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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Best Action Photos of 2008

Ever since we saw the insane Top Fuel Hydroplane wreck photos shot by Mark Rebilas we’ve been keeping tabs on his blog to see all the neat stuff he’s been shooting. Mark has posted a...

Merry Christmas from FJY.com! A Visit From St. Garlits

If this looks vaguely familiar, you probably received it as an e-mail forward from your drag racing buddies. There’s another Hemi-centric version that’s kind of a hack-up of this. The...

Video of the Week: Our Christmas Wish

This week we take you to the Green Mountain state via YouTube. We’re going to a place that we’ve actually been to and shot a load of video at for “the site of which we do not...

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Mopar Freakshow: ’62 Dart Stretch Limo

Dave Wallace pointed us toward this thing in an e-mail correspondence last week and now is the perfect time to spring it on you. Its eBay auction has ended, but you can still view the goodness that...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Smokey’s Pod Car

It was only matter of time before one of Smokey Yunick’s creations found its way to this section of our blog. It wasn’t any easy choice on which way to go for the first one, either. An...

Book Review: Quarter-Mile Chaos

We’re certainly down to the wire for Christmas gifts, both the stuff you’re shopping for and the stuff you’re asking for. With that said, there’s still time for cool stuff and...

For Sale: 5-Second Pro Mod Camaro! Makes a Great Christmas Gift!

Jim Halsey has the deal of the century for you! Jim is selling his ’68 Camaro Pro Mod, the first nitrous doorslammer to run the quarter mile in less than 6 seconds, for the low, low price of...

Motorized Freak of the Week: NASA’s Crawler-Transporter

Make no mistake about it: this is the slowest vehicle that will ever be featured here. It’s probably the least fuel efficient as well, but we don’t really give a crap about that. This...

Nitro Pro Mods: The Inside Scoop (part 2)

Ok, now for the payoff pitch on the Nitro Prom Mods dirt that we first spilled yesterday. We spoke with Joe Monden, the man who is doing the final assembly on the first of the injected Pro Mods at...

Nitro Pro Mods: The Inside Scoop (part 1!)

Oh man, this is bad ass! We broke the news here about nitro-burning doorslammers, and it’s really going to happen. Header flames over the roof? You can bet on it! We placed a call to Tom...

Mansfield Motorsports Park Is Closing

Ohio’s Mansfield Motorsports Park, which formerly hosted a NASCAR truck race, has closed its doors and laid off all its employees. This would have been the track’s 50th year in operation....

A Sad Public Announcement: Fire is Not Good

Back in early December we talked on our message board about a fire that took place in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The fire destroyed some great old cars and in the process broke the spirit of their...

GM is Auctioning Vehicles Out of Its Heritage Center

Just like it reads: General Motors is having a fire sale, getting rid of some one-offs and automotive oddities from its collection. Below you will find a list of vehicles (this may or may not be the...

Gearhead Destination: The Bahrain International Circuit

This week we’re flat-out dreaming. The country of Bahrain is literally swimming in oil money and one of the things it decided to do with a chunk of the cash was to build a world class racing...