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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Crane Purchase Still On According to Scorpion

We have just spoken to Scott Reynolds, VP of Marketing for Scorpion Performance and he confirmed with us that the company still intends to buy Crane Cams along with its assets and put employees back...

Crane Cams Assets to be Sold at Auction

Word has come that Crane Cams is officially toast. All of the company’s assets and property, physical and intellectual will be sold at auction, ending the run of the storied camshaft supplier....

Arizona’s Manzanita Speedway Closing; Final WoO Race This Weekend

If you are a Sprint Car fan from the Phoenix area, you best be getting yourself out to Manzanita Speedway this weekend for the last ever running of the World of Outlaws series there. The track is...

News Flash! Big Media Does a Drag Racing Story and No One Got Killed!

Check out this MSNBC report on the state of the drag racing world in these trying economic times. We were stunned that the mainstream media decided to do a drag racing story that didn’t involve...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Jr. Thompson/Mazmanian Opel Gasser!

Wow. Just wow. This may be the Criagslist ad to beat them all. It’s the actual Gasser campaigned by Big John Mazmanian and Junior Thompson in 1968-1970 in match races and competition all across...

Gearhead Destination: The Blue Ridge Parkway

A while back we told you to go check out the Tail of the Dragon, an amazing stretch of road that will test your nerve and your ability to toss your junk through the corners. Today we’re sending...

Comp Cams Acquires Quarter Master Clutches

Comp Cams continues to build a portfolio of strong brands with the addition of Quarter Master Industries to its corporate docket. Quarter Master builds high-performance clutches and driveline parts...

Video of the Week: Trans-Am 1969

This right here is more than five minutes of video zen of SCCA Trans-Am racing in 1969. It seems to be a portion of a longer video and it has all the feeling of some type of promo. We dig the natural...

Nostalgia Fuel Funny Cars will Assault the East Coast this Summer!

This announcement really kicks some ass for us East Coasters. For too long, the West Coast guys have had a hammerlock on the nostalgia nitro Funny Car craze. Now we’re getting our dose of the...

F1 Pay Cut: Send Fernando Alonso a Few Bucks

Brother, can you spare a dime for team Renault F1 driver Fernando Alonso? His pay was cut by 33% recently and instead of making a modest $17.5 million dollars a year, he will be forced to scrape by...

BangShift Chad Will Be On Site at Goodguys Pleasanton and Del Mar

The real old Barris Batmobile is going to be on display at the Goodguys All-American Get-Together in Pleasanton, California, this weekend. They obviously didn’t know that our own BangShift Chad...

Lohnes Pic of the Week: Dude, Your ‘Chute is Hanging Out

One of the more embarrassing things that can happen to the pilot of a high-powered drag car is premature parachute ejection. If the condition persists for more than four hours consult a crew chief....

Site of the Week: Internet Car Movie Database

Most people know about the Internet Movie Database. It’s a massive site that has info on just about every movie and television show ever made. A lot of people though, have no idea that there is...

Yates No. 28 Travis Kvapil NASCAR Team Shuts Down

Don’t go looking for the number 28 on the track this weekend. ESPN and NASCAR.com are reporting that Yates Racing has suspended all operations of the team and sent most of the crew people to...