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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Event Coverage: 2009 Woodward Dream Cruise

Since it has been happening for 15 years straight, nearly every car guy knows about the Woodward Dream Cruise, even if they have not been there. The massive cruise scene held on the Detroit...

Monday Time Killer: Wrecked Exotics

Following today’s Cash For Clunkers Maserati story, the only natural Monday Time Killer we could think of was WreckedExotics.com, a macabre look at rare, big dollar, supercars wrecking,...

Clueless Newspaper Overplays “Cash for Clunkers” Maserati Turn-In

Here’s a way to start your Monday with a laugh. A guy turns in a 1980s, problem-riddled Maserati Bi-Turbo, and Virginia’s Portfolio Weekly treats it like the dude just dropped off a...

BREAKING VIDEO: 2010 Taurus SHO Runs 13.92 at the Drags!

Leapin’ lizards! We knew the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO would be a decent runner with the twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, but we did not think it would have the suds on tap to knock off a brand new V6...

Friday Excuse to Go to Detroit and Drink: The Woodward Dream Cruise is On!

Ah yes, the Woodward Dream Cruise. Technically it does not go down until tomorrow, but the word on the street is that there has already been an epic level of cruising all week. Saturday will mark the...

Dealers on Verge of Panic: Cash for Clunkers Payments Not Coming In

The nightmare continues and actually grows for new car dealers as the Cash for Clunkers program is placing many in a bizarre Catch-22 situation. The hook? If they don’t sell cars they will go...

Wow! Rare Stude Motor Goes for $25,000 on eBay

For those of you not in the Studebaker cult, this is the mother of all Studebaker performance engines. It’s the Hemi, ZL1, and SOHC Ford of the Studebaker world and because they are as rare as...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: An L89 Big Block Chevy With a Twist

Of all the mighty engines in the storied history of the big-block Chevrolet, the L89 is one that stands out. The tri-power, aluminum headed 427 was offered in Corvettes from 1967 to 1969 and stands...

Event Coverage: Ridetech Does the NSRA Nats; Rolls Out New Logo

Our friends over at RideTech (Air Ride Suspension) had a busy weekend at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, last weekend. First there was the whole show situation that was happening and had...

It Came From the Fab Shop: Build Your Own Roll Back Tow Truck

(By Loren Krussow)Fortune, we hope, will smile upon us on days we venture from our garages and neighborhoods to take out our hot rods.The wheels will steadily spin, the fluid in the cooling system...

Event Gallery: 2009 Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals

BangShift.com forum member Bob Parks (called Memphis on the forum) attended the 2009 Goodguys Northwest Nationals with his camera and knocked our socks off with some bitchin’ photos of the...

We Missed the Party! Mopar Nats Cruise Gets Rowdy, Cops Tired

The 2009 Mopar Nationals just went down at its normal location of National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. That was a former national event track for NHRA until Norwalk came into the picture. Now...

Attorney Convicted; Killer Drag Car and Racing Stuff to be Auctioned

A North Carolina attorney has been convicted of defrauding former clients out of millions of dollars and will spend the next 20 years behind bars. That’s the crappy part. The good news is that...

Barnstormin’: I’m a Clunker-holic

I can’t say that I pride myself on being a champion of the environment or even really ever going out of my way to save trees, dolphins, owls, or any other limited edition woodland creature....