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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Hand Built Miniature Kenworth, Drives, Has Airbrakes, and Makes Us Smile – Unreal!

(Words and Photos by Mike Bradford) – I’ve been attending the uphill tractor trailer drag races in St. Joseph DeBeauce Quebec for a few years and if you can take your eyes away from fully...

Soaking Behemoth – The Mack Super Pumper Was A Locomotive Engined Fire Fighter That Could Extinguish Hell Itself (And Often Did)

(Lead image: Philip Goldstein) – In the early 1960s the New York City Fire Department was facing a host of problems. The world around them was growing ever taller, ever more compact, and ever...

Insane Video: Watch A Big Rig Suffer A Tire Explosion In Russia

(By Greg Rourke) – Truck tires are nothing to mess with. We’ve reviewed the aftermath of truck tires exploding previously on these pages. When handled properly they are inflated inside a...

Three Minutes Of Awesome: Watch The 2,400hp Coga Peterbilt Drag Race, Burnout, Pull Trailers, Twist, and More!

As we have shown you over the years, the men who live in the Great White North know how to throw down with serious skill in the realm of brutally powerful big rig trucks. In the case of the video...

2018 NHRA Winternationals Photo Coverage: More Stock and Super Stock Wheelie Action To Enjoy

(Photos by Wes Allison) – It is kind of ironic that one of the biggest NHRA events of the year is followed by the biggest small tire drag race in the world with Lights Out 9. Why is it ironic?...

Watch JR Pines Epic Bumper Dragging Round Win At Lights Out 8 – Lights Out 9 Continues Today

Today in Valdosta, Georgia Lights Out 9 No Escape continues. After a day of relatively tame testing yesterday teams will hammer the throttle and try to better their setups before starting qualifying...

2018 NHRA Winternationals Professional Class Action Photos: Funny Cars, Fuel Dragsters, and Pro Stocks

(Photos by Wes Allison) – If you watched the coverage of the 2018 Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals you may have noticed the fact that top fuel cars were exploding in the first round like few of...

You Mad (Max) Bro? This Interceptor Replica May Be The Nicest One In The World!

In the dystopian future depicted in the famous movie Mad Max, there is one bright spot. That of course is the famed Interceptor “police car” driven by our hero, the Road Warrior. The car,...

2018 NHRA Winternationals: A Guest Gallery From The Talented Burghardt Boys!

(Photos by Mike and Jeff Burghardt) – Photography is an interesting thing, right? I mean, most of us have the ability to aim a device at something and “make” a picture but...

2018 NHRA Winternationals Super Stock Action Photos: From Cobra Jets To Olds Calais We’ve Got Them!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – You know that you’re on the west coast when you are announcing super stock and the vaunted letters SS/VX come up on the screen. That means Super Stock...

Saddest or Funniest Head To Head Comparo Ever: Pinto vs Vega Wagon On Car And Track!

Well, this is something to see. What you are about to watch is a Pinto vs Vega wagon on Car and Track in vintage tv style. This comparison test is either the funniest thing you have ever seen or the...

Bucks Up: Holley EFI Puts Up Big Money In Creation Of Factory Super Car Holley EFI 7-Second Club – Who Will Do It First?

Well this should be good! Holley has stepped up and created the Holley EFI 7-second club for NMCA Factory Super Car racers. The club will consist of the first 5-drivers to break the 7-second mark in...

Watch Ron Clark Suffer A Massive Wreck In Bugzilla That Kicked Off Lights Out 8

The first pair at Lights Out 8 on Wednesday night was set to be a fun one. A tandem of cars that summarize the reason so many people love this style of drag racing. A VW Bug with a blown small block...

Horsepower or Horse Powered: Who Wins A The Pull? A Team Of 16 Belgian Draft Horses Or A Tractor?

Tractors were developed to be mechanical horses. Ok, they were developed to be better than the horses that they replaced. While the mighty draft horse was a good right hand man for farmers spanning...