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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Plug and Play Injection: New EZ-EFI From FAST

This new “self tuning” efi setup from FAST seems like the ticket for a mild street motor and an owner who’s interested in ditching his carb but isn’t comfortable with tuning a...

Gearhead Destination: The Half Moon Bay Drag Strip Reunion

On April 26, 2009 at the Half Moon Bay Airport, the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show will take place. The airport, located about 20 miles of San Francisco, was once home to a legendary drag strip of...

Six-Speed Automatic From TCI

Not sure how this one slid past us, but TCI is offering a six speed automatic transmission based on the GM 4l80E. This is rated to a claimed 850 hp and is intended for everything from street machines...

National Speed Sport News Turns 75

If you are a racing nut, especially someone who enjoys multiple forms of competition, you are probably a National Speed Sport News reader. It’s essentially the publication that launched the...

Pinks All Out to Run Four-Lane Drags at zMax

Ever since zMax Dragway opened in Concord, North Carolina, with its four lanes, the world has been wondering when the track would uncork all four during competition. Well, the answer is April 25,...

Video of the Week: The World’s Lowest-Flying Wheelstander

I’m calling a mulligan on this one. I am familiar with this car. It’s the twin-turbocharged, big-block-Ford-powered 1967 Mustang of Canadian Frank Pompilio. I wrote a feature on the car...

Morrow Award Gets Renamed

Back when our corporate headquarters was located in Burbank, there was a store just up the street from the shop called Autobooks. It’s where we would escape to when we needed to kill some time...

Jeep Military J8s Available in the U.S., Kind Of

The Jeep J8 is a kick ass, military-spec version of the Wrangler that has previously only been sold to foreign governments and militaries. Enthusiasts have been pining for this littler killer to be...

Comp Cams Hosts the Amsoil Mopar Muscle Engine Challenge

There are several big-time engine-building competitions out there but there’s only one that caters strictly to the Mopar-loving crowd. This one, backed by Mopar Muscle magazine will be held at...

New BareBones Cams from Lunati

Lunati’s line of BareBones cams exists to satisify the needs of budget-conscious hot rodders who are still looking for high-quality products. With all the talk of flat tappet versus roller cams...

Helio Castroneves Tax Trial Update

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. Robin Miller, the well known racing...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: My Favorite Stocker Ever

I was in lust from the very second I laid eyes on this baby. The photo was taken at Lebanon Valley Dragway somewhere around 2002 or 2003 at an NHRA divisional or National Open event. The car is the...

Fun Ford and Battle of the Brands is Dead

The news has officially broken this morning that American Autosports Productions has pulled the plug. The company that formerly produced Fun Ford Weekend, and more recently Battle of the Brands, will...

Legends of Riverside Museum Event a Success

On March 27-29, there was a Legends of Riverside International Raceway gala event and film festival held at the Riverside International Auto Museum nearby the location of the historic race track in...