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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Neat Little Pro Street Find: This 1977 Monza Is Simple, Nice, and Fun – Small Block Power!

Like everything else in the automotive world, cars can be built on different levels of goodness, craziness, or stupidness. When we see some guy with multiple superchargers stacked up through his...

Pedalin’ Their Wares: Watch Ron Capps and Robert Hight Get Into The Wackiest Pedalfest of 2019 So Far

We knew it was going to happen at some point during the 2019 NHRA Virginia Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. With a track that was over 130-degrees in temperature, with cars that make enough...

Somernites 2019 April Cruise Photo Coverage: Cars and Trucks From The 1950s and Older! History, Styling, and Coolness Galore

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Here’s the group of old farts from the 1950s and older.  Fourth photo is of the little hot rod Somernites is raffling off this year.  It’s hard to...

2019 FE Race and Reunion: Our Final Fordtastic Load of Photos From This Killer Event

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – This fabulous collection of FE powered images will be our last from the 2019 FE Race and Reunion which Joe Grippo attended and shot for us. The cars and the action...

Daddy’s Thing: This 1958 Bel Air Drag Car Has A 540ci Big Block, A Tunnel Ram, and The Ability To Fly!

Few things are cooler in the sport of drag racing than cars which have been raced for generations by the same family. Such is the case here with a unique 1958 Chevy Bel Air that has been on drag...

Video Fun: Multiple Engine Miniature Pulling Tractors Hauling The Sled Put On A Great Show

Back before the world of video gaming, miniature racing was the real hardcore alternative to full-sized competition. High end remote control cars and boats are still raced by hardcore RC fans and...

A 521ci Big Block Ford For 5/21 – Watch This Blue Oval Thumper Hit The Dyno!

You thought we were done with “displacement days”?! You are wrong! There’s still some good stuff to talk about when it comes to engines and dates. As it turns out 5/21 is a great...

2019 FE Race and Reunion Coverage: More Fabulous Fords On The Strip and In The Pits!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – There’s something about historic cars, especially race cars, that really draws gearheads in. The lead photos shows the legendary Al Joniec’s famed...

2019 Somernites Cruise Coverage: Cruisers, Bruisers, Hot Rods, and More From The 1970s to Today!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – This collection is made up of cars from the mid-70s and newer – that aren’t already in another folder.  As I stated in an earlier entry Somernites...

Old Caterpillar Video: This Introduction Film Of The Caterpillar 944 Wheel Loader From The 1950s Is Awesome

We take lots of stuff for granted today when we see it. Machines and operations that have seemingly been around since tim first began. The fact of the matter is that everything we do as human beings...

MAHLE Motorsport Expands Dodge Cummins Line With 6.7L Diesel PowerPak Piston Kit 

The world of diesel performance continues to expand at an incredible rate. What was once a niche of a niche in hot rodding has evolved into a large and awesome segment of the aftermarket and highly...

2019 Holley LS Fest West Results, Video, Event Recap, and More – Photos, Videos, Fun

We showed you loads of coverage from Holley LS Fest West 2019 and while that photo action gave you a sense of the event, we did not delve into too many details about who won the specific aspects of...

Cool Dirt Track For Sale: Duck River Raceway Park In Tennessee Could Be Yours! 1/4 Dirt Oval!

We love posting race tracks for sale because we love trying to make sure that these places are always in the hands of capable, motivated, and passionate owners who will keep them viable and open for...

This inside Look At McLaren’s Colossal Indy 500 Failure Is Jaw Dropping – Comedy of Errors

They didn’t have a steering wheel. Seriously, McLaren boss Zak Brown was trying to find a proper steering wheel of the company’s Indy 500 race car a handful of days before qualifying was...