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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Unexpected Hero: Watch This Vortech YSi Blown Porsche 928 Make 1,1113hp To The Wheels – Porsche Powered!

Want to talk about daring to be different? How about making four digit horsepower at the wheels with a Porsche 928 V8 engine! Carl Fausett owns this car and he is the guy who not only has developed...

Video Bonanza: 1980s Monster Truck Arena Show Screamer Ads – These Are All GOLD!

This is awesome! I randomly ran across a single 1980s monster truck TV commercial on YouTube and then I went straight down the rabbit hole looking for more, and boy did I find them. This collect of...

Spills, Chills, and Destruction Video: This Is The Wildest Collection Of Pulling Fails We Have Ever Seen

Now this right here is an all-star compilation of wackiness. You are going to watch a seemingly endless chain of pulling crashes, pulling explosions, and pulling failures that include classes...

eBay Find: This Aluminum Boss 429 Block, Awesome Heads, and Experimental Crankshaft Are Can-Am History!

You are looking at Boss 429 valhalla. Seriously. This is the block, heads, and crank that would make up the major components of a 494ci Can-Am engine Aluminum block?! XE (experimental) marked crank?...

2019 PDRA World Finals Action Photos: The Baddest Eighth Mile Door Slammers On Earth Hit The Strip

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – As the world of drag racing continues to slowly pack its tent at the close of the 2019 season, the PDRA ran their last event of the year at Virginia Motorsports...

Save It: This Weirdo Hot Rod Magazine Chrysler Mini-Van Is Languishing In A Washington State Wrecking Yard

The true hey-day of the magazine project car has long passed, right? The days when you hung on every issue to see what parts were installed next, what the finished product looked like, and what it...

SEMA 2019 Photos: A Selection Of Interesting Cars and Interesting Engines! Why Be Totally Normal?

(Photos by the author) – Breaking news guys, there are LOTS of LS and LT engines here. They are pretty much in everything and while there are now dedicated companies designed to dress them up...

The Inside Line: Here’s An Awesome Look At The Nuts, Bolts, and Inner Workings Of Roger Penske Buying IndyCar and Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The news is STILL rattling off the walls here at the 2019 SEMA show. When it was announced on Monday morning that Roger Penske had purchased IndyCar AND the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the racing...

Halfway Home: The Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Car Crests 501mph In Southern Africa

The Bloodhound SSC is officially halfway to the stated goal of 1,000 mph with a run of over 501 mph recently. Andy Green was at the wheel and all systems functioned properly as the run was planned to...

SEMA 2019: Lohnes Shares Photos From His First Day On The Floor Of The Show

(Photos by the author) – Annnnnd we’re back! Yes, it is SEMA time again and we’re here with photos and the inside scoop on the neatest stuff that’s going on at SEMA 2019....

Watch Jim Bullet Baily Successfully Perform The Stunt That Would Later Kill Him

There was a whole stuntman craze that exploded after Evel Knievel rocketed to worldwide fame in the 1970s. Of course there were the copycat motorcycle jumpers that popped up all over the place but...

BOOM! A Look At The Weird, Wild, and Deadly Fad Of Staged Train Crashes From the 1890s to the 1980s — w/Video

There’s something ingrained into the DNA of human beings that has forced us and continues to force us to be enthralled with wrecks, crashes, and carnage. You see a fair bit of it here on...

Sunbeam Tiger Video: Ride Along As The Tiny Small Block Ford Sports Car Rips Monte Carlo

While the Shelby Cobra is certainly the signature piece in the legacy of Carroll Shelby, the Sunbeam Tiger is another English/American mashup he had his hands in and profited from. The Tiger was born...

Watch The Awesome and Pretty Complicated Starting Procedure For A 1958 John Deere 820 – Pony Motor!

If there is a basic rule of life it is that any engine that needs or happily uses another engine to start it is pretty awesome and the big (400+ ci) two cylinder John Deere diesel is nothing but...