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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Top 10 Reasons Why Pontiac is Being Killed Off

Jim Brennan is the fellow who brought us the super informative look at why certain Chrysler dealers got whacked recently and why others were spared the ax. Well Jim has penned another great piece...

Buy This and We Ban You: Fake Turbo Noise Maker

Of all the two-bit, glue-on, stupid, poser junk we have seen over the years, this one may take the cake as the lowest of the low. It’s a small device you slide into your tailpipe that makes it...

A First: Father and Son Crew Chiefs Win Fuel Classes at NHRA Topeka

Well this is neater than all get out. Father and son Ed and Jason McCullough were the respective crew chiefs for Ron Capps’ Nitro Funny Car (Ed) and Larry Dixon’s Top Fuel Dragster...

A/Fuel Tech Part 2: The $13,000 Intake Manifold

Last week we announced that BangShift.com will deliver a weekly tech series that looks inside an NHRA A/Fuel, nitro-burning, 5-second dragster, and the first installment included some basics of what...

Monday Time Killer: World Rally Championship Homepage

The World Rally Championship is a series that we basically have to watch from afar here in the USA, but it’s got some bitchin’ racing with wild little cars wrung out to within an inch of...

New ABC Car TV Show: Crash Course

It looks like ABC took a clue from Chad and Freiburger’s old CarJunkieTV and realized that crashing junk and setting it on fire makes for good entertainment. News blogs are reporting that the...

2010 Camaro “WT” Model?

It looks like the boys over at TheMustangNews.com decided to have a little fun at the expense of the Camaro guys, developing a mock Camaro WT model that, “would appeal directly to their largest...

Event Coverage: 2009 Michigan Vintage VW Festival

Note: This is an event coverage story and photos that we got from BangShift.com forum member Fast Ed. If you attend a car show or race and have photos and info that you’d like to contribute for...

The El Mirage Racing One-Week Wonder

In between race cars is a place where some guys are not happy to be. After shutting down his XF/PP (flathead-powered production pickup) Bonneville truck from the last couple years and handing...

Museum of Speed to Open Tomorrow in Mentor, Ohio

Boy, this sounds like our kind of place. With more than 100 cars spread over 60,000 square feet, the Museum of Speed in Mentor, Ohio, is a place we recommend you get to on May 30th. It’s the...

Powerhouse Products Unveils New Website, Our Credit Card Trembles

This could probably qualify as a Monday Time Killer here on BangShift.com, but we’ll just drop you the straight noise from Powerhouse themselves. Powerhouse has always been a good place to...

Video of the Week: 10-Second Chrysler K-Car!

This was one I had been holding in my back pocket and will all the talk of Supras and imports on our forum this week, I decided it was time to let it fly. The video was shot at New England Dragway, a...

Cleveland Grand Prix to Return for 2010?

The Cleveland Grand Prix, last held in 2007, may be back in Cleveland next year if negotiation between the IRL and city officials are successful. The unique plans for the race call for a weekend...

How Detroit’s Problems Translate into Racing Woes

David Hagan is the father of NHRA Nitro Funny Car racer Matt Hagan (shown). The elder Hagan owns one of the largest automotive dealerships in the state of Virginia and recently has been dealing with...