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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Barnstormin’: Men of Action

If the wacky events of last week have showed me anything it’s that the collective populace at this site are a group of  doers. Case in point is this trans-continental towing relay to bring...

Mahle Motorsport Web Site now Online

Mahle, a name we’re sure you are familiar with from the world of pistons, has introduced a new internet home so you can look over its wares. The entire high-performance catalog is available to...

Drag Racers Whip Circle Trackers on Ice!

Well, whip is probably a gross exaggeration, but it’s true that the NHRA’s Morgan Lucas was the winner of the annual Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge. The event, one of the coolest charity...

Sweet New Doorslammer Body From Cynergy Composites

While the rest of the drag racing world seems to be folding like a wet blanket, doorslammer racing is hotter than ever. Maybe there’s something to this whole “personality” thing...

Mac Tools Dumps Kalitta

The Top Fuel operation owned by Connie Kalitta and driven by his nephew Doug Kalitta was dealt a body blow last Monday with the announcement that the car would no longer be sponsored by Mac Tools....

Phillip Eagan, Member of Tucker Design Team, Dies

We recently posted a note about the Tucker automobile that may have been a dirt track racer back in the early ’50s. It sparked some discussion among our readers about the short-lived car...

Friday’s Excuse Why I Went to Bed Early on New Year’s Eve

The blog entries have been behind schedule the past few days thanks to holidays and Freiburger’s flakiness. I thought I’d use all that as a reason to skip the traditional Friday Excuse to...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Chaparral 2J Sucker Car

The Chaparral 2J is one of those cars that raises an interesting question. Can a race car be considered a failure if it works too well? Read this story of a wildly innovative car and decide for...

Book Review: The Design and Tuning of Competition Engines

OK kids, step away from the coffee table as this book does not come anywhere close to that casual of a genre. Nope, this is a stout recommendation to the hardest of the hardcore engine tech guys out...

Barnstormin’: A Day With the Vermont Junkyard Guy

As many of you know, the title of my weekly column here at FJY.com was also slated to be the title of a recurring show on the old CJTV site. We got one episode out before the end came. There was a...

A NASCAR Tucker?

Yeah, as insane as it sounds, someone raced a Tucker in a NASCAR race back in 1950. We were alerted to this posting over at Hemmings and just had to share it. The story of the Tucker of course was...

Update 1: The Hack-Job General Lee Rebuild Photos

Back on December 15th we reported on a General Lee Charger that had been purchased for nearly $100,000, but that turned out to be a completely butchered car cloaked in shiny paint and nice Web...

Gearhead Destination: Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum

The debate is curerently raging in our forum about the actual definition of the term “musclecar.” Frankly, it’s going to go forever because the term means something different to...

Best Action Photos of 2008

Ever since we saw the insane Top Fuel Hydroplane wreck photos shot by Mark Rebilas we’ve been keeping tabs on his blog to see all the neat stuff he’s been shooting. Mark has posted a...