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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Remember The Time Mike Joy, Shirley Muldowney, and Bill Stephens Called A Drag Race On Tv? Neither Did We!

Ok, we never knew that Mike Joy, Shirley Muldowney, and Bill Stephens announced a drag race together but they did! This video posted by the DragTimes2 YouTube channel is pretty amazing because it...

When A Tractor Attempts To Help A Truck In Russia, Always Expect The Unexpected

So here we are in Russia…at least we think that’s where this was filmed. Anyway we have a truck with obviously too much weight out behind the rear axle and a tractor that has been brought...

1970s Chevy Truck Advertising Perfection: Watch This Pickup Drag 178 Tons Of Logs!

The OEMs have totally failed in recent times at making over the top, ridiculous pickup truck ads. Sadly it has been Toyota that had cool stuff like their trucks dragging the Space Shuttle and...

Check Out This 1971 6×6 Mercedes LG-1213 Brazilian Army Truck Take On A Tough Trail – Needs Lockers!

We have featured some cool old Brazilian army trucks before and today it is this restored 1971 6×6 Mercedes LG-1213 Brazilian army truck truck that we have the spotlight on. These rigs were...

Olds Shopping: Someone Is Selling Six Of The Most Rare Colonnade Era Olds Cutlasses You’ll Ever See

Everyone has their thing, right? Some guys like Mustangs, some guys collect Camaros and some guys load up on 1970s Colonnade styling era performance Oldsmobiles. Jason Savick tipped us off to a guy...

Suspension Tech Video: Learn All About The Benefits Of Tubular Sway Bars From The Crew At QA1

There’s a basic question that every hot rodder should ask when they are looking to buy parts for their car. “Why do I need that?” It’s a basically question but one that so...

Mini-Van Shopping? Your Options For An All Wheel Drive Model Just Grew By One – Pacifica Gets AWD For 2021

(By Tom Lohnes) – This Just in folks: The dying Minivan segment has finally adopted AWD. Well, half of the minivans have. The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica is finally available with AWD, and it...

Listen Up: The Awesome, Amazing, and Inspiring Story Of Operation Snowbound – How American Teamwork Saved Millions Of People and Livestock In 1949

There can be no overstatement of just how nasty Mother Nature can get when she wants to be. The winter of 1949 on the Western Plains of the United States is virtually beyond compare. A succession of...

NHRA Time Machine: Lohnes and Amanda Busick Relive Fun Moments From The Top End Of The Strip!

When it comes to personalities that people recognize immediately in the world of NHRA drag racing, Amanda Busick is one of them. A top end and pit reporter for NHRAonFOX broadcasts, Amanda has been a...

The Largest Truck In The World Circa 1932 Wasn’t That Big But It Sure Was Slow

When we think of the largest truck in the world in modern terms some massive mining dump truck or other rig comes to mind, right? Well back in 1932 we’re not sure what the official measuring...

Looking Back To Look Ahead: The 1993 Land Cruiser J80 Still Stands As A Really Great Example Of The Quintessential SUV

From 1990 through 2008, the Toyota Land Cruiser J80 ruled the Earth. Well, that may be overstating it, but the J80 generation of these trucks were sold all over the world in varying configurations....

Cool Video: Watch This Early 1970s Crash Testing Film That Features A Corvette…With Air Bags!

Few people remember that General Motors was the major pioneering force in the develop of air bags in passenger cars. They actually offered them as an option on several models for a couple year stint...

This 1982 Demolition Derby Documentary Called The Last Car Running Is Cool and Mildly Depressing

If you are in a smashing mood today, this 1982 demolition derby documentary called the last car running is going to get you all perked up and ready for the day. If you are a body shop owner, this...

Watch Actual Broadcast Footage From The Day A Guy Stole The NASCAR Pace Car In 1986 – Unreal!

We saw the title on this YouTube video and thought we’d be watching some lame attempt at doctoring video to make it seem like someone stole a pace car at a NASCAR race and was driving it around...