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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Muscle Cars Provide Great Escape for Post-Katrina Louisiana Residents

The devastation and destruction that hurricane Katrina brought to southern Louisiana was jaw dropping. Massive areas of flooding left huge urban areas all but annihilated. Tens of thousands of...

One-Mile Land Speed Racing Comes to the West: The Mojave Mile Opens in March

Land Speed Racing seems to be the hot ticket these days with new venues popping up with regularity. Thanks to a tip from DragRacingOnline’s Darr Hawthorne, we’re happy to fill you in one...

GM and Chrysler: The Same but different

The Detroit Free Press tackled a question that we’ve been considering for a while: Which is in better shape, GM or Chrysler? Both companies were busted flat, saved by the government, and have...

College Kid Pens the Worst NASCAR Editorial Ever

Ever been to an open mic night at a comedy club? If you have, chances are you saw at least one person step to the mic and attempt an act that was based around hackneyed material. We came across an...

Young Boy Saves Himself and His Father by Wrecking a Volvo on Purpose

BangShifter Dave Wallace tipped us to this incredible story about a twelve-year-old kid who’s dad had a heart attack while they were driving down the road. The kid managed to get the car...

Vintage Homebuilt Project: Tiny Tracked Tractor

There was a magical time in the world were people occupied their free time with dreaming things up and making them. No computers, video games, sexting, or GPS. It was about wrenches, saws, and tools...

Quickie Goliath Video: Taking Tom for a Ride

Here’s a quick video of us taking our 1966 Chevy C50 truck, which we’ve dubbed Goliath, for a cruise up the road with the youngest BangShifter around, Tom Lohnes. Tom’s been pining...

Creepy: Sacramento Cops Pulling Cars Over For Smog Checks

A while back, we told you about our experience with a mobile smog check station. BangShift Chad was stopped and the truck he was driving got checked out on the side of the road. That was in So-Cal....

Bangshift Feature: Tasca Ford’s Mod Shop Upholds A Long Legacy of Ford Performance

There are few car dealerships in the country that are recognized by gearheads from coast to coast. The great high-performance dealers from the 1960s and 1970s are largely remembered for the golden...

eBay Pick: 1957 Chevy Sedan Delivery

This week’s eBay find is a totally awesome 1957 Chevy sedan delivery. According to our research, this is one of 8,300 examples constructed by Chevy in 1957. These cars were extremely popular in...

BangShift.com Tributes the Americans Who Lost Their Lives 68 Years Ago Today

Today is the 68th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Please remember the 2,388* Americans who lost their lives that day, 1,177 of them onboard the USS Arizona. It’s also time...

Monday Time Killer and Wallet Drainer: Affordable Project Cars Site

Normally, a Monday Time Killer is meant to burn a few hours at the desk on Monday morning. This time, you could get drawn into a much worse time killer if you fall for one of the affordable project...

Boring NASCAR Champ Not Looking Too Bad Right Now

With the recent disaster that has surrounded golfer Tiger Woods, columnist Jim Pedley at SportingNews.com has penned a piece about how Jimmy Johnson’s unassuming self isn’t such a bad...

The Parting Shift: A Reminder Why Actual Gearheads Prefer BangShift.com

Do any of you ever look at Jalopnik.com? It’s the web site where pseudo car guys write snarky blog items about stuff that pseudo car guys might care about. They get some good scoops on new cars...