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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Devil’s Cigarette Lighter: This Period Video Shows How Red Adair Extinguished A 700ft Tall Natural Gas Fire – American Legend

Red Adair is one of the most interesting guys you will ever read about. He was one of the most famous guys in the world for a long time and that was because he was one of the smartest, ballsiest, and...

Happy 4-27: We’re Celebrating with Ford and Chevy 427 Dyno Videos!

This is the best “displacement week” of the year in our opinion. We get the click off some of the best engines the big three ever produced in this one series of days.  Other than the 426...

Check Out This Awesome Old 4×4 GMC Army Truck In Brazil – Diesel Power And Big Capability

In the never-ending quest to prove that gearheads are pretty much the same in every corner of the world, we have found a group of guys who restore and beat on vintage military trucks in Brazil. These...

Cool video! This 1940s LAPD Motorcycle Patrolman Recruitment Film Is Greatness – Vintage Harley Fun

When we think about California motorcycle cops we cannot help but go back to Ponch and John from the famed television series CHiPs Patrol. Ever wonder how long California has been running guys around...

This 1972 International-Harvester Travelette 1210 Is Close To Perfect But Not Quite – We Still Love It

Now this is some BangShifty coolness for you! How about a 1972 International-Harvester Travelette 1210? This tough as nails crew cab is largely stock and that’s A-OK with us. The previous...

In-Car Video: Let’s Go Pro Mod Racing With Mean Dean Marinis In The Harry Pappas Owned Nitrous Vette

(Video Credit: TheRacingVids channel on YouTube) – Mean Dean Marinis is one of the coolest cats in the sport of drag racing. He has been one of the best x275 racers in the country for years...

Happy 426 Mopar Fans! We’re Talking Max Wedge and Hemi Engines Today Gen II and Gen III

We have entered a three day stretch of legends here and the first two we arrive at are the vaunted 426ci Max Wedge and the 426ci Chrysler Hemi. So yeah we’re talking Max Wedge and Hemi engines...

McLeod By Raybestos Introduces Performance Automatic Transmission Rebuild Kits For TH350 and TH400 Automatics

We told you it was coming! The news of McLeod by Raybestos introducing performance automatic transmission rebuild kits for TH350 and TH400 automatics has arrived. We have the release below and a link...

BangShift Truck Tech: We Install A Ridetech Level Tow System On A 2015 F250 Super Duty

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – When I took delivery of my 2015 F250 Super Duty a few years ago and immediately put it into service as a tow vehicle for my race car, the first thing I...

Drag Day! Cool Cars and Action Photos From A Busy Sunday At Byron Dragway In Illinois

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – Sunny warm Sunday, sounds like a trip to the drag strip is in order. So off to Byron Dragway I went. The program promised a visit by Midwest Super Comp...

Watch a Drag Race Engine Make a Dyno Pull From 8,000 RPM UP!

There’s nothing like the sound of a V8 engine at about 10,000 RPM. It is the kind of music that we love to listen to. Yeah, Formula One engines spin themselves harder than that but let’s...

Watch A Cool, Circle Track Themed Rat Rod Eat The Wall During The Spectator Drags At A Maine Speedway As Peter Griffin Announces

Filmed at Beech Ridge Speedway in Scarborough, Maine the video you are about to see will both make you wince because of the wall banging nature but it will also make you smile because of the actions...

Racepak’s Free 8-Week Webinar Series Starts Tomorrow At 5pm Eastern – This Is AWESOME

Ok now THIS is awesome! Racepak’s free 8-week webinar series starts today at 5:00pm Pacific time. Watching is as easy as clicking on the link below and checking it out. You can see the schedule...

Listen To The Entire 1963 Album “Big Sounds Of The Drags” — No Music, All Screaming Engines, AWESOME

In the early 1960s a man at Capitol Records named Jim Economides had the brilliant idea to head to the drag races with a full compliment of audio equipment, several engineers, and what amounted to a...