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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Video: Talking Shocks With AFCO – Interesting Information On High Performance Shocks

Among the pieces and parts that have seen the most intense development over the last 10-15 years now, shock absorbers are at the forefront. Companies like AFCO, which are rooted in the racing world...

This 1920 Stanley Steamer Is Proof That The Steam Car Had A Pretty Amazing Lifespan – You Could Have Bought This One!

I have been turning into a bit of a steam freak lately and that’s because of a larger story I am working on that’ll hopefully be fired up next week. The one thing I keep coming back to is...

The Lewis Winch Has Been Around For 50 Years, Rules, And We Knew Nothing About It – Video

There’s nothing neater than discovering some awesome little mechanical device that we never knew existed before and then falling down the rabbit hole of the internet to learn more about it....

Watch Jim Yates Literally Steal One From Darrell Alderman In 1994 – Buster Couch Interview, Too!

There is a lot of win in this video, especially if you are a hardcore drag racing fan. Why? There are the people involved, the strategy involved, and the technology involved, all of which were played...

Go For A Ride On A Crazed, Radial Engine Powered European Pulling Tractor – Header Flames Galore!

Giant radial engines, the likes of which powered military and commercial propellor planes during and after WWII are incredible pieces. They sound like nothing else in the world, make our digit...

The End of Big Muskie: Watch The Largest Piece Of Earth Moving Equipment Ever Get Blown Apart

53,000hp, a bucket that could move 220 cubic yards of material at a time, and a career that saw a singular machine move more Earth than was moved during the entire construction of the Panama Canal....

Dyno Video: Watch A 605ci Ford Big Block Make 1100 Naturally Aspirated Horsepower At 7500 RPM

Well here’s one that the Ford boys car throw back at all those Chevy rat motor devotees. In this dyno video from Precision Racing Engines, you’ll see a single four barrel equipped big...

Desktop Demon: Watch This Scale Porsche Flat Six Fire Up And Make Really Wild Noises!

We love scale engines of all shapes and sizes, including ones that aren’t in a V-shape with eight cylinders screaming. Take this incredible Porsche flat six for example that was hand crafted by...

We’ve All Done It: This Video Of A Drag Car Being Backyard Tested Is Funny – Note Shifter Position

Everyone who has ever had a project car has at one time wanted to see what it sounded like and acted like when it was running…long before the thing was done. Such is the case with the guys in...

Forgotten History Video: The US Had Remote Control B-17 Bombers In WWII – Operation Aphrodite

It was called “Operation Aphrodite” and its premise was simple. Find a way to use the myriad of airplanes that had been deemed unfit for active duty and do so in a way that would help the...

This Turbocharged, Nitrous Fed, AIR COOLED, Tube Chassis Beetle Runs 7.60s At Nearly 200 In Brazil

As far as cars that have historically “punched above their weight class” in drag racing, few can match the ferocity of the air cooled VW. Because they sold in such massive quantities...

Relive The Crazy, Cool, and Awesome Finals Of NHRA Phoenix ’92

In the annals of NHRA drag racing history, few races (if any) can match NHRA Phoenix ’92. It is referenced as an inside joke among lots of us on various race weekend and because so much crazy...

2017 Calgary World of Wheels Coverage – Move In Day Photos!

(Photos by Ashley Trim) – While we may be out of photos from the 2017 Dallas World of Wheels, were just getting started with the images from the 2017 Calgary World of Wheels. Thanks to Ashley...

2017 Dallas World of Wheels – That’s A Wrap, Our Last Batch Of Photos

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – That’s a wrap! These are the final Charles Wickam photos we have to share with you from the 2017 Dallas World of Wheels. As we have relayed to you over the...