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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Amazing Film: The Story Of B-24 Bomber Production At Ford’s Willow Run Factory

Of the million and one stories that emerged from WWII, it was America’s industrial capacity that likely loomed the largest. There was nervousness among the allies at the start of the war and a...

Watch JR Todd’s Incredible Come Back Run From NHRA Sonoma That We’ll All Be Talking About For Years

It was over. The DHL funny car that JR Todd was driving had smoked the tires on the hit, Jack Beckman was heading down track and that was the end of the story for the “Yella Fellas” of...

2021 Goodguys Summit Nationals In Columbus: Our Photo Onslaught Continues!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – So we’re back with more images from the incomparable Goodguys Summit Nationals presented by PPG from Columbus, Ohio and we think you will love this installment...

So Long, Stinger: Kia Announces The End Of Production For the Kia Stinger Sports Sedan

(By Tom Lohnes) – After the recently released refresh for the 2022 model year, you would expect the Kia Stinger to complete its lifecycle after a 6-year span in the year 2024. Well, that’s...

The 2022 Audi RS3 Gets More Power, More Technology, More Speed!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Thank the German gods, the Audi RS3 has returned and it is still packing that glorious five banger. Making 7 more horsepower than before, the 2.5L turbocharged inline-5 in...

Muscle Bike Video: Check Out A Restored, Turbocharged 1974 Kawasaki Z1 Motorcycle!

It is not an uncommon thing to see old cars and motorcycle restored, right? Happens every day. Even the rare machines that history seems to have lost can be brought back to their gleaming, original...

ARP Says: Read The Instructions! The Best Fasteners In The World Need Proper Installation

We all know that ARP makes the finest high performance fasteners in the world. We have toured their shop, shared their stories, used their products, and talked to you about why these things are just...

Love It Or Hate It? This Ford 289 Has 180-Degree Headers and Sounds…Different

When we saw the video below of a little 289 Ford V8 built to FIA vintage racing specs, we figured hearing the Ford small block sing to 7,500 RPM would be a fun exercise in mechanical music. We got a...

Watch Eddie Hill’s Insane Wreck From NHRA Sonoma 1997 – He Was Back At The Track The Same Day!

Eddie Hill had some truly crazy rides in his day. From incredible drag boat crashes to flying top fuel cars, Hill survived stuff on multiple occasions that looked very, very bad. This video from NHRA...

Gearhead History: This 1960s Swamp Buggy Racing Video Is An Awesome Window Into The Past

Ahhh, swamp buggy racing. The awesome and totally local form of competition down in the Naples, Florida area has been a favorite of ours since we watched the old American Sports Cavalcade broadcasts...

Ride In A 700+ Horsepower BMW M1 As It Blows The Doors Off The Competition At Hockenheim

The BMW M1 was an awesome supercar when it was sold from the late 1970s into the early 1980s and they are very valuable finds today. People that own them love them and they love the fact that their...

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...

2021 Goodguys Summit Nationals Presented by PPG: More Awesome Photos Of The Cool, Weird, and Fantastic Stuff We Saw

(Photos by Wes Allison) – Oh yes, the photographic hits just keep on coming from the recent 2021 Goodguys Summit Nationals presented by PPG. This VW hitting lead off above certain attracted...

Watch A Young Mickey Thompson Tell His Own Story And Talk About Going 400mph In This 1962 Television Interview

Decades after his untimely death, the hot rodding world still idolizes Mickey Thompson. Why? Oh likely because he is one of the greatest hot rodders who ever lived. A man of boundless ideas and...