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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

eBay Pick of the Week: 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang

Well that didn’t take long. 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang number 26 is up for sale on eBay for a starting bid of $100,000. The car is being sold by an Ohio exotic car dealer and we’re keenly...

Ashley Force Hood Claims Second Funny Car Win at Houston

Boy this is shaping up to be some year in the NHRA Nitro Funny Car class. We dropped you a line when Bob Tasca III snared his first win a couple weeks back, but now another one of the young racers in...

SEMA’s Already Fired Up About “Clunkers”

With President Obama throwing his support behind so called “cash for clunkers” programs to help drive car sales here in the US, SEMA has wasted little time in getting the message out that...

Barnstormin’: Why the Martin M4 Pro Mod Bugs Me

With the IHRA Spring Nationals a few weeks off and the press machine working up to speed to promote the race, I got to thinking about Harold Martin’s M4 Pro Mod. The car made its debut at the...

It Came from the Fab Shop: An Old Truck Project Changes Paths

(By Loren Krussow) – I’d been looking forward to checking out a project truck that a friend was going to pick up as part of a trade, an early-‘50s Chevy half-ton that was said to have...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: California May Ban Black Cars

There are not words to describe the idiocy that has come to define California’s approach to saving the world. The state that each day creeps a step farther and farther toward actually being...

The Art of the Con: Tesla Unveils Sedan to Know-Nothing Media Outlets

Tesla Motors, the wunderkind maker of electric cars (right now only the Tesla Roadster) unveiled its new “flag-ship” model to a horde of journalists on Thursday and managed to brainwash...

Crane Purchase Still On According to Scorpion

We have just spoken to Scott Reynolds, VP of Marketing for Scorpion Performance and he confirmed with us that the company still intends to buy Crane Cams along with its assets and put employees back...

Crane Cams Assets to be Sold at Auction

Word has come that Crane Cams is officially toast. All of the company’s assets and property, physical and intellectual will be sold at auction, ending the run of the storied camshaft supplier....

Arizona’s Manzanita Speedway Closing; Final WoO Race This Weekend

If you are a Sprint Car fan from the Phoenix area, you best be getting yourself out to Manzanita Speedway this weekend for the last ever running of the World of Outlaws series there. The track is...

News Flash! Big Media Does a Drag Racing Story and No One Got Killed!

Check out this MSNBC report on the state of the drag racing world in these trying economic times. We were stunned that the mainstream media decided to do a drag racing story that didn’t involve...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Jr. Thompson/Mazmanian Opel Gasser!

Wow. Just wow. This may be the Criagslist ad to beat them all. It’s the actual Gasser campaigned by Big John Mazmanian and Junior Thompson in 1968-1970 in match races and competition all across...

Gearhead Destination: The Blue Ridge Parkway

A while back we told you to go check out the Tail of the Dragon, an amazing stretch of road that will test your nerve and your ability to toss your junk through the corners. Today we’re sending...

Comp Cams Acquires Quarter Master Clutches

Comp Cams continues to build a portfolio of strong brands with the addition of Quarter Master Industries to its corporate docket. Quarter Master builds high-performance clutches and driveline parts...