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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Howell EFI Announces Expanded TBI Kit Coverage – Fuel Inject All The Things!

Howell EFI Has long established itself as a premier place to go when making the switch from a carb to EFI. The company has diversified itself so many times and over such a large swath of engines...

Funny Video: It’s Going To Be A Long Day At The Loading Dock – Where’s That Ratchet Strap Again?

(By Greg Rourke) –¬†Here’s a little lesson on load securement. Take notes, there may be a quiz later. What we have here is a van trailer full of shopping carts. Shopping carts have...

Racing In The Silverdome: This 1983 Video Shows The Wild World Of Outlaws Midget Race Held Inside!

This is AWESOME and it is the first of two videos we’ll bring out over the next couple of days featuring competition INSIDE the Pontiac Silverdome (which failed to fail the other way when demo...

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...

COMP Cams Releases New DOD (displacement on demand) Delete Kits For Gen IV LS Engines

When the OEM companies design an engine and the associated technology around it they have a million factors to consider. Fuel economy, emissions, harshness, noise, packaging, and a list that goes on...

This 1947 Ford Rat Rod Is A One-Off, One Of A Kind Runner…But Can You Drive It?

You won’t ever lose it at a car show, right? That’s what caught our eye when we were cruising around eBay the other day. This drastically chopped and channeled 1947 Ford rat rod is a...

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...

Watch Larry McBride Make The Quickest Top Fuel Drag Bike Run In History 5.611!

Larry McBride, the Ruthian motorcycle drag racing legend added even more size to his amazingly massive resume of accomplishments a couple of weeks back when he annihilated all previously existing...

NHRA Pro Stock News: In 2018 Teams Can Use ANY Accepted Engine Combo In ANY Accepted Body – Team Requested – OEM Approved

December 4th, 2017 will be a date that’ll live forever in the annals of NHRA pro stock history. Why? It is the date that the NHRA announced that pro stock teams will be able to run any accepted...

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...

Giant Video: Watch The Monster Kempton Park Triple Expansion Steam Engine Start And Crank 16 RPM!

There’s big and then there is BIG. When it comes to engines the massive triple compound steam engines at Kempton Park in England are among the most massive ever built. Weighing 800 tons, these...

Hooker BlackHeart LS Engine Swap Systems For 1996-2004 Mustangs Have Arrived

Let’s face the facts here, people. LS swaps are not only NOT going away, they seem to continue to gain popularity. It seems to defy the odds but when you look a the variety of part and pieces...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chicken – The Cheers (1955)

During the days of the “hot rod menace” in the early 1950s there was lots of hysteria in the streets about wild kids flying around in out of control cars and causing mayhem. Wally Parks...

The Bob Glidden Story: This Ford Made 1980s Film Gives An Awesome Look Into Glidden’s Career At Its Peak

We understand that Bob Glidden is not doing so well medically at the moment and that means we’re sending him all the good juju that we can. Part of that is thinking about, looking back on, and...