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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Carnage of the Week: Rally Car Rolls 15 Times!

Rally racing is cool stuff with cars flying through the air and hurtling over all sorts of terrain at high rates of speed. This particular car happens to be driven by the crazy nut Travis Pastrana....

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: What It Feels Like to Be a Drag Strip Manager

This odd photo is of one Glenn Grow, the former track manager of Lebanon Valley Dragway. Glenn was a great guy and the first track manager I worked for on a weekly basis as an announcer. I’m...

Petty/Andretti Qualify for Indy 500

After crashing the car badly a little more than a week ago, John Andretti was able to bump the Richard Petty Indy 500 entry into the field with only 6 minutes left in last weekend’s traditional...

Site of the Week: RacingJunk.com

CraigsList is good, eBay is better, but RacingJunk.com is in a league all by itself. The place is dedicated to selling nothing but racing parts, cars, trailers, equipment, you name it. All the genres...

Mike Ashley to Run a Top Fuel Dragster for Second Half of NHRA Season

In a surprising announcement on Monday, Mike Ashley proclaimed that he’s headed back into the drivers’ seat and this time it will be in a Top Fuel car. Previously, Ashley has been...

The 2009 GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout is Coming

We just got confirmation via email that the GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout drag race will return to Memphis for the third time in October. The official press release says it best: 3nd Annual GM...

Book Review: Top Fuel Wormhole, the Cole Coonce Drag Strip Reader

Part travel log, part history lesson, part social commentary, sometimes frustrating, always thought provoking, and ultimately an awesome read, Top Fuel Wormhole; The Cole Coonce Drag Strip Reader is...

eBay Pick, Bonus Edition: 1970 Cuda Funny Car

We stumbled upon this nugget of cool on eBay after we had seen the Monte Carlo with the insane asking price. It, too, is a bit pricey, but it’s a truckload cooler than the Monte. The owner of...

eBay Pick of the Week: 1971 Monte Carlo, Still High

Back in January we told you about a guy selling a former Hot Rod project car and the asking price was insanely high. The good news is that the price is come down, but it is still insanely high....

Monday Time Killer: Mazi Racing

Dawn and Mark Hovsepian are great drag racing photographers who hail from New Hampshire. Back when Goodguys had a racing series of its own, Dawn and Mark were the official photographers. Dawn’s...

Bob Tasca Sr. Spotted Testing His Cobra Jet Mustang

Our pal Jack Webster, a Mopar man by all accounts, was momentarily struck with the same affliction that we had when drooling over a Cobra Jet Mustang recently. It’s called,...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM Importing Chinese Cars

In a move that could be today’s equivalent to Benedict Arnold’s treasonous work with the British army during the Revolutionary War, GM has announced that, as part of its turnaround plan,...

This Week’s One Piece of Good News: Two Businesses Thriving in Detroit!

To offset some of the sheer anger and frustration of the weekly Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink blog item, here’s an actual bit of good news. It was sent along by our pal D2, and it’s a...

Save This Vintage Iron!

Our pals over at CarDomain.com posted an item on their blog that’s worth sharing. A Wyoming salvage yard that has tons of cool vintage cars that the owner of the yard wants to sell or even...