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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Jay Leno Introduces Some Cool 3D Scanning Technology

While we know the whole rapid prototyping thing has been around for a while, it still blows out minds and leaves us scratching our heads every time. Check out this video with Jay Leno dropping...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: GMC Topkick Pickup

This week’s Craiglist pick is our dream tow rig for our newly relocated Javelin. It’s a 1993 GMC Topkick pickup truck and beyond that, it’s totally awesome. Sure it’s gaudy,...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Dodge Sierra Spectator Wagon

We can honestly say that we have never, ever, seen a 1957 Dodge Sierra wagon and with a total production run totaling 32,000 cars spread over five different variants in 1957 we guess it isn’t a...

Bombshell! GM Performance Dead (For Now)

Automotive News is reporting that General Motors has killed off the GM Performance Division. This is crushing news to fans of domestic performance vehicles and the decision appears to have been made...

Dragstrip Back From the Dead! 75-80 Dragway in Maryland to Re-Open

This is just a quick note for any Mid-Atlantic racers out there. Historic 75-80 Dragway, which had been open since 1960 but closed down in 2005, will reopen on April 3rd. The track is located in...

Site of the Week: Giant Studebaker!

Thanks to forum member JRoberts for digging up this gem. It’s the story of a massive Studebaker built by the Studebaker company in 1930 for promotional purposes. The car was 41 feet long and...

New Gallery: Straight-Axle Cars From Lead East 2008

We attended Lead East 2008 this past summer on behalf of a print magazine. They decided to let us use the photos that they are not using in the book here on el blog. This is the first of several...

Kenny Bernstein to Enter Motorsports Hall of Fame

Prolific NHRA drag racer, multi-sport team owner, and wizard business man Kenny Bernstein will be inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America next week. Congrats to Kenny on the...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Cheetah

Bill Thomas had the answer to Carroll Shelby’s Cobra in his head, all he needed was someone to provide some backing and support in order for him to be able to construct it. Due to the...

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,...