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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Let’s Go Supermodified Racing! Ride Along During A Race At Sandusky Speedway – Awesome

With a big block Chevrolet hanging off the left side and competitors mere inches from the open wheels on the right, there can’t be anything more intense than driving a real-deal¬†Supermodified....

The Starting Shift: A Gear Banging Pass in A Clutchless Five Speed Nova!

We’re freaking BangShift so we need to start our week with manual transmission violence, damn it! We’re getting back on the horse with a good one here. This is a Chevy Nova driven by a...

Incredible: The Project Apollo Archive Released More Than 8,000 Rarely Or Never Seen Apollo Mission Photos! Must See

Welcome to a bonafide Monday time suck. The link below is to the Project Apollo Archive and this is quite literally a stunning private effort that has been put forth to share and document the...

In-Car Video: See What It Is Like To Race The Fastest Figure Eight Stock Car Series In America

We have showed you lots of video that highlights the complete craziness of Figure eight stock car racing in the past but we have never placed you inside one of the cars. Not only are we placing you...

This 1956 Video Profiling 11 Mack Trucks Driving Into The Arctic Is Awesome

This may be the coolest thing that you will watch today. Made as a promotion film for Mack Trucks in the middle 1950s, this video documents the trip of 11 specialty build behemoth Mack Trucks as they...

BangShifty Science: Will Shooting A Running Engine With .50 Cal Bullets Stop It?

We got sent a couple tips on this video but it was Ron Thomas who tree’d everyone with the first so we have to thank Ron for that. This video is cool and it is further proof that when it comes...

Video: Remember Kids, The Quickest Way Through A Mud Bog Pit Is Over It

To some people a mud bog pit looks like a sloppy obstacle course that you kind of attack and then slog your way through. For others, it looks like a runway that can be traversed as nicely as a 747...

Video: Nine Minutes Of 1950s, 1960, and 1970s, Gasser Footage From Tracks All Over The Country – Absolutely Awesome!

As much as nostalgia funny cars totally exploded on the drag racing scene over the last 10 years or so, gassers have been proliferating at a pretty impressive rate that only seems to be picking up...

Break the Record: The Story of The Blue Flame LSR Car – Absolutely Awesome Historic LSR Video!

Before the British Thrust SSC took the World Land Speed Record in 1997, it was held by an Earth-bound rocket known as, “The Blue Flame”. The car was built by Reaction Dynamics, the...

Dead Engines Tell No Lies: This MAHLE Motorsport Video Analyzes A Circlip Failure In Great Depth

Blowing up an engine is never good. There are literally hundreds of possible failure points in an engine that range from component failures to operator error, or in the case of the pistons shown in...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Cranking Four Gears In A Really Hot VW Bug!

The subject of this week’s American Powertrain Parting Shift is a hot rodded VW Bug that runs in the high 10s in the quarter and sub seven seconds in the eighth mile. In this video we’ll...

Watch This Twin Engine Opel Calibra From Poland Rip Off 8-second Quarter Mile Times

There’s nothing like the spirit and creativity of hot rodding, especially when that spirit an creativity is to only applied to make a car look good but it is also applied to make a car run...

Horsepower Video: Watch An Aussie Small Block Chevy Get Run Naturally Aspirated And Turbo Charged — BIG Power On The Pump!

We don’t understand things like “math” and “time zones” so we’re figuring that is it already like Wednesday morning or something in Australia as we write this,...

Watch The Rite Earthquake 750 Tractor Drag The Pulling Sled Like A Kids Toy

The Rite Tractor Company of Montana was founded by the Curtis brothers back in the 1950s as a tractor dealer primarily selling equipment under the Wagner brand. They went into the tractor...