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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

BangShift How To Tech: A Step By Step Guide For Rebuilding Rochester B Carbs

It is kind of funny how things happen. Way back when this site was still getting its proverbial legs under it, I had a project truck (which I have long since sold) which was powered by an early 292ci...

Great Save! Two PDRA Pro Nitrous Racers Seem Headed For Certain Destruction But Emerge Unscathed

The PDRA’s crazed brand of eighth mile drag racing has provided lots of hair raising moments over the years but few of them have looked as ominous as this one and ended as happily. In the video...

Tank Talk: Here’s a Look At Rick’s Tanks Sweet Second Gen F-Body Tank, Designed To Alleviate Modern Build Issues

The fuel tank business is really interesting because they are so much more than just vessels to lug your car’s fuel around in. Perhaps back in the days when carbs were gravity fed and the tanks...

A 210ci V8 Sounds Pretty Nasty At Almost 10,000 RPM – Indy V8 On The Pump

Here’s a mill we have never seen on the dyno before. The engine is a 3.5L GM Indy V8 that was used in the series about 10 years ago. The engine was being tuned by Shane Tecklenburg in this...

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Workhorses Of Industry: This Promotional Film Shows Why Jeeps Were The Most Versatile Trucks Ever Made

In the realm of old promotional videos, this one from Willys-Overland that shows all of the incredible things that Jeeps were used for in their heyday ranks among the coolest that we have ever seen....

ECTA Ohio Mile Coverage: More Cars, More Records, More Cool Photos!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Part 4 of our photo collection from the last ECTA Ohio Mile.  One of the things we will miss most is Wilmington and the surrounding communities.  They...

Watch A Crazy Irishmen Try To Keep His Car From Being Towed By Driving It Off The Truck!

(By Greg Rourke) –  Sometimes I run across something blogworthy on Youtube, then find the vid that shows up next is even better. Today was one of those days. We showed some cats that...

RideTech StreetGRIP 48-Hour Sale! You’ve Got Until Monday To Save 10% On ALL Street Grip Products

To celebrate and commemorate the construction of the 48-Hour C10 at Barrett-Jackson, The gang form RideTech has created the 48-Hour StreetGRIP Sale! From right now until Monday you can save 10% off...

2017 Winter Shop Tour Series: We Visit Attitude Rods by Tod in Oklahoma

(Words and photos by Bad Brad Klaassen) – Long time hot rodder and all around good guy Hot Rod Tod Barker knows a thing or two about building great hot rods for himself and customers too....

Seems Legit: Here’s How You Tow A Car In Russia With No Rope

(By Greg Rourke) – We’ve all been there…car non functional for whatever reason. Most of us call a tow truck, but apparently in Russia we have a couple of geniuses who had a better...

Furious Ford: Check Out This Awesome ProCharged FORD Powered 1967 Mustang On The Dyno

For as many times as we have run into cool Mustang videos on the dyno and then been disappointed by seeing another engine brand in the front of it, it is always good to see some legit Ford powered...

Incredible! There’s Someone Selling 175 Impalas In Oklahoma

We have to thank BangShifter Joseph Keane for tipping us off to this incredible ad featuring 175 old Impalas for sale in what appears to be a junkyard in Oklahoma. The Impalas range in age from 1959...

Funny Car Legend Pat Minick Has Died – Famed Driver Of The Chi-Town Hustler

In what will likely be a continuing theme in 2017, we’re sad to announce the passing of a true drag racing legend. Pat Minick, the original driver of the Chi-Town Hustler and a fine man has...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ripping Gears In A 625hp Chevelle

This is a pretty basic video but we love it for that reason. A claimed 625hp big block in the front of the Chevelle sure make some sweet noise when the guy leans on the pedal. We can see the driver...