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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Video: This Video Is Both Educational And Proof That Briggs & Stratton Engines Are Tough Stuff

Engines are interesting things, right? They are what power our cars and trucks down the road and they’re also handy for millions of other uses. In this video you’ll see a Briggs &...

Big Dollar Power: This Factory 2×4 Intake For A Mercury 368 Y-Block Is Ultra Rare

The muscle car era may have actually started earlier if the factories had not gotten themselves all wrapped up in the sham of the thing known as the “racing ban” in the middle and late...

Video Fun: This Vintage Ad For Irwindale Raceway Will Make you Long For SoCal Living 50 Yars Ago

After having just basically lived in SoCal for a couple weeks for the NHRA Auto Club Finals and the associated after effects, it is kind of crummy to wake up in the frozen badlands of New England. It...

Racing Junk Find: You’ve Never Craved A 440ci Chrysler Big Block Powered Pulling Freightliner?

Big rig pulling trucks are awesome in whatever form they show up in, seriously. Whether they are worked, long-nose big rigs with huge diesel engines or machines like this with a stubby design and of...

Ride Along In A Screaming Lola T70 As it Takes on Daytona – Iconic Car and An Iconic Track

The Lola T70 stands and will forever will stand as one of the most beautiful road racing cars ever made. The machines were produced in the 1960s first as an open top unit and then in a couple of...

Full Circle: This Beautiful Story Featuring A 1955 Austin Healey 100S Speaks To Cars And Life

For many of us, cars are among the most influential forces in our lives. Not in the weird way but in the sense that we have grown up with memories centered around them. The first ones we ever saw....

Barnstormin’: An Overnight Success Talks About How Long The Night Really Was

(Lead photo by Courtney Enders) – Perhaps by now a few of you have heard that I was offered and accepted the job of being the lead play by play guy for the NHRA on FOX in 2019 and beyond. I...

Video: 1987 IHRA Angus Nitro Showdown – It Was A Big Money Showdown In Bristol For IHRA’s Best

If you love 1980s top fuel racing, you’ll totally love this. You are about to watch the 1987 IHRA Angus Nitro Showdown which was the big money shootout that the IHRA had for their top fuel...

2018 NHRA Auto Club Finals Photos: The Starting Line Was Traction City In Pomona!

(Photos by Wes Allison) –  We told you that we had zillions of photos to share from the 2018 NHRA Auto Club Finals and we are keeping our word on that front. We’ve got wheel standing...

2018 GALOT Motorsports Park Monster Truck Throwdown Action Photos – High Flyin’ Fun With Awesome Trucks

(Photos by David Whealon) – When we look at these great action photos taken by David Whealon at GALOT Motorsports Park during the 2018 Monster Truck Throwdown event we can’t but help...

Ride Along On Bill Newlon’s Exhibition Puller – A Farm Tractor With An Allison V12! This Rules

The Minneapolis-Moline G1000 was produced between 1965 and 1969. These were 100hp tractors designed to do hard work on the farm and they were sold in a few different configurations to best meet the...

Historic Video: 1950s Stock Car Racing In Pomona Is Awesome To Watch

This Saturday the massive Hot Rod 70th Birthday Party will be happening in Pomona, California at the famed Fairplex. Since 1953 there have been drag racing events at the place and while that is the...

This 2018 Nurburgring Compilation Of Skids, Crashes, and Near Misses, Is Must Watch Stuff

The best kind of fun to have or be involved in is the kind where it feels like the rods are about to fly out at any second but they never do.This goes for times hanging out with your buddies, times...

Retro Review: This Look Back At Motor Week’s Drive Of The The New 1988 Chevy Cheyenne Is Great

There are certain cars and trucks that hit the ground as both an advancement and a risk. For General Motors, it was the release of their 1988 trucks that stood as both of those things. After the...