken the timing tower door at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, I think of all the ghosts of the thousands of cars that had clamored down the drag strip. Because of this,...

Doing it Wrong Video: Parade Lap Spins at the 1992 Indy 500

Spinning your race car out on a pace lap is bad. Spinning your car out on a parade lap is way worse. Spinning your car out on the parade lap when you are the pole sitter for the Indy 500? Absolute...

Slide Job: Watch Racer Mike Banz Work The Wheel When His Porsche Gets Way Loose At Road Atlanta

The guys and girls at HSR have been killing it recently with awesome in-car videos from the 40th running of the famed Mitty at Road Atlanta. We have been sharing them like mad because they are fun...

It’s Killin’ Time! Stevie Fast Jackson Takes First NHRA Pro Mod Win In Topeka!

By his own account, this is the biggest most important race win of Stevie Fast Jackson’t career. The final round re-match from the NHRA Atlanta race saw Jackson looking over to see Mike...

Watch Sebastien Bourdais Suffer A Titanic Wreck During Indy 500 Qualifying – Suffers Fractured Hip, Pelvis

In the video below you will see Sebastien Bourdais suffer a titanic wreck during Indy 500 qualifying. This is about as scary looking as it gets. The car wiggles when entering the corner and then...

BS Daily Tune Up: Six Days On The Road – Dave Dudley (1963)

If there was one guy that owned the imaginary genre of “trucker music” during the 1960s and 1970s, it was Dave Dudley. His baritone voice spoke right to the diesel jockeys hauling all...

Watch a Blown, Dual Carb’d, Ardun Headed Flattie Grunt Out 450+ Horsepower on the Dyno

We were chatting up a gearhead buddy recently who is into the old stuff…like the real old stuff. This dude has real vintage parts like a Kong ignition,a pile of ancient Thicksun intake...

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Awesome Historic Drag Video: Tommy Ivo Squares Off Against the Green Mamba Jet Car at Houston International Speedway

Boy, this is a killer video! Shot in 1968 at Houston International Speedway, it shows Tommy Ivo in his fuel dragster taking on Doug Rose and the Green Mamba jet dragster. The coolest part is that...