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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Killer Swedish Video: Ice Racing a 1964 Galaxie 500

We got tipped off to this awesome video by Bangshift forum member and blog contributor Speedzzter. It is footage of a 1964 Galaxie 500 being wrung out on a frozen lake in Sweden. The car is a four...

Great Read: The Story of Wendell Scott and How He Broke NASCAR’s Color Barrier

Wendell Scott was the first black racer to win a NASCAR race. The big moment came on December 1, 1963 on a dirt track in Jacksonville, Florida. Officials initially awarded the win to Buck Baker (who...

1967 Mustang Wins East African Safari Classic Rally

In a come-from-behind win, driver Ian Duncan piloted his 1967 Mustang to victory at the 2009 running of the East African Safari Classic Rally. Duncan suffered an electrical failure during one of the...

ebay Find: Super Rare ’66 Crew Cab Chevy Pickup

While patrolling eBay for truck parts that we can use on our project truck Goliath, we happened upon a very neat and ultra rare Chevy truck that we wish we could afford. It’s a 1966 crew cab...

Patrick Signs Indy Deal; Says NASCAR is Still on the Table

Public opinion lightning rod Danica Patrick has signed a two-year contract with Andretti Autosport. More interesting is that she formally stated her interest to drive in NASCAR as well. Apparently...

The Story of the Grave Digger Monster Truck

The story of Dennis Anderson and his old Chevy panel truck named Grave Digger is pretty cool. The truck is probably as well known as Bigfoot is and even moreso with younger generations of kids....

Former IHRA Star Terry McMillen To Run Entire NHRA Top Fuel Tour in 2010

Terry McMillen, with the backing of the Amalie Oil Company, will run the entire 2010 NHRA tour in his Top Fuel Dragster. McMillen is a long time IHRA stalwart in the Alcohol Funny Car category and a...

Jersey Guy Sells Jeep on Craigslist; Gets Screwed

Like most of you, we practically live on Craigslist. We’re buying and selling stuff left and right, but we adhere to one golden rule. That rule? Cash is king. A guy from New Jersey who recently...

Updated: Shocker! GM Chief Resigns At Behest of Board

GM CEO Fritz Henderson, after only eight months on the job leading the giant automaker, has resigned, effective immediately, after being asked to leave his job by the board of directors. This was...

New Helmet Removal System Mandated for NHRA Pro Classes in 2010

An interesting new piece of safety equipment will be mandatory for NHRA competitors in the sanction’s quickest and fastest classes for the 2010 season. The Eject helmet removal system is being...

Pinks All Out Announces 2010 Schedule: Large Venues Abound

Pinks All Out has been a smashing success for the SPEED Network over the last few seasons. The show, which grew out of the original Pinks series, takes 400 racers at each track and boils them down to...

Carnage Video: Un-F’ing-Believable In-Car View of a Massive Clutch Explosion

This one will blow your mind, and driver Tony Defelices is lucky that nothing else got blown off during this massive clutch explosion in his PSI-blown 1967 Camaro. Though the car is left-hand drive,...

Video and Tech: We Fix the Brakes and Drive Goliath, Our Project C50 Truck

We recently made some progress wrenching on our big 1964 Chevy C50 that we’ve named Goliath. We repaired the rear brakes and got the truck functional enough to actually attempt driving it on...

Weirdo: The 1969/2010 Camaro SS Concept by Danz Custom

Our friends over at Autoblog unearthed photos of this strange Camaro built by a shop in Wisconsin called Danz Custom. Autoblog totally panned the car. We’re not too hot on the way it looks,...