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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Jumpin’ Through Hoops: Watch This Vortec Blown 427ci Windsor Small Block Get Perfected On The Dyno

Engine building is about problem solving, right? You want to make more power so you solve that problem with better heads, a better camshaft, a better block, maybe you add some boost. What happens...

7s On Skinnies – This Aussie Datsun Truck Runs 7.90 With A 225 Tire on The Back!

It was of course the great Colin Chapman who defined his philosophy on race car building as “simplify and add lightness”. If we met the owner of this awesome little Datsun truck in...

Watch The 1970 World Figure 8 Championship From Islip Speedway As Shown On Wide World Of Sports!

Figure 8 racing has been a staple at stock car tracks for many decades now and the reason it has survived is because it is exciting to watch, it is relatively cheap to participate in, and it keeps...

Video: In 1971 Bobby Issac and The K&K NASCAR Team Went To Bonneville – This Is The Truly Awesome Story

This is one of the neatest short films we have ever seen about stock car racing, mainly because it is about Bonneville. It is about Bonneville, a magical race car, a famous crew chief, an enigmatic...

This Promotional Film For The 1955 Chevrolet Is Awesome Propaganda

We clearly love old promotional films around here. We run basically all of them that we can find. Why? They are fun and sometimes funny but they are also a great window into how the companies...

The Bitter End: This Video Of Chrysler Turbine Cars Being Destroyed Is Hard To Watch

A while back I posted a video of a1960s Chrysler turbine car being road tested at the Chrysler proving grounds. The video was cool because we saw the car hauling around the track and rip roaring over...

Watch This Big Block Powered 1968 Camaro Hang With Can Am Cars And Sports Cars and More

This is a video that shouldn’t happen on paper. A big block 1968 Camaro road racing car should not be hanging with GT40s, Lolas, and other Can Am cars, right? Well that’s exactly what hot...

Video Bonanza: Crash Testing Videos From The Late 1970s! Scout, Firebird, Trucks, You Name It!

Crash testing has been a vital and mandatory part of new car launches for many, many years. While we can sit here and complain about stuff like new car weights and shapes, the facts regarding how...

The Big One: Watch This Brazilian Drag Car Blow Up In A Blazing Fury – Wild In-Car Video!

This video is in parts wild, in parts spectacular, and in parts a cautionary tale. The wild part is pretty obvious. As you will see, Sabrina Lorene was absolutely flying down the track in her eight...

When The Trucks Were Trucks! Big Tow and Knight Stalker ON Byron Dragway!

Much like Grumpy Jenkins’ 1974 Pro Stocker set the course for the tube framed, nothing stock about them anymore world of that class, the first tube chassis monster trucks set the stage for the...

See A Dragline Rescue A Caterpillar D11 Bulldozer Like It Is A Toy

Mining is not an easy business. It is like the world’s biggest game of sand box Tonka trucks and like in the sand box, sometimes things happen. In this case an operator rolled a Caterpillar D11...

This 1908 Film Shows How A 12-Inch BattleShip Gun Was Manufactured

We’re completely fascinated by old manufacturing films. Previously we had dug up some videos showing locomotives being manufactured and serviced but this deal, the manufacture of a 12-inch gun...

The Walk of Fame: Feats Of Human Strength At The Pick A Part’s $59.99 Carry Out Day

It is one of the enduring promotions that wrecking yards across the country run from time to time. “Everything you can carry out for $59.99.” This video is awesome proof of the lengths...

Watch The Guys At Kirkham Motorsports Hand Form A Cobra Hood…Out Of Bronze

Rich guys like to have unique stuff so when a wealthy customer of noted car building enterprise Kirkham Motorsports contacted the company and asked if they could scratch build a Cobra replica out of...