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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Watch Two Mammoth 100+ Year Old Steam Tractors Have A Reunion Of Sorts – A Slow, Cool Drive

Oh if these things could talk! This fun video takes a look at two big old steam tractors as they are fired up and driven to a common location to have a “reunion”. That’s probably...

Watch Trent Kisner Pull What Is Likely The Biggest Wheelie In George Ray’s Wildcat Drag Strip History

George Ray’s Wildcat Drag Strip is one of the most interesting and spartan places you’ll see race cars run in this country. While George passed away a few years back, his family continues...

Historic Drag Video: Watch Connie Kalitta Spin An Accidental Funny Car 180 Back In The Early 1970s!

Here’s some fantastic old footage from Detroit Dragway that is cool on about 500 levels. For starters we have two great funny cars in the form of Connie Kalitta and Tom Prock who was driving a...

Friday Moment Of Bliss: The GMC M135 Scene From Rambo: First Blood – Malaise Era Mopars Going Down HARD

As you well know by now, we love army trucks around here. You also know that McTaggart loves weirdo malaise-era Mopars, so we found the perfect matchup of both of those things. Why is it perfect?...

The 1983 Subaru Turbo Traction Wagon Was Kind Of A Dinosaur, Slow, WRX…Or Not

Vaping jokes aside, we think that Subaru makes some pretty decent cars there days. The WRX and their other turbocharged sport offerings have enough guts to be fun, they have a large enthusiast...

Watch This Twin Turbo, Small-Block Opala Haul Tail And Nearly Jump All Four Off The Ground In Brazil

If your local drag strip has a bump in it, you’re best not to mention that fact to drag racers from South America, Brazil specifically. Why? Watch this video and see a car, a beautiful car, put...

Small Wonder: Check Out This 1/3 Scale Cosworth DFV V8 Engine Both Running and In Detail!

We love miniature engines and when we see truly incredible examples of small engines we love sharing them with you. In this case it is a 1/3 scale Cosworth F1 DFV V8. The engine was built completely...

Incredible Video: Watch Jack McClure Attack The Drag Strip In His Turbonique Rocket Kart With Sound!

If there is one man in drag racing history that defied death for a prolonged period of time it’s Captain Jack McClure. The guy is among the most brave and awesome dudes we have ever met. Oh,...

Listen Up: Doug Kalitta, Ron Capps, and Mike Galimi On The NHRA Insider Podcast! Top Fuel, Funny Car, and Drag Radial Preaching

We’re back with the NHRA Insider podcast and this time we have Doug Kalitta, Ron Capps, and Mike Galimi. This is a wide ranging discussion that includes the titanic driving performance of Doug...

Drag Unicorn: This 680hp TRD Drag Racing Engine Has Never Run Down The Strip And Is Basically A One Off!

Engines are the beating heart of every motorsport. At some point we’ll be talking about electric motors in that regard it seems but for these happy days we live in, pistons, fuel, and the...

Boost Your Beemer With Confidence: MAHLE Motorsport Adds Options to Boost BMW Power with PowerPak Pistons for the 5.0L V10 B50 or S85 Engine 

We live in the greatest era of horsepower the world has ever known. There’s no excuse in 2020 to be down on power, no matter what engine family you love. MAHLE Motorsport has provided yet...

Old School Chassis Tech: This Video From 30 Years Ago Shows The Al Swindahl Bolt Together Top Fuel Chassis

There are names in drag racing that have had massive impact. We all know the Don Garlits’ of the world, we all know the Bob Glidden types of the world but what about the guys who made the cars...

Blue Oval Roar: Ride In This 5.4L Mk7 Ford GT As It Hammers Around Daytona Swallowing Porsches

Some people think that the last “real” Ford GT was the Mk7 version that was powered by a 5.4L supercharged V8. The most modern editions of Ford’s hypercar are powered by a twin...

This Look At And Discussion Of Split Rims and Old Truck Wheel Mounting Is Pretty Interesting – Dangerous Stuff, Interesting Process

I have owned a couple of vehicles with split rims. Known as “suicide rims” because of the fact that the outer ring can fly off and kill the guy mounting the tires, they are not a popular...