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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Site of the Week: All About Buick Performance

While neither Chad nor I own a Buick, we were both chatting about the greatness of BuickPerformance.com the other day. I mean this place has everything that a die-hard Bu’ lover would ever...

Greg Anderson Makes the Fastest Pro Stock Lap Ever!

Literally minutes ago, Greg Anderson blasted his way to the fasted Pro Stock pass in history. Let the record show that Anderson was the first guy to clear 210 mph in an NHRA legal Pro Stocker. Chad...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The 1961 Ferrari 156

With the rumblings of a startup F1 effort here in the US coming along, we thought about the only American guy to ever win the F1 championship, Phil Hill. He won it while driving for Ferrari and he...

Book Review: Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots

Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots is one for any fan of the ‘80s road-racing scene in the US. It’s an autobiographical tale about Sam Moses, a Sports Illustrated writer who gets a shot...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Bruce Allen and Kenny Koretsky at Ennis, Texas, 2005

This was the worst racing accident I have ever seen, bar none, end of story. No one said it in the press room where I was sitting but everyone thought Bruce Allen was dead. The tricky, all-concrete...

Barnstormin’: And This Is Normal To You?

That was the question posed to me by my good friend Dave Bernstein about a week ago when I was telling him about the Red Ball Express and the improbable cross-country journey that an old dirt track...

The Top 11, Guest Submission Edition: TheSilverBuick’s Favorite Stories From His Leg of the Red Ball Express

The Red Ball Express has come to a close, with our ’68 Javelin having been relayed across the country by a string of volunteers. Each leg of the trip brought some fun stories and memories for...

eBay Pick of the Week: Twin-Turbo LS1 Sand Rail

We’d probably be dead within 15 minutes of owning this thing, but it would be a heck of a 15 minutes. The seller does not say what it weighs, but it’s a freakin’ sand rail so...

Bombproof Ball Joints from Dynatrac

When we laid eyes on these puppies we had to share them with everyone, as we know there are lots of four-wheel-drive fans who frequent the site. If you’ve got a rig that sees big time abuse on...

Bob Motz Back in Jet-Racing Action for 2009

After suffering a horrific fire two years ago, Bob Motz has weathered the long road to recovery and will return to dragstrips across the nation this season in his familiar jet-powered Kenworth truck....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: They’re Finally Building Freaking Camaros!

Normally in the Friday Excuse column we’re sending you home from the office to drain mugs of brew due to some bad news, but stop the presses, we’re doing shots in celebration! New Chevy...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The World’s Fastest Tracked Vehicle

Last week’s Freak, the ol’ Lombard Steam Log Hauler, was a tracked vehicle built in Maine. The insane death machine known as the Howe and Howe Ripsaw is also a tracked vehicle built in...

Dave Wallace Does the Grand National Roadster Show

The Grand National Roadster Show is the grand daddy of all indoor hot rod shows as it carries the weight of awarding the title of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster on one entrant. Truth be...

Would You Care About F1 If…?

There is mounting buzz about a legitimate Formula One entry from the US. Currently the team name is the inventive USF1. The team is raising capital, signing sponsors, and preparing to hit the track...