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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The E-Stands For Epic: Watch Five Minutes Of Driving Fury In A Lightweight Jaguar E-Type With Alex Brundle

This should hopefully settle the debate once and for all that racing vintage cars isn’t about going out on to the track, driving around like you are on a Sunday tour, and then returning to the...

Video: OPGI Does B-O-P Better Than Anyone In The Industry – Check Out These Tricky To Find Buick, Olds, and Pontiac Parts

You know how much we love our Buick, Olds, and Pontiac friends around here. They always have to work a little harder, be a little more crafty, and dare we say slightly more dedicated than the...

Vintage Video: This News Report From The 1981 AHRA World Finals Is Cool!

The spectator numbers are surely weird, the news reporter is a little confused, but this news report from the 1981 AHRA World Finals is awesome. Why? It shows all of the final rounds and includes...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Tommy Godfrey Drags The Bumper And Bangs Through The Gears!

This is a quick and cool video which was taken by Greg Novac, featuring multi-time NMRA Factory Stock champion Tommy Godfrey. In it, you will see this Pure Street legal Mustang making a test pass at...

Historic Racing Video: The Night Kenny Roberts Rode the Wildest Dirt Track Bike of All Time

“King” Kenny Roberts is an American motorcycle racing legend. He rose from the ranks of American dirt tracks to become a multi-time champion at the highest levels of motorcycle racing,...

Sport Sedan 90s Style: This Motorweek Review Of The 1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG Is A Neat Slice Of History

The idea of a sports sedan is something that has been present and accounted for in the modern sense of the American automotive market for about 40 years at this point. The BMW M3 broke the mold, the...

The Car That Would Be Kite: Don Garlits Spills The Beans On Swamp Rat 17 And Its Star-Crossed History

If you are going to make an omelette, you have to break a couple of eggs, right? Such is the nature of being an innovator and leader in motorsports technology. Don Garlits knows all about that life...

Neat Drag Racing Video: Go Drag Racing In The Philippines With The Angeles Hot Rod Association

When it comes to drag racing, we can argue that it is the most scrappy motorsport on Earth. It exists everywhere around the globe. In countries that are rich and poor they have drag racing. It does...

This Vintage Lola Formula 5000 Car Crashes At Goodwood In The Snow!

A couple of weeks ago we showed a video of guys drag racing into very, very thick fog. There was a general furor about the safety of the racers and how they were allowing cars to be on the track in...

Ridetech Can Get Your 2007-2013 GM Truck Low And Keep It Working – Yes, The Look You Want and The Functionality You Need!

We all know that cars and trucks look way better when they are lowered. They handle better, they have a more dramatic look, and they are easy to hop in and out of. If there is one concern that people...

Stampeding Elephant: This 5,300lb Aussie Ford Territory Uses A Barra Six To Run Bottom 9s In The Quarter Mile

There’s not a lot required to impress us around here. Have a cool, fast, interesting car and we’re pretty much all-in immediately. That’s the case with the video below. You are...

The 1993 Mustang Cobra Was An Attainable Hot Rod For 13 Year Old Me – Here’s A Video Road Test From ’93

I was fishing with my dad and sister on a bridge in Hingham, Massachusetts across from the court house. That’s when I heard a familiar sound a sound every gearhead kid knew in 1993. It was the...

Car and Track Classic Car Review: This Time It Is A 1969 429 4-bbl Ford LTD Getting Throttled Around The Track

A sobering dose of reality comes into clear focus when watching this 1969 429 4-bbl Ford LTD getting hammered around the track, doesn’t it? That reality is that while we all love to think back...

Watch The 1984 NHRA Springnationals Right Here – Wild Doug Kerhulas Incident, Great Racing, Legends!

National Trail Raceway held the NHRA Springnationals for many, many years and it was one of the biggest, most popular events on the tour. There was on downside to the facility, which was have talked...