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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Goodguys Columbus 2019 Photos: One Of America’s Greatest Automotive Events, Bar None

(Photos by Bob Chiluk) – The title is kind of bold, right? One of America’s greatest automotive events?! How the hell can anyone make that statement? We think we’re mildly...

2019 ALS Cruising For A Cure Show Photos: More Hot Rods, Trucks, Street/Strip Killers, Vans, Stuff!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – This gallery is pretty much a hodge-podge of stuff I didn’t know where else to put which is a recurring theme for me this year.  Mostly it’s...

Flat Out For 100,000 – 1964 Mercury Durability Test At Daytona Had 289 Comets Running For 40 Days Straight

How do you prove to the general public that you make tough, cool, and hard running cars for them to buy? Well, if you were Mercury (Ford’s excitement division at that point) you put your heads...

Classic Drag Racing Film: Awesome Action At Southeastern Dragway In 1968

Now THIS is the kind of thing we really love to see. You are about to watch some killer drag racing action at Southeastern Dragway in 1968. The little track in Dallas, Georgia was about as far away...

The American Powertrain Starting Shift: A 10,000 RPM 358ci Ford, A Liberty, And A Fairmont Body!

Now here’s an American Powertrain Starting Shift that you Ford fans can really sink your teeth into. You are going to ride along with Jason Cathcart in his awesome Ford Fairmont. This car has...

Watch A Massive Ford GAA Tank Engine Get Literally Blown In Half While Powering A Pulling Tractor

Drag racers like to think that they have the handle on big time carnage and stuff. Under normal circumstances we could make the argument that their copious use of nitromethane puts them in a special...

Battered Barracuda: Check Out This Tribute To The Bashed Barracuda In The Awful Movie Highwaymen

So this car is the 1968 Barracuda that played a starring role in 2004’s forgettable movie Highwaymen. This was the story about a lunatic guy that went around in a 1972 Cadillac killing people on...

Here’s Mud In Your Eye! Watch This Compilation of Crazy Mud Bog Runs and Wrecks From The 1980s

With the explosion in popularity of monster trucks in the 1980s, other motorsports in that genre of competition were also uplifted. One of those sports was mud bog racing. It was the simple fact that...

Incredible Video: Watch A Flying Hunk Of Blower Miss A Video Guy By Inches Or Less!

This is quite possibly the closest “near miss” ever caught on film at a drag strip. No, we’re not talking about a near crash, we’re talking about a video guy nearly being...

Humongous Hybrid: Watch This Euclid Haul Truck Use “Trolley Assist” To Climb A Grade – Genius!

As I’m sure many of you know, lots of heavy equipment in the world operates on the same principles as a hybrid car like the Chevy Volt does. There’s a combustion engine that is actually...

Monster Carnage Video: Check Out This 4-Minute Compilation Of Monster Truck Crashes From The Old PENDA Series!

I’m probably wrong about this but in my mind the pinnacle of monster truck “racing” came during the PENDA monster truck series time frame. I’m not talking about freestyle or...

Love It Or Hate It? This Ford 289 Has 180-Degree Headers and Sounds…Different

When we saw the video below of a little 289 Ford V8 built to FIA vintage racing specs, we figured hearing the Ford small block sing to 7,500 RPM would be a fun exercise in mechanical music. We got a...

Pontiac Power! This Iron Block, Kauffman Headed, Blown Ram Air III Engine Ran 8.0s In A Dragster – Ooga Booga!

This is totally flipping awesome. We love when guys throw their heart, soul, and wallet into doing something different in racing. Hell, it is one of the foundational reasons that we love the world of...

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...