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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Hot Take: Kye Kelly Selling All Of His Stuff And John Gaydosh’s Departure From NHRA Pro Stock Are Ironically Linked

(Submitted by Frank Welsh) – Editor’s note: Reader Frank Welsh sent us this well crafted editorial with a look at the recent¬†announcement that Kye Kelly is selling all of his stuff and...

Superboss! Watch Tyrone Malone Mangle Tires In This Bandag Promotional Film From 40 Years Ago

Tyrone Malone was one heck of a self-promoting machine and a guy who made his living in some interesting ways. The former trucker is most famous for his fleet of hot rod big rigs that he ran under...

Watch This Tractor Tire Equipped Unimog Haul Logs Through Impossible Muck

We love a good Unimog video around here and any good Unimog video includes one of these unstoppable machines conquering the wilderness and doing something that seems impossible at first blush. In...

Sitting Inside The Sun: Video From The Day The X-15 Rocket Plane Exploded On The Ground And Hurt No One

The X-series of rocket planes were some of the most important research craft ever built for scientific and military testing. As mentioned, there were several of them with the mightiest and most...

More Gearhead Americana: Buick Dealerships, Louis Chevrolet, Dodge Army Trucks, Crankshafts, More!

In today’s dispatch from the time machine known as the Library of Congress digital archives we see some of the very people who started the automotive industry in the United States. Frank Duryea...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Do You Still Scour Swap Meets Or Has The Internet Taken Your Parts Dollars?

I’ve often wondered if the guys who have been grizzled swap meet veterans for decades on end have seen some kind of decline in the quality and quantity of stuff at meets now that eBay and...

The Parting Shift: Ride Along In A 1955 Chevy Powered By A Rev Happy 283 Small Block

So we’re at St. Louis and then heading to No Mercy shortly after that. Boy there are some HUGE engines and HUGE power on display here. Whether we’re talking the monster motors in top...

Sleeper Much? Watch This 2003 Buick Park Ave Make A Dyno Rip Worth 500hp!

This video is short and sweet, just a single dyno pull featuring a 2003 Buick Park Avenue. Why should you bother watching it? This 2003 Buick Park Avenue ain’t the one your granddad bought back...

The Ultimate: This Is The World’s Most Awesome Ferrari Dino – Unreal Build Where Money Was no Object

Some of you will immediately write this car off as some sort of toy for an ultra-wealthy guy. Well, you would not be wrong about the toy and about the level of wealth that produced this amazing car....

AutoMeter Sizzling Summer Savings: Get 10% Off All AutoMeter Branded Gauges Until October 31st

Now’s the time! The time for what? The time to shop for new gauges for your hot rod, truck, race car or cruiser from AutoMeter as they are having their Sizzling Summer Savings sale which is an...

A Monster of Malaise: The 1974 Cougar XR7 Had A 460, Suspension Made Of Jello, and Body Roll For Days

The 1975 Cougar XR7 was not a good car. This big block powered behemoth did not accelerate well, did not turn well, did not stop well, and the interior looked like it was stolen from a cheap whore...

Gutsy Driving Video: Here Are The Top Five Passes From The 2018 Goodwood Revival

The most exciting move in racing is the pass. The ability to out wit, out muscle, or simply out drive your opponent is an awesome spectacle to watch and it has kept racing fans glued to their seats...

Little Car, Big Price: This 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Is Restored To Perfection But It Ain’t Cheap

From 1964-1967 the little Rootes car company in England produced one of the coolest sports cars of the decade. The Sunbeam Tiger combined the sprightly Rootes chassis with a good old American small...

PDRA Drag Wars Coverage From GALOT Motorsports Park: Doors Were Slammed And Horsepower Was Wrought

(Photos by David Whealon) –¬†There are lots of people out there on social media who love to complain about drag racing. They beat the same, tired, idiotic drum that the sport peaked decades ago...