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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Looking For The Best Rear Frame Clip For Your Hardcore Pro Touring Build – Chris Alston’s Chassisworks Has It!

If you are contemplating or starting in on a hardcore pro touring build and are trying to figure out the best options for the business end of the car, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks may have just...

Watch 1971 California Highway Patrol Officers Slide, Spin, and Haul in 440ci Powered Polaras

We have to thank a Mopar lovin’ tipster for this killer 25-minute film depicting California Highway Patrol driver training in 1971. The police cars shown in this video are 1971 Dodge Polaras...

Watch This Ford Econoline From Hell Obliterate A Mud Pit From A Bunch Of Angles – Gnarly!

No one likes unique more than we like unique so when we laid eyes on this killer video being featured on the Urban Hillbilly YouTube page we had to showcase it here. The good part is that we can tell...

The Race Car That Wasn’t But Is Now! The Story Of The McKee-Chevrolet Mahyra Is Funny And Awesome

This is one of the funniest and most awesome race car stories we have heard in a while and it comes right from the mouth of the guy who was at the center of it. British guy Greg Thornton obviously...

Watch Al Hofmann Run The Table At The 1995 NHRA Finals And Needle John Force The Whole Tim He Does It

If there is one thing we know it’s that one of the most fun parts of drag racing in the 1990s was the rivalry between John Force and Al Hofmann. No, Hofmann did not get around Force for a title...

Oops! This Collection Of Old School Wild Rides, Carnage, and Funny Moments In Pulling Is Great

Back in the day, kids, there were these things called magazines and one of them, “Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Off Road” always had a back page called, “Whoops!” and there...

Don’t Blame Me: McTag’s Next Dodge Mirada Lives In Idaho And Has A Leaning Tower Of Power

Look McTaggart, don’t blame me. Rocco Bastone was the guy who hunted this thing down on Craigslist and now I’m just here to tell you about it. For $2,600 you can buy this kind of surface...

Beer Money’s Money Maker: This Profile Of The Engine In Everyone’s Favorite Ratty Mustang Is Awesome

The Beer Money Mustang is well known around the world of drag racing. The car that was built by guys like Pete Harrell, Eric Yost, our own Chad Reynolds, and Lyle Barnett went from a reality show...

DOA: GM Cuts Funding For Potentially Awesome Nikola Badger Electric Truck – Can It See The Light Of Day?

(By Tom Lohnes) –¬†Were you planning to ditch your Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, or Tesla Cybertruck order in favor of the new Nikola Badger electric truck? Well, bad news. GM cut funding for the...

Twisted Steel And Sex Appeal: The Weird History of America’s 40 Year Obsession With Staged Train Wrecks

Between 1896 and 1935 a unique and bizarre series of spectator events occurred across America. Those events were the staged head-on collisions of steam locomotives done as profit-making spectacles....

Cyber Week Deals! Save Big At OPGI Right Now – It’s Holiday20 Time and More!

How that Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner, you know that the holiday deals are going to be flying. OPGI knows it as well and that is why you have a holeshot advantage...

Mental Mercury: Watch This 1949 Mercury Bound For Drag Week Make 2,000 Horsepower On The Dyno!

When craftsmen come together from multiple disciplines of the hot rodding world the end result is something incredible. This can be evidence in the form of the 1949 Mercury you are about to watch...

Pro Street Priced Right: This 1973 Dodge Dart Sport Has A Worked 340 A Five Speed, and A Price That’s Unbeatable

As our resident Craigslist search engine Rocco Bastone said in his message for us, “try to build one cheaper…” and we could not have said it any better ourselves. You are looking at...

Watch Romain Grosjean Walk Away From One Of The Worst Formula One Crashes In History

This is beyond stunning. This is the worst single F1 crash we have ever seen anyone survive and when you listen to the sport’s veterans and survivors from the deadliest days, they all agree. On...