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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Day the Bottom Fell Out

There has been nary any good news in the automotive realm for a while. The bad news has been moving at a fairly steady stream, but on Tuesday it came out in a raging torrent. This was an amazingly...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Drag Kart!

Yep, admit it. The first thing you thought was WTF?! The second thing you thought was, “How do I get one of my own?” I’d recommend asking this guy, who happened to be running the...

NBC Sues Championship Off Road Racing (CORR)

Thanks to our pal D2 for the tip on this one. The NBC television network is suing CORR for breach of contract as CORR has stopped paying the network for timeslots it had committed to buying to air...

GM May Leave Detroit?

According to new General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson, it’s a distinct possibility that the company could leave Detroit as all options to save the massive company are being looked at. It seems...

Andretti Wads Up the Petty Indy Entry

It was a tough day at the Brickyard for John Andretti and the Richard Petty Indy 500 team on Sunday as the car suffered a bad case of concrete poisoning coming out of a turn. The team was trying...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Captain Jack McClure’s Rocket Go-Kart

This not exactly a race car, as it was an exhibition vehicle, but what a little piece of craziness it was! This tiny terror made Jack McClure a living for three or four years in the early 1970s and,...

Book Review: The Reckoning

This book is a commitment. The version we read sat about four inches thick and came in at about 800 pages. It’s The Reckoning by David Halberstam, a book that parallels two companies, Ford and...

2009 SEMA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The SEMA Hall of Fame is the Cooperstown of Hot Rodding and the automotive hobby. Every year they induct a small class of new members and recently this year’s class was announced by SEMA. See...

The Lohnes Wreck File: The Altered-Crushing Dragster

You’ve always got to be paying attention at the track, even during the times where it seems nothing could possibly go wrong, like in the staging lanes. One racer got way too good a look at a...

Barnstormin’: Racing and Drugs are a Bad Combo

With the recent news of NASCAR racer Jeremy Mayfield failing a random drug test, it has brought to light a debate among racing fans, journalists, and competitors about the merits of drug testing in...

Inglese Can Service Your Webers

Got a trick looking old multi-Weber induction system on your hot rod? Does it run like junk? There’s no excuse to suffer any longer as Inglése will gladly take your entire unit and...

It Came From the Fab Shop: Tools Even Better Than Hammers

(By Loren Krussow) – If you’re anything like me, the first time you took a hammer to a piece of sheetmetal intending to make something out of it you were a little miffed at the result....

eBay Pick of the Week: A Three-Door 1965 VW Bug

This is one of those cars that catches your eye for a second, and just when you are about to move onto the next thing, you can’t. The seller claims that this is the only three-door Bug in the...

Top Fuel Rotary Engine!

We’ve got to thank our buddy Jon for the tip, because this is something we never would have never thought of or looked for. It’s the homepage of a team of racers who plan to run a...