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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

eBay Pick of the Week: 1LE Camaro Road Racer

We’ve a bit of a checkered road racing past around here. Chad has been through driving school and competed wheel-to-wheel at the 24 Hours of Lemons and I spent a couple years up to my eyeballs...

Monday Time Killer: Vintage Drag Racing Photos

While Chad is out at the March Meet working his beard off, we’re feeding the unrelenting appetite of the blog. We’re throwing a counter punch to Chad’s weekend full of retro-drag...

Charles Carpenter Wrecks in Houston

Charles Carpenter is recognized as one of the godfathers of guts-out doorslammer racing. He is one of the great ones, racing 1955 Chevys throughout his career, which started decades ago. His son and...

Event Coverage: Another 198 Photos from the 2009 March Meet

It’s been tough to sit here at the Easy Coast bureau and watch the photos roll in from afar, but it sure looks like the kickoff to the 2009 NHRA Heritage Series lit off like a barrel of TNT...

SEMA Scholarship Deadline Coming Soon

We got this press release from SEMA today alerting us to the fact that the deadline to enter their scholarship application process is drawing nigh. If you are a student in an automotive discipline...

Cars and Skateboards Go Together

It’s my opinion that cars and skateboards go together. I may get raised eyebrows for saying that but I believe it’s true, at least in Southern California. Surfing and cars work,...

Thread-Jack: Every Known Photo of the F-Bomb Camaro

The old boss (David Freiburger) certainly has a collection of neat junk, but in our book, none is neater than the infamous F-Bomb. Apparently we’re not the only ones who feel this way because...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM Considering Bankruptcy

With body blows coming on a nearly daily basis, GM has begun the process of letting us, the motoring public, know that it is mulling filing for bankruptcy. There are serious doubts from internal...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Killer 1936 Ford Truck

Normally we don’t go all ga-ga over straight resto’d pre-war cars and trucks but this one is just too neat to pass up. It is a wonderfully done truck powered by a factory...

Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

Buicks were certainly a hot GM ticket in the late ‘50s. With an economy that was rebounding from a bit of a slump, many people were aspiring to own one of the General’s intermediate...

Champion Speed Shop Top Fuel Dragster Streamlined for the March Meet

With the March Meet coming this weekend we got a neat press release from our pal Mike Bumbeck regarding the Champion Speed Shop team and their Nostalgia Top Fueler. This car is powered by a...

Gearhead Destination: The Studebaker National Museum

OK kids, if you are going on the 2009 Hot Rod Power Tour you have absolutely no excuse to not check this place out as the tour is running through South Bend, Indiana, the ancestral home of Studebaker...

NHRA versus ADRL on Nitro Pro Mods

Proudly, we were one of the first news sources to bring you the inside story on the ADRL allowing injected, nitro-powered Pro Mods at their races. When the story broke and news came that cars were...

Former NASCAR Racer Busted for Making Moonshine

Nope, this is not a repeat of some headline from the ’40s or ’50s. This is a headline from 3/4/2009. The racer Carl Dean Combs, who made 24 Winston Cup starts from 1981-1984, got busted...