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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Video of the Week: How Not to Pull Out a Stuck Jeep

With the news that our pals at StreetFire and CarDomain recently joined forces, we realized that we were relying way to heavily on YouTube for our Video of the Week selections. After all, if...

Yet Another Fast and Furious F-Bomb Camaro Clone on eBay

All of a sudden, clones of Freiburger’s F-Bomb Camaro are showing up everywhere like they are the next Eleanor or something. Earlier this week one of the former movie cars from Fast and Furious...

Ford C6 Trans Brake from TCI

We know lots of Ford racers running C6 transmissions in their bracket bombers and hot street cars. TCI has developed a new trans-brake setup to allow those racers to be more consistent at the tree...

Ecoboost to be used on 90 Percent of Fords by 2013

Ford’s twin-turbo Ecoboost system will be used on 90 percent of the company’s engines by the year 2013, claims Ford in a slightly aged story in the Detroit Free Press newspaper. The story...

New Wide-Band Air/Fuel Gauge from FAST

On the heels of announcing the new self-tuning EFI setup, FAST has crammed our inbox again with the news of its new Wide-Band A/F Gauge kit. The days are over of tuning your junk by having your buddy...

Shocker: Tiny Cars Cannot Defeat the Laws of Physics

File this one under, “Thank you, Captain Obvious.” NBC news ran a report telling America that tiny cars, like the Smart, Yaris, and Honda Fit, may put you at a disadvantage in a wreck...

AHRA Back from the Dead?

The American Hot Rod Association was drag racing’s great second/third sanctioning body during the ‘60s and ‘70s. It did the things that the NHRA was afraid to do and leader Jim Tice...

Fast and Furious 5. Yes, 5.

We just read on CarDomain via Jalopnik that the fifth Fast and Furious movie is in the works, starring your heroes Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. It’s supposed to be set in Brazil. Engage hype...

Castroneves Tax Trial: Day Three of Deliberations

Helio Castroneves, the two-time Indy 500 champ and IndyCar racing standout, is on trial for allegedly hiding more than $5 million and not paying any taxes on it. It’s the third day of...

Site of the Week: Not Your Average Old Drag Racing Photos

Some collections of old racing photos rehash all the same old junk. Been there, done that, about 100 times. This one, however, brings it home hard for East Coast Super Stock and early Funny Car fans....

Maximum Motorsports Bolt-In Rollbars for New Mustangs

Have a new Mustang and want a roll bar but don’t want to hack up the interior of the car? No problem. Maximum Motorsports of San Luis Obispo, California, has constructed a bolt-in bar that is...

The Hack Job General Lee: Update, Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s been a while since we updated you on the progress of the Hack Job General Lee, a car that looked great in online photos but that turned out to be one of the all-time greatest works of...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Golden Submarine

Barney Oldfield was one of the first guys we profiled in our Gearhead Guys You Should Know series. He drove all kinds of neat stuff, but the car that most people remember him by was the Harry Miller...

Book Review: Camaro, A Legend Reborn

Camaro: A Legend Reborn, by Larry Edsall, is inside baseball, a book for the true lover of the automotive industry and for someone who is a total nosy Nancy that needs to know every last detail of...