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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Strangely Awesome Video: Machining In Slow Motion Is Really Fun To Watch

Every once in a while we run into a video that we start watching and kind go cannot stop. That’s this case with this gem which basically profiles machining in slow motion. It opens with a drill...

The Restoration of This 1930s Thor Pneumatic Gun Drill Is Awesome – Ever Seen One of These?

I have long loved all the tool restoration videos on YouTube and it seems many of you dig them as well. It is fun seeing something kind of beat up and forlorn get brought back to life, cleaned up,...

Ride Along With The Late Colin McRae As He Grabs Gears and Slides The Course

There have been few larger tragedies in the world of racing than the untimely loss of rally great Colin McRae in 2007. He died in a helicopter crash and it was a crushing blow to his fans and lovers...

Watch Jim Head Ride Out One The The Most Awesome Wheelies In Top Fuel History And Still Run In The 4s (Quarter Mile)

These days Jim Head is a stalwart on the NHRA funny car trail but in years past, Jim was a tough competitor in the top fuel ranks and basically whatever else he decided to race. This video, taken...

A “V” Ain’t The Only Way: Watch This Built Chevy 250 Make 320hp On The Engine Dyno

Fans of old school inline six engines will love this video which shows a built Chevy 250 inliner making more than 300hp on the dyno without using boost, nitrous, and still having the crummy factory...

Return Of The Monster Trucks – This 1986 Movie Shaped Many Gearhead Lives!

Well here’s a blast from my childhood! Return of the Monster Trucks was one of the most important videos I ever watched because it has a lasting impression on the rest of my life. Seriously. If...

We Don’t Know Why But We Like It: This 7-Cylinder Briggs and Stratton Sounds Good!

Thank God for people who just do stuff to entertain themselves or at least do stuff to prove to themselves that they are capable of actually doing it. In this case we’re talking about someone...

Let’s Go Pro Gas Racing At The Las Vegas Speedrome In 1988! More Pre-Strip Fun

The remnants of the long closed Las Vegas Speedrome can still be found on the property of the sprawling motorsports complex known as Las Vegas Motor Speedway and its associated tracks. The place was...

Awesome Miniature Engine Video: Watch This 392cc Air-Cooled V8 Fire Up and Run!

Somehow we have long missed the fact that there’s a guy named Dennis Franz on YouTube who builds amazingly cool and highly BangShift approved stuff. Seriously, this guy cranks out scratch built...

Ride Along On A USAC Silver Crown Car As It Flies And Slides Around The Fastest Mile Dirt Track In The World

Springfield, Illinois is home to the “Springfield Mile”, a virtual paradise for anyone who like dirt track racing. Why? They advertise this place as the fastest dirt mile in the world and...

Remember The 1990 Olds Trofeo? We Forgot And Then Saw This Old Motor Week Review – Weird and Interesting Car!

As I was putting David Whealon’s Lamborghini Super Trofeo photos together I had a synapse misfire and thought, “Wait, didn’t GM have a car in the early 1990s called the...

XL Video: Why You Never Let Your Friend With A Mining Excavator “Help” You Wash Your Car

I’m back to provide another valuable public service to our readers. I am here to provide you some guidance, advice, and life wisdom that could really come in handy someday. I realize that most...

Historical Drag Video: The Story of the Snake and Mongoose As Told By the Snake and the Mongoose – Once Upon A Wheel 1971

More than 20 minutes of video from 1971 profiling the epic and incredibly profitable rivalry between Don “The Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, as bankrolled by...

Incredible Video: The Day A Wrongly Drilled Oil Well Drained A 2.5 Billion Gallon Lake – The Story of Lake Peigneur!

(By Greg Rourke) – So the other day I was drilling a broken bolt to extract it. I didn’t center punch it correctly, so when I drilled it I drilled partially into the part I was trying to...