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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Ex-Bondurant SVT Contour

If you’re in Phoenix and need a “sporty” sedan, hit the link below and check out the ex-Bob Bondurant school SVT Contour that’s for sale. The seller claims this is one of five...

Cash for Clunkers Defeated!

Good news from SEMA: the Cash for Clunkers clause in the economic stimulus has been defeated and will not be advancing in its current form. As usual, it’s not completely over because SEMA...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Mercury Child Safety Vest

We had to smile when we saw this neat photo and release in our recently located pile of stuff. It’s a press release featuring Mercury’s Child Safety Vest that was shown in these press...

Video of the Week: SCCA Trans-Am Action Circa 1970

We’ve done the Can-Am thing so we thought we should do the Trans-Am thing in this week’s featured video item. We’re taking you back to SCCA 1970 and some footage from what seems to...

Cool Helmet Auction Coming Up at Amelia Island Concours

The Amelia Island Concours is a very high-falutin’ car show held every year at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. As most car shows are, this one benefits charities and helps to...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: The Engine Tree

Here’s another memory from the wild and wooly days at college. What you see hanging from the tree on a come-along is a 350, 700R4 transmission, and transfer case from a mid ’80s K5 Blazer...

2010 Camaro to Pace the 2009 Daytona 500

It has been announced that the 2009 Chevy Camaro will pace the 2009 Daytona 500, breaking a two-year streak of Corvettes handling the official duties. It’s the first time since 1969 that a...

Site of the Week: All About Buick Performance

While neither Chad nor I own a Buick, we were both chatting about the greatness of BuickPerformance.com the other day. I mean this place has everything that a die-hard Bu’ lover would ever...

Greg Anderson Makes the Fastest Pro Stock Lap Ever!

Literally minutes ago, Greg Anderson blasted his way to the fasted Pro Stock pass in history. Let the record show that Anderson was the first guy to clear 210 mph in an NHRA legal Pro Stocker. Chad...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The 1961 Ferrari 156

With the rumblings of a startup F1 effort here in the US coming along, we thought about the only American guy to ever win the F1 championship, Phil Hill. He won it while driving for Ferrari and he...

Book Review: Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots

Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots is one for any fan of the ‘80s road-racing scene in the US. It’s an autobiographical tale about Sam Moses, a Sports Illustrated writer who gets a shot...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Bruce Allen and Kenny Koretsky at Ennis, Texas, 2005

This was the worst racing accident I have ever seen, bar none, end of story. No one said it in the press room where I was sitting but everyone thought Bruce Allen was dead. The tricky, all-concrete...

Barnstormin’: And This Is Normal To You?

That was the question posed to me by my good friend Dave Bernstein about a week ago when I was telling him about the Red Ball Express and the improbable cross-country journey that an old dirt track...

The Top 11, Guest Submission Edition: TheSilverBuick’s Favorite Stories From His Leg of the Red Ball Express

The Red Ball Express has come to a close, with our ’68 Javelin having been relayed across the country by a string of volunteers. Each leg of the trip brought some fun stories and memories for...