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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

These Aeromotive Fuel System Diagrams Will Help You Map Out A System For Your Car, No Matter The Power!

Some of us are better visual learners than we are through any other method. You know who you are out there. You kind of glaze over when people are explaining stuff but if you can just see a picture,...

2017 NSRA Nationals Coverage: A Little Rain Didn’t Melt The Cars In Louisville! Photos Galore

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – There was some rain on Friday, but that was while we were in the swap meet which we will get to soon.  Prior to and following the showers it was gorgeous...

2017 NHRA Dutch Classic Coverage: A Final Blast Of Wheels Up Stock Eliminator Action

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Big thanks to our man Joe Grippo for blasting these photos a little while back at the 2017 NHRA Dutch Classic, held at Pennsylvania’s Maple Grove Raceway. The...

Remember Pearl Harbor Today – 76th Anniversary of Attack

Today marks the 76th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history. It was on this date in 1941 that the Japanese Navy attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On...

What If They Threw A Race And The Wrong Racers Came – That Happened In England In 1972 – The Rothmans 50,000

The wrong racers? How can the wrong racers show up to a race? Not like the wrong racers like the cars were illegal but the wrong racers in the fact that they had the wrong names ON their cars and the...

Heartland Park Topeka Changes Name To Heartland Motorsports Park – Announces Major No-Prep Race For 2018

Big news from the formerly named Heartland Park Topeka facility in Topeka, Kansas. The home of the NHRA Heartland Nationals will now be known as Heartland Motorsports Park and the track announced the...

STOLEN! Help Us Locate Mark Williams Racing Enterprises Display Trailer

Thieves are the worst and that’s especially true when they mess with your friends. Well, thieves have messed with our friends at Mark Williams Enterprises, stealing a trailer from their shop....

This 1938 Video Shows The Awesome Story Behind The Failed GE Steam Turbine Locomotives

When people think of steam locomotives they undoubtedly think about the traditional looking “choo-choo” trains with the big funnel in the front, the barrel shaped boiler in the middle,...

This Promotional Film For The 1955 Chevrolet Is Awesome Propaganda

We clearly love old promotional films around here. We run basically all of them that we can find. Why? They are fun and sometimes funny but they are also a great window into how the companies...

2017 NSRA Nationals Coverage: Here’s A First Gallery Of Photos From The Monster Yearly Show

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – First off – an apology.  I have been in a funk for months now and have not been going to as many event nor have I been getting the articles together in...

2017 NHRA Dutch Classic Coverage: Stockers Are WAY COOL!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – A while ago up here in the Land of NED, the 2017 NHRA D1 seasons came screeching to a halt with the running of the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic National Open...

Monster Truck Action Coverage From GALOT Motorsports Park’s Monster Truck Throwdown Event

(Words and Photos by David Whealon) Who doesn’t just love Monster Trucks? For me this was my first live experience of a brand of entertainment that I only watched on TV and was one of those things...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is The Best Gearhead Christmas Gift You Have Ever Received?

The more enlightened and evolved among us receive more pleasure from giving stuff than from getting it. We dig the giving thing, but the getting part, especially when the stuff we’re getting is...

ASA Stock Car Racing Inside The Pontiac Silverdome Circa 1983 – Short Course, No Shortage Of Carnage

Imagine you bought a ticket to see a stock car race in the early 1980s with the likes of Alan Kulwicki, Butch Miller, Rusty Wallace and others competing. Imagine that race was being held inside a...