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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

For Sale: 5-Second Pro Mod Camaro! Makes a Great Christmas Gift!

Jim Halsey has the deal of the century for you! Jim is selling his ’68 Camaro Pro Mod, the first nitrous doorslammer to run the quarter mile in less than 6 seconds, for the low, low price of...

Motorized Freak of the Week: NASA’s Crawler-Transporter

Make no mistake about it: this is the slowest vehicle that will ever be featured here. It’s probably the least fuel efficient as well, but we don’t really give a crap about that. This...

Nitro Pro Mods: The Inside Scoop (part 2)

Ok, now for the payoff pitch on the Nitro Prom Mods dirt that we first spilled yesterday. We spoke with Joe Monden, the man who is doing the final assembly on the first of the injected Pro Mods at...

Nitro Pro Mods: The Inside Scoop (part 1!)

Oh man, this is bad ass! We broke the news here about nitro-burning doorslammers, and it’s really going to happen. Header flames over the roof? You can bet on it! We placed a call to Tom...

Mansfield Motorsports Park Is Closing

Ohio’s Mansfield Motorsports Park, which formerly hosted a NASCAR truck race, has closed its doors and laid off all its employees. This would have been the track’s 50th year in operation....

A Sad Public Announcement: Fire is Not Good

Back in early December we talked on our message board about a fire that took place in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The fire destroyed some great old cars and in the process broke the spirit of their...

GM is Auctioning Vehicles Out of Its Heritage Center

Just like it reads: General Motors is having a fire sale, getting rid of some one-offs and automotive oddities from its collection. Below you will find a list of vehicles (this may or may not be the...

Gearhead Destination: The Bahrain International Circuit

This week we’re flat-out dreaming. The country of Bahrain is literally swimming in oil money and one of the things it decided to do with a chunk of the cash was to build a world class racing...

Dave Despain Signs a Multi-Year Deal with SPEED

If you can stay awake through all the circle-track stuff on the SPEED channel, you’ll eventually get to see Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain. It’s a neat show focused on all different types...

Speaking of Hacked-Up Dodge Chargers…

While following the saga of the complete butcher-shopped General Lee, we stumbled upon another Charger mess. The difference is that you could own it! The infamous Charger from the first Fast and...

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: The G8 Sport Truck May Be Killed

We were a bit mystified a while back when GM announced that it was still planning on rolling out the G8 ST (El Camino) next year. It was a sign to us that the General was still committed to...

Injected Nitro Pro Mods are Coming!

There have been rumors for about a year coming from different places about someone or multiple people running injected nitro motors in doorslammers. The guessing games are over as it seems Tom...

Billy “The Kid” Stepp Dies

One of drag racing’s more colorful (and nefarious) figures has passed away at the age of 73, according to the Dayton Daily News of Dayton, Ohio. Stepp’s cars were known as strong runners,...

General Lee Clone: Total Butchery!

It’s one of those message board threads that gains steam overnight and goes totally viral. We know that’s going to happen with this 30-page tome over at DodgeCharger.com. The funny thing...