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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

New In ’92: Check Out This Review Of The 1992 Audi S4 – A Performance Sedan A Cool Sleeper

To this day, I really like the Audi S4. Not this one in particular, but the model. I think it’s a more subtle, cool, and interesting German sport sedan than any of the other guys make. Back in...

Big Swap, Big Speed, Big Money: This Ferrari Testarossa Has A 500hp Honda K24 Engine In It!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ferrari Testarossa, a dream car to 80’s kids and even some today, is without a doubt one of history’s most iconic cars to date. Well, it’s coming back, with a more...

There’s A New Subaru-Toyota Team Up Coming And It’s Called Solterra – Interesting Joint Venture

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you want a Subaru that was co-developed by Toyota? No, it isn’t an 86, it’s an electric SUV. Called the Solterra, this new Subaru-only SUV is currently being developed...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Krista Baldwin and Joey Gladstone Talk About Hard Work and Hard Knocks Working To Succeed In Drag Racing

Racers Krista Baldwin and Joey Gladstone join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast to talk about their seasons, their reasons for competing in NHRA Camping World Drag Racing,...

The Lewis Winch Has Been Around For 50 Years, Rules, And We Knew Nothing About It – Video

There’s nothing neater than discovering some awesome little mechanical device that we never knew existed before and then falling down the rabbit hole of the internet to learn more about it....

This Vintage AMC Commercial Is Fun – See The AMX Concept and More – 1960s Camp!

This is one of those perfectly campy and goofy 1960s car commercials that we love looking back on and watching. The ad here has some humor, a gloriously wacky concept, and one of the most beautiful...

Video: Watch A 427ci Blown Ford SOHC Motor Make 880hp On The Dyno

They called it the 90-day wonder and when the world learned of Ford’s SOHC engine in the middle 196os it sure was. A crash development program at Ford lead to an engine that was designed to...

Can You Friction Weld With Your Home Drill Press? If The Answer Was Kind Of Would You Be Interested?

We love internet videos where people just film themselves trying stuff to see if it works. It is interesting to be a part of the discovery process, especially if it involves something that...

Ride Along In A Thundering Big Block (Real) Greenwood Corvette As It Laps Daytona At Night

While the road going Corvettes of the 1970s were largely weak sauce, there was at least one bright burning light in the Corvette world and that light was emanating from the shop of John Greenwood who...

Video: For A Brief Shining Moment In 1994 Rhode Island Had A Drag Strip Again

Rhode Island is no stranger to the sport of drag racing. Between competitors like Bob Tasca and the high performance legacy of his family and the history of places like Charlestown Dragway in the...

Innovation In Action Video: How Dodge Stepped Up And Produced The Sperry Gyro-Compass During WWII

The stories of innovation, engineering, and manufacturing heroism during WWII are legend and will be until the end of time. From Ford producing airplanes by the gripload to GM cranking out trucks and...

Wolf In Rabbit’s Clothing: Watch This Turbocharged VW Make 1,000hp To The Tires

For about 20 years now I have had a quiet love affair with round headlight equipped VW Rabbits. We road raced them in college and I gained a big appreciation for the tough, fun, and ultimately...

Doorslammer Time Machine Video: Watch Awesome IHRA Pro Mod Action From Bristol 1993!

Every drag racing fan has “their era”. The older guys were around to see the transition and evolution of funny cars, the birth and perfection of the rear engine dragster, and other things...

Sevens On Six: This Profile Of A 7-Second Aussie Ford Falcon With A Barra Inline Six Is Great

This is one heck of an awesome car. You are looking at an F6 Aussie Ford Falcon that runs in the 7s at nearly 180mph using a worked up turbocharged Barra inline six engine. The car still has...