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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

All About the Isle of Man and the Legendary TT

It is more than a race, it is a competition that embodies everything about what good racing is. The TT is a motorcycle race held on the Isle of Mann, a rocky crag off the coast of Ireland...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Lebanon Valley Dragway is Literally Under Water

Lebanon Valley Dragway, located in West Lebanon, New York, is a strip that has served the western New England hot rod scene for decades. Today it is literally a lake after being overrun by massive...

News of the Weird: My Kid is Faster Than Your Kid

This totally isn’t news, but it’s Friday and it has been a rough week. Cut us some freakin’ slack. What’s not shocking is that this particular event happens in Maine. How...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Perfect Muscle Truck Starter Material

This whole recent interest in muscle trucks has us thinking that we’d love to have one. In typical fashion we want to go a slightly different direction than the stuff we’ve seen on the...

Breaking News: That Was Quick! Cash for Clunkers Program So Successful it’s Broke and Will be Halted Tomorrow

The Department of Transportation has directed dealers to stop taking “Cash for Clunkers” applications at midnight on Thursday, July 30th, as the program was so well received it has run...

BangShift.com Welcomes Cherry Bomb as a Sponsor

OK, now it’s a party. BangShift.com is happy to announce that Cherry Bomb Exhaust has joined our growing family of sponsors. One of the most well known brands in all of the high performance...

Cool Old Press Photo: 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Sedan

With the recent crappy news about Chrysler forsaking its historical archives and allowing people to literally walk out of the building with pieces of it, we decided to feature a vintage Chrysler from...

It Came From the Fab Shop: How to Hop Up A Ceiling Fan

(By Loren Krussow) – When an upstairs bedroom in our home became unused, we chose to do something we’d always dreamed of and build a game room.  We painted the walls a dark “bar...

Jeremy Mayfield Says of his Stepmom, “She’s Basically a Whore. She Shot and Killed My Dad.” Lawsuit Ensues.

According to stories reported on Yahoo! Sports and at ESPN.com, Jeremy Mayfield now finds himself in a civil suit with his stepmother. Why? Because, after she testified against him in NASCAR’s...

Video of the Week: LSX V-8 Motor Swapped Into a Subaru WRX!

Well, this is certainly a swap we never saw coming. This Subaru WRX, which formerly was sporting a flat four, is now packing some very healthy sounding GM LSX V8 motorvation. There’s nothing...

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Great Photos of Harry Miller’s Race Cars

We have to thank KNN (The Kris News Network) for the tip about this awesome coverage of an event held at the Milwaukee Mile featuring many of the famous race cars built and influenced by Harry...

Potential New Drag Strip in Washington State Appears to be Dead in the Water

We figured that we should cap off a junky day of news with another piece of junky news. A group of drag racers in Forks, Washington, has been seeking a location where they can build a drag strip....

Bastards! Thief Steals ’69 Mustang; Crashes with Owner Hanging Out Window

We realize that this has been a downer of a news day, but hey, that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes. This is the most depressing story we have read for quite some time. If you’ve ever...

Honda Creates Program to Support Grassroots Racing Efforts of Customers

We sure as hell wish we could be reporting this news was coming from a domestic manufacturer, but we’re guessing with the whole governmemt control thing, racing is looked upon with a stink eye....