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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Crazy Skills: Check Out This Guy’s Sick Lego Builds – One Off GM Dually Truck, Jeeps, Hot Rods, More!

The wonders never cease around here, that’s for sure. Anthony Ambrosio sent us some incredible links to a person who’s skills with Legos outstrip our skills with, well everything...

First to 250: Watch The Pontiac Powered Boss Bird Nitro Funny Car Run 5.87/250mph at Norwalk!

Milestones in drag racing come in all forms. We have seen dragsters do stuff over the years, we have seen funny cars break speed records, but one of the things we have not seen a lot of in recent...

Weird Car On A Dead Track: 1985 Plymouth Colt Turbo Tested At Bridgehampton

The magic of the 1980s was that there were weird cars kind of falling out of the sky on a regular basis. Today, that does not happen anymore. There are very few surprises out there. People have their...

Classic Wreckage Video: This 1992 Monster Truck, Pulling, and Mud Bog Crash Compilation Is A Whammy Bar Good Time

Let’s be kids again, shall we? This trip back to 1992 is great because we don’t just see the biggest names of the monster truck world engaged in battle, we see the top pullers, and the...

Wheelstander Heaven Video! Performances From Wisconsin International Raceway And Great Lakes Circa 1980-81

When I am asked what my favorite drag racing exhibition cars are, my answer is immediate and unequivocal: a wheelstander. These things were basically invented by accident and since the middle 1960s...

1979 Bathurst 1000 Video: This Film With Peter Brock Calling His Own Lap and Chris Economaki Reporting Rules!

There are few races on planet Earth that we want to attend more than the Bathurst 1000 in Australia. The event has a legacy, it has awesome cars, and most importantly it has one of the neatest tracks...

Video: Gentle Giants – Big Horsepower Tractors Of The 1970s From Minneapolis-Moline and Oliver

While passenger cars and trucks were being stripped of their manhood by government regulations in the early 1970s, farmers across America were transitioning into an era where horsepower was king....

Bleep Show: The 1974 AHRA Winternationals, A Failed TV Pilot About Evel Knievel, and Sam Elliot Swearing – VIDEO

Sometimes bad TV is the best TV, right? When it comes to the history of television, there have been some really awful shows that made the air and some great ones that never saw the light of day. This...

This Clip From The 1972 Springnationals at Santa Pod Raceway In England – The Cars Rule!

This is some awesome drag racing video that we’d never spotted before today. You are going to check out a short clip from the 1972 Springnationals at Santa Pod Raceway in England. Names that...

Seats Of Power: These Are The Actual Seats From One Of The Original Pre-Production Corvette Show Cars

Long before the Corvette was put into production, GM did some extensive design studies with a pair of prototypes. These cars were traveled around the country and showed to crowds where their reaction...

Distance Learning Time: Watch This ARP Fasteners Seminar To Learn More About Bolts and Fasteners Than You Do Now!

Distance learning, remote learning, whatever you want to call it, your kids have been doing it for weeks and now you get to jump in on the fun. Why? Because we found an awesome seminar put on by ARP...

Buick Straight Eight Rebuild Update: The Valves Get Installed and A New Project Emerges

Last we left you, Davin had made progress on the bottom end of the Hagerty Buick Straight Eight build and things were looking pretty good. He got the crank in, camshaft installed, and even test...

Pinnacle Of What: The New 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Is Not Built For Penny Pinchers

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you want a minivan over a large SUV such as a Ford Expedition or a Chevy Tahoe for some reason and have over $50,000 to blow? Well, Chrysler has the perfect van for you...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Wrapping The US Nationals, Talking Sportsman Racing, Pro Mods, and Pro Stock Motorcycle

National Dragster Senior Editor Kevin McKenna joins Brian Lohnes on the NHRA Insider podcast this week to talk about pro stock motorcycle, the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA US Nationals, sportsman drag...