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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Top Comedy from Lime Rock

Here’s some more fun from Lime Rock. This GT1 racer began his race with a hard top and ended with a roadster, much to his chagrin. On talking to the driver, we learned that he was involved in...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Sir Malcom Campbell’s 1935 Bluebird

If you want to talk about the intersection of blunt force trauma and stylized design, then no conversation on the topic would be complete with out bringing up the Bluebird of Sir Malcom Campbell,...

Roadside Find: A Trio of Old Navy 1950 Chevys

Since the snow has been melting around here in Massachusetts and the glaciers are receding, old cars and trucks are now seeing daylight after being literally buried for months. We saw this neat group...

Video Review: 7-Second Love Affair

The golden era of Top Fuel racing during the ‘60s is heavily romanticized. Stories from those days just seem too good to be true and even reading period racing newspapers conveys the feeling...

FreiburgersJunkyard.com is Becoming BangShift.com!

It’s pretty well known that the founder of this site, David Freiburger, has moved on to more well-paying pastures as the Editor In Chief of Hot Rod magazine, and has handed this web asylum over...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: A Bad Day at Lime Rock

Anyone who has been involved in racing at any level and in any capacity knows that there are good days at the track when everything goes right and bad days at the track where the almighty is telling...

The Hack Job General Lee has Officially Hit Rock Bottom

This is the, we hope, rock bottom in the story of the Hack Job General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger that had been purchased sight-unseen on the Internet and that has turned into a nightmare matrix of...

Dan Dye’s New Twin-Turbo Hemi Cuda Pro Mod

Skinny Kid Race Cars has finished construction on this wild heap of iron that Dan Dye (one of the original 10.5-tire hitters) will campaign on the ADRL and IHRA circuits this season after getting the...

The Top 11 Ways You’ll Know Where the GM Performance Division Engineers Were Reassigned

With the recent announcements regarding the GM Performance Division and the fact that the GMPD engineers have been reassigned to other projects, we thought it would be good to look into the future...

eBay Pick of the Week: Monster Truck with Creature Comforts

We spotted this ad, saw the 66-inch tires, and thought of all those great monster truck events we went to as kids. This thing is not as it first seems, though. In looking past the tires we happened...

Monday Time Killer: Barn Finds, Canadian Mopar Style

There are bitchin’ cars hidden in barns all over the world. We don’t have a hammer lock on them just here in the States. This week’s Time Killer site proves that there is coolness...

Roadside Find: 1987 Suburban Dually

I so want to own this. Talk about the best tow rig ever! It’s two-wheel drive, in beautiful shape, I think it has a big-block in it, and best of all is the narrowed 14-bolt and dually tires in...

It Came From the fab Shop: The $5.00 3D Chassis Model

Welcome to a new weekly recurring feature here on the site. It Came From the Fab Shop is being written by Loren Krussow, who is known as KSO4 on our forums. Loren has a fabrication business and along...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Government Bans the Sale of Kids’ Dirt Bikes

The AMA is pleading with its members, motorcycling enthusiasts, and general gearheads across the land to get on the horn and work to lift the ban on the sales of kids’ motorcycles before it has...