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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Event Gallery: Southy Mopar Muscle Meet 2009

We’re on a Canadian Mopar hot streak around here! Earlier this week we had “Fast Ed” Nicholson’s coverage of the Canadian Mopar Fest, and now here’s a gallery from...

Meddling Do-Gooders Try to Block Proposed New Hampshire Drag Strip

New Hampshire is the “Live Free or Die” state, which apparently means you can live free as long as you don’t do something your neighbors don’t like. A New Hampshire...

VW to Own Porsche; New Panamera Stillborn

Well that didn’t work out so great. The story of how Porsche, led by a megalomaniac CEO, tried to take over massive Volkswagen, failed, financially sank, and was then purchased by VW will be...

Taiwan’s Cash for Clunkers Plan Actually Worse Than Ours

Taiwan was recently smacked by Typhoon Morakot. That typhoon caused major flooding and has rendered some 100,000 cars (by government estimates) inoperable. The government has started a variant of the...

Junkyards Start Seeing Clunker Turn-Ins; Flood Gates About to Open

Here comes the flood. As dealers are starting to see payment for their Clunkers, those cars are headed to the local junkyards in their respective areas. For those yards, they are going to see a...

Event Gallery: Canadian Mopar Fest 2009

This gallery of the 2009 Canadian Mopar Fest comes to us by way of BangShift.com member “Fast Ed” Nicholson. Ed’s one heck of an open-minded hot rodder. He owns a VW Bug that he...

It Came From the Fab Shop: The Cheapo Mid-Engine Car Conversion

(By Loren Krussow) –¬†Among those projects that we keep around but don’t make much steady progress on are a couple that are serious back-burner dwellers. They either have little pressing...

The Dweebs Dig It: Consumer Reports Picks Mustang Over Camaro, Challenger, and Others

Consumer Reports has picked the 2010 Mustang as the best sports car or coupe available per its testing, Reuters News Service has reported. It beat out the Camaro, Challenger, Hyndai Genesis, Subaru...

Good Read: The Interesting Tale of Scott Speed

Scott Speed’s name does not come up in a conversation about racing drivers without strong reaction from those involved. Some will strongly defend him as a talented driver who has had some...

The Cash for Clunkers Scam By the Numbers

We’ve been crying over this Cash for Clunkers deal since day one and now that there is a contingent of people proclaiming the mess a “great success” we’re really up on the...

The Catallo Coupe; Beach Boys Album Car Stays in the Family

The Catallo Coupe, a 1960s customized Deuce, is one of the iconic hot rods of the era. Featured on the album cover of the Beach Boys “Little Deuce Coupe,” the car has a neat story and a...

This is What It’s All About: Original Owner of 1963 Galaxie Tells His Story

Here’s one that will make you smile. This is a story by the San Francisco Chronicle about Norm Grib and the 1963 Galaxie his dad bought him in 1963. Grib has driven the car across the country a...

eBay Pick of the Week: Former Car Craft Cover Car Nova

It’s always neat to see cars formerly featured in the print mags hit the auction block on eBay. This particular Nova from a recent Car Craft cover shoot is one tough customer. It’s...

Street Racers Say Detroit Needs a Drag Strip

Street racing in Detroit is apparently alive and well, so much so that the street racers themselves are asking for a drag strip. As is to be expected, no one is paying any attention to them. In a...