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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Vicious Dyno Action: Watch A PDRA Pro Boost Engine Get Pulled Over 8,000 RPM – Hellacious!

The PDRA Pro Boost category is not the place for cowards or sissies and this video proves that because we get to see a blown alcohol burning hemi get ripped at Rage Fuel Systems on their inertia...

Watch The Most Overly Dramatic Tire Safety Video Featuring Junky 1960s Tires We’ve Ever Seen

We have to hand it to Jam Handy and General Tire and Rubber for their excellent work on this 1960s tire safety video (read: advertisement). The general theme of the film is that you’re pretty...

OPGI’s Product Spotlight Videos Give Details And Info On The Products You Need – Check ‘Em Out Here

OPGI has been in business for decades producing the industry’s finest restoration parts for GM vehicles because their attention to detail, quality, and finish is second to none. It is one thing...

Take A Cruise And A Full Throttle Rip In A Four Speed, Dual Quad, Buick Wildcat

There’s nothing quite like a rare muscle car, right? This week’s Parting Shift plunks us square inside the passenger compartment of a good one. A 1964 Buick Wildcat powered by the king of...

Watch This Real 1963 289 Shelby Cobra Suffer A Massive Crash At The Goodwood Member’s Meeting

If there is one risk with racing historic cars it is wrecking historic cars and this video shows just that. Amazingly, driver Karsten Leblanc walked away from the worst crash of a 1963 289 Shebly...

American Powertrain Announces New Pro-Fit 6-Speed System For 1968-82 C3 Corvettes

Got a ‘Vette? If you do, there’s a better than average chance that it is a C3 model because Chevrolet produced millions of them between 1968 and 1982. These cars, especially the later...

Watch A Couple Of Goofy Kids Destroy A Subaru Engine With Nitrous And Nearly Kill Themselves In The Process

You know the old saw, “it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye,” right? This video is a living and breathing example of that adage but thankfully everyone’s ocular health...

Ride With Jim Pace As He Jams Gears In A Small Block, Former John Surtees Can-Am Lola T70 – CRANK IT UP!

Sure, McTaggart gets all lumpy in the shorts area when he sees something about a Bugatti Veyron going 246mph or some such stuff but let’s be honest here. Jim Pace isn’t going anywhere...

These 1960s Race Car Classified Ads From The Back Of National Dragster Will Make You Smile AND Cry – Awesome Stuff

I have a pretty decent collection of old drag racing books, magazines, and newspapers. It gets bolstered every now and again by my friend Mike Williams who provides me with “treasures”...

This Video That Shows How To Start A 1912 Cadillac Will Make You Appreciate Modern Stuff

It is always annoying when you hit the key in your car and it doesn’t start but the reality is that (at least with our junk) slapping some jumpers on it or jiggling some wires usually gets the...

Dyno Video: Watch And Listen To This 1.5L Coventry Climax V8 Make A Dyno Pull

The Coventry Climax company in England is likely the greatest accidental racing engine builder history. After becoming successful making engines for things like pumps, generators, and forklifts,...

Awesome LSR Video: Don Vesco 1975 Quest For 300mph With Ken Squier and Dave Despain – So Cool!

We love old land speed racing videos because they are normally really good. This 1975 profile of Don Vesco and his Silver Bird streamlined motorcycle is even better than that because both Ken Squier...

Bonneville Speed Week 2017 Photo Coverage: Hot Rods, Crusty Bikes, and High Speed Racing Machines

We’re rolling on with our non-stop barrage of photos from Bonneville Speed Week 2017! This time it is a collection of my photos from early in the event and you’ll see hot rods, ancient...

Wreckage Video: This Massive Formula 5000 Wreck From St. Jovite In 1969 Was Unintentionally Captured By A Documentary Team

The Circuit Mont-Tremblant race track in St. Jovite, Canada has been the scene of many memorable road racing moments but in 1969 the place gained some infamy for being home to a pair of massive...