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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

American Powertrain Parting Shift: Battling The Field From First To Last To Fourth In A Screaming Lotus Cortina!

There’s something about the intensity of in-car road racing videos that I love. While you cannot see driver Steve Soper’s face in this film because of his helmet, you can pretty well bet...

Video: Watch A 1924 Doble E Steam Car Tear Down The Road And Hit The Trails

Before the Doble Steam Car company closed their doors in 1931 they had established themselves as the premier makers of steam cars in the world. Unfortunately it was a world that did not want to buy...

Great Drag Video: Pro Stock Action Circa 1975 From Miami-Hollywood Speedway

We learned of this video from our friend Dawn Mazi-Hovsepain and it rules all! Shot at Miami Hollywood Speedway in 1975 it features some of the best Pro Stock drag racing footage of the era,...

This Drag Racer Lives By The Mantra Of “Never Lift” And It Sure Makes For A Good Show

There’s a weird duality of celebrating a guy who drives his car way past the point that most others would have thrown in the towel at the drags. On the positive side, there’s a...

Funny Video: Watch A Guy With A Jeep Grand Cherokee Fail Snow Driving 101 While Going Mental

Not being a Jeep aficionado, I think this is a Jeep Grand Cherokee having it’s rev limiter tested. It would appear this gentleman has driven into some deep snow on a residential street. Forward...

Watch What Happens When A Pro Stock Pulling Big Rig Suffers A Universal Joint Failure While Hauling The Sled

We’ve showed you lots of videos of pulling trucks and tractors suffering big time engine failures while trying to drag the mighty sled down course. This is one of the first videos we’ll...

Watch The 1988 IHRA Super Nationals From Bradenton, Florida Here – This Is Fantastic!

Next weekend I am heading to Florida for the 2021 US Street Nationals, the kick off of the pro mod and drag radial drag racing season. Back in 1988, the IHRA planned on kicking off their season at...

This 900CC Ninja Engine Powered Toro Snow Blower Is Setting The Bar For BangShifty Snow Domination

Swedes. We love these guys because they come up with awesome methods to both play in and move snow. There seems to be no end to their creativity and this video is further proof. The builder of this...

Project Henry’s Hot Rod Update: Picking Off The Little Stuff And A Late Braking Issue That’s A Potential Nightmare

We’re back with another update on our 1940s mongrel N-series Ford tractor project. If you have not been following since the start, we scored this tractor on the cheap and made it run and...

Freedom Factory Construction Update: Light Poles, Speaker Systems, and The Thrash To Fix The Facility Continues

We have been following along with Cleetus McFarland and his quest to restore the former DeSoto Speedway (now the Freedom Factory) back to operational health. He has had some pay per view events and...

The Mistubishi Lancer Evolution Is Coming Back, Kind Of: New Evo Set To Be Electric Crossover

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has long been a staple of Japanese performance, with AWD, up to 440 horsepower, and a standard manual transmission, the Evo was about as close...

Mechanized Mayhem: Stevie Fast Jackson Teaches You All You Need To Know About Mechanical Fuel Injection

If Stevie Fast Jackson came onto the scene as a guy people knew for his quick wit, funny videos, and ability to talk trash while kicking butt, the now know him as something else. Jackson has...

Awesome Historical Video: Celebrate The Amazing Success Of The WWII Red Ball Express Truckers With This 1941 Film

It has often been said that horsepower won WWII and perhaps there was no greater example of that than an 81-day period shortly after the D-Day Invasion of June 6th, 1944. Why? It was during this time...

Beast Mode: Watch This 1,900lb Mercedes 190 Packing A 10,000 RPM Judd V8 Go HillClimbing For Fun!

If you had asked us who Reto Meisel was an hour ago we’d not have had an answer. Now? Now we know that this guy is a total boss who has a 1,900lb, tube chassis Mercedes that uses a 10,000 RPM...