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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Illinois Man Designs Revolutionary New Engine

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good ol’ “revolutionary” engine story. This one from the North Central Illinois News Tribune goes into some length of detail about...

eBay Fail of the Week: We’re at a Loss On This One

Where do we begin on this one? Back in 1980, this El Camino left the factory a gleaming example of Chevrolet success. Someone bought it brand new and it was their pride and joy. Then it must have...

Carnage Video: Honda Civic Does Burnout, Bursts into Flames

Who would have thought that tying your Honda Civic to a concrete block and roasting the tires off the front of it would result in a pyrotechnic display? These guys didn’t. The little Honda...

Shocker: Manzo to Leave Lucas Oil for Al Anabi Racing Team at Close of 2009 Season

Veteran drag racing journalist Rob Geiger is reporting on his website Go2Geiger.com that Frank Manzo has asked for and been granted release from his contract with Lucas Oil at the close of the 2009...

Cash for Clunkers: The Hangover Begins

Here it comes. As the nation begins to stir from it’s summer slumber and general lack of an attention span for the news, the glaring faults of the Cash for Clunkers program are coming to light....

The Original Dodge Deora Is Headed for the Auction Block

The Dodge Deora is simply one of the coolest vehicles ever built, as it’s both an Alexander Bros. custom and one of the original sixteen Hot Wheels. Now it could be yours as RM Auctions is...

Marcus Smith Offers a $20,000, Winner-Take-All Match Race For Force and Pedregon

Marcus Smith, son of Bruton Smith and the President and GM of Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the guy who over sees zMax Dragway, has offered $20,000 to the winner of a special grudge race to take...

Mayfield Sues His Stepmom Over The Death of His Father; He’s Got Lawsuit Troubles

Whew! We were starting to think that the Jeremy Mayfield saga had reached a stalling point. Luckily for us, Mayfield just filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his cat-loving stepmother Lisa...

Event Gallery: Lead East 2009

Lead East 2009 by all accounts, was a smashing success. Luckily for us, BangShift.com forum member Arrowhead, known in real life as Tom, hit the show and sent us a great gallery of nearly 100 photos....

Craigslist Fail of the Week: Big Block Mopar 455!!!!

Wow. We have to thank our buddy Jon Sandahl for the tip on what could be the biggest fail of a Craigs:ist ad we’ve seen in some time. This guy has everything but the actual brand of the engine...

Bernstein Announces New Sponsor: Not A Tasty Adult Beverage

One of the big downer stories in NHRA drag racing this year was the loss of Budweiser as the team sponsor of Brandon Bernstein’s Top Fuel ride. They have been partners for decades and...

Not a Suprise: Danica is Coming to NASCAR

The Associated Press, among other sources, is claiming that Danica Patrick is on her way to the world of NASCAR Stock Car racing. Teams are apparently scrambling the lure her in with good deals and a...

Prepared for Launch: 49-State, 9-Day Drive Kicks off at Midnight on Wednesday

Dave Schaub will be attempting to drive his 1932 Ford roadster (pictured) through 49 States in 9 days. He’s doing it for charity which is good, but aside from that even we think that this is an...

Pedregon and Force Have Explosive Confrontation at US Nationals; We Share Our Thoughts

This is one for the books and it is just getting fired up. John Force had an explosive near brawling confrontation with Tony Pedregon after he was defeated by Robert Hight at the US Nationals on...