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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Bombproof Ball Joints from Dynatrac

When we laid eyes on these puppies we had to share them with everyone, as we know there are lots of four-wheel-drive fans who frequent the site. If you’ve got a rig that sees big time abuse on...

Bob Motz Back in Jet-Racing Action for 2009

After suffering a horrific fire two years ago, Bob Motz has weathered the long road to recovery and will return to dragstrips across the nation this season in his familiar jet-powered Kenworth truck....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: They’re Finally Building Freaking Camaros!

Normally in the Friday Excuse column we’re sending you home from the office to drain mugs of brew due to some bad news, but stop the presses, we’re doing shots in celebration! New Chevy...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The World’s Fastest Tracked Vehicle

Last week’s Freak, the ol’ Lombard Steam Log Hauler, was a tracked vehicle built in Maine. The insane death machine known as the Howe and Howe Ripsaw is also a tracked vehicle built in...

Dave Wallace Does the Grand National Roadster Show

The Grand National Roadster Show is the grand daddy of all indoor hot rod shows as it carries the weight of awarding the title of America’s Most Beautiful Roadster on one entrant. Truth be...

Would You Care About F1 If…?

There is mounting buzz about a legitimate Formula One entry from the US. Currently the team name is the inventive USF1. The team is raising capital, signing sponsors, and preparing to hit the track...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Pro Street Toyota Starlet

Man, we saw this little guy and started drooling. It’s a Toyota Starlet with a bad-ass cage, all the tin work done, and just needing a motor and transmission to terrorize the land. Sure...

Red Ball Express: Update on the Cross-Country Bucket Brigade of Our ’68 Javelin

The great gearhead bucket brigade known as the Red Ball Express is well underway with our now infamous ‘68 Javelin being relayed trailer-to-trailer to deliver it from California to Boston. This...

Truck Kills the Christmas Tree at the Winternationals

Well, the NHRA Winternationals washed out today in Pomona, but not before some crazy action went down in Stock Eliminator. John Irving, a competitor making a qualifying run in his M/SA Dodge truck...

Cool Old Press Photos: A ’57 Dodge-Load of Girls!

It’s funny to think there was actually a time in this country when a man could ask the question, “How many women would fit in the trunk of a ’57 Dodge?” without someone...

Gearhead Destination: Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Museum of Science and Industry is a wondrous place that any wide-minded gearhead would love. Featuring exhibits like an actual German U-Boat captured during WWII,...

More Info Coming Out on Brett Stevens’ Drug Arrest

Brett Stevens, the Australian drag racing mega-star who was recently scooped up in a police drag net against illegal drugs seems to be in some major league trouble. First, he shocked the drag racing...

Video of the Week: 7 Minutes in Can-Am Heaven

After writing about the Lola T70 and thinking about the sheer awesomeness of the old Can-Am series, we remembered that there are probably lots of people who’ve never seen those wild old cars in...

Hot Rod Magazine 2009 Drag Week Schedule is Here!

Well, it’s time to put on your daddy pants again and start preparing for the most brutal test of man and street-legal (barely in some cases) machines ever devised: it’s Hot Rod Drag Week...