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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Video: This Blown Big Block Chevy Powered Trip Hammer Is Awesome Overkill

Trip hammers are cool machines designed to literally smash and bash whatever is placed in them flat. In the case of this video it appears to be a thick piece of solid steel bar stock that gets...

Watching This Massive Excavator Crush A Pickup Like A Piece Of Cheese Is Amazing

There is something about overwhelming mechanical force that is just entertaining. Take this video for example. In it, we see a monstrous excavator bucket squash a medium sized pickup truck like it is...

How To Build A Nitro Powered Drill

The world of the “How To” video is a strange one. These things range from the driest things you have ever laid your eyes on to some of the most entertaining footage you can imagine....

Check Out This Maine Logging Truck Stacked To The Rafters!

It is an argument as to what the harshest environment is where big trucks operate. The desert? The city? Mines? Those are all good options but for us, logging trucks have the hardest job over all the...

7s On Skinnies – This Aussie Datsun Truck Runs 7.90 With A 225 Tire on The Back!

It was of course the great Colin Chapman who defined his philosophy on race car building as “simplify and add lightness”. If we met the owner of this awesome little Datsun truck in...

Did You Know That There’s A World Log Skidder Competition? You Do Now! (Video here)

I know a few guys who operate heavy equipment for a living and they are all rightfully proud of the skills and abilities that they have developed over the years at their job. We’re talking the...

The Greatest Muscle Car Print Ad That You’ve Probably Never Seen – Pontiac Perfection

Pontiac advertising in the 1960s was driven by the colorful, creative, and brilliant Jim Wangers. This ad below which came from a 1964 copy of Road and Track magazine has his finger prints all over...

Holding Up? These Guys Stick A 180,000 Mile 1989 Shelby CSX On The Dyno To Check Its Power Levels

As things age they tend to slow down, right? Athletes lose a step of performance, cars give up some of their horsepower through wear, and things just generally soften up. But do thy always? These...

Drag Strip Time Travel: This Late 1960s Footage From New England Dragway Is Spectacular

New England Dragway really is special and right now it is really quiet as the off-season days and weeks tick away. That will end though and when it does the place will be filled with more of the same...

When The Trucks Were Trucks! Big Tow and Knight Stalker ON Byron Dragway!

Much like Grumpy Jenkins’ 1974 Pro Stocker set the course for the tube framed, nothing stock about them anymore world of that class, the first tube chassis monster trucks set the stage for the...

The Monday Shift: Running 11s With A 1963 Pontiac Tempest Powered By A 4-Cylinder Super Duty Half A 389 Screamer!

When I was a kid, car magazines were life. I chewed them up and spit them out as fast as they showed up. My dad’s a Pontiac guy so we got some Pontiac magazines and while I cannot remember the...

Not So Hot Hatch: The 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro Delivers The Grip And Apparently Not Enough Rip

Back in the 1980s when you heard about an Audi Quattro you knew that there was a high percentage chance of fun if you got to ride in it. Those cars were ground breakers in bringing the idea of all...

Drag Strip Time Travel: Watch The Awesome (Narrated) Action From York US 30 Drag Strip 1970-1972

It’s been a while since we have found some “new” old drag racing footage but lo and behold we have done just that today. You are about to see some awesome action from a drag strip...

Manifold Explosion Video: Watch This Mustang Barf The Whole Hood!

Boy, this is about as violent as an intake manifold explosion comes outside of the world of professional level drag racing. You are going to see a nasty sounding little Mustang at English Mountain...