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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Top 11 Greatest Motorsports Sponsorships

Racing sponsorships can be great, long-term agreements between a company that is seeing benefit in its advertising dollars or they can be disastrous, short-term follies. Most fall somewhere in...

Barnstormin’: Is there a Future in Nostalgia?

For the second week in a row, I’m going drag racing specific in my Barnstormin’ column, but this is a topic that has had me thinking for some time now and it does relate to other racing...

All About the Intermeccanica Car Company

Many guys wonder what it would be like to build a car from scratch—to give it the look, the power, the name they want. A few have done it and in the modern era that includes a man named Frank...

Failure: The Secret to Success

This one may inspire a lynch mob, but we’re going to strongly recommend you hit the link below and check out this video from Honda. It’s entitled “Failure: The Secret to...

Events for Jim Deist and Lynn Wineland

It’s always a tough thing to swallow when we as a community of hot rodders, racers, and enthusiasts lose people who are instrumental in the history we all hold so dear. This year has already...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: We Woke Up

This week has sucked with such vastly epic proportions we can’t think about it for more than a few minutes at a time before blood starts shooting from our ears. Government controls on the auto...

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...