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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

eBay Pick of the Week: 1972 Pantera

DeTomaso Panteras hold a cool spot in the gearhead pantheon of coolness. They are a great marriage of sleek Italian styling and good old American brute force. There are several of them currently for...

Monday Time Killer: Pontiac Heaven

Steve Barcak is a self-described Pontiac extremist and his website certainly lives up that claim. This is truly a slice of internet heaven for fans of GM’s “excitement” brand, even...

Shocker! IHRA Drops Sanction of Two Former National Event Facilities

The IHRA has announced, albeit quietly, that it has dropped the sanction of two facilities where national events had been held. San Antonio Raceway and Milan Dragway are no longer IHRA sanctioned...

It Came From the Fab Shop: The Speculative Disc-Brake Shield

(By Loren Krussow) – Many people are familiar with the term “spec house.” When a home builder has extra time or capacity they may, without an order on the books, speculatively construct a...

Racepak for the Masses!

It’s pretty safe to say that the most widely known data acquisition hardware and software in the world of drag racing is Racepack. Hell, Dale Armstrong was one of the founding fathers of the...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Big-Ass Texas Suburban

We’re headed deep into the heart of Texas this week for a massive Chevy Suburban mud bogger. Long story short, it’s a 1987 Suburban 4×4 sitting on 2.5-ton Rockwell axles front and...

Edge Products Launches Edge Racing Brand

No doubt, if you are into diesel performance you know the name Edge Products. They make a bunch of different products for the diesel aftermarket. They are best known for their plug in tuners and...

The Age of the Flying Car is Now!

We were kind of shocked to find out there there’s a company back in the flying car business, and even more shocked to find out it’s located about 30 miles from our eastern offices here in...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Mercury Montclair Phaeton

This week’s historical gem from my newfound collection of original press photos and releases from the 1957 model year comes from Ford’s Mercury brand and trumpets the bold new styling...

Speedway Motors’ New Stromberg 97 Replicas

Finding genuine old Stromberg 97 carbs is becoming more difficult by the day, and working with castings and innards that are pushing 70 years old on a good day is a also a problem. That’s why...

Gearhead Destination: Mopar Spring Fling 2009

This week we’re looking ahead about a month to one mother of a Mopar show. It’s the Spring Fling, held at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California, on April 25th and 26th. This is a massive...

Auto Trader Classics Magazines: Not Dead

Man, it’s getting weird for the dudes and dudettes in the print media. Hell, even the books that exist just to sell other people’s junk are trying to off each other. What makes us say...

Crane Cams: What Our Inside Sources Say

There have been rumors swirling about the future of Crane Cams ever since the company shut down its plant a few weeks ago. Some say it’s done for good and others say that the place will be...

It Came from the Fab Shop: Homemade Wheel Spacers

(By Loren Krussow) – I do not work in a state-of-the-art, high-tech shop. I wouldn’t knock it, though, for the purpose of making just one or two of something there are actually only a...