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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Top 11 Things That Freiburger Found in His Office Today Upon His Return to Hot Rod Magazine

As most of you know by now, David Freiburger is returning to his position of Editor In Chief at Hot Rod magazine following 15 months of frolic here on the Web. Today is his first day back at the...

Up Close With Carl Tasca’s Mustang Cobra Jet No. 17

Man, sometimes even we get a little sick at our luck. We got an e-mail from our pal Jon Sandahl at Tube Chassis Designz in Hanson, Mass. You may remember Jon’s name from the ongoing saga of the...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Hail to the Chief Edition

Well, since DF has to get back on the short bus come Monday and head into the office, we thought we’d use this opportunity to say thanks, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the...

Killer Gearhead Toy!

We spotted the link to the Dragmasters die-cast dragstrip in a post on our forums and checked it out. We ordered one within 6 seconds of seeing the demo video. It’s a long, gravity-feed...

Screw-Propelled Vehicle Shocker: We Tree’d The Ruskies By Decades!

A couple weeks back we were supremely creeped out by the video of the ZiL Russian military vehicle with its giant auger/screw drive system that we featured in our Motorized Freak of the Week column....

Cool Old Press Photos: Dodge’s Jet-Age Fins, 1957

This week’s Cool Old Press Photo veers away from the Ford family that we’ve been hovering around. We’re sharing our first nugget of Mopar goodness with you. This is a press photo...

NHRA Suspends Oildown Penalties

Paging Arley Lango! Paging Arley Lango! The NHRA announced today that in an effort to save teams money they have decided to pull the points penalties for oiling down the dragstrip during a National...

Nitro Funny Car Association Forges Ahead

If you can get past the horrific news regarding the economy that seems to be coming faster and harder each day, there are some gems of goodness showing up in the racing world. The Nitro Funny Car...

Site of the Week: Hemi.com

With all the craptastic talk lately of Chrysler teaming up with (aka selling its soul to) Fiat, we decided that it was time to reaffirm our faith in the brand by harking back to its most glorious...

Book Review: Racing Safely, Living Dangerously

Here’s one of those little books that no one knows about but everyone should read. Racing Safely, Living Dangerously was published back in 2001. It’s the autobiography of Bill Simpson...

Barnstormin’: Wrecks

In my time as a race track announcer, race director, and general racing facility nuisance, I’ve seen more than my fair share of carnage on the track. Each incident has its own file folder in my...

Upgrades for Lebanon Valley Dragway

Great news for Northeast-area drag racers, Lebanon Valley Dragway is undergoing some nice touchups this off season. The track has been resurfaced and the restrooms are being rebuilt and brought out...

eBay Pick of the Week, Bonus Edition: Dual-Plug Hemi

We couldn’t let this one slip by unnoticed, so today you’re getting a second eBay Pick. Long story short, this is a dual-plug-headed, magnesium-crossram-equipped, original-carb-wearing,...

The Top 11 Reasons I’ll Use to Convince My Wife That I Need Freiburger’s Javelin

With the Red Ball Express adventure looming closer every day, I need to get cracking about breaking the news to my loving (currently) wife that the red, white and blue, former dirt-track racing...