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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Long In The Tooth: The 1982 Maserati Merak SS Was An Italian Looker That Had Lost Its Fastball

There’s something kind of sad about seeing a once successful person, organization, or thing just kind of limping into its inevitable end. For Maserati and the Merak SS that was the situation in...

Watch Bob Bauman And His Wild Exhibition Pulling Dragster Smoke An Engine And Oil The Dirt In 1988

There’s a lot of awesome in this clip that runs for about five minutes and was captured in 1988 at a pulling event. The main attraction here is a guy named Bob Bauman who has an exhibition...

Fish Out Of Troubled Water: Watching This Super Late Model Stock Car Attack Road Atlanta Is Amazing

There is something fantastic when we see race cars operating out side of the boundaries we expect to see them in. Back in the day it was not uncommon to see guys take the cars they ran at the Indy...

Weekend Theater: Steel On The Rouge Is An Incredible Documentary About The Steel Production At The River Rouge Plant

There are few factories that have actually and literally changed the world. Ford’s River Rouge plant, at its height was the most incredible factory that the human race has ever produced. Quite...

Ford Historic Video: This 1957 Film Promotes The New Workmaster and Powermaster Tractors – Icons In The Tractor World

It is a commonly recognized fact that Henry Ford loved tractors more than cars. Seriously. The guy was a farm boy who never forgot where he came from and the massive tractor business that Ford built...

Drag Racing Time Travel Video: Relive Epic Moments From 1972-1975 – Wheelies, Fires, The Cars Of Drag Racing Mythology

We’re back with more awesome drag racing footage centering around fun in the 1970s. The same guy who shot the last batch, John Bell, shot this stuff. He was in the right place at the right time...

Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole: Uncle Tony Tests A Weirdo Fuel Vaporizer System – Does It Raise Economy?

Now that Uncle Tony has begun really looking at some of the kooky and weird mega-milage stuff out there in the world, it’s time to put the rubber to the road. A viewer sent him a “fuel...

Racers Gonna Race: Watch This Incredible 1978 Footage Of Fangio and Brabham Throwing Down In Vintage F1 Cars!

Now this is flippin’ awesome! You are about to watch two Formula One legends throw down in vintage F1 cars at the 1978 Australian Grand Prix. Well, let’s revise that. You are about to...

Wild Video: Watch A Pilot In A 1950s Fighter Jet Slide Off The End Of A Carrier And Get Saved

Here’s some wild footage for you on a Friday. You are going to see a 1950s Navy F-9 Cougar jet fighter come in for a landing, seemingly do everything right, and then slide off the front of the...

Are You Coming Or Not? Questions Remains On Potential Start Of 2023 Z06 Production – Will They Start Building In May?

(By Tom Lohnes) – As we all know, 2022 just started. But General Motors thinks otherwise. Just now sort of recovering from the never-ending chip shortage, they have decided that they will be...

Take A Video Tour Of The Powermaster Performance Plant And See How Their Parts Are Made

When it comes time to figure out where the power is going to come from in your hot rod, race car, truck, or street machine you need to go right to the best and that’s Powermaster Performance....

Classic Equipment Video: Watch This 1950s International Harvester TD-9 Video That Concentrates On Landfill Work

A tool for every job and a job for every tool. That’s the way the world has pretty much worked since the industrial revolution. People have been making stuff to improve the quality, speed, and...

Look Out For The Cheetah – Ride Along At Goodwood At Duncan Pittaway Fights For Control The Whole Way Up!

We all loosely know the story of the Cheetah. A Chevrolet skunk works project to develop a Shelby Cobra killer that was headed up by Bill Thomas. Cars were built and raced without much Cobra killing,...

SU Times Two: The Hagerty 1965 Mini Build Gets Its SU Carbs Restored To Brand New Condition

Davin is hustling right along with one of the smallest displacement projects he has worked on a part of the Redline Rebuild series. This time it’s an update on the induction and valvetrain...