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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Lutz Goes Out on Vacation Swinging at Ad Agencies

Bob Lutz has made his presence known in a major way in the marketing department and with GM’s myriad advertising agencies. Apparently at a meeting on July 14th, Lutz panned the recent work of...

Barnstormin’: Rooting for Mayfield or Against NASCAR?

Following every breaking tid-bit on the Jeremy Mayfield vs. NASCAR case, with the sanctioning body accusing the driver of meth use, has gotten me thinking about the whole situation and the way people...

Garlits Prepares to Kick Ass Again

Don Garlits is making a comeback of sorts. He’s got his Drag Pack Challenger finished and ready to go, according to a report on Ocala.com. After racing one of the cars at their debut last year...

NASCAR Claims Mayfield Lied To Court

The Associated Press has reported that NASCAR has filed documents with the U.S District Court accusing Jeremy Mayfield of lying to that court. This is the strongest offensive move NASCAR has made...

Wrecked 1969 Camaro! Kid Borrows Dad’s Keys, Does a 400-Foot Burnout, and Plows Trees

Let’s say your dad has a hot 1969 Camaro Pro Touring car and you’re a red-blooded American kid. Your parents go out for the evening and you decide to have a little fun. One kid in New...

Car Feature: GNRS-Winning 1955 Chevy Show Car

Steve and Lisa Caspary’s 1955 Chevy is a full-on, serious show car. So serious in fact, that the shoebox took first place in its category at the Grand National Roadster Show, one of the premier...

Raleigh, North Carolina, Cops Have a Z06. Don’t Speed There

If you are planning on doing some bad stuff and then running from the law to get away, we highly suggest that you skip Raleigh, North Carolina, as those boys are packing the hariest high-speed...

HIstoric “EPA” Superbird Restored; Opening Bid for Private Auction Sale is $3 Million

This is an odd car with some odd history. In essence it is the muscle car that ultimately brought an end to the muscle car era. This Superbird was owned by the EPA, was chocked full of testing...

Check Your Firesuit; SFI Decertifies Some Impact Firesuits

Admittedly we’re a little late in getting you this info, but Impact Racing products has had a couple of their firesuits decertified by SFI. This is bad news if you have one of those suits....

eBay Pick of the Week: 1962 LaBoa MKII Corvair Special

This week’s eBay Pick is a killer little one-off road racing car from 1962. Creativity was the word back then and this Corvair powered, tube chassis, stressed skin, Lotus lookalike is a great...

Monday Time Killer: MotorEra.com

This week’s Time Killer is an unassuming website called Motorera.com that appears to be homebuilt. It’s low on flash and dash but high on information. On it you will find complete...

Bring Your Checkbook: World Champion 1965 Shelby Daytona to Hit the Auction Block Again

One of the most significant American race cars of all time is set to hit the auction block again soon and it’s not going for bargain basement prices. The real deal 1965 Shelby Daytona that Bob...

Mayfield Team Sale Confirmed

ESPN.com has confirmed that Jeremy Mayfield has sold his entire racing operation. Mayfield had previously stated that he would not look to return to the sport as a team owner. He just wants to drive....

F1 Update: Massa in Stable Condition; Renault Team Suspended for One Race

Felipe Massa, the Ferrari F1 team driver who was struck in the head with an errant spring on Saturday is now in stable condition in a Budapest hospital after having surgery to repair his skull. In...