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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Fun Historic Video: The 1982 NHRA US Nationals Sportsman Finals Were Full Of Cool Cars and Drivers

Why run a video showing the sportsman final rounds from the 1982 NHRA US Nationals the week after the 2018 NHRA Finals? Why not? It’s the internet. Plus, who does not like to see cool drag cars...

Craigslist Find: This Indy Pace Car Edition 1973 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Could Be Yours!

We often make jokes about how jacked up the American auto companies were in the 1970s and this is yet another awesomely hilarious example. When anyone thinks of an Indy 500 pace car they think of a...

2018 Monster Truck Throwdown At GALOT Motorsports Park – Flying Trucks, Mashed Up Cars!

(Photos by David Whealon – DWPhotos) – GALOT Motorsports Park continues to be one of the true gems of the American racing landscape these days through the diversity of events that they...

2018 NHRA World Finals Pit Thrash Photos – Drag Racing’s Mechanics On Full Display

(Photos by Wes Allison) – There are many things that I love about the sport of drag racing but the tradition that fans and teams still honor regarding open pits is my favorite. It creates an...

2018 NHRA Auto Club World Finals: Pit Photos That Show The Prep, The Thrash, and The Parts

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We’re turning our eyes away from the track for a minute and toward the pits with these photos from last weekend’s 2018 NHRA Auto Club World Finals in...

Car Feature: Mopar Verde – Chuck Stubeck’s SS/FA 1969 Road Runner Is A Flying Behemoth

(Photos by Wes Allison) – If you enjoy things that are good, Chuck Stubeck’s awesome 1969 Plymouth Road Runner NHRA super stock car is something you’ll fall in love with instantly....

The 1993 Mustang Cobra Was An Attainable Hot Rod For 13 Year Old Me – Here’s A Video Road Test From ’93

I was fishing with my dad and sister on a bridge in Hingham, Massachusetts across from the court house. That’s when I heard a familiar sound a sound every gearhead kid knew in 1993. It was the...

This Vintage 1980s Monster Truck Video Features Rare Beasts: Six-Foot And Super Pete Among Them!

When it comes to things that instantly take me back to my childhood, 1980s monster truck video clips are just the ticket. Pressing play on the video below will likely do the same for you and...

Amazing Video: Here’s How Locomotives Were Overhauled In 12 Days Circa 1938 England

We have showed you lots of cool videos of old locomotives being built but this is the first one we have ever showed you that illustrates the process of a locomotive being overhauled and it is one of...

Historic Video: A Look At Autolite Circa 1940 – Killer Manufacturing Film!

Many of you hear the name Autolite and think about the popular brand of spark plugs and while you are not wrong, you are missing out on a huge hunk of the company’s history. Electric Autolite...

Take A Video Tour Of The Powermaster Performance Plant And See How Their Parts Are Made

When it comes time to figure out where the power is going to come from in your hot rod, race car, truck, or street machine you need to go right to the best and that’s Powermaster Performance....

Watch This Super Stock D/Modified Corvette Attack Orlando Speed World In ’87 – Huge Revs, Bang Shifting!

We have to thank BangShifter Bob Chambers for the link to the video you’ll see below. The footage comes from a Saturday at Orlando Speed World drag strip circa 1987 and it features the awesome...

This Brazilian Dodge Charger Has A Twin Turbo Mopar Small Block, A Lenco, and A Bad Attitude – Video

Well as the seasons turn here in North America, we’re getting ready to kiss racing goodbye for a couple of months but down in South America? Those boys and girls are just getting ramped up for...

Shut Up and Listen: This Long Form Interview With Race Announcing Legend Murray Walker Is Worth The Watch

Murray Walker? Many of you may be wondering who Murray Walker is. That’s actually cool because the guy has been one of the great voices in racing for decades. The son of a highly successful...