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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Pro Street Toyota Starlet

Man, we saw this little guy and started drooling. It’s a Toyota Starlet with a bad-ass cage, all the tin work done, and just needing a motor and transmission to terrorize the land. Sure...

Red Ball Express: Update on the Cross-Country Bucket Brigade of Our ’68 Javelin

The great gearhead bucket brigade known as the Red Ball Express is well underway with our now infamous ‘68 Javelin being relayed trailer-to-trailer to deliver it from California to Boston. This...

Truck Kills the Christmas Tree at the Winternationals

Well, the NHRA Winternationals washed out today in Pomona, but not before some crazy action went down in Stock Eliminator. John Irving, a competitor making a qualifying run in his M/SA Dodge truck...

Cool Old Press Photos: A ’57 Dodge-Load of Girls!

It’s funny to think there was actually a time in this country when a man could ask the question, “How many women would fit in the trunk of a ’57 Dodge?” without someone...

Gearhead Destination: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Museum of Science and Industry is a wondrous place that any wide-minded gearhead would love. Featuring exhibits like an actual German U-Boat captured during WWII,...

More Info Coming Out on Brett Stevens’ Drug Arrest

Brett Stevens, the Australian drag racing mega-star who was recently scooped up in a police drag net against illegal drugs seems to be in some major league trouble. First, he shocked the drag racing...

Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

After writing about the Lola T70 and thinking about the sheer awesomeness of the old Can-Am series, we remembered that there are probably lots of people who’ve never seen those wild old cars in...

Hot Rod Magazine 2009 Drag Week Schedule is Here!

Well, it’s time to put on your daddy pants again and start preparing for the most brutal test of man and street-legal (barely in some cases) machines ever devised: it’s Hot Rod Drag Week...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Penske/Donohue Lola T70 Mk3B

You know what they say about the really beautiful girls. They’re temperamental, flighty, unpredictable, and often times, more trouble than they’re worth, but damned it if we aren’t...

Lynn Wineland Not Doing Well

We’ve just received word that Lynn Wineland has entered the hospital in grave condition with myoplastic anemia, a bone disease. Lynn is one of the Petersen Publishing greats, having stared as a...

Pioneering NASCAR Official Robert “Hoot” Auton Passes

There’s another golden generation of people slowly leaving us, and that’s the people who were working and guiding NASCAR through its age of glory and growth back in the day. One of those...

Breaking News: Saleen Sells Off All Its Assets

Wow. We knew that Sallen was shopping for a buyer but this one hit us upside the head. MJ Acquisition was the purchaser and they are already in the high-performance industry, overseeing the operation...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Litton at Epping, 2006

It seems that lots of guys dug the stories of racing accidents that I have witnessed from last week’s Barnstormin’ column so I am going to profile a wreck or odd occurrence I’ve...

Barnstormin’: Sidekicks

Most of the stuff that happens in the world of cars and hot rodding is not just the handiwork of one person. Normally, it’s at least two people who have designed, created, or fabricated...