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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The World of Pro Drag Superstars: This 1985 TV Show Features Garlits Vs Kalitta, Roger Gustin, and More!

Now THIS is some killer stuff. We have no idea what channel “The World of Pro Drag Superstars” aired on back in the 1980s but we know that we did not get it or if we did, the Curtis...

They Said I Could Never Finish, So I Finished First: Amazing Video Of The Improbable Rally Champ Ewy Rosqvist

There are few greater gifts in life than to be underestimated. Some people play those cards wrong, choosing to be offended or otherwise wounded by the slight of others but champions and heroes...

Beast Of Burden: This 7.3L Diesel Ford Van Hauler Thing Is A Cheap And Roomy Way To Lug Your Stuff!

So much of the world today is more concerned with how stuff looks when doing a job than how the job is actually done, right? If you don’t think this is true, we’d cite $90-$105,000 dually...

NASCAR Announces 2020 Hall Of Fame Class – Drivers, Owner, Engine Builder, Included

While we never claim to be die hard modern stock car racing fans around here, we do love the history of the sport and the people who helped to bring it to the point that it is at today. NASCAR opened...

2019 NHRA Virginia Nationals: Action Photos From The Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car Categories

(Photos by David Whealon) – It was a wild race from start to finish and from end to end at Virginia Motorsports Park last weekend. The NHRA Mello Yello Drag racing series made its eighth stop...

2019 Somernites Cruise Coverage: Trucks Were Out In Force – Our Favorite Hualers of The Show

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Last group of shots from the April 2019 Somernites Cruise.  I promise that if I get the Nova going we’ll come down again and get good shots of cruising...

ARP Says: Read The Instructions! The Best Fasteners In The World Need Proper Installation

We all know that ARP makes the finest high performance fasteners in the world. We have toured their shop, shared their stories, used their products, and talked to you about why these things are just...

Watch This 535ci Pontiac Engine Crank out Nearly 700hp and 700 lb-ft On The Dyno – Chevy What?

It has become a very common refrain over the years in hot rodding and it started all the way back in the 1930s and 40s with the advent of cheap V8 engines. “Just put a BLANK in...

On It: Ride Along In A Flying BMW M1 As It Absolutely Tears Around Spa In Belgium – Awesome!

The BMW M1 was a radical car when it was introduced and it really continues to be a radical car today in many ways. It was so amazingly forward thinking at the time of its introduction. Built from...

Historic Dirt Video: Watch USAC Heroes Attack The 1-Mile Dirt Oval In Langhorne, PA Circa 1964

It seems completely insane to think about today but the most awesome, scary, fast, and frightening dirt track in American racing history was a 1-mild D-shaped oval located in Langhorne, PA and the...

Video: This Look At Niki Lauda’s Five Greatest F1 Cars Is Flipping Awesome – The Sound And Fury

As the racing world continues to mourn the loss of Niki Lauda, many great reflections on his life have been written. He has been rightfully praised for his guts, his honesty, his determination, and...

Cash Days At George Ray’s: This Is Grudge Drag Racing In Its Most Pure Form

We show you lots of drag racing around here. LOTS of drag racing. From events like the NHRA Virginia Nationals to JJ Da Boss and his arm drop races at small tracks, the sport has a range and...

Living History: The Incredible D-Day Squadron of WWII Airplanes Is Heading To France For The 75th Anniversary – Going The Hard Way

(Lead photo – Monica Jorge/New York Times) – June 6th will mark the 75th anniversary of a seminal moment in world history. It was on that day, three quarters of a century ago, that the...

2019 NHRA Virginia Nationals Photo Coverage: E3 Spark Plugs Pro Modified Series Action Images!

(Photos by David Whealon) – The E3 Spark Plugs NHRA pro mod series has been putting on an incredible show all year long and at every event there have been moments of celebration, hair-raising...