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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Rollin’ Thunder: This 895ci Air-Cooled Former Tank Engine Is Just What Your Vintage Truck Project Needs

Now this right here is the cure for the common LS swap, right? We know that someone out there has a vintage truck project and that they’re wanting the thing to have about 500hp, sound good, and...

Ridetech Has New Apparel To Wear and New Components To Drive – Check ‘Em All Out Here

Ridetech is a company that never sleeps. They are always designing, engineering, and testing something. In this case the company has followed up a load of awesome suspension products with a new line...

Nitro Time Machine: That Time John Force Saw Elvis At 1,000ft – Never Before Seen Memphis 1992 Wreck Footage

Having the to poke around the extensive NHRA digital film archive is one of the best parts of my job. I get to cruise around in there and pull vintage video, some of which the public has never seen...

Simple, Awesome, and Fun: Watch These Hot Rods Hammer Down An Old Kansas Air Strip

2020 is a complicated year. Locally, globally, internally, externally, just straight up complicated. That’s why this video from Kansas is such a refreshing thing to see and it’s not the...

What If They Threw A Race And The Wrong Racers Came – That Happened In England In 1972 – The Rothmans 50,000

The wrong racers? How can the wrong racers show up to a race? Not like the wrong racers like the cars were illegal but the wrong racers in the fact that they had the wrong names ON their cars and the...

This Promotional Film Touting The New 1974 Opels Is Pretty Awesome And Hilarious

Opens are cool cars. Of course everyone thinks of the GT model when they conjure the idea of a 1970s German car being sold in a Buick dealer but there were other Opels as well. Cars like he Manta...

This Video Of A Brake Rotor Exploding Is Awesome To Watch – Heat Is A Killer!

We have showed you a ton of videos from the Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube. The neat thing is that the same people that have that channel have another one called “Beyond the Press”...

BangShifty Video: Watch A Guy Build A Mini-Nitro Motor Powered Generator From Scratch!

Ok, now this is awesome. Yes, many of our readers are going to be asking stuff like, “Why?!” and “What’s the point of this?!” The reality is that the point is trying to...

American Powertrain Parting Shift: Pulling Twin Sticks In A V8 Powered 1980 Kenworth

The automatic transmission has started making inroads in the trucking industry and there’s likely two fold reasoning for that. The first is that the technology has gotten better and the second...

In 1995 Dave McClelland Raced A Pro Stocker For Fun! This Video Is Rad!

Well color us happy! Most hardcore NHRA drag racing fans know that Dave McClelland has been a racer for most of his life. He competed in his Tuna Tank Fiat altered for years and his kids, like Kevin,...

Nitro Powered Hill Climb Video: Some Of The Best Riders In The World Get After It And Make It Up A Hellacious Grade

No, this is not one of those videos where everyone fails. This is a video that shows some of the best nitro powered hill climb action we have ever seen on a hill that can only be described as...

Neat Video: This 1930s Footage Of A Ruth Dredging and Trenching Machine In Action Is A Neat Look Into The Gearhead Past

There are few neater things than being able to look back into the history of machines through old video. For instance, in this case we get to watch a Ruth Dredging and Trenching Machine in action...

Vintage Drag Video: Here’s The 1974 IHRA Southern Nationals From Pit Road At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sometimes you just have to try something to see if it works, right? In 1974 the IHRA did just that, renting the pit road at the expansive Charlotte Motor Speedway and turning it into a national event...

Cringy Turkey: This Vintage Film From Firestone Tells The Stories of Making Brake Linings – Unknown Danger

It happens often in our world that humans stumble upon something cool, adapt it into many faces of every day life and then years down the road discover that it likely wasn’t the best move...