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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

International Speedway Corp Posts Loss on Declining Attendance Figures

Your eyes weren’t lying. There has been a lot of exposed aluminum at NASCAR races this season and the financial reporting from  International Speedway Corp. proves it beyond a shadow of a...

Carnage of the Week: If You’re Gonna be Dumb…

This week’s carnage is more human than mechanical. It’s a perfect lesson in, “If you’re gonna be dumb, you’ve got to be tough Take a couple of semi-drunken guys, a truck...

Toyota to F1: No Japanese GP at Fuji Speedway in 2010

Toyota announced that it will not host the 2010 Japanese GP at the company owned Fuji Speedway. The economic conditions and the company’s financial situation were cityed as the main reasons for...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: The Most Evil Cadillac in the World

We were at Lead East last year, the epic 1950’s themed event held yearly in New Jersey, on a magazine assignment that never saw the light of day. Through the course of the weekend we saw...

English Nostalgia Drag Racing Coverage

Nostalgia drag racing may have been born in America, but it has spread like wildfire, even across the Atlantic Ocean to England where there is as hardcore a nostalgia scene as there is here....

Website of the Week: TyroneMalone.net

We live in a gearhead world where the idea of a high-performance diesel-powered truck is second nature, but such was not always the case. Tyrone Malone can rightfully be called one of the pioneers of...

Aussie Driver Has Car Confiscated for Posting Burnout Vids on Facebook

An Australian driver has had his car taken by police after posting photos and video of himself doing burnouts on a public road. Tough “Anti-Hoon” laws have been inacted to combat bad,...

Goodwood Festival of Speed Coverage from Autoblog

Another year, and another year we were not at the Goodwood Festival Speed in England. It’s one of the coolest gearhead events on the planet, bringing together cars and people from all over the...

Photo Gallery: Burbank Bob’s Big Boy Cruise Night, 7/3/2009

The Burbank Bob’s Big Boy is the cruising hub of SoCal’s San ernando Valley and has been the spot to hang out on Friday night’s for decades. There’s probably not a better...

Dale Coyne Wins First Race in 558th Start

It’s the best story in motorsports and it will be for the whole of the 2009 season, and chances are you’ve never even heard about it. Dale Coyne Racing’s win at last weekend’s...

NASCAR/Mayfield Case Heads to Federal Court

It ain’t over yet. NASCAR has gone before a Federal Judge seeking to uphold their competition ban of Jeremy Mayfield that was lifted by a lower court judge. With the introduction of this case...

Chrysler Executive Promoted, Quits

Andreas Schell, a top Chrysler executive and the man who was to oversee the development of the small car program for the company and who also held the title, Chief of Innovation and Pre-Program...

Barnstormin’: Dollars and Sense

I pride myself on having a very even temperament, decent analytical skills, and the ability to make sound decisions about stuff. The problem is that all those things go out the window the second a...

Paul “Scooter” Brothers Elected as SEMA Chairman Elect

SEMA is an organization that is already vital to our hobby, but it will become even moreso as the pressures on the aftermarket, high-performance industry, and racing industry continue to mount....