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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

He’s Back: Shawn Langdon Will Wheel Connie Kalitta Tuned DHL Top Fuel Dragster In 2020 NHRA Action

The speculation has been out there for a couple of months but we need speculate no more as Kalitta Motorsports has announced their driver lineup for 2020. Shawn Langdon who has been driving the...

Tom Bailey Destroys Street Car Record – 5.773/259.66 – Bring On 260-mph!

Know what Tom Bailey did after running 5.77/259.66 in the quarter mile at Bradenton Motorsports Park? He drove down the street in the same car to snag lunch for he and Steve Morris. Bailey has taken...

McLeod Racing Expands Twin Disc Clutch Line With SFT 2000 – 2,000hp Capable, Street Friendly Performance!

If you have a big horsepower street car that uses a manual transmission, McLeod Racing has great news for you. The company has just released their SFT 2000 clutch and this unit is a 2,000hp capable,...

Story Behind The Story: This 1964 Film Takes Us Behind The Curtain For The Introduction Of The New Mustang

The 1964.5 Mustang is one of the great automotive success stories in the history of the industry’s existence. It was a mildly risky decision that was timed perfectly, introduced in a way...

Fabulous Floppers: This Excerpt From The Vintage 1980s Diamond P Video Is An Amazing Pocket History Of Funny Cars

Just when you think you’ve seen them all! This is a 10-minute excerpt from a video called Fabulous Floppers that was made in the early 1980s. The best part is that this is the section of the...

Don’t Hate The Player: Watch This Dart LSNext Based LS-Motor Make 2,347hp With Twin 88s!

We know. You are just so sick and tired of LS engines everywhere. Why couldn’t we just show a Buick making 500hp or something and be happy with it. Well, because we love those other engines but...

Watch A 1974 AMC Matador Get Hammered At The Track and Then Panned By The Critics

If there is one thing that you can never accuse ol’ Bud Lindemann of, it’s mincing his words. In this review of a 1974 AMC Matator the car gets hammered on the track and then lambasted...

Insane video: Watch The Closest Call In Monster Truck Racing History – How Was This Guy OK?!

It was a night like many others back in the early 1990s on the monster truck racing tour. John Piant in Bigfoot was lined up against Jack Willman Sr. in the venerable Taurus. Two experienced drivers...

Battle! Watch A Log Skidder and A Bulldozer Have A Push-Off In The Wild!

Ever skip through the channels on the TV and stumble across a nature show that is highlighting animals fighting in the wild? Sometimes the fights are crazy violent and someone ends up getting eaten....

Great Vintage Drag Footage From Cecil County Dragway, All The Legends Battling it Out

Cecil County Dragway in Rising Sun, Maryland first held drag races in 1963. Since then the track has become one of the most active drag plants in the mid-Atlantic region and plays host of a lot of...

Indoor Figure Eight Racing Is An Idea That Is Both Brilliant And Mental Simultaneously

A few days ago we showed you action from the Rumble In Ft. Wayne indoor midget race and that was a pretty hairy looking affair. Today we got to the other end of the spectrum with a video showing the...

Watch The Violent End And Aftermath Of This 8.3L Cummins Powered Minneapolis-Moline Pulling Tractor

Boost. It is that magical thing which turns mundane, run of the mill, engines into heroic piles of iron and aluminum. It can also turn those heroic piles of iron and aluminum into broken and costly...

Pomona Swap Meet Coverage: More Cool Cars and Trucks From The Nation’s Biggest Regular Swap Meet!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We’re back with more potential, more hopes and dream, more heartache and bad decisions. Yes, we are back with more swap meet coverage from the massive Pomona Swap...

Watch This Racer Suffer A Transmission Explosion From Inside The Car

It does not matter where you are racing or what you are racing, things can go bad in an instant. This video is a graphic example of what can happen when a transmission fails and fails big time on the...