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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Hooker Blackheart Releases New 6th Generation Camaro Exhaust Systems – Horsepower and Sound, Baby!

The guys at Hooker Blackheart literally don’t sleep. If they do it has to be in shifts because they are constantly dropping new products on the market and raising the exhaust game each and...

This 1964 Film Called Art Arfons And His Green Monster Is Spectacular

In terms of Bonneville history, the 1964 land speed battle on the salt waged between Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove, and to some degree by Walt Arfons will stand in history as a crowning moment. This...

Gallery: 1950s/60s Modified/Super Modified Circle Track Photos – Wrecks, Action, More!

(Jim Cheney photos from Stu Lord Collection) – My pal Stu Lord spent many years in the thick of the short track racing scene in New England. Serving as the track announcer at Lee Speedway,...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Lord, Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed (1973)

We’ve featured Jerry Reed tunes as part of the BangShift Daily Tune Up before so consider today a refresher course on Reed-ology. This song was a  number one hit for Reed on his 1973 album...

This Newsreel Footage Of Mike Snively Beating Out Don Garlits At Fremont Drag Strip In 1965 Is Awesome And Not Seen Since ’65

I love running across a video that has very few views on it because it means that the thing has just been sitting there on YouTube waiting to be discovered. In the case of this 1965 newsreel footage...

Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

Is This The Oddest Dually In America? 1985 GMC 3500 With An Inline Six And Manual Three Speed?!

My favorite “layout” for a dual rear wheel truck is exactly what you are looking at here. I like the “phantom” dually look with the eight foot fleetside bed and I love...

BangShift Feature: The Story Of The Lost and Forgotten WWII Ford Sea Jeeps

In late 1941, after signing off on construction of the original Jeep vehicles, the US government threw out a new challenge to manufacturers. That challenge was to design an amphibious version of the...

The $5,700 Spark Plug Wire Set – These New In The Box Boss 429 Wires Are Literally Brand New

You know that I’m a freak for looking around to find cool and rare muscle car stuff that has somehow survived the march of time and then bubbled up to the surface, right? That being said,...

Go Atomic For Less Than A Grand! MSD Reduced Atomic EFI Pricing To $999

From the earliest days of aftermarket EFI systems one of the major complaints has been the price disparity between EFI and a carb. Well, those boo-birds are losing ammo pretty quickly as the price of...

2017 LA Roadster Show: We’re Not Done Yet By A Long Shot – More Photo Fun

The 2017 LA Roadster Show was huge. We have run half a dozen photo galleries now and there are still plenty more to come from the event. We happened to be talking to some guys over the weekend that...

2017 Race of Gentlemen: More Awesome Action From The Beach

(Photos by Anthony Festa – Check out his website) – We have to thank Anthony Festa for sharing his killer photos from the 2017 Race of Gentlemen with us. The annual gathering has gained...

Meziere Introduces New Charging Lugs – Could Be The Best $20 You Ever Spend

Champion racers know that it is all of the little things that start to add up to make the big things happen. Making the next round is one of those “little things” that every racers needs...

Incredible Video: Watch A Russian Crane Operator Leap To Safety As His Crane And A Bulldozer Topple Into A Cavernous Hole

It has been a while since we brought you some completely mind-blowing video from Russia, so we decided that it was time to peek around and see what we could find. In true BangShift fashion, we scored...