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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Historic and Controversial Mustang On Sale for Massive Money

If you have $5.5 million burning a hole in the bottom of your super yacht, you can own the first 1964 Mustang ever sold to the general public, at least that what’s it is according to...

Monday Time Killer: Everything You’d Ever Want to Know About the Ford 9-Inch

By nature being a gearhead lends itself to being a little geeky. We’re all into part numbers, VIN tag numbers, axle ratios, cubic inch displacement, basically lots of stuff no one else cares...

Wall Street Journal Looks at Internet Automotive Websites, Forgets Us

Our tongue is firmly planted in our cheek with that headline. Click here for an interesting story from the Wall Street Journal that talks about the number of automotive websites that have sprung up...

The LA Times is Out to Crush Your Hot Rod: This Story Will Make You Mad

Daniel Strohl over at Hemmings posted an item on their blog last week regarding an LA Times story that went after the pre-’85 exemption for the Cash for Clunkers program. It’s a maddening...

MSD’s Cash for Cruising Ends Monday: Buy Now and Save NOW

MSD’s Cash for Cruising program is the perfect foil for the worthless Cash for Clunkers mess. It rewards you, the hot rodder, with solid rebates for purchasing and using high quality MSD...

Event Galleries: Milan Dragway’s Heads Up Series and The 2009 Lonestar Rod and Kustom Roundup by MSD’s Todd Ryden

There are a multitude of reasons as to why our sponsors are the best in the industry. One of the biggest is because they’re gearheads to the core just like us, these guys and girls are at the...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuild, Step by Step Photos

BangShift.com member Jeff Bradley, a professional transmission guy by trade, is currently rebuilding a Turbo 400 transmission for another of our forum members. Jeff has been cool enough to take...

Alrighty Then: Ray Evernham Marries Former Development Driver Erin Crocker; We Tie Mayfield In

Erin Crocker was a developmental driver for Ray Evernham Motorsports back between 2004 and 2007. She also became Evernham’s love interest during that time and last weekend the two were married....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Clunkers Turning Office Workers Into Executioners

We’re still kind of stuck on Cash for Clunkers, and this NewsDay story is the reason why. Tons of cars have yet to be “killed” using the government’s mandated method of...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Ford F350 That Looks Stock But Pulls Lots

Lots of the diesel performance guys strut their stuff on the drag strip. We’re completely entertained by 7,000lb trucks that can outrun late-model Mustangs and totally humiliate most...

Breathing Fire: Jon Asher Aims the Heavy Guns at NHRA Brass

First it was Warren Johnson ripping NHRA management on the ESPN broadcast of the race from Maple Grove and now it is veteran drag racing journalist Jon Asher bringing out the heavy guns. Asher pulls...

Toyota Wins Cash for Clunkers Lottery, GM and Chrysler Flop

We have been biased, slanted, and openly opposed to the Cash for Clunkers program for any number of reasons. Be they the ass-backwards environmental claims by program champions, or the totally bogus...

Young Chase Austin’s Career in Flux after Punting Kyle Busch Out of a Race

We’re struggling with something after reading this Canadian Press story about Chase Austin and his wreck that took Kyle Busch out of competition at Bristol last weekend. It was Austin’s...

GM Owns Chinese Market; Tin Can Mini-Vans Leading the Way

As has been the trend for several years, GM’s Chinese interests are hauling tail with respect to production, market share, and profitability. It used to be that Buick was the flagship brand...