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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

SEMA 2009 Parts Spotlight: Moroso

Moroso has been a major player in the aftermarket industry for more than four decades. Even after all that time they’re still innovating, inventing, and developing new products to push...

SEMA 2009 Parts Spotlight: Ridetech’s New Select Electronically Adjustable Air Shocks

RideTech really blew us away with their new Select series shocks. These are the world’s first electronically adjustable air shocks, and they are little marvels of engineering. We caught up with...

SEMA 2009 Parts Spotlight: MSD

Our friends at MSD have rolled out some great new stuff at this year’s SEMA show. The biggest item is their 40th anniversary 6AL ignition. This cool throwback piece combines the killer styling...

Event Coverage: SEMA 2009 Parts Gallery

We’ve been hitting you over the head with display cars all week from the 2009 SEMA show, but we know you’re wanting to see more than that. This is a gallery of parts from the show. Some...

Event Coverage: 2009 SEMA Show Display Car Gallery

Here’s a big gallery of display cars from the 2009 SEMA show. The sheer volume of display cars featuring new parts, crazy paint, and other innovative stuff is mind blowing and we’re just...

Event Coverage: SEMA 2009 Wednesday Early Gallery

We’re here at SEMA 2009 and we’re not making up stories when we tell you that this deal is massive. Here’s small sampling of some cool cars, parts and people we saw while making the...

Event Coverage: 2009 SEMA Show Tuesday Gallery

The 2009 SEMA show is now in full swing with all of the parts, cars, trucks, and even semi tractors loaded into place and polished up. We were running around like a chicken with it’s head cut...

Memphis Motorsports Park Closing: Here are the $ Numbers

On a Monday conference call, Dover Motorsports, the parent company that owns the freshly defunct Memphis Motorsports Park, shared the financial information for the facility and the picture was not...

Event Coverage: 2009 Jalopyrama Car Show from Annapolis, Maryland

The sixth annual Jalopyrama took place on October 31st in Annapolis, Maryland. Lucky for us, our intrepid east coast lensman, Joe Grippo was on hand to capture all the hot rods and action. He got...

Jeremy Mayfield’s Former Lawyer (and Boss Hogg look-a-like) Claims He Has Not Been Paid

Bill Diehl, the attorney who was formerly the lead man on suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield’s defense team, claims that he has not been paid for the services rendered to Mayfield during...

NHRA Blocks AHRA Reunion Races from Happening at Tracks They Sanction

The 2010 revival of the American Hot Rod Association has run into a serious and potentially crippling snag. The NHRA has informed the tracks that they sanction that they may not run AHRA events....

Roadside Find: Killer 1972 Chevy Ramp Truck

Strange to say, but these days, towing a race car has become sort of a luxury experience. There’s massive pusher motorhomes, stacker trailers, and all different kinds of trick appointments one...

Killer Video: Mechanic’s Creeper with 80cc Gas Motor

The engine is the head rest. The wheels look as though they were sourced from a Grainger catalog in the caster section. Steering is accomplished by a push/pull lever. There are not readily apparent...

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Monday Time Killer: The Galleries at Stovebolt.com

If you own a pre-1973 GM truck and you’re not a frequent visitor of Stovebolt.com, we recommend you become one. The site is dedicated to trucks built by the General from the inception right up...