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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Mayfield “Randomly” Tested Again, Results Pending for Days

Driver Jeremy Mayfield was apparently subjected to the least random random drug test of all time by NASCAR last Monday, according to the Associated Press. The results have not been made public as of...

Ford Bumps Production Again; Is the Worst Over?

Ford seems to be making a habit recently of announcing production increases. This time it plans on adding another 25,000 units to the slate in the third quarter of 2009. With Ford seeing very strong...

Book Review: Old School Customs: Top Traditional Custom Car Builders by Alan Mayes

This week’s book review delves deep into the world of traditional hot rods, and more specifically into the details about the most popular builders of these cars today. We’ll admit to...

PETA Wants Weinermobile Buried: We Say Pass the Spotted Owl Burgers

The Kris News Network got us this frustrating tip. PETA, otherwise known as fringe idiots who are hell bent on wrecking the fun of normal people everywhere has seized on the recent passing of Oscar...

Attila the Jav: Quick Bore Check

A couple weeks back we tore our AMC 360 project motor down to the block in anticipation of its trip to the machine shop where magic will be performed and the true seeds of horespower will be sown. In...

The Top 11: Guys We’d Put In Charge of New GM

New GM is the horribly uncreative name for a company that was just given a free get-out-of-crushing-debt free card. It’s also not very “new” with the vast majority of it’s...

eBay Pick of the Week: An Odd Diesel With Endless Options

We’ve seen a bunch of guys build old trucks and ratty rod looking creations using Cummins 4BT engines. The small turbo diesels make creat torque and in a light car provide lots of zip and...

More Good GM News; Seriously, A Second Positive Piece of GM News

Thanks to ace tipster Dave Wallace for this New York Times story regarding the new Camaro and its effects on the showroom traffic and sales at GM dealers. In a shocking turn of events, the story is...

Monday Time Killer: Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About Chrysler Wing Cars

Chrysler’s wing cars, the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird, are love ’em or hate ’em cars. Just about everything about them is polarizing: their look, their competition...

Lutz Says: G8 to become Chevy Caprice

Bob Lutz, who was supposed to be retiring from GM but now is staying on with “New GM,” recently mentioned to Automobile magazine that he is fighting to keep the G8 in production and wants...

Late Breaking News: Chrysler Keeps Viper; Will Not Sell Brand

We’re still hard at work here at the BangShift.com news desk and that’s a good thing because Chrysler just laid a press release in our paws that says they will not be selling the Viper...

RideTech.com Coverage of the Goodguys Show in Des Moines, Iowa

BangShift.com sponsor Air Ride Technologies is at nearly every Goodguys show across the nation and usually posts some coverage of both the show cars and the Street Challenge Autocross. Click here for...

Ford Mustang Personality Test: Hemi Powered ’69 Fastback or Brand New Shelby Super Snake?

Ok, here’s a personality test. We made outselves a nuisance at the chassis shop the other day only to find a pair of killer, but completely opposite Mustangs. One is a 1969 fastback sporting...

Car Feature: Jet-X, The 1972 Plymouth GTX that Mopar Never Built

Here’s a car from the cover of the October 2009 Mopar Action magazine, and one that’s being debuted at Chryslers at Carlisle, July 10-12, just as this is being posted at BangShift.com....