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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Craigslist Bonus Pick: Geo-Hack

We have to thank our bud Matt King for this gem of a CraigsList sale. We all remember the classic (and infamous) Caddy-hack and later Ponti-hack stories that ran in Hot Rod Magazine. Staffers bought...

George Poteet’s Blowfish Sets 291-MPH Record at World of Speed 2009

George Poteet, in the Blowfish Plymouth Barracuda built by Rad Rides by Troy a few years ago, finally set a big record at last week’s World of Speed at Bonneville, an event by the Utah Slat...

Gary Satterlee Takes Big Block Naturally Aspirated Class By Just Over a Tenth

Simply amazing. That’s how we’d call the epic battle that went down this week between Gary Satterlee and Brent Bowman in the Big Block Naturally Aspirated class. This two were .011...

Curt Johnson Takes Pro Street Naturally Aspirated Win

The Pro Street Naturally Aspirated class came down to a two horse race by the end of the week. It was Curt Johnson’s bitchin’ black 1994 S-10 truck and James McEntire’s killer red...

Brad Personett Goes 5.80s in Turbo Pro Mod Camaro at zMax

Holy Cow! A short time ago, Brad Personett ran 5.87 at 246.89 mph in his turbocharged Camaro Pro Mod at the NHRA Carolina Nationals. This is the quickest run ever for a turbocharged Pro Mod....

Amazing! Larry Larson Blasts 204 MPH in the Last Moments of Drag Week!

BangShift Chad just called in the news: Larry Larson cranked it all the way up and made a glory pass in the last moments of Drag Week: 7.30 at 204 mph! That’s the first 200-mph run ever in the...

Friday Question: Can Turbos Make Anything Cool?

So here’s a question. Does installing a turbo make anything instantly cool? We ask because we were confronted with the same question when watching the video below. We never thought much of...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Auto Industry Has A Long Way Before It Is Out of The Woods

While the auto industry here in America saw a bump in sales due to the Cash for Clunkers program, overall the year of 2009 will be remembered by many as a disaster. Massive amounts of dealers have...

Force and Pedregon Make Nice; End of Season A Lot Less Interesting

The John Force/Tony Pedregon feud has ended, so we’re being told by the Associated Press. We’ll go on record saying that we’re disappointed to hear that news, and suddenly, what was...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: The Death Row Imperial

We’ve had Imperials on the brain ever since we saw the footage of the one wrecked on the set of the Green Hornet movie. The good news is that we found one for sale in Minnesota. The bad news is...

Video: Jeff Lutz’s Turbo 1957 Chevy Running 7.81 at 180 mph at Drag Week

As we sadly know, the killer suede-black 1957 of Jeff Lutz fell out of Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 yesterday, Wednesday, September 17. However, it’s not like the Unlimited class racer did not put on...

Thursday at Drag Week 2009 by Jay Brown at FordFE.com, Plus Video of the 9.50 Pass

“If we can make the drive I think we can pull off another 9.50 and put the win away.” That’s a confident Jay Brown as he wraps his Thursday, Day 4 diary of his adventures at Hot Rod...

VOTE NOW! Cherry Bomb Nominated for Speed Parts Hall of Fame

Alright BangShifters, it’s time to help the fine folks at Cherry Bomb Exhaust as they have been nominated to be part of the class of 2009 in the Hot Rod Magazine Speed Parts Hall of Fame. We...

Drag Week Carnage: Yost Firebird Frags a Transmission at National Trail; The Thrash Is On

OUCH! Drag Week Competitor Eric Yost fragged the Turbo 400 in the awesome turbocharged Firebird he is driving today at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. In true Drag Week fashion, the guys are...