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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

2019 Indoor National Dragfest Photo Coverage: Awesome Cars, History, and More!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – It’s January, it’s cold, it’s snowing and the dragstrips will be closed for at least a few more months, pretty bleak times for drag racers for sure....

Fresh Catch: This Group Of Drag Racing Ads For Cars, Races, and Exhibition Machines Sums Up 1967 Nicely!

It has bee a while since I cracked the vault open and grabbed a fresh set of cool, historic, and old drag racing magazine ads our for everyone to see. These scans are all from 1967 and they are all...

This 1972 Ford Truck Commercial Is Crazier Than You Think It Was To Make

This tv commercial for 1972 Ford trucks is pretty good. There’s the requisite goofy premise and storyline to follow but there is also vintage dirt bikes, jumps, sideways action, and a whole lot...

Mark Williams Enterprises Expands Off-Road Offerings With A GM 14-Bolt 30-Spline Pinion Flange Yoke

Every rig on the trail or the rocks has an achilles heel. Maybe its a weak axle, maybe its a weak transmission, or maybe it is lurking in a place that you are not considering like the the yoke on...

eBay Find: Save The World, Save This Project, Be A Hero And Finish A ZX-14 Powered 1972 Honda Z600!

In these trying times of conflict, dissension, and mistrust, the world needs heroes. The world needs people willing to take risks, jump into the breach, get their hands dirty, and take the disparate...

Master Hands: This 1930s Film Shot On Chevrolet Assembly Lines Is Jaw Dropping – Beautiful and Stark Footage

So what did it really look like to work in an auto plant 80 years ago? This is among the most incredible looks at that whole scene. This 1930s film shot on Chevrolet assembly lines is called...

Video: This Feature On The Summers Brothers Goldenrod Is Mandatory Must Watch Stuff

In the pantheon of legitimately amazing hot rods, there are cars that stand above the crowd. Machines that represent the pinnacle of achievement for their age. Machines that represent the pinnacle of...

Video: Back In The Late 1980s 4-Wheel Steering Was The Gadget Of The Day – Remember The Mazda 626 4WS

As a young whippersnapper in the waning days of the 1980s I remember reading about, with some awe, rear wheel steering equipped cars. Not just the era’s big dollar exotics, but Japanese cars...

Watch Locomotives Pass Over The Worst Railroad In America – Tracks Look Like Spaghetti!

(WORDS BY GREG ROURKE) – Steel wheels on steel rails is a very efficient way to move freight. Many hundreds of thousands of tons move across the landscape daily. However, the big railroads are...

American Powertrain Parting Shift: Watch This Road Racer Attack Sebring In A Stock Car With A Clutchless Trans

On the list of parts we someday aspire to own, a clutchless manual transmission in on them. Why? Because we want to be a boss like the guy in this video who is lapping Sebring in what looks to be an...

Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Nash Metropolitans

If all the smarmy jerks that drive around in their Smart cars knew that they were sitting in an idea that was more than 50 years old they may not be so smug. In fact, we think it would be awesome to...

Watch A 1975 Camaro Get Destroyed With A Club And Brute Strength In The Movie Walking Tall 2!

(By Greg Rourke) – 1975 was not a banner year for performance cars. It was the first year of catalytic converters and unleaded fuel. Chevrolet couldn’t bring themselves to put the Z/28...

Historic Racing Video: The Night Kenny Roberts Rode the Wildest Dirt Track Bike of All Time

“King” Kenny Roberts is an American motorcycle racing legend. He rose from the ranks of American dirt tracks to become a multi-time champion at the highest levels of motorcycle racing,...

Amazing Video: Watch This Dragster Perform A Massive Fire Burnout In Ultra-Slow Motion. This Is Neat!

Santa pod’s annual “drag-stalgia” event is a huge gathering of vintage drag racing fans from all over Europe. We’re going to venture to say that it is the largest nostalgia...