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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Barnstormin’: Upper and Downers – Drag Racing Performance Marks Are Falling Weekly, Is That Good?

While at the various races I have worked over the last few weeks, I have been thinking a lot about how people relate to performance barriers. Of course last weekend in Gainesville was the 25th...

Watch Dax Shepard, Star Of The New CHiPs Movie Make Some Lot Laps In The Big Red Camaro

Now this is pretty cool! Word has leaked out over the last week or so that the iconic Big Red Camaro was about to hit the big screen. As it turns out, the car will be seen in the CHiPs move being...

Driveway Tech Part 2: The Caddy Powered C10 Gets A Holley Sniper EFI Installed

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks)  – Part 1 in this series of articles covered the install of the new fuel system in the truck. Part 2 will go over what those new parts will be feeding. When...

TX2K17: Photos From The Pits Of A Packed Royal Purple Raceway in Texas

(Photos by Jacob Marshall) – The latest running of the famed TX2K series, the aptly named TX2K17 was held last weekend in Baytown, Texas at Royal Purple Raceway and the place was filled with...

Introducing Project Brutha Of A Cellah Dwellah – Another Kart Joins The Fleet And This One Is Racy

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, we’re back with another winter kart project! Since last year’s was dubbed the Cellar Dweller and since Tom’s brother Jack ponied up...

Got A 1963-1976 Buick Riviera? OPGI Has Your Restoration Needs Covered AND A Free Catalog For You

OPGI has been a restoration industry leader forever and the big reason is that everyone at the company loves cars and they know that the products that they produce and sell are the pieces keeping...

Cincinnati Cavalcade Of Customs 2017: Drag Cars, No Prep Stars, and Lots Of Horsepower

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Some of our readers that are grudge race, no-prep, and outlaw fans might recognize a few of the cars early on in this gallery.  The 513 area code is...

Watch The Really Close Call That Stevie Fast and Sidnei Frigo Had At The Gatornationals

There were a few close calls during the J&A Service Pro Mod class last weekend during the 2017 Amalie Oil Gatornationals but thankfully no overt wreckage was recorded. The craziest of them all...

Happy 3/22! Today’s The Day We Celebrate The Little 322ci Buick Nailhead V8 Engine

The little Buick 322ci engine was the first  in a line of engines that Buick introduced during the 1953 model year. The Fireball V8 had many of the same design features that were seen in other...

Watch This (Claimed) Stock Rebuild L78 396 Engine Make A Dyno Pull – Guess What It Made For Power?

The L78 was Chevrolet’s big power engine for a few of the most pivotal years of the muscle car era. Between 1966 and 1969, the L78 was the engine you optioned if you wanted the baddest...

The CJ5 Go-For-Digger – A True Mighty Mite (With Video of One In Action!)

People can knock Facebook all they want, but I’m into it. This post about what has to be the coolest freaking factory Jeep ever comes from a tip BangShifter Jeremy George sent me on FB. What...

From The Junkyard To The Dyno – Watch This Massive EMD Locomotive Engine Get Rebuilt and Tested

This is not the fanciest video but it is pretty awesome when you consider the subject and the circumstances. You are looking at a monster EMD 645E7 engine. This is a 16-cylinder monster with each...

Watch NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Racer Andie Rawlings Hang Onto Her Bike After Making Wall Contact

NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle racer Andie Rawlings was happy to be getting a top end interview for the TV show on Friday at the event but the circumstances were not what they were looking for. Rawlings,...

Cincinnati Cavalcade Of Customs 2017 Coverage – Classy Customs, LS Swapped Sleepers, and One Neat Buick

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – We’re continuing our Cincinnati Cavalcade Of Customs 2017 coverage right now. It is no secret I am not part of the ‘LS-swap the world’...