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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Vintage Drag Video: Watch Guys Like John Lingenfelter And Ronnie Sox Compete At The 1978 NHRA SportsNationals

This is a great video for a few different reasons. Firstly the cars rule and secondly we get to see some of the coolest guys who ever attacked a drag strip get after it. Of course we’re talking...

Video: 9,000 RPM Launch, Multiple Wheelstands, and Awesome Powershifts On The Same Run In A Gnarly Small Block Nova!

It has been too long since we subjected your eyes and ears to some true small block, stick shift, wheelstand violence here at BangShift. This video features one of the racers that belong to and...

The Big Fix: Watch This Welder Perform A Repair On A Massive Lanz Bulldog Piston

Ok, now this is neat. You are about to watch a welder perform a piston repair on a massive Lanz Bulldog piston. So a Lanz Bulldog is a tugboat engine? No. A locomotive engine? Negatory. How about a...

Watch The Super Twister Camaro Take On The Hill Brothers Rapid Transit Barracuda At New England Dragway In ’71

We were tipped off to this video from New England Dragway in 1971 featuring a match race between the Rhode Island based Hill Brothers “Rapid Transit” Barracuda and the New York based...

American Screamer: Ride Along In This Awesome 1970s IMSA Monza As It Tears Around COTA

Sometimes blog items come from my fertile brain and lots of other times they come from some sort of trigger that leads me into a search where I try to find the coolest bit of media on a particular...

Coolest Slant Six Powered Vehicle Ever In Action – The Chrysler Marsh Screw Amphibian

The Chrysler slant six engine has been used in every imaginable power role from forklifts to road racing cars and all the stuff in the middle but there is one vehicle you may not know about that used...

Wild Video: When This Blown Pro Mod Explodes A Blower You Can Hear The Parts Rain Down Into The Stands

This is one of those strange circumstances when a video is more about what you don’t see than what you actually do. This video shows a blown pro mod looking door slammer beginning a burnout and...

This Caterpillar Promotional Film From The 1926 Is Spectacular

We have shown you plenty of videos of old Walter Snow Fighter trucks ramming into snow banks over the years and making inches of progress but this is the first time we have been able to dig up that...

American Tough: Watch This Old Cop-Spec Crown Vic Handle Moab Off-Roading

If there is one thing that the internet has exposed us to over the last few decades it is video proof of stories that no one in their right mind would have ever believed before. This is one of those...

Performance Wins: The Hyundai Veloster N Will Carry On, Regular Veloster Trim Models Won’t

(By Tom Lohnes)- The Hyundai Veloster N is one of the best-driving new vehicles you can buy right now, and it’s going to stay that way. For the lesser. Veloster trims though, 2021 is the end of...

2021 Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals Photo Bonanza: More Images From The Monster Show!

(Photos by Wes Allison) –  This 2021 Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals Photo Bonanza is packed with all the good stuff. From pro touring monsters to boulevard cruising boats, hot rods, trucks,...

Muncie Master Class: Watch A Master Transmission Expert Pull A 1967 Muncie 4-Speed Apart And Inspect It

The Precision Transmission channel on YouTube may just be the best thing you’ve never seen before. Why? Because every video is an exploration, an education, and a study in how an expert in a...

Nitro Time Machine: Check Out This Great Episode Of NHRA Today From The 1993 Mile High Nationals

This weekend the NHRA returns to Bandimere Speedway for the 2021 Dodge SRT Mile High Nationals. This is always one of the biggest, most fun, and best attended events on the entire NHRA Camping World...

Stick Shift Zen Video: Ripping An SM420 In A 1966 C30 With Inliner Power – Slow Fun

My buddy Dana was the first guy to get his license in our circle of friends and the first set of wheels he had was a Dodge K-car that had been passed down from his sister. Passed down is kind of a...