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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Former Drag Strip Site now Home to Volt Battery Production

Irony. That’s what we’d call a situation where one of the most hallowed pieces of ground in the muscle car development years of Detroit has now become the site of battery production for...

Pinstriping Ain’t Dead; Aging Gracefully

As dudes who cannot color within the lines, we’re fascinated by pinstriping. The art has had its share of wonderfully colorful characters. Obviously Von Dutch is among the most revered, but...

Historic Shelby Daytona Fetches $7.25 Million at Auction

We knew this car was going to bring some large cake, but honestly, with the economy in shambles and even rich guys feeling the pinch, we were not expecting a record. We were wrong. This is the most...

Great Rant: Jalopnik’s Ben Wojdyla’s Take on His First Bonneville Experience

We’re pretty proud of the job Chad did at Bonneville last week. We’d even go as far as to say we had the best freaking coverage anywhere on the internet. Plainly put, Chad rocked it hard...

Video: Nelson Supercars Builds a Crazy, 1,750hp Thing-a-ma-jig

Tom Nelson is a name we’re sure you know. He’s the California engine and supercar builder who has had his hands in a bunch of high profile projects. His latest creation is a wild Chevy...

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The Camaro is Huge in Japan; Whole Japanese Inventory is Sold Out

First off, we’ll admit that the headline was designed to catch your attention. While it’s true that Edmunds.com is reporting that the entire stock of 2010 Camaros destined for Japan is...

When Step-Moms Attack: Lisa Mayfield Charged With Assault and Trespassing

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, the Jeremy Mayfield situation ‘splodes once again. Lisa Mayfield, the stepmom that Jeremy has publicly called a “whore” and who he...

Drag Week Plus eBay = Brilliant Idea?

Eddie Miller is one of the great characters of Hot Rod’s Drag Week. He’s a dude with a hella fast hot rod and jaw to match. Eddie has never been shy about stating his position on how his...

Canadian Cop Charged With “Street Racing”

We were grabbed by this headline, too, as we suspected the worst. We thought we were going to be reading about a cop taking on all comers in a hot rodded Crown Vic or Hemi powered Charger. Instead we...

eBay Pick of the Week: Stupid Rare Factory Boss 429 Race Parts

Every now and again, ever we’re amazed at the stuff that’ll just pop up on eBay. Today’s look-see is actually a double dose of Ford racing history: a set of all-out factory Boss 429...

Hoped-for Pony Car War in NASCAR Nationwide Series Looks Like a No-Go

We’re sure that they are shocked beyond belief in Daytona that the Big Three have not all done backflips to get their pony cars into the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Ford is the only one who has...

Event Coverage: 2009 Woodward Dream Cruise

Since it has been happening for 15 years straight, nearly every car guy knows about the Woodward Dream Cruise, even if they have not been there. The massive cruise scene held on the Detroit...

Monday Time Killer: Wrecked Exotics

Following today’s Cash For Clunkers Maserati story, the only natural Monday Time Killer we could think of was WreckedExotics.com, a macabre look at rare, big dollar, supercars wrecking,...

Clueless Newspaper Overplays “Cash for Clunkers” Maserati Turn-In

Here’s a way to start your Monday with a laugh. A guy turns in a 1980s, problem-riddled Maserati Bi-Turbo, and Virginia’s Portfolio Weekly treats it like the dude just dropped off a...