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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Humongous Hybrid: Watch This Euclid Haul Truck Use “Trolley Assist” To Climb A Grade – Genius!

As I’m sure many of you know, lots of heavy equipment in the world operates on the same principles as a hybrid car like the Chevy Volt does. There’s a combustion engine that is actually...

Classic Drag Racing Film: Awesome Action At Southeastern Dragway In 1968

Now THIS is the kind of thing we really love to see. You are about to watch some killer drag racing action at Southeastern Dragway in 1968. The little track in Dallas, Georgia was about as far away...

The American Powertrain Starting Shift: A 10,000 RPM 358ci Ford, A Liberty, And A Fairmont Body!

Now here’s an American Powertrain Starting Shift that you Ford fans can really sink your teeth into. You are going to ride along with Jason Cathcart in his awesome Ford Fairmont. This car has...

Watch A Massive Ford GAA Tank Engine Get Literally Blown In Half While Powering A Pulling Tractor

Drag racers like to think that they have the handle on big time carnage and stuff. Under normal circumstances we could make the argument that their copious use of nitromethane puts them in a special...

Battered Barracuda: Check Out This Tribute To The Bashed Barracuda In The Awful Movie Highwaymen

So this car is the 1968 Barracuda that played a starring role in 2004’s forgettable movie Highwaymen. This was the story about a lunatic guy that went around in a 1972 Cadillac killing people on...

Here’s Mud In Your Eye! Watch This Compilation of Crazy Mud Bog Runs and Wrecks From The 1980s

With the explosion in popularity of monster trucks in the 1980s, other motorsports in that genre of competition were also uplifted. One of those sports was mud bog racing. It was the simple fact that...

It’s Blown Baby: This Vintage Road Test Of A Supercharged 327 Powered Avanti II Shows Just How Neat These Cars Were

The Avanti is one of the most interesting automotive stories of the muscle car era. Studebaker introduced the car and sold it for a few years before sliding beneath the financial waves. The stunning...

Hasta La Passat-sta: One Of The Best Selling Sedans Of All Time Is Done To Make Way For EV Production

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – Well folks, that’s a wrap. The globally successful VW Passat is ending production everywhere, and this US-spec limited edition commemorates the end of an icon. With...

This 1971 Mattel Hot Wheels Ad Rules – The Iconic Toys Were As Cool Then As They Are Now

When it comes to the greatest gearhead toys of all time, we’re not sure that there is any way one could pick another king than Mattel Hot Wheels. There have been literally tens of millions of...

More Goodguys Columbus Photo Coverage: The Cars, The Trucks, The Cool All Right Here!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – It is an interesting thing to look at cars and trucks that we see as iconic now and wonder what the designers were thinking about them when they were first made,...

Drag Freak Video: Watch The Six Offender VW Bug Take To The Strip For The First Time

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the biggest drag racing breath of fresh air you have breathed in a good, long time! Thanks to the VictoryRedColorado YouTube channel, we get to watch the drag strip...

The Most BangShifty Sand Box Ever! Watch This Father and Son Play On Their Dragline and Shovel

We don’t know who these people are or where they are from but we do know that they are 100% BangShift approved! They have a cool sandbox with a dragline and shovel that the pair of them can dig...

Gearhead Zen Video: This Video Featuring A Day At The Phillips Brothers Steam Powered Sawmill Is Amazing

As I have written about in the past, I really like sawmills. I can remember taking trips to them with my grandfather back when I was a kid to pick up lumber and sounds and smells permeating the air...

1965 AHRA Winternationals Video Is Amazing – Full Production And Sound – Round By Round Results

The “other” Winternationals….well there have actually been several “Winternationals” races over the decades other than the NHRA one that we’re all familiar with...