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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Combo Of A Rock Bouncing Buggy And Monster Truck Tires Is The Best Idea Of The 21st Century

There’s a good chance that we’re wrong about this but it seems to us that rock bouncing is to off-roading kind of like radial and small tire racing is to the drags. It is a wild off-shoot...

The Best Car Ad On eBay Right Now Is For A 2003 Lada – Seriously! This Is Hilarious

  We enjoy people’s oddly creative minds around here. Take for instance the sales ad for this 2003 Lada. We don’t even know if it is a 2003 Lada because we don’t really give...

Here It Comes Again: BBC Announces Newest Cast For Top Gear USA And Antron Brown’s On It!

It was announced a while back that BBC Worldwide would be bringing back an American version of the Top Gear franchise. It was announced yesterday who the three guys on the cast would be and...

Mothers Of Invention: A Video Bonanza Featuring The Weirdest Home-Brewed Snow Plowing Vehicles We Could Find

I honestly like winter. I mean I hate the no racing part, the fact that it is dark by the time lunch is over, the days where doors of cars are completely frozen shut, and the fact that I have to say...

This Video Showing The History Of Every Unimog Ever Is Amazing – Historical Footage

Our constant fawning over the mighty Mercedes Unimog is not unfounded. These trucks were designed to be a “do all” vehicle for farmers after Germany was getting its act back together...

Watch How The Tires Deflect During An Autocross Run Under This Car

The guys from Oversteer Garage posted this video of their C-Prepared Camaro attacking the autocross course at Texas A&M back in April. There are several cool aspects to the video. The first is...

Hilarious: Watch This Aussie Drag Racing Fan Experience Top Fuel For The First Time – Video

There’s nothing like seeing a top fuel car in person for the first time as the Aussie drag racing fan in the videos below found out. In 2015 NHRA ran a program called #BaptsimbyNitro and what...

Drag Video: Autofest 2000 Highlights – The Greatest Financial Calamity In Drag Racing History Caught On Tape

It was supposed to be the event to end all events. The drag race to end all drag races. The race promoter and the track officials at Palm Beach International Raceway (Then Moroso Raceway) girded...

The Starting Shift: Ride Along In A Gear Jamming, Hard Pulling, Group B Audi On A Hillclimb

I wanted to bend some corners for this week’s Parting Shift so that’s why I went hunting in the world of hillclimb racing. These courses are challenging and fast with lots of corners,...

Ever Wanted To Dyno Your Boat With The Engine In It? These Guys Invented A Way To Do It

Many days I try to use my brain like a random number generator for ideas that result in blog entries. Lots of times that leads me down interesting rabbit holes, sometimes it leads me down dead ends,...

King Of The Cab Overs? The Iveco-Astra Line Of Trucks Is Built To Dominate Loads And Terrain

Remember Iveco trucks? Scanias and Ivecos were pretty commonly seen in the USA up until the middle 1990s or maybe even a little after that when both brands removed themselves from the market in the...

Fun Video: How To Go To Space Explained (Using The 1,000 Most Common Words In English)

Space, the final frontier! I’ve always wanted to type that. Anyway, we’re here on a Sunday and we found a fun video that explains how people go to space using the 1,000 most common words...

Before Bonneville: More Intense, Fun, and Interesting Images From Ormond Beach 1905-1910

We’re back with another installment of Before Bonneville, a look at the world of land speed trials held on Florida’s Ormond beach for years before someone ever thought to turn a wheel on...

Watch A Ford 6.2 Boss Engine Which Now Measures 460ci Scream At 8,500 RPM And Make 800hp!

Ford’s 6.2L “Boss” family engine was launched to compete head to head with the GM LS engine of the same displacement and the late model Hemi that Chrysler puts on their trucks....

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