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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Book Review: Infinity Over Zero

Cole Coonce (who recently became a member of our forums) penned Infinity Over Zero, a tome about the history of land speed racing. It’s something that every enthusiast of the genre should have...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Altered vs. Tree

For this week’s installment I do not have video or good photos (the photo above is not even the incident I’m talking about), but in many ways the story stands on its own. Long story...

USF1 Wants to Test Danica Patrick

This could get very interesting to say the least. Ken Anderson, one of the guys behind the US Formula One effort admitted that he is interesting having Danica Patrick make some test laps for their F1...

Barnstormin’: Taking the Heroes Down a Peg

Is it me or does it sometimes seem like we have an odd relationship with our heroes? We can celebrate their accomplishments and achievements but often it seems that we take the same glee in pointing...

Monday Time Killer: American Racing History

We consider ourselves kind of impervious to some of the stuff we post on here. Lots of the Monday Time Killers in the past are sites we have already spent too many hours on, so when we run them,...

New NHRA Television Ads

NHRA has released six new television ads for the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and they are very, very cool. High production values, beautiful footage, and great editing lead to five...

Regional Aftermarket Chain Store Autobacs Files For Chapter 11

Autobacs, a chain of auto parts stores that specialize in aftermarket parts, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing extremely slow sales and mounting debts, according to the Reuters...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Ex-Bondurant SVT Contour

If you’re in Phoenix and need a “sporty” sedan, hit the link below and check out the ex-Bob Bondurant school SVT Contour that’s for sale. The seller claims this is one of five...

Cash for Clunkers Defeated!

Good news from SEMA: the Cash for Clunkers clause in the economic stimulus has been defeated and will not be advancing in its current form. As usual, it’s not completely over because SEMA...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Mercury Child Safety Vest

We had to smile when we saw this neat photo and release in our recently located pile of stuff. It’s a press release featuring Mercury’s Child Safety Vest that was shown in these press...

Video of the Week: SCCA Trans-Am Action Circa 1970

We’ve done the Can-Am thing so we thought we should do the Trans-Am thing in this week’s featured video item. We’re taking you back to SCCA 1970 and some footage from what seems to...

Cool Helmet Auction Coming Up at Amelia Island Concours

The Amelia Island Concours is a very high-falutin’ car show held every year at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. As most car shows are, this one benefits charities and helps to...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: The Engine Tree

Here’s another memory from the wild and wooly days at college. What you see hanging from the tree on a come-along is a 350, 700R4 transmission, and transfer case from a mid ’80s K5 Blazer...

2010 Camaro to Pace the 2009 Daytona 500

It has been announced that the 2009 Chevy Camaro will pace the 2009 Daytona 500, breaking a two-year streak of Corvettes handling the official duties. It’s the first time since 1969 that a...