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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Site of the Week: All about Burt Munro

With Bonneville Speed Week 2009 set to begin in mere hours, we thought it would be appropriate to look back at one of the legends of the salt. New Zealander Burt Munro is one of the most...

Here Come Da Judge: New GT2 Corvette Released for Public Viewing

Yesterday the much talked about Corvette C6.R GT2 road racing Corvettes were revealed to the world. These pieces, the follow up to the much heralded GT1 Corvettes, are set to begin hand-to-hand...

Unearthed: The Government Instructions on Killing “Clunker” Engines

We have located and read the sickening instructions being handed down by the government to be used by car dealers to kill the motors of “Cash for Clunkers” trade-ins. This whole thing is...

Felipe Massa Recovering; Eager to Return to Racing

Felipe Massa, the Ferrari F1 team driver who was struck in the head by an errant spring during the Hungarian Grand Prix a couple weeks ago, is recovering in Brazil and is very anxious to get back...

T-Shirt of the Day; Got the Guts to Wear it in Detroit?

Every once in a while a shirt comes along that is brilliant in a dastardly way and for today, this one mocking GM has the top spot. You could totally pull this off at any Ford or Mopar event in the...

It’s Coming and You Can’t Stop It: The BangShift.com East Feast October 17th at Beaver Springs Dragway

What started as some chatter on the BangShift.com forums has quickly become a weekend of fun at Beaver Springs Dragway in scenic and beautiful Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania. This is not some kind of...

Great Rant: Are New Cars Ruining Old Car Shows?

Jim Sutherland of TheTruthAboutCars.com is up on the chip in an editorial about car shows and how it seems that many organizers have decided to relax any standards they had for what can and...

Smart Guy Eloquently Says Cash for Clunkers Sucks

Jeffrey Miron is an economics lecturer at Harvard and an occasional contributor to CNN.com. In his most recent piece Miron blows massive holes in the reasoning behind the Cash for Clunkers program...

Speed Week’s Closing In and the Salt Looks Great According to the SCTA

One thing is for sure, if you are heading to Bonneville with a racer this year, the course under your tires will be one of the best in years according to the SCTA. Three courses have been laid out...

We’d Watch It: Jeremy Mayfield Reality Show

It’s a brilliant idea and Dave Grayson over at AutoRacingDaily.com lays it all out in perfect language. Grayson makes the perfect pitch for the Jeremy Mayfield reality show. It’s got...

NHRA Names Ford as Official Vehicle; What Will Bob Frey Drive Now?

The NHRA announced on Monday that Ford will be taking over for dying brand Pontiac as the “official” vehicle of the NHRA. We were waiting to see what they were going to do as Pontiac is...

Newspaper Columnist Gets It: NASCAR Car of Tomorrow Ironically Killing NASCAR

Ben Smith is a columnist for the Fort Wayne, Indiana’s, Journal Gazette. He hits the nail right on the head about NASCAR’s “Car of Tomorrow” and its negative effect on the fan...

2010 Chevy Silverado XFE is Rated for 22 mpg

GM is touting the fact that the 2010 Silverado and Sierra 1500 XFE (extra fuel economy) models will get 22 mpg on the highway. This is achieved by using a recalibrated six-speed automatic...

eBay Pick of the Week: The Transmission We All Need. A Lenco ST1200

Yes, this is a transmission that’ll run you more than $5,000 in this particular auction (and way more retail), yes we barely have dough for a mighty kids meal at McDonald’s and yes, our...