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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Part Or Parts Are You Currently Lusting After But Cannot Afford?

Like virtually all hot rodders, we have champagne tastes and a beer budget. Ok, let’s be honest here. We have box wine tastes and a prison toilet hooch budget, but you get the idea. Every day...

SCTA Speed Week 2018: The Racing May Be Over But Our Photos Are Not!

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – While it is true that by the time many of you read this, the competition at SCTA Speed Week 2018 will be over, our photos are far from it and will roll on for days....

American Powertrain Parting Shift: Watch A Bad Ass Run 5.70s In The Eighth With A Screaming Small Block 4-Speed Camaro

This is a 62-year old dude named Kurt who has himself one nasty Camaro. The car runs deep into the 5.70s in the eighth mile, which translates in the 8.90s on a quarter mile track. It has a...

This Run Whatcha Brung Czech Hill Climb Features Homebuilt Creations, Tractors, And Eight Wheel Drive Monsters

Somehow I stumbled upon this video which appears to be from the Russian version of Gravelrama and more importantly the Czech version of the Big Eliminator hill at Gravelarama. Featuring an amazingly...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Car Has The Best Sounding Factory Exhaust?

Like the hood scoop question from a while back, opinions on what exhaust “should” sound like is all over the map. There are those that lust after the sound of a Camaro with chambered...

The Hits Keep On Coming: More Bonneville Photos For Your Viewing Pleasure

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – Thursday is a very unique day at SCTA Speed Week and that is because it is the final day to qualify for a record. If you go fast enough to make impound you will...

A Big Block, A Pulling Sled, 2.5 Ton Rockwells, and A High Hitch Point Add Up To One Heck Of A Wheelie

We all have our ultimate dream vehicles, right? For my kids at this moment those are the crazy exotics that cost millions of bucks. For older guys maybe it was the car that they could not afford in...

Watch This Ripping British Touring Car Championship Contender Fly Up The Hill At Goodwood

Race car drivers are among the most competitive people on Earth. Put a couple of them together and it is likely that the one-upmanship will reach Olympic levels for sure. These are the types of...

Built To Take It: This 1940s Dodge Promotional Video Is An Amazing Look At Engine Production 70 Years Ago

In today’s world we revel in the incredible technology used to build our cars and trucks. 70 years ago, virtually none of that existed so actual human beings with skills, a trade, and a family...

Video: Running Over The Christmas Tree In Brainerd

It’s time again for the Lucas Oil Northern Nationals. For all the drag races I have been to, reported from, and announced at, I had never actually seen someone crash into the Christmas Tree in...

SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018: More Photos From The Salt As The Week Heads To A Crazy Conclusion

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – As the week wears on during SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018, some really interesting stories are developing. Yesterday the Flashpoint streamliner made its best run...

Want To Buy An Icon? The MOB Fuel Altered Is For Sale – Great History, Nitro Burning Madness

It is not often that an awesome and historic legacy name in drag racing comes up for sale. In this case it is not just the name but the latest iteration of the car that made it so famous. The MOB was...

Got A 2018 Jeep? Flowmaster Has The Outlaw Exhaust System To Wake It Up and Make It Sound Great

Your Jeep is awesome, right? You got it from the factory with the options you wanted, you added some cool accessories to make it work better both on and off-road. Know what it needs now? Attitude....

SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018: More Photos, More Cool Cars, Trucks, and Unique Hot Rods

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – What’s weird in this current stage of BangShift’s life is the fact that Chad and I only physically see each other a few times a year. We’re at...