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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Cool Old Press Photos: Dodge’s Jet-Age Fins, 1957

This week’s Cool Old Press Photo veers away from the Ford family that we’ve been hovering around. We’re sharing our first nugget of Mopar goodness with you. This is a press photo...

NHRA Suspends Oildown Penalties

Paging Arley Lango! Paging Arley Lango! The NHRA announced today that in an effort to save teams money they have decided to pull the points penalties for oiling down the dragstrip during a National...

Nitro Funny Car Association Forges Ahead

If you can get past the horrific news regarding the economy that seems to be coming faster and harder each day, there are some gems of goodness showing up in the racing world. The Nitro Funny Car...

Site of the Week: Hemi.com

With all the craptastic talk lately of Chrysler teaming up with (aka selling its soul to) Fiat, we decided that it was time to reaffirm our faith in the brand by harking back to its most glorious...

Book Review: Racing Safely, Living Dangerously

Here’s one of those little books that no one knows about but everyone should read. Racing Safely, Living Dangerously was published back in 2001. It’s the autobiography of Bill Simpson...

Barnstormin’: Wrecks

In my time as a race track announcer, race director, and general racing facility nuisance, I’ve seen more than my fair share of carnage on the track. Each incident has its own file folder in my...

Upgrades for Lebanon Valley Dragway

Great news for Northeast-area drag racers, Lebanon Valley Dragway is undergoing some nice touchups this off season. The track has been resurfaced and the restrooms are being rebuilt and brought out...

eBay Pick of the Week, Bonus Edition: Dual-Plug Hemi

We couldn’t let this one slip by unnoticed, so today you’re getting a second eBay Pick. Long story short, this is a dual-plug-headed, magnesium-crossram-equipped, original-carb-wearing,...

The Top 11 Reasons I’ll Use to Convince My Wife That I Need Freiburger’s Javelin

With the Red Ball Express adventure looming closer every day, I need to get cracking about breaking the news to my loving (currently) wife that the red, white and blue, former dirt-track racing...

Ford’s New NASCAR Mill is on the Way

It bears no resemblance to a factory engine, shares no parts with a factory engine, but it’s going into Ford headlight-sticker’d NASCAR Sprint Cup entries during the second half of the...

Monday Time Killer: Hank’s Truck Pictures

Since we got such a great response from our Top 11 list of coolest movie trucks, and especially the outpouring of love for the evil old rig that starred in the movie Duel, we’re sending you to...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Ford Skyliner

You want to talk about capturing the public’s imagination? This car literally stopped people in their tracks. As it’s said in the release, the ’57 Ford Skyliner featured the...

Gearhead Destination: Eldora Speedway

We’re lucky in the US in the fact that we have literally hundreds of venues to go and watch our favorite gearhead activities. For many of us, that activity is racing in one of its myriad of...

Video of the Week: Formula One Warmup

All of us drag racing guys have been at the digs when the Fuel cars warm up. It’s awesome to run from trailer to trailer getting blasted in the face with nitro fumes. The sound of the big,...

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