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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Unloved Outlaw: Magnus Walker Has A 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT And Not Shockingly, It Is Cool

When one thinks about Magnus Walker and his taste in Porsche cars, the 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GT is likely not one that hits even near the top of the list of stuff he would own and that’s...

Is The Tesla Semi-Truck Dead? Some Business Analysts Think So

Tesla has been in the news a lot lately. That’s saying something for a company that tends to be hovering near the front of the business headlines in the country on a week to week basis. This...

Video: 1940 Ford Film Touts Factory Parts and Service – Talking Components!

We’re suckers for old-timey news reel style movies from car companies. This gem from Ford was made in 1940 as a device to tell people how great their factory replacement parts and service was....

Detroit Down Under Video: Watch This Aussie Wrecker Operator Drive A 6-53 Detroit Diesel Powered International Like A Maestro

(By Greg Rourke) – Show of hands please…who loves big tandem axle wreckers with Detroit Diesel power, and multiple transmissions under the floor?  Hmm…I see lots of hands up, but...

Looking For A Vintage Indy Car To Have Some Fun With? This 1950s Roadster Is Restored and Repowered

The “roadster era” of Indy Car racing is among the most celebrated and romanticized. These front engine cars eventually gave way to the likes of the mid-engine Lotus and other designs but...

2018 Lonestar Throwdown Photo Coverage: Miles of Tucked Tires In This One – Long, Lovely, and LOW

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – Texans proved once again that trucks, even really nice show trucks are not water soluble as they showed up by the thousands to hang out at the 2018 Lonestar...

Coming In Hot: Keith Haney Set To Make NHRA Pro Mod Debut This Weekend With Summit Racing Equipment Backing

This is going to be fun. Keith Haney, the 2017 Midwest Pro mod Series champion, drag radial racer, and yin to Stevie Fast’s yang will be suiting up for NHRA pro mod competition for the first...

Piston Tech Video: MAHLE Motorsports Takes You Through Proper Piston Pre-assembly Clearance Measurements

There’s more than a couple things that seem like universal laws in the world. As carpenters like to say, “measure twice and cut once.” Engine builders would tell you that their...

Flaming Wreckage Video: Watch A Crazy Off Road Buggy Roll, Burst Into Flames, and Then Burn To A Crisp In the Woods

We’ve shown you lots of videos over the years of wild off road truggies climbing near sheer cliff faces, jumping logs, and scrambling up hills with their four wheel steering, locked axles, and...

Video: A DeLorean That’s Way Cool! The DMC-44 Utility Truck That Never Made It Into Production

Over the course of the last week, I have expressed my less than favorable opinion of DeLorean cars, shown crash test videos of one folding up like a kid’s toy and generally been negative...

The Dynamics of A Crash Is A Horrifying 1970s Look At The Passenger Side Of A Wreck- Buckle Up!

We know it is kind of a moot point these days but wearing your seatbelt in the car is important. Not only that, having the right belts in your race car is majorly important as well. This video called...

2018 Lonestar Throwdown Photo Coverage: Awesome Trucks And Even A Few Cool Cars In Texas

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – When you throw a truck show in Texas you know it is going to be well attended! The 2018 Lonestar Throwdown was a blast and it was full to the gills with 2,000 show...

This 1968 Ford Commercial Promoting Their Big Car Lineup Is Awesome! (Why Are They In The Woods?)

So for starters you all know that we love the large barge cars produced by everyone in the late 1960s. These behemoths were designed to eat up miles of interstate and do so in an expedient fashion...

Crazy eBay Find: This Single Cylinder Offy Prototype Was A Project For A Series That Never Happened

It is a rare occasion to be able to get hold of something both mythical and real at the same time…especially when we are talking about racing stuff. We stumbled upon an eBay ad for one of the...