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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Woosh, Scream, Roar, Whine: This Video Shows Off A Load Of Differently Powered Pulling Tractors In Rapid Fire Action

This is a fun video that shows, in rapid fire, why people like us love tractor pulling so damned much. There’s no delays here, there’s no crashes, hangups, or miscues. Nope, this is a...

Tech Tips From BluePrint Engines: Whether You Are Buying An Engine or Not, This Tech Advice Will Help You

Knowledge is power, knowledge is winning, knowledge is saving money and having fun. All of these and many more are the reasons that BluePrint Engines has a multitude of great tech pages and tips on...

Photo Coverage: 2019 Highway Creeper Car Club Rock N Rods Car Show

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – Back in April, we attended the Highway Creepers Car Club’s 6th Annual Rock N Rods Car and Bike Show. This is one of our favorite shows to attend...

2019 NHRA New England Nationals Photos: Images From The Pits In Epping, Hard Work In The Heat

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – We often think about the drivers and the fans when temperatures at a drag race soar. That’s all well and good but the crew men and women who are working on...

ALS Cruising For A Cure 2019: Here’s Our Final Load Of Images From The Event!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – This is the finale of our coverage from this event.  If you get the chance come to this one in person and support a great cause.  The weather is usually...

Smoked: This New Documentary Podcast Series About The Rise And Fall Of IMSA and Indy Racer Randy Lanier Rules

Yes, this is the summer of bad ass automotive podcasts. A week or so ago we told you about the killer documentary podcast called Larger Than Life which is about the street racing legend “Big...

Man vs Machine: Watch This 101 Year Old Mercedes Grand Prix Rumble and Slide Up The Goodwood Course

There’s just something awesome about seeing a guy like Ben Collings take the stick to a 101-year old car and give it hell on the course at Goodwood. The machine in this case is a 140hp Mercedes...

Killer Video: Travel Back In Time To The 1986 NHRA Mile High Nationals – Fantastic Action! Mac On The Call

This weekend, one of the most interesting and fun races on the NHRA Mello Yello Tour will be contested at Bandimere Speedway outside of Denver, Colorado. The Mile High Nationals have been a staple on...

Neat Jeep: This 1970 Hurst Jeep Commander Could Be The Earliest One Ever Made

Before you Jeep freaks get all up on the chip, we know that there were not serial numbers specifically assigned to the 1970 Hurst Jeep Commander specialty models that the company sold. The guy...

Ron Leek: Remembering A True American Original That Helped Shape Drag Racing, Motorized Entertainment

“Well, Brian…I have pulmonary fibrosis and I’m 80 years old…” that was how my last chat with Ron Leek began a couple of weeks ago. Ron was making one final lap of his...

CRANK IT UP: This Is The Epic Sound Of Formula One In The Late 1970s – Cosworth V8 Screaming, Ligier JS11 Racer Working!

While I am not consumed with fandom over modern Formula One racing, I am a very large dork when it comes to the history of the pinnacle racing series in the world. That’s not to take a swing...

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces 20° Big Block Chevy Elite Sportsman Drag Series PowerPak Plus Piston Kit

When it comes to meeting the needs of their customers and keeping a finger on the pulse of the marker, few outfits are so capable of MAHLE Motorsport. For all different disciplines of competition,...

Star City Motor Madness 2019: Here’s The Best Look Yet At A Local Version Of The Woodward Dream Cruise!

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – It was like a local version of the Woodward Dream Cruise brought right to Virginia. Star City Motor Madness brought out classic cars, trucks, pro street thumpers,...

Nitro in New England: Top Fuel and Funny Car Photos From The 2019 NHRA New England Nationals

(Photos by David Nutting) – It was not just the racers and the fans braving the crushing temperatures at the 2019 NHRA New England Nationals at Epping, New Hampshire’s, New England...