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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Motorized Freak of the Week: The F2Y Sea Dart

Looking at some strange Russian and German vehicles had us thinking that we needed to highlight some good old American creative thinking and our thoughts rushed to a strange plane that never made it...

Event Coverage: The NEATTA Antique Tractor Show and Pull

I love old tractors. I really have no idea why but I have just as much love for a 1948 Ford 8N as I do a 1970 LS6 Chevelle. Luckily, show season is getting cranked up here in New England and we...

Cool Old Press Photos: Mercury’s Thermostatically Controlled Fan Drive

Here’s a little retro-tech from Ford’s Mercury division as we look at the major leap automotive development that came along with this little number that the rest of the world calls a...

Gearhead Destination: Rausch Creek Off-Road Park

The whole four-wheel-drive thing is weird. If you’ve never been bombing through the woods or on trails with a 4×4 before, you think nothing of it and kind of dismiss it. The first time you...

NHRA Accepts Moser 8-3/4 Rearend Housing For Stock Eliminator

Racers competing in Mopar products within Stock Eliminator caught a break recently as the NHRA announced that it will accept Moser Engineering’s 8¾ rearend housing as legal equipment....

Well Known Racing Journalist David Poole Passes

One of the best known, most read, and most respected racing journalists in America, David Poole, passed away on Tuesday of an apparent heart attack. Poole worked for the Charlotte Observer newspaper...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Lloyd Scott’s Bustle Bomb

There were twin-engine dragsters before the Bustle Bomb, but none were as successful as Lloyd Scott’s rather strange creation. That was due to several factors which Scott was able to use his...

Book Review: Hot Rod Garages

Some books you buy for the words and some you buy for the pictures. Hot Rod Garages by Peter Vincent has words, but the incredible photography tells the stories that the book is trying to tell. This...

Chapter 11 Re-Org for Source Interlink, Publisher of Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Way More

Yikes! We knew things were ugly in the world of the inky fingered magazines but it appears that the situation is downright dire. Source Interlink, the company that publishes the majority of car rags...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Caddy Smack

This one totally qualifies as schadenfreude, or in English, taking delight in someone else’s misfortune. Conversely, it doesn’t really qualify as a wreck, seeing as nothing was really...

The Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot: 24 Oddball Cars

Over at CarDomain.com, the blog contains a recurring series that’s called The Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot. Blogger Jim Brennan digs up some under-appreciated rides, gives a little history,...

The Top 11 Worst Parts Found in the Performance Aisle at a Chain Auto Parts Store

This one was tough. Every large chain parts store has a performance or dress up aisle filled with automotive abominations that should never be spoken of, let along applied to the defenseless flanks...

eBay Pick of the Week: An Unspeakably Defiled Nova

We love ’68-’72 Novas around here. They make great drag cars, look killer in hot street trim, and will swallow whatever nasty motor you have designs for. We’ve seen plenty cut up...

Pontiac Dead by the End of 2010

Last week, Edmunds Inside Line had the early rumor that the Pontiac division of General Motors would soon be dead. Now those rumors seem to be confirmed, as both CNN Money and Autoweek are reporting...