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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

So You Think You Can Drive? Both Hands and Both Feet Sideways

There are people who do not believe that race car drivers are athletes. Those people are wrong by a lot. Why? Watch this video and see what Jules Gounon does behind the wheel and tell me that there...

Best of 2018: Scotty Cannon’s Controversial 1992 Lumina Pro Mod in Action

The IHRA created the Pro Modified drag racing class in 1990. Born from the Top Sportsman bracket racing category, the ever plucky IHRA recognized the wild popularity of the various quick eight and...

Listen To This 482ci Tunnel Port Headed FE Engine Sing Beautiful Songs On The Dyno

I know I am kind of an FE fan boy but why shouldn’t I be? The insanely diverse and awesome engine family powered everything from trucks to NASCAR stock cars to NHRA nitro powered machines,...

Don’t Think It Would Be Fun To Drive A Pulling Tractor? This Video Will Change Your Mind

While I realize that for many people, tractor pulling stands as a kind of enigmatic activity. Something that seems so basic and straightforward that it couldn’t possibly be hard or require much...

The Flyin’ Bolens Is A Turbine Powered Lawn Tractor Puller From Hell

People may want to laugh at it, but the world of garden tractor pulling is deadly serious. There are engine builders who make their living on single and twin cylinder engines for these tractors that...

Listen To A Hot Rodded 2.5L Mercury Marine V6 Scream To 10,500 RPM!

I don’t know lots about boat racing, but when there is a “Formula One” class, I’m going to assume it is pretty serious business. From what I can gather about the engine that...

Ride With Bobby Marriott In The Shockwave AA/FA As It Blows Up, Knocks Him Out And Whacks The Wall – Driver OK

When we’re talking about the craziest cars that you will ever see on a drag strip, you can keep your radial cars, you can keep your pro mods, you can park your top fuelers, because there has...

Buy The Burma Jeep: This Old Bomb Service Burma Jeep Is Mostly There, Is Pretty Rare, and Would Be A Fun Project

The GTB622 1.5-ton truck was manufacturer in New Jersey from 1942 through the end of WWII and had a solid run of 15,000 units. There were a few variants of these babies made but the most popular ones...

Pro Mod Action: Ride Along With Melanie Salemi In Her Pro Mod At The Yellow Bullet Nationals

We love the family aspect of drag racing, especially when the family name is one that is highly respected and really successful. Such is the case with the Salemi family who hails from one of the best...

Got Guts? This Video Showing Guys Trucking Through Africa Is Wild – Cowboy Capitalists In Action

Risk and reward, that’s what life is about, right? Guys and girls who take bug risks can garner themselves big rewards. They can also find themselves in big trouble or on the losing end of a...

Old Tech: This 1940 Video About WWII Piston Aircraft Engines Is Awesome – Internal Engine Tech, History, More!

Warning, you have to be a hardcore dork to love this. Warning, you have to love engines to love this. Warning, you will love it. This video is a study in the typical types of aircraft engines seen by...

America’s Most Insanely Clean 1980 Chevy Citation Is Up For Auction In South Dakota – Bidding At $180

We have to thank BangShifter Ryan Roossnick for the tip off on what has to be one of the zaniest auction items we have seen in years. It is one of those weird zombie cars from the past that should be...

New Product Bonanza: This Video Shows COMP Performance’s Group’s New For 2020 Products! Cams, Valvetrain, EFI, Induction, Heads, More!

When you are the COMP Performance Group and you are rolling out new parts by the truckload each year, you need to take advantage of technology to tell the world about ’em all in a cool and...

Vintage Speed: This Eddie Meyer Flathead Ford Intake Is The Real Deal And It Rules

Eddie Meyer’s name may not be on the tip of the tongue of every hot rodding enthusiast out there but his role in the development of the speed industry and many of the hugely talented people in...