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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Castroneves Acquitted of Tax Evasion

Sure it happened at the end of last week, and that’s like 23 years in blog time, but we wanted to give you some closure on the saga of Helio Castroneves and his tax evasion trial. It took the...

Barnstormin’: The Last Days of Chrysler

Is Chrysler done? That’s a question which has been posed before, several times actually. Chrysler has nearly bought the farm a couple times now, coming the closest to collapse in the early...

eBay Pick of the Week: Annoying Guy With Kick-Ass Firebird

Some people simply do not know the definition of “soft sell.” The dude selling this awesome 1971 Firebird Formula 455 is one of them. The text in the ad is not all that bad, but the...

Monday Time Killer: Remote Control Drag Racing

Down in the dumps that you don’t have the cashola to build that gnarly drag race machine you’ve always dreamed about? Think you’re going to be stuck running your mom’s minivan...

610 HP LS Crate Engines from Wegner Motorsports

This new series of crate engines from Wegner Motorsports are pretty stout. Available in a bunch of different trim levels from short-block all the way to turnkey motors, there’s something in...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM Axing 1,700 Dealerships, and Fast

As GM’s management thrashes to meet the June 1 restructuring deadline imposed by the U.S. government, word was leaked on Thursday that the company will be terminating the franchise agreements...

SEMA Says Lots of Pontiac Owners Race

SEMA recently polled owners of classic Pontiacs and discovered one in three of them were planning on racing at some point in the next year. This is in stark contrast to a recent survey of new Buick...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Signed Earnhardt Sr. Fender

This week’s pick comes from the great state of Texas and is a truly cool piece of memorabilia related to Dale Earnhardt. The man selling the piece worked for the SCCA at Laguna Seca Raceway as...

New Spec Motor for Top Fuel Cars?

A new Top Fuel engine rule? That’s what Jeff Burk is saying in a piece over at DragRacingOnline. Burk claims that the NHRA is working with a couple of people/teams to develop a spec engine that...

New Big-Block Chevy CNC Heads from RHS

Big-block Chevy engines are the weapon of choice for the majority of fast sportsman drag racers out there. Yes, all three makes are represented in some form, but walk though the staging lanes at an...

Celebrity Drivers at this Weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix

It’s that yearly ritual that lets us know Spring has arrived, the Long Beach Grand Prix. It’s also the same weekend that the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race takes place. This event has been...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Buick Century

When we hear the words Buick Century we think, 84 year-old woman. They weren’t always Q-tip cars, though. In fact, the Century was a pretty hot number back in the day and it was drop-dead...

Cyclekarts: We Want One!

BangShift.com forum member Mr4Speed sent us along a link to this website about cyclekarts. What the hell is a cyclekart, you ask? Picture a tiny version of a 1920s race car and you’re getting...

Gearhead Destination: Woodward Dream Cruise

With all the junk going on with the domestic car makers, Detroit needs a lift. The good news is that they’ll get a good one on August 15th, 2009, in the form of the 15th Annual Woodward Dream...