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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Horsepower or Horse Powered: Who Wins A The Pull? A Team Of 16 Belgian Draft Horses Or A Tractor?

Tractors were developed to be mechanical horses. Ok, they were developed to be better than the horses that they replaced. While the mighty draft horse was a good right hand man for farmers spanning...

Behind The Scenes Video: The Wild Scene At US Nationals Stock Eliminator Teardown!

There’s good and bad to everything in life, right? In drag racing there’s also good and bad when you get called to the infamous “tech barn” especially when we are talking...

Coolest Race Car Transporter Ever? The Restored Ecurie Ecosse Bus Hauler Is Absolutely Amazing

There are race car haulers and then there are RACE CAR HAULERS. This historic piece of iron from Europe is one of the coolest ever made and the video below not only profiles the rig itself but the...

This 1971 Mattel Hot Wheels Ad Rules – The Iconic Toys Were As Cool Then As They Are Now

When it comes to the greatest gearhead toys of all time, we’re not sure that there is any way one could pick another king than Mattel Hot Wheels. There have been literally tens of millions of...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift – Ride Shotgun In A Period Correct 1965 B-Production Corvette

Production car road racing was a major crazy in the 1960s just like production car drag racing and stock car racing were as well. The country was obsessed with speed in all of it various forms so the...

Video Bonanza: Blow Overs! From Doorslammers To Top Fuel – Flying High And Landing Hard

The blow over is one of drag racing’s most violent and spectacular sights. While front engine sling shots have been power wheelie-ing themselves over backward for ages (see the King and...

Day 2 Greatness: This Photo Collection of 1970s Era Day Two Street Machines Is Spectacular

(By Greg Rourke) – Day Two cars…I love ’em. Today so many cars from the Golden Age of muscle cars just get shuttled around between billionaire owners and seldom, if ever, get...

Vintage Swamp Buggy Fun: This 1964 Video Shows The Swamp Queen Getting Dunked And Not Really Digging It

There are enduring traditions in the world of motorsports. The drinking of milk at the end of the Indy 500, the champagne shower at the end of LeMans, the dunking of a young woman at the end of the...

Got A Classic C10? Upgrading To A 5 or 6 Speed Overdrive? American Powertrain Has You Covered!

American Powertrain has a huge array of kits available to make swapping a five or six speed manual transmission a cinch in all types of classic cars and trucks. Their classic C10 kit is recognized as...

The Most BangShifty Sand Box Ever! Watch This Father and Son Play On Their Dragline and Shovel

We don’t know who these people are or where they are from but we do know that they are 100% BangShift approved! They have a cool sandbox with a dragline and shovel that the pair of them can dig...

Gearhead Zen Video: This Video Featuring A Day At The Phillips Brothers Steam Powered Sawmill Is Amazing

As I have written about in the past, I really like sawmills. I can remember taking trips to them with my grandfather back when I was a kid to pick up lumber and sounds and smells permeating the air...

1965 AHRA Winternationals Video Is Amazing – Full Production And Sound – Round By Round Results

The “other” Winternationals….well there have actually been several “Winternationals” races over the decades other than the NHRA one that we’re all familiar with...

It’s Blown Baby: This Vintage Road Test Of A Supercharged 327 Powered Avanti II Shows Just How Neat These Cars Were

The Avanti is one of the most interesting automotive stories of the muscle car era. Studebaker introduced the car and sold it for a few years before sliding beneath the financial waves. The stunning...

2019 Star City Motor Madness Photo Coverage: Cruising And Power Parking Hot Rods All Over Town!

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) – We’re back with more photo coverage from the 2019 Star City Motor Madness event in Virginia. Benoit Pigeon was there and while he is normally blasting photos...