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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Original Dodge Deora Is Headed for the Auction Block

The Dodge Deora is simply one of the coolest vehicles ever built, as it’s both an Alexander Bros. custom and one of the original sixteen Hot Wheels. Now it could be yours as RM Auctions is...

Marcus Smith Offers a $20,000, Winner-Take-All Match Race For Force and Pedregon

Marcus Smith, son of Bruton Smith and the President and GM of Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the guy who over sees zMax Dragway, has offered $20,000 to the winner of a special grudge race to take...

Mayfield Sues His Stepmom Over The Death of His Father; He’s Got Lawsuit Troubles

Whew! We were starting to think that the Jeremy Mayfield saga had reached a stalling point. Luckily for us, Mayfield just filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his cat-loving stepmother Lisa...

Event Gallery: Lead East 2009

Lead East 2009 by all accounts, was a smashing success. Luckily for us, BangShift.com forum member Arrowhead, known in real life as Tom, hit the show and sent us a great gallery of nearly 100 photos....

Craigslist Fail of the Week: Big Block Mopar 455!!!!

Wow. We have to thank our buddy Jon Sandahl for the tip on what could be the biggest fail of a Craigs:ist ad we’ve seen in some time. This guy has everything but the actual brand of the engine...

Bernstein Announces New Sponsor: Not A Tasty Adult Beverage

One of the big downer stories in NHRA drag racing this year was the loss of Budweiser as the team sponsor of Brandon Bernstein’s Top Fuel ride. They have been partners for decades and...

Not a Suprise: Danica is Coming to NASCAR

The Associated Press, among other sources, is claiming that Danica Patrick is on her way to the world of NASCAR Stock Car racing. Teams are apparently scrambling the lure her in with good deals and a...

Prepared for Launch: 49-State, 9-Day Drive Kicks off at Midnight on Wednesday

Dave Schaub will be attempting to drive his 1932 Ford roadster (pictured) through 49 States in 9 days. He’s doing it for charity which is good, but aside from that even we think that this is an...

Pedregon and Force Have Explosive Confrontation at US Nationals; We Share Our Thoughts

This is one for the books and it is just getting fired up. John Force had an explosive near brawling confrontation with Tony Pedregon after he was defeated by Robert Hight at the US Nationals on...

Event Gallery: The 2009 Endless Mountain Truck Show

We have to thank reader Jeremy George for this killer gallery from the 19th Annual Antique Truck Club of America Endless Mountain Truck Show. Inside you’ll find everything from pickups to...

Event Gallery: Radir Wheels Dead Man’s Curve Wild Hot Rod Party 2009

The Radir Wheels Dead Man’s Curve Wild Hot Rod Party 2009 is the unofficial kick off party for Lead East, the rollicking 1950s-themed celebration/car show/concert that essentially takes over...

Event Gallery: 2009 Spindles Car Club Auto-Fest

The Spindles Auto Club claims to be the oldest continuously operating car club in the country, and it has great name recognition in eastern Massachusetts. The club uses that good PR to draw tons of...

Garlits Eliminated At Indy; Becomes Incredibly Overqualified Spectator For Weekend

Don Garlits’ trip to the 55th annual Mac Tool US Nationals as a racer has come to an end. After qualifying his 2009 Drag Pack Challenger in the Stock Eliminator field, he was felled in a heads...

Tragedy: Three Killed in Horrific Florida Street Racing Wreck

Three people have died as a result of a high speed car wreck in Holly Hill, Florida. The single car accident happened on Thursday night and is believe to be streer-race induced as the Camaro that...