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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Just Wow: Stunning El Camino on eBay

First off we need to thank Kris for the tip on this. Well actually we shouldn’t thank him for the violent physical reaction we had after checking this eBay ad and looking at the pictures....

Video of the Week: Gixxer Kart Versus Hayabusa

We’re on a bit of a go-kart kick today as we spent yesterday reviving and thrashing a Craigslist find 5hp kart for a family member. That little devil was a hoot to terrorize the neighborhood...

Sudden Impact: 1969 GTO Judge Loses Fight With Pole

Wow. This is rough stuff. The car that is trying to eat that pole is a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge. We’re thinking that the driver did not walk away unscathed from this one. BangShift.com member...

Clunkbucket Does the Concours d’Lemons

Our pal Mike Bumbeck owns and operates Clunkbucket.com, a website that certainly does not waste time with mundane stuff. They live off the beaten path over there and it makes for some awesome reading...

Detroit Free Press to Muscle Car Fans: Don’t Panic

Call us nuts, but we were actually feeling pretty good after reading this piece from the Detroit Free Press. Writer Mark Phelan brings up some great points and actually clues us in on some existing...

It Came From the Forums: Trans Rebuild Tech Part 2 and 3

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...

Self Loathing: GM To Remove GM Logos From All Vehicles

The Associated Press is reporting that General Motors will remove its “mark of excellence” logo tags from all vehicles, some immediately because of a need to promote their individual...

Fossett LSR Racer Up For Sale; Formerly Breedlove’s Car to Battle the Brits

If you have huge coin and huge, ummm, courages, perhaps you should purchase the late Steve Fossett’s LSR car. This ride was originally owned and built by Craig Breedlove at the same time that...

Dealers Call Cash For Clunkers a Nightmare; Submission Deadline Extended Due to Computer Crashes

In a final crescendo of this debacle of a program, the end of the Cash for Clunkers came in a hail of last minute peperwork submissions, computer system crashes, and general calamity. So much that...

Papa John Gets Camaro Back; Camaro Owners Get Free Pizza TODAY

It took nearly 30 years, and the car has been altered slightly, but amazingly “Papa” John Schnatter has his hands back on his beloved Camaro. Our blogging bretheren over at Jalopnik...

Brits Claim Steam Record; Thrashed to the Last Minute

The British “steam team” claimed the land speed record for steam powered vehicles yesterday, clocking a two way average speed of 139.843mph. They broke the 1906 record set by Fred Marriot...

The Bangshift.com Store is Open for Business! T-Shirts and Hats! Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

The BangShift.com store is finally open and we’ve got t-shirts and hats with our large-by-huge “BS” logo available! Be the hit of the local car show, cruise night, chain gang, or...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuilding Tech

Jeff Bradley is the owner of Bradley’s Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana and a guy who knows his way around a slushbox. He happens to be servicing a Turbo 400 for another BangShift.com...

Great Man Doing Great Things: Darrell Gywnn Foundation Featured on CNN

Darrell Gywnn was a guy that we looked at as a hero when we were young drag racing fans back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He was a kid in his early 20s and he was one of the...