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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Listening To This Aluminum Block 6V53TT Detroit Diesel Turn 3,275 RPM Is Nearly Religious

Many of you out there may not know that there were aluminum block versions of Detroit Diesels produced over the course of time. These aluminum block based engines were (as we understand) primarily...

Dream Job? This Dude Gets Paid To Go Mud Bogging Every Day In A Tough Tractor

Ok, we’re not sure what your dream dream job is but we think that the operator of this logging tractor is living his every day. This four wheel drive Valtra tractor is a boss when it comes to...

Yeah, This Is Good – Video Profile On A 480hp 1973 Ferrari Daytona That’s Got Race History And Makes Amazing Noise

Yes, yes we love our rumbling big blocks and we love our strung out small blocks but that doesn’t mean we can’t love other sounds, right? For instance if you can watch the beginning of...

Tech Video: How To Swap An LS Engine Cam – Every Step From Start To Finish – Big Power For Not A Ton Of Work

The reason that the LS engine is so dominant in the world of hot rodding today is the same reason that the flathead V8 was dominant in its day, and the traditional small block was dominant in its...

Old Monster Truck Perfection Video: Some Of The Most Famous Trucks Of ’87 Sled Pulling

I was seven years old and completely wrapped up in the madness that was the 1980s monster truck scene when this video was made. The funny thing is, the stuff still captivates me today. It takes me...

Watch This Guy Legitimately Blow The Crank Out Of The Block In Australia – Turbos Rule!

Engine blocks are funny things. On some level you look at them and think how impossible it would be to break one. I mean, c’amon. From the factory you are looking at a lot of cast iron and last...

Like A Man Possessed: Watch Phil Keen Take A Lister Jag From Last To First At Goodwood!

Anyone with the notion that vintage racing is not actually racing needs to see this video. You are going to watch a 1950s era Lister Jaguar go from the depths of despair to the heights of winning...

Vintage Drag Racing Video: Shuffletown Dragway Circa 1974

Shuffletown dragway closed in 1991, leaving a gaping hole in the Charlotte, NC area drag racing scene. The track was a quaint place by modern standards, but had the type of historical provenance...

Drag Strip Time Machine: Watch The 1989 NHRA Fall Nationals From Dallas Right Here

This weekend the NHRA Mello Yello drag racing series tour lands in Ennis, Texas at the fabled Texas Motorplex. This event has been part of the NHRA landscape for many years and the 1989 race was one...

Hemi Heaven: There’s A Virtually Complete (disassembled) 1964 Chrysler Race Hemi For Sale on eBay

All Hemi engines are not created equal. While we respect the early Gen I hemi, love the mighty 426 beast that reigned supreme from 1966-1971, and certainly have some good feelings for the Gen III...

Old Marshmallow Foot: The Story of A Journalist, Mickey Thompson, And Setting Records In A Mustang On The Salt

There’s a funny thing that happens to journalists around race cars. They suddenly think they are race car drivers. Most are not. Patrick Bedard, Jerry Titus, and a small number notwithstanding,...

14 Years Later: Remembering The Infamous Bruce Allen Kenny Koretsky Pro Stock Wreck From Dallas

I was 25 years old and in the middle of my first visit to the Texas Motorplex this weekend 14 years ago. As you read this I will be back there, this time as part of the NHRA on FOX crew. In 2005 I...

SEMA Show 2019: Garrett – Advancing Motion To Have Twin Turbo LS Powered Lamborghini Huracan In Their Booth

Well, it isn’t just just people in the USA that’ll have their dander up about LS swaps, the Italians can get in on the mix now as well! That’s right, as the title suggests,...

2019 NHRA Carolina Nationals Pro Mod Action Photos: A Wild, Controversial, and Fast Weekend!

(Photos by David Whealon) – As you know by now, Stevie Fast Jackson and the Bahrain 1 crew took home not only the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA pro mod championship but they also won the race,...