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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Ford’s New NASCAR Mill is on the Way

It bears no resemblance to a factory engine, shares no parts with a factory engine, but it’s going into Ford headlight-sticker’d NASCAR Sprint Cup entries during the second half of the...

Monday Time Killer: Hank’s Truck Pictures

Since we got such a great response from our Top 11 list of coolest movie trucks, and especially the outpouring of love for the evil old rig that starred in the movie Duel, we’re sending you to...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Ford Skyliner

You want to talk about capturing the public’s imagination? This car literally stopped people in their tracks. As it’s said in the release, the ’57 Ford Skyliner featured the...

Gearhead Destination: Eldora Speedway

We’re lucky in the US in the fact that we have literally hundreds of venues to go and watch our favorite gearhead activities. For many of us, that activity is racing in one of its myriad of...

Video of the Week: Formula One Warmup

All of us drag racing guys have been at the digs when the Fuel cars warm up. It’s awesome to run from trailer to trailer getting blasted in the face with nitro fumes. The sound of the big,...

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New Cobra Jet Mustangs to Debut at the Winternationals

In just over two weeks, the new Ford Racing Cobra Jet will debut in competition at the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona. This is a bright spot in an otherwise dim period for Ford and all the domestic...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Bug

When we heard of Dick Kraft’s passing we scrapped out other plans for this space for the week and decided to honor his memory with a look back at his rude, crude, evil, and nasty Bug which is,...

Book Review: Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles

Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles by Roger Welsch is a quick moving and fun-reading book for any gearhead or hot rodder who has ever brought a piece of forlorn machinery back from the dead. Roger...

Sweet Turbocharged Caprice For Sale

We’re a bit put off by the $10,000 price tag, but man, we’re loving the hell out of this car. Talk about a sleeper: it’s a stock looking ’82 Chevy Caprice coupe with a...

Checker: Out of Business

Who the hell knew that Checker still existed? Like, you know, the cab company. We were at first excited to hear the name, and then we learned we were hearing it because the company had declared...

Barnstormin’: Me and Steve

As I’ve mentioned, probably far too often over on the forum, I really love to announce drag races. It’s probably the one thing in life that I feel like I have a strong handle on doing....

Motorized Freak of the Week: Russian ZiL Screw-Propelled Truck Thing

This week’s Freak entry is short on factoids but long on weird. This is the Russian ZiL-29601, a military vehicle that ditched the idea of wheels or tracks and went straight to giant screws....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: New EPA Boss Wants States to Decide on Auto Emissions

With the new administration on the way into the White House next week, we’re thinking that cars and the car hobby are going to be under closer scrutiny than they have been in some time. The...

Gearhead Destination: The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

Knoxville, Iowa is the home of the Knoxville, Nationals. For the uninformed, that’s the biggest, baddest Sprint Car race in the world. It’s the US Nationals, Indy 500, and Wrestlemania...