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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

March Meet Video Action: Horan meets Chrisman Dragster Collision

Yikes! We had seen some still photos of Dan Horan getting into Mike Chrisman at the 2009 March Meet, but seeing it in video form is far more creepy. Although we lose the cars in the dust cloud...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Twin-Engine Dragster!

Just in case anyone thought we were going all soft on you with the feature on the Maserati earlier in the week, we’re bringing ourselves back to our knuckledraggin’ roots with this pick....

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Hudson Hornet

We’re leaving the comfy confines of the Big Three with this week’s Cool Old Press Photos feature and checking out the 1957 Hudson Hornets, now packing fire-breathing 327ci V8 power. These...

Hang ’em High! Two Indicted for Stealing Trade Secrets from Goodyear

This one should spike your blood pressure. Two men, Clark Roberts and Sean Howley, engineers for a company called Wyko Tire Technology of Greeback, Tennessee, have been indicted for conspiracy to...

Gearhead Destination: Pikes Peak Highway

This week’s Gearhead Destination is Pikes Peak in Colorado. We’re sending you here not just for the world famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, but also for the actual drive...

GM Puts Hold on Small Diesel V8

In a sign of the times, General Motors announced on March 10th that it was suspending the launch of the new 4.5L diesel engine destined for half-ton pickup trucks. This motor is widely recognized as...

AMC Collection to be Auctioned at Lowe’s Motor Speedway April 3

We were tipped off to an AMC auction going down at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in early April as part of a larger weekend automotive auction. This is the collection of a man named Steve Green. The...

It’s Coming and You Can’t Stop It: Bizarro Pro Mod Competes at IHRA Baton Rouge Event

It’s going to scare old ladies and convince hard line Pro Mod traditionalists that the IHRA has lost its mind, but Harold Martin has been given the “all clear” by the IHRA and ran...

Gearhead Guys You Should Know: Bob Bondurant

Say the name Bob Bondurant and the first thing that pops into your head is that he owns and operates a high-performance driving school in Arizona. Most people assume he was some type of racing driver...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Funny Car on a Pole

Lebanon Valley Dragway is a great dragstrip in eastern New York State. It’s got a great history as a track that all the great touring professional racers hit during their barnstorming trips...

Gary Anderson, Founder of Soffseal Inc, Passes

We were hit with more bad news today with the announcement that Gary Anderson, the founder of Soffseal Inc., has passed away. If you are a drag racing fan you can’t help but think back to the...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: 1960-1965 Birdcage Maseratis

Some cars, like the Gurney Eagle that was profiled last week are just cosmically right from the moment of conception. The Birdcage Maseratis were born of a company that had tried and largely failed...

Book Review: How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive

How to Keep Your Muscle Car Alive by Harvey White Jr. is a brand new release from Motorbooks and is part of the Motorbooks Workshop series of technical titles. This book is a neat reference material...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: The End of Leo Santucci’s 1950 Chevy

For fans of GM straight-six performance, the name Leo Santucci is household. He has been a recognized authority on these engines for some time and his history racing them on the dragstrip is quite...