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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Watch This Big Block Chevy Make 1438hp and The Get Run Through The Burnout Simulation!

This is a twofer video! For the price of one video you get a 1,438hp blown big block Chevy wailing away on the dyno and as the bonus you get to see the same engine violently run through what amounts...

Video: Watch Aussie Legend Peter Brock Drive Bathurst With One Hand At Full Bore – Transmission Trouble!

We have talked a lot over the years about Australian racing legend Peter Brock. The guy dominated races at Bathurst and was one of the most famous people in the country for decades before his...

Watch Don Garlits Cackle A Car Inside His Shop And Tell AMAZING 1960s Racing Stories – MUST WATCH

Geoff Stunkard gets all the credit in the world for this amazing video of Don Garlits which was shot less at Big’s shop on the grounds of the drag racing museum  in  Ocala, Florida. In this...

The 600hp Mower – Watch A CLAAS Jaguar 960 Chew Up A Cornfield Like Your Snapper Eats Grass

I find mowing the grass to be a pretty pleasurable exercise. It allows me to escape from the world for a while and it is one of those tasks that gives you a pretty clear result when you are finished....

Question of the Day: Which Car Has History Most Over Glorified?

Yesterday we asked what engine history has been unfair to. Today we ask just the opposite. We want to know what car history has been overly kind to. Let’s face it, as car guys and fans of...

Did You Know? All Trick Flow GenX LS Cylinders Are 50-State Emissions Legal!

After going through a process that we’re sure would make you grow hair on your teeth if you tried to fight through it, the guys and girls at Trick Flow have been granted 50-state emission...

This 1991 Dick Gulstrand GS80 Corvette Is The Last One Made, Has TRACO Power, and Big Meats On The Corners

Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m falling into the same trance that other guys of my general age bracket are with the C4 Corvette these days. Honestly, these things have been ignored, mocked, turned into...

Cory Mac Is Back! Cory McClenathan to Return for NHRA Indy Double-Header with DSR

Another legend is coming back into the fold of NHRA drag racing at Indy! Cory McClenathan will be running both of the events as part of Don Schumacher Racing with sponsorship from Nordic Boats and...

This Could Be The Coolest and Cleanest 1974 Chevelle Malibu On The Planet – Warmed Up Big Block and A 4-Speed

When it comes to sniffing out the good stuff for sale on the internet, our man Rocco is unparalleled in his skill level. It’s always interesting and in the case of cars like this 1974 Chevelle...

The VW Arteon R Is The Newest Hot Sedan From Germany To Land On American Shores

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Volkswagen Arteon is probably a car you don’t know existed. Released to most of the world in 2017 and then in America in 2019, the Arteon is a good-looking fastback...

Knievel vs The Canyon: Here’s The Incredible Story Of The Snake River Canyon Jump In 1974

There was a time in America when the most famous person in the entire country was a lunatic with a motorcycle called Evel Knievel. His fame and his public bravery reached their outer limits on...

Weird Science: Watch These Guys Spool A Turbocharger With A 60,000 PSI Water Jet And Fill A Weather Balloon With It!

This is one of those things that makes absolutely no sense but is really kind of interesting and fun to watch. You are going to see some guys who have a huge industrial water jet mount a turbocharger...

The American Engineer: This Chevrolet Sponsored Film From 1960 Is Really Cool and A Celebration Of The Profession

This is a neat old movie, especially when you look at it in the context of 2020. The film was originally made sometime in the 1950s and then updated right around 1960. You’ll see 1960 model...

Nothing Else Sounds Like It: Watch This Beautiful Ferrari 512 Driven By Derek Bell Scream Up Goodwood

I know lots of race car drivers and generally speaking the ones that do it for a living really view the car they are competing in as a tool. They see it as a carpenter see his T-square or as a welder...