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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Top 11 Things We Never Thought We’d Hear Ourselves Say

Times have changed. We have changed. Our families have grown. Standing back and looking at the state of the hobby and of our near homelessness and of our shift to the Web, we had to sum it all up in...

Moran: Quickest and Fastest in the World With Turbos!

For years we’ve been wondering and waiting for someone, anyone, to figure out how to properly harness the power of a turbocharged Pro Mod and throw some numbers up. Andy Jensen has been doing...

Monday Time Killer: Horsepower Guesser

Monday morning universally sucks unless you are at the US Nationals and are still racing. Other than that, it blows. Luckily, we here at FreiburgersJunkyard.com will provide you with something to...

Barnstormin’: In Praise of Open Trailers

Roadside Find: ’42 Brew Wagon

While on an afternoon trip to the local home improvement mega-store we nearly drove off the road when we spotted this awesome ’42 Chevy truck parked outside a little local watering hole. We can...

Friday Excuse to go Home Early and Drink: The Seemingly Imminent Death of Pontiac

This weekly feature will give you plenty of reason to click the shut-down button on your work computer and drain a few frosties stat. It’s going to be bad news people–deal. Automotive...

This Weekend: Daytona’s Turkey Run

Thanksgiving weekend us upon us and for most of the country that means your junk is sitting idle in the garage, under a tarp, or like us, in the elements. Note that we said most of the country. If...

Gearhead Destination: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

For the majority of the year it sits silent, a massive monument to man’s quest for speed. The month of May brings it to life, and on Memorial Day every year, a couple hundred thousand people...

Montoya Picks NASCAR Over F1. Really.

Juan Pablo Montoya, Formula One driver turned NASCAR left-turner, told the media that he had been offered Formula One rides and turned them all down. He was immediately whisked away to be drug tested...

Jim Wangers’ Big 3 Performance GTO…What Else?

Jim Wangers was the marketing guy behind the Pontiac GTO. We know he’s good at marketing because he’s managed to make a living off that fact for like 40 years. And the hits just keep on...

6.38 Quarter, Naturally Aspirated!

Back when we were living at the old apartment we reported on Sonny Leonard’s newest and baddest ass engine. It was (and is) an 892ci monster that made 2,000 naturally aspirated horsepower on...

Billet Mechanical Fuel Pumps from Holley

Recently on our message board a couple discussions have centered around fuel pumps. Mechanical versus electric, in-tank or inline, manufacturer-versus-manufacturer type of stuff abounds regularly...

Von Smith Goes to Bahrain to Win a Pro Mod race

Von Smith probably has the best driving gig in all of drag racing. As the pilot of the Al-Anabi racing blown ’57 Chevy Pro Mod, he has the best possible car with the best possible pieces, with...

Vintage Racer of the Week: Briggs Cunningham’s Le Monstre

For this first installment of the Vintage Race Car of the week we wanted to show you something you may have never seen or heard about before. First off, this thing is actually a ’50 Cadillac....