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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

SEMA Asks President Obama to Oppose Scrappage Programs

SEMA has written a letter to President Obama urging him to oppose “cash for clunkers” programs on the grounds that other similar programs, most notably the model used in Germany, have not...

Tobey Maguire to Star in a Movie about Phil Hill

Tobey Maguire is set to star in a movie version of an upcoming book called Limit by Michael Cannell that follows Phil Hill and Ferrari teammate Wolfgang Von Trips through the 1961 F1 season that...

First Ever 427 Cobra on eBay

The first Shelby Cobra equipped with a 427ci big-block Ford engine is officially for sale on eBay right now. There’s the highest ever “buy it now” price we’ve even seen, an...

Roadside Find: Chevy Truck Personality Test

Here’s an awesome way to discern your automotive identity. Choose between these two totally bitchin’ Chevy trucks we found on the side of the road. You have option one, a gorgeous,...

German Shop Converts UPS Truck into a Hot Rod

We’ve got no idea why, but a German shop took a UPS truck, added a 425hp V8, lowered it, put good rubber under it, and let it rip on the track. It’s cool in our book because it sounds...

Gearhead Destination: The Maxton Monster Mile

This weekend marks the season opening event for the East Coast Timing Association and the first time in 2009 that the 1-mile, standing-start acceleration course at the old Laurinburg airport in North...

NASCAR: No More Teardowns at the Track

This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. NASCAR has changed its procedure regarding post-race engine teardowns. Typically the top two finishers had their motors torn down in tech and inspected for...

IHRA to Record the First-Ever ET Records for Top Sportsman and Top Dragster at Rockingham

The IHRA has announced that, at the upcoming Spring Nationals to be held at Rockingham Dragway April 24-26, it would allow records to be established for elapsed time in both Top Dragster and Top...

NASCAR Shocker: Car of Tommorrow Gone at the End of 2010

NASCAR rocked the racing world today with the announcement that they would be scrapping the controversial “Car of Tomorrow” for Toyota 2JZ powered, late second generation Camaros and...

Site of the Week: BringaTrailer.com

Warning, this is not a dedicated muscle car site. You will see zero photos of dual-engine dragsters, Fuel Altereds, or anything with a Roots blower on it. However, if you are a fan of neat cars,...

Roadside Find: 1968 Mercury Convertible

When this big, purple Mercury showed up on the side of the road for sale a couple weeks ago, we didn’t think much of it. Then it kind of struck us that had never laid eyes on a fullsize,...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The 1972 Olds Cutlass Banshee

Off-road racing back in the ‘60s and early ‘70s was filled with all kinds of wild and wacky machinery. One of the wildest pieces of iron to mix it up in the dirt was the Banshee, a...

Book Review: Dean Jeffries, 50 Fabulous Years in Hot Rods, Racing & Film

We’ll admit to being a little behind the curve on getting you the word on Dean Jeffries: 50 years in hot rods, racing, and film by Tom Cotter, as the positive reviews have been showing up...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Rollover Contest at Riverhead

My friend Dave Bernstein once entered a 100-car enduro race at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. The facility, a quarter-mile banked oval originally built in the late 1940s, is one of the last...