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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Racing Royalty Video: Ride In and Watch From Outside Of A 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO At Goodwood

The Ferrari 250 GTO is basically the most valuable car in the world. The limited run of machines from the 1960s were awesome on the race track and they are beautiful to look at as well. The fact that...

Strength On Strength: MGP Connecting Rods Completes Move To New Jersey – Same Facility As Manley Performance

MGP Connecting rods are recognized as some of the finest on the planet and they can be found in loads of extremely high horsepower cars across the world. The company, founded in 1996 and built on the...

Double Down: Watch This Naturally Aspirated Jeep Inline Six Make 395hp – Twice The Stock Rating!

It’s one thing to build a hot rodded version of a cool engine. It’s another thing to combine all your skills as a fabricator, engineer, and engine builder to take a platform and double...

Godzilla Roars! Watch This 7.3L Ford V8 Make 789hp Naturally Aspirated As It Awaits A Blower

Ok, this is really starting to get awesome. Brian Wolfe the legendary Ford engineer, drag racer, and blue oval horsepower maker has really started to stand on his 7.3L Godzilla development engine and...

Hitting Peak: This 1994 Video Showing Off The New S-10 and GMC Sonoma Represents The Little Truck At Its Best

Small trucks have always been an interesting things to us. Obviously we are back in the middle of a small truck war as we told you about the new Ranger Tremor that Ford just released but the small...

Listen To The Man: John Force Talks About Missing Indy, Not Racing In 2020, and More

It was and is one of the biggest stories in the world of NHRA drag racing. When John Force announced that he was parking his racing operation for the balance of 2020 the whole world was wondering...

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: The Small Truck In Ford’s Lineup Packs A Big Punch!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you want the awesome Ford Ranger Raptor in the USA? Well, you can’t have it but you can have the new Ranger Tremor. With Tremor being Ford’s more subtle off-road pack...

2020 Performance Racing Industry Show Has Been Cancelled – Hard But Not Shocking News

Perhaps this isn’t a headline that shocks anyone in the high performance aftermarket or racing world, but it still stings pretty hard nonetheless. Officials with PRI have announced that the...

Stop Before You Kill Yourself Video: Dude Crashes Go Kart Hard Twice in Same Race

Well the driver featured in the video had to be sore as hell the day after he competed in this race! As you’ll see, he crashes violently not once, but twice into the same section of the wall on...

Cool Drag Racing History Unearthed: The AHRA vs Larry Carrier Court Papers

Man, we love finding stuff like this. In doing research for another story we found an appeals court decision from 1974 settling a lawsuit brought against IHRA founder Larry Carrier by the AHRA and...

Craziest Car Engine Ever? The Crankshaft Is Stationary And The Engine Rotates Around It! The Adams-Farwell

I have to thank BangShift tipster Tony Hoffer for the lead on this amazing video of what is probably the craziest automotive engine ever actually running. This is an Adams-Farwell rotating cylinder...

Watch And Hear The Amazing Moto Guzzi V8 Grand Prix Motorcycle At Full Song – 500cc V8 Engine

Go easy on me motorcycle guys. I honestly had no idea that this machine ever existed before just a couple of days ago. I don’t even really know how I found the videos that inspired me to look...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Weirdest Automotive Idea You Have Ever Dreamed Up?

(By Chris Chenlo) – We’ve all been there, a group of friends sitting around drinking beer and someone says “Wouldn’t it be cool if we……..” and that’s how it starts. In my head...

Large And In Charge Video: The Construction And Transportation Of Graythorpe 1 – The World’s Largest Oil Rig In 1974

When it takes 150,000,000 gallons of water to make something float, you know it is large and in charge, right? Well that was the case in 1974 when welders and fabricators finished their work in...