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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Garlits Documentary Currently In Production

A production company out of New York is working to wrap up filming on a documentary about the life and accomplishments of Don Garlits. We’re excited at the prospect of a film dedicated to...

More Olds Abuse on Ebay: The Barris 70-X Toronado

There’s good weird, bad weird, and Barris weird. This George Barris designed and constructed Oldsmobile definitely falls into the third category. The car looks to have been physically...

Vintage 1920s Land Speed Post Cards From Ormand Beach

BangShift.com member Jeremy George (Mustang13 on the forums) provided us with some awesome vintage post cars showing land speed races in the 1920s being held on Ormand (Now known as Daytona) beach....

Video: Haulin’ Bob-Tail In a Racing Big Rig

This video showcases the driving ability of Markus Boesiger, a former European racing truck series champion. Markus is working his mojo behind the wheel of a racing big rig at a hill climb event...

Over 10,000 Vintage Drag Racing Photos!

Wow! That’s all you can say to this mother-lode collection of drag racing photos from the ’60s to the ’80s. We’d advise you never to go to the DragRacersReunion web site...

Video: 101-Year-Old Buys a 2010 Camaro SS

Here’s a great one for you. The GM public relations machine was hoping for young buyers for the new 2010 Camaros, but one guy just single-handedly brought up the average. He’s 101 years...

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Event Gallery: The 2009 Shakedown at E-Town

The Shakedown at E-Town in Englishtown, New Jersey, is the baddest ass specialty door slammer drag race in the world. It is not a series, it is an annual occurrence that seems to reset the...

Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: An ’80s-tastic Jeep Ad

The final entry in our “Cool Trucks, Cool Ads” feature today is a great Jeep commercial from the 1980s. One thing you could always count on in an ’80s ad is a song. It may be...

Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: International Scout

How about a cool, late-’60s, early-’70s ad for an International Scout? It seems that this one comes from across the pond as there’s a speaker who has a distinctly English accent and...

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Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: The 1969 Dodge D-100

This second installment of our “Cool Trucks, Cool Ads” feature today takes us back to 1969 and a great ad from “The Dodge Boys” featuring a guy in a gorilla suit and a D-100...

Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: 1986 Ford F250

Yesterday we brought you the stink with our slew of “Awful Cars, Awful Ads” blog entires. Today we’re turning the tables to show you cool ads featuring the most American vehicle...

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Event Gallery: Bruce Larson’s USA-1 Dragfest 2009

Bruce Larson, the 1989 NHRA Funny Car champion and long time legend, opens up his barn and property to the public every Fall for Dragfest. It’s part car show, part gathering of legends, and all...

Indy Motor Speedway CEO Looks to Make Sweeping Changes

By all accounts, Jeff Belskus, the guy who took over for Tony George as the CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its various holdings, walked into a mess. Belskus is now setting to work trying...

Great Rant: Transcript of Peter DeLorenzo’s Speech to the Milwaukee Region SCCA Banquet

Peter DeLorenzo is the man behind Autoextremist.com and has penned many a good rant about one automotive topic or another, but this one may be his finest yet. The rant is actually a transcript of a...