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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Will Schumacher Be An F1 Title Contender in 2010?

We’ve been keeping an eye on the press surrounding the return of Michael Schumacher to the Formula One mix in 2010. To say that this guy is treated like some sort of living god in the European...

Mustang Outsells Camaro for 2009

In the July 2009 issue, Car and Driver magazine announced that the Mustang had won the Pony Car wars in terms of performance, even with more than a hundred less horsepower then the Camaro. It looks...

Preview Video: Short Track Racing Reality Show Debuts on the History Channel This Sunday

Sunday night, January 10, the History Channel will debut “Madhouse,” a reality series based around the racing and personalities at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina....

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Video: The Public Execution of a Detroit Diesel

This is a strange video, but one that’s morbidly entertaining. It shows a Detroit Diesel of unknown displacement on some sort of test stand in front of the crowd of people. Those people are...

RacingJunk Find: Neat 1965 Altered Wheelbase Plymouth

This killer 1965 altered-wheelbase Plymouth that we found for sale on RacingJunk.com seems to be a recreation as the seller does not mention any racing history nor does he cite any famous drivers in...

Shop-a-holic: We Tour The Bat Cave Body Shop

The Bat Cave. That legendary spot that Bruce Wayne parked the Batmobile in. No one knew where it was or how to find it. That pretty much sums up the situation with an awesome body shop operation we...

Ranking the Top 11 High Performance Fords From the Last Decade That You Have to Own

We Americans can’t seem to get enough of ranking lists. It must be in our collective cultural DNA. Even though a good case can be made that the decade of “the Noughties” does not...

Killer Nose Art and History From Velasco Enterprises

We pride ourselves on being not just car geeks, but also American history geeks. We have a special admiration for the men and women of the so called “Greatest Generation” who fought so...

Photo Caption Contest: Dude Under a Dually

We run across great gearhead photos all the time, so we’re going to start throwing some of them up to be captioned by you out there in readerland. We’ll lead off with this gem. To post a...

Great Read: An Interview with Drag Legend Tommy Ivo

Tommy Ivo is true racing royalty. One of the most famous drag racers in the history of the sport, his story is well known. In short, he was a child actor who for 20 years appeared on the stage, in...

Killer Drag History: Detroit Dragway

Detroit Dragway was open from 1959 to 1998. During that time it served an important role in the history of the sport due to its proximity to the headquarters of the domestic auto companies. In 1959...

Introducing Project Fat Lane, ’64 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt Clone From Hell

Welcome to installment one of Project Fat Lane, a 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt look-a-like that is being constructed to compete in the Heavy Street class at races like the Shakedown at E-Town and...

Video: Off-Road Truck Out-Jumps Travis Pastrana With a 301-Foot Record

The marketing made it seem like the world was watching on New Years Eve when Travis Pastrana jumped a rally Subaru 269 feet onto a barge anchored in Long Beach harbor, a distance record for rally...

eBay Find: Killer Competition Coupe

Competiton Coupes were an interesting breed back when that class was run at drag strips across America. Boiled down, there were basically front engine dragsters with heavily hacked up coupe bodies...