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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Charles Carpenter is Coming Back…and Soon!

Charles Carpenter suffered a massive wreck back on March 7th at Houston Raceway Park during the ADRL event at that track. His high tech and ultimately familiar ’55 Chevy was annihilated in the...

2010 Corvette Grand Sport Details and Pricing Released

With all the gloom and doom news coming from General Motors these days we wanted to give you at least a shimmer of sunlight. Word has come down regarding the pricing and equipment that will make up...

See the BS.com A/Fuel Team in Action This Weekend at Rt 66 Raceway in Chicago, Ill

If you are in the greater Chicagoland area you need to get yourself to Rt. 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois this weekend for the NHRA Rt. 66 Nationals. The BS.com logo’d A/Fuel car of Veale...

Holden Going Strong In Australia Despite GM’s Woes

We were tipped off to this news story from an Australian paper by Kris from our forums. The piece looks at Holden’s future as a part of General Motors and their viability as an automaker in...

It Came From the Fab Shop: Fun With The Bandsaw

(By Loren Krussow) – A cool thing when beginning to work with metal is discovering that you can cut the stuff with other pieces of metal.  Most of us learn the fact when Dad or Grandpa first...

Video of the Week: In-Car Action From the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge

We were sent the link to this video by Chris Kaufmann, of Kaufmann Racing. You may remember Chris’s name because it appeared on the pages of Hot Rod magazine in a series of stories that found...

Breaking News: M&H Tire Founder Marv Rifchin Dies

Marv Rifchin, the 94 year-old founder of the legendary M&H Tire Company has passed away. Rifchin can basically be credited with perfecting the drag racing slick in the form that we know it today....

Barnstormin’: What’s the Next Race?

Most of us here are race fans. No matter the genre we enjoy the competition, technology, and advancements that come from head to head confrontation with our adversaries. Much can be made of how the...

Ron Capps set to Take on NASCAR Stars at Prelude Tonight

Tony Stewart”s “Prelude to the Dream” Late Model dirt track race at his Eldora Speedway is always a hoot to watch. It pits the stars of Stock Car racing, Sprint Car racing, and NHRA...

Man Loses Job For Drunk Driving on Monster Truck Course

This story cracked us up. With all the bad news going around these days it’s good to be able to sit back and laugh at someone doing something truly stupid. We could give the whole thing away,...

Profiles of the GM and Chrysler Leadership Teams

The Washington Post has a story today that gives a thumbnail sketch of the men who will be running the respective shows at Chrysler and General Motors. A couple of these names are of the household...

eBay Pick of the Week

Think about it for a second. Me strapping Chad into the cockpit of this 1988 Lola Indy car, giving him the thumbs up, and then watching him wad the thing into turn three at 200 plus.   Ok, I...

Robbie Gordon and Crew Chief Penalized by NASCAR

Following the Coca-Cola 600 on May 27th, the rearend from Robbie Gordon’s Stock Car was confiscated and after being inspected, found to have had too much toe in it by a single measly one...

McLaren F1 Burns to the Ground

Why fire and theft insurance on your car is always a good idea is clearly illustrated in the photo below of a McLaren, a real McLaren F1 burning to the ground in Santa Rosa, California.   The...