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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

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...

Amazing Retrospective on Tommy Ivo’s 4-Engine Dragster

Tommy Ivo’s four-engined, four-wheel-drive Showboat (later rebuilt with a body and called The Wagon Master) is one of the most iconic vehicles in drag racing history. Built during the...

Monday Time Killer: Road Racing Corvette Photo Extravaganza!

It’s only fitting that since we’ve brought you today’s new Corvette news we continue with a look back at the long and storied history Corvettes have had tearing up road courses...

GT2 Class C6R ‘Vette to Debut Tuesday; Germans and Italians Urinate Pants

The Corvette C6R racing program has been a GM bright spot for several years. The cars were competing and completely dominating the GT1 category of road racing at events like Lemans, the Dayonta 24,...

Clunkers Not Saved Yet; Program Toast if Senate Fails to Approve $2 Billion

The House of Representatives approved the emergency $2 billion infusion of funds to save the “Cash for Clunkers” program on Friday as they were walking out the door for a month off. Now...

450hp V8 Powered London Taxi Cab on eBay

The London Taxi is one of the most enduring automotive icons the world has known. Its styling and all-around British-ness make it a neat car, even though they are normally powered by wheezy diesel...

Craigslist Pick Bonus Edition: Not-So-Super Nova

If this doesn’t garner a sudden and immediate WTF than we don’t know what does. This Nova was horribly disfigured at some point in its life and now appears to be a suitable addition to an...

Brian Wolfe of Ford Racing Says New NASCAR Mill Will Hit Track Soon

A while back Ford Racing announced that it had a new mill prepared for use in NASCAR. This new motor feaures some technological advancements that should help teams in several areas, not just the...

Carbon Motors Buys Indiana Factory

Carbon Motors, the company that has created a prototype dedicated police cruiser, has taken one more step towards reality by purchasing an Indiana Plant to set up their manufacturing operations....

No Credit, No Problem! Congress to Vote on $2 Billion More Flowing to “Clunkers”

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, Congress, on the day it is supposed to recess for basically the entire month of August, will vote to funnel another $2 billion dollars into the...

All About the Isle of Man and the Legendary TT

It is more than a race, it is a competition that embodies everything about what good racing is. The TT is a motorcycle race held on the Isle of Mann, a rocky crag off the coast of Ireland...