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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Watch This 1955 Chevy Pull A Massive Wheelie, Pogo Stick Down The Track And STILL Manage A 9.12 ET!

There are some guys who literally do no know how to lift their foot off the gas. We’ve seen that work in both directions. There’s direction (a) like this video where the guy comes out...

The Crosley Farm O Road May Have Been Small Enough To Laugh At But The Tiny Truck/Tractor Was No Joke (w/Video)

We’ve told you the sad story of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX which was one of the neatest tractors of all time but it was also one of the biggest failures of its era. Today we’re looking...

ARP Shop Tour Video: You Think You Know But You Have No Idea – Incredible Place

It’s almost comical how some thins we just take for granted. Things like the awesome fasteners that ARP makes for so many different applications. Where do they come from, beyond the packaging?...

Lights Out 12 Photos From The SGMP Pits At Night – There’s Not Sleeping In Heads Up Drag Racing

(Photos by Wes Allison) – The most interesting thing about Lights Out 12 or any iteration of the race is the duration and nature of the event. You cannot win the race on Wednesday night but...

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 Is Here And It’s An Electrified Player – The Major Manufacturer Electrical Onslaught Continues

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is here and it’s hot on the tracks of Ford and Tesla. With retro styling, a cavernous interior, and some quick motor options, this EV is going to be a...

Is Merceces New C63 To Porky To Run With The Competition? Four Banger With Electric Assist Vs V8s

(By Tom Lohnes) – The new Mercedes-Benz C-class has been a controversial vehicle, and sure think they’ve brought the styling in the right direction. But the styling is about the least...

Hot Hot Heat: Watch These Centrifugal Clutches Pushed To The Failure Point In Slow Motion!

This is a cool video and not just destruction for the point of destruction. There’s an education element here. Of course the humble little centrifugal clutch has been the method of getting...

Autopsy Of A Dyno Mule: Real St Performance Tears Down A Stock Block and Crank 1,850hp 2JZ To Check Its Guts

Engines tell us things when we take them apart after they’re used, right? We look to see how things are wearing, what stuff is wearing and shouldn’t and what we can do better the next...

Watch The 1993 NHRA Gatornationals – Big Speed, Wild Runs, Awesome History

The world of NHRA drag racing is buzzing this week as professional teams have hit the road to go testing in Florida in anticipation of the opening event of the Camping World season at Gainesville...

How AWD Is your Modern All Wheel Drive Car? This Video Tells You That The Answer Is Not Very

This is a really interesting video and educational as well. Why? Well, so many cars these days are all wheel drive, but what does that really mean? How AWD is your modern all wheel drive car? Jason...

Big Power, Bigger Dollars: Does The 392 Powered Jeep Stand Up To The 518hp V8 Defender?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well if you’re a high-horsepower, V8-powered extreme-offroad SUV enthusiast, now is your time. Two of the most prominent SUV manufacturers have shoved bug V8 engines into...

The Pistons Fight Back: Will Porsche eFuel Be The Synthetic Solution To Stem The Electric Tide?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Porsche, possibly the most pedigreed maker of internal combustion engines out there, isn’t ready to give up and go totally electric. They have spent the past 13 years...

Lights Out 12 Race Action Photo Coverage: Big Tire, Small Tire, and Record Smashing Cars On The Leave At SGMP

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We’re still recovering from our near week-long stint at Donald Long’s Lights Out 12: Playing With Power. This event, much like many that have preceded it...

NHRA Insider Podcast: A Crew Chief and A Top Fuel Champion Tell All – Rob Flynn and Steve Torrence

On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, crew chief Rob Flynn and top fuel world champion Steve Torrence join Brian Lohnes. Flynn tells his story of how he got into drag racing, how he worked his...