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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Gearhead History! Killer Ads and Cool Stuff From The Pages of Motor Life Magazine Circa 1960-62

So one of the things I have been enraptured with during the winter so far has been this massive collection of old magazines that I was fortunate enough to receive as a gift from the Kuntz family of...

Video Bonanza: Willys Jeeps Doing Cool Stuff – Plowing Fields, Digging Holes, Running Saws!

When WWII ended and the little Willys Jeep had become one of the most iconic symbols of American ingenuity, toughness, and success, there was one problem that Willys was facing. What were they...

Carroll Shelby Goes Racing With Ford Is The Coolest Factory Produced Film Of The 1960s

Filmed in the middle 1960s, “Carroll Shelby Goes Racing With Ford” was a promotional film made to highlight both the production cars and racing efforts of Ford and Shelby America. From...

Incredible Video: Watch This Aussie Falcon Wreck And The Insane Destruction Left Behind – Driver OK, Motor Ripped Out!

You need to watch this whole video. Why am I telling you that? When you see the two cars at the line lumber down the track you’ll want to turn the video off because how can a car going this...

Reliability Guaranteed! Mark Williams Warranties Gears Against Breakage For 2 Years With 11″ Rear End!

If we didn’t know Mark Williams or understand the products that the company which bears his name produces we would think that the guy was a complete lunatic for placing a two year warranty on...

This Onboard Video Of Jim Clark Racing A Grand Prix Car In 1963 Is Breathlessly Awesome

Lest you think that I was going to turn this day of content into an entire day of drag racing stuff, I’ve found and shared this completely and utterly amazing footage from 1963 that shows Jim...

Let’s Go WWII Wheelin’: This 1940s US Army Training Video Teaches Drivers How To Handle Tough Terrain

This is some awesome WWII history right here. You are about to watch a training film shown to WWII Motor Pool drivers to aid in their training with regard to how best to cover and traverse difficult...

FBI Film: Examination Of Stolen Cars Is An Awesome Watch Full Of Neat Machines From The Late 1960s

Auto theft is still a massive problem around the country but during the late 1960s and through the 1970s it was a national plague. The mafia was in on the racket in many major cities and there were...

2019 Fall Mad Mule Photo Coverage: Check Out These Action Images From The Strip At GALOT Motorsports Park

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon and David Whealon) – We’re back with another installment of photos from the Fall 2019 Mad Mule at GALOT Motorsports Park in North Carolina. Yesterday we took you...

2019 Mopar Southern Classic Coverage: A Focus On The Slant Six Race and BangShifty Mopars – Photos Here!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – One race we enjoy within this event is the slant-six race.  An event within the event paying homage to the leaning tower of power.  Throughout our...

The Only Way He Knows How: Stevie Fast Jackson’s Career Story As Told By A Collection Of His Racing Clips

This is a fantastic video because it tells a story through racing and racing highlights. Stevie Fast Jackson is one of the most interesting stories in drag racing today because he’s...

Meet Mendy: This Long Form Interview With Two Time Heritage Series Top Fuel Champion Mendy Fry Is Great!

Mendy Fry is a bad ass. No two ways around it. A woman who has lived basically her entire life in drag racing, she has amazing abilities behind the wheel and a genuine love of the sport that was...

Flames Up Video! This Look Back At Craziness During The 2019 Pulling Season is Truly Awesome

This is not exactly what you’d call a “best of” video. Instead you’d call it a “bucks up” video because everyone featured in it had to lay down some seriously...

100% BangShift Approved: This 1964 Opel Kadett Wagon Is Kind of Weird, Kind Of Rough, and 100% Totally Awesome

The land of old drag race cars can be a scary one. It can also be a boring and repetitive one as well. The car you see here is neither scary nor boring, in fact it is one of the neatest little gems...