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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

2021 Pro Touring Truck Shootout Action Photos: Getting Sideways In The Desert With Awesome Trucks

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We love when a new event launches with a bang. Such was the case with the first ever pro touring truck shootout a few weeks back in Arizona. The idea was to harness...

2021 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Photo Coverage: Our Final Load Of Photos From The Big Event In The ‘Burgh

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Pittsburgh is a city of great tradition. The Penguins, the Pirates, and of course the Steelers are all institutions that have helped to cement “The Burgh”...

Fresh Batch: Dodge Has Announced A New Run Of 2021 Hellcat Durango Production – Get Yours!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Did your order for a 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat not get through due to all of the limited-production SUVs being sold out? Well, Dodge has another batch ready to go. It...

Cool Video: The Time That Bigfoot Crushed Two Other “Monster Trucks” – The Dodge Wouldn’t Give!

We’re back with a little more Bigfoot goodness from back in the day today. One of the neater publicity stunts that Bob Chandler, Jim Kramer, and the mad cap wacky dudes at Midwest Four Wheel...

Surprise Reveal: Honda Releases a First Look At The 2022 US-Spec Civic Before It’s Officially Revealed

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well, that was unexpected and someone in the Honda social media department may be out of a job. Take a peek at the 2022 Honda Civic before it’s officially revealed. Coming...

The American Powertrain Thursday Shift: Ride A Lap At Monza In A 600hp Dog Box Equipped WRX STI – Wowsers!

There are few things in the world more pleasing to hear than a dog box style transmission being shifted. It is curt, it is hardcore, it is tough, and man it is mechanical! Not cheap, not lacking for...

Gearhead History Video: This Look At The Allison Engine Company Jet Program In 1950 Is Fantastic

There are lots of things that we take for granted in life that have not been around all that long. Turbine engines are one of them. Jet planes changed the world in many ways and their development was...

Video: Go Karts On An Icy Bobsled Track! Horrible Idea But Big Fun To Watch

Thanks to Joe Grippo we have some really wild video for you below. From the sounds of the language the guys in the footage are speaking, this comes from Germany and in case you think the title is...

Crazy Video: Watch The Rear Suspension Of A Dirt Track Car Work – Wild Stuff

Race cars are awesome things and there are many reasons but one of our favorite reasons is the fact that they are all specialized tools. The theories and construction practices that make a great drag...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Which Racing Or Hot Rodding Legend Would You Want To Bring Back And Use Today’s Technology?

Coming off of the 2018 PRI show, I keyed in on a couple of things. The first is that there are an incredible number of businesses that are based around precision and creative machining. They have...

Watch A Twin Turbo Mustang Wheelie The Length of An Eighth Mile Strip!

Eddyville Raceway in Iowa is a well known eighth mile facility that hosts some killer races like the Fuel Altered Nationals. In this video you won’t see header flames, but will see the most...

Old Thumper: Watch This 1980s Caterpillar 3408 V8 Make Modern, Solid Power on The Chassis Dyno

I know that I am weird but I absolutely love watching big rigs on the chassis dyno. Places like Pittsburgh Power, Antrim Diesel, and others have very active businesses working on, fixing, and tuning...

Safety Third: This Video Showing The Starting Process of A Rumley Oil Pull Tractor Is Insane

There are not that many vehicles left in the world where starting them is a matter of life and death. Fuel dragsters…and that’s about it on that list. Back in the day, though there were...

1980s Supermodified Mayhem From Oswego Speedway In New York – Fire, Tempers, and Fires Flare!

There are few places if any that are more synonymous with Supermodified racing across the country than Oswego Speedway in New York. Opened in 1951 as a 5/8th mile dirt track it was that surface and...