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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Own Some Piston Pumping History: We Found A Freshly Rebuilt Allison V-1710 Engine On eBay!

Oh sure, the Merlin may be more sexy in a few ways but we’ll always hav the Allison V-1710 in our hearts as the workhorse V-style piston engine of WWII. These engines were found in a load of...

Just Awesome: This 6.0L LS Engine Is Destroked With A 4.8 Crank and Uses An 8 To 1 Header To Feed The Turbo!

If you are among the people that think all LS engine builds are the same, by all means keep right on walking. If you think no one can do anything interesting with one of these venerable mills your...

Awesome Video: This Profile of Early Land Speed Record Pioneers Is Wild and Amazing

This is really awesome stuff. We think of land speed record stuff in the realm of 200, 300, and 400 miles per hour because that’s the era that we live in. If we take it back about 120 years...

Give It More Power: The Aston Martin DBX Ditches The V8 For A Twin Turbocharged V12!

(By Tom Lohnes) – If you didn’t know, Aston Martin released their first-ever SUV in 2020. Called the DBX, this money-maker is essentially a Mercedes-Benz GLC63S under a beautiful and...

Big News: Red Line Oil Signs Title Sponsorship Of NMCA Muscle Car Nationals Series For Multiple Years!

The sport of drag racing is on kind of a tear right now and if you have been paying attention you’ve surely seen the signs. The industry is cranking new parts, the whole sport is gearing up for...

Cool! 1320Video Has Released The Drag Week 2005 DVD In Its Entirety For Free! Watch Here

Well now this is awesome. 1320Video has released the Drag Week 2005 DVD in its entirety and you can watch it below. We’re talking about the first ever Drag Week, the event where I met Chad and...

Power Move: ARP Fasteners Steps Up To Sponsor Both The AMBR Award and the Al Sloanaker Memorial Award At The 2022 GNRS

The most respected bands in the high performance aftermarket are those that not only innovate, but also support their customers and the industry that we all know and love. ARP Fasteners has...

Breaking News: First Look At The Upcoming Ford Bronco Raptor – 400+ Horsepower, Wild Suspension, 10-inches Wider Than Sasquatch!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford Bronco has made quite a splash in the SUV scene since it was released in the Summer of 2020. With retro looks, an available manual transmission, and both 2 and...

Massive V for Victory: The Upcoming Cadillac Escalade V Will Be The Largest Performance Cadillac Ever

(By Tom Lohnes) – Late las week, Cadillac released a cool video around it’s V-series lineup of performance cars, which is pretty normal as they’ve been highlighting these hot sedans on...

Great Video: Regular Car Reviews Drives A 1984 Plymouth Colt GTS Turbo And It’s The Worlds Nicest One

I guess today is my love affair with the lost and forgotten turbocharged cars of the 1980s because after the Maserati, we have this little monster. You are looking at the world’s nicest 1984...

Fast and Fancy: This Review Of The 1988 Maserati 430 Surprised Us In Performance And Positivity

Wait a second. 14.6 in the quarter?! We were completely shocked by a couple of things involving this 1988 MotorWeek review of the then new Maserati 430. The first was the things’s acceleration....

Greatness In ’93: This 1993 NHRA Today From The Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Is Amazing

This is some really amazing video, not because of spectacular action but because of something better…people. The video you are about to see is an NHRA Today episode shot at the Drag Racing Hall...

Sunday Theater: Watch The 1992 IHRA Nitrous Nationals From New England Dragway – Todd Tutterow, Scotty Cannon, More!

New England Dragway has had an interesting history with its sanctioning bodies. Since September 11th, 1966 the track has been an NHRA, AHRA, and IHRA track at various times. The video below comes...

Rust and Dents Got Your Goat? OPGI Can Help! Check Out Their RestoParts 1970 GTO Fender Here

It’s pretty amazing to think that the 1970 GTO is 50 stinking years old, but it is. It’s also pretty amazing to think that once upon a time you simply drove to the wrecking yard with your...