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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Video of the Week: 48-Cylinder Motorcycle!

We have to thank BangShift.com forum member Kris for the hot tip on what is most definitely the wildest motorcycle we have ever seen. This freaking thing has 48 cylinders. It looked like a Photoshop...

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BangShift.com Daily Coverage of the 2009 National Hot Rod Reunion This Weekend

BangShift.com will be banging out lots of great event coverage from this weekend’s 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion held at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We’ll be on...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Drag Week 2005

Chad’s recent discovery of some build photos of his ’56 Chevy called Rusty got me to remembering that I have a treasure trove of photos from Hot Rod‘s Drag Week 2005. I covered the...

Site of the Week: Worshipping the “Better Off Dead” Camaro

A wise man once said, “There’s a fine line between hobby and mental illness.” This dude is walking it. You may or may not remember the cult 1980s teen comedy hit, Better off Dead....

New 3.7L V6 is the Base Engine for 2011 Mustangs

The Mustang News is reporting that the base engine for the 2011 model year Mustangs will be a 3.7L V6, replacing the ancient and stodgy 4.0L mill that currently fills the engine bay of non-GT...

LS9 Powered Camaro from Henessey Performance Engineering

Well that certainly didn’t take long. John Hennessey has shoved a blown LS9 motor into the front of a new Camaro, creating the nastiest ever Camaro that’s based on factory parts. It has...

Survey Shows Americans Love Manufacturing, Just Hate Actually Doing It

A new survey conducted by the firm of Deloitte LLP and The Manufacturing Institute shows that Americans understand that industrial manufacturing is a vital part of the economy but also shows that the...

Automotive Advertising on Television Hits the Skids

It’s no shock that auto manufacturers have massively scaled back on advertising as their bank accounts have dwindled into overdraft protection status. It probably follows the logic chain that...

Pony Cars Coming to NASCAR

Man this is some good news! Thanks to to a tip from KNN (The Kris News Network) we got ahold of this story that confirms that pony cars are on the way to NASCAR. They’ll hit the Nationwide...

That’s a Wrap: Veale/Brown Motorsports NHRA Joliet Divisional Wrap Up

The two-week-in-a-row marathon at Joliet, Illinois’ Route 66 Raceway is finished for 2009. Both Jeff and Andrew Veale stayed at the track in between events, buttoning up some things on the...

Event Coverage: 46 Photos from the Long Beach Swap Meet, 6/14/2009

The swap meet held in Long Beach, Califoria, by Topping Events is nearly as famous as the one in Pomona. I have to admit that I like this one much better than Pomona. Yes, it’s smaller in size,...

Barnstormin’: Finding Your Spot

My wife has this theory that everyone has a couple specific places, like actual, physical places that when you’re there, you simply belong. Normally such thinking lends me to ask her if...

A/Fuel Tech Part 4: The Nitro Dragster Clutch

This is Part 4 of our A/Fuel Dragster Tech Series. We started off with an introduction to injected nitro racing. In Part 2, you saw the crazy intake and fuel systems on the Fuel Hemi cars, and Part 3...

eBay Pick of the Week: 1981 Corvette Sleeper

This 1981 ‘Vette caught us totally off guard. After all, the cars of this era were saddled with weak suck small blocks that made 190 hp on their best day. Outwardly, this one appears to be a...