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Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

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Dragster In The Woods: This Rescue Of An Amazing Vintage Dragster Will Have You Smiling

Tommy Lee Byrd has been cranking out great magazine stories for years and his YouTube channel has become a great spot for car content as well. This video is his neatest work yet. If you remember,...

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Total Brutality: Ride Along Inside This Hairy 1969 427 Corvette As It Battles Other Muscle Greatness

This is the Corvette of Jody O’Donnell and as you watch this video you’ll be able to tell one important thing. Jody has some GUTS. This car is a really monster and just when you think...

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Great video: A Profile On Grumpy Jenkins At The 1968 US Nationals – Brock Yates Hosted!

It was good to be Grumpy Jenkins in 1968. He had fully established himself on the scene as a killer in stock and super stock, he was at the helm of a growing business tuning said cars, and he was...

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This Ford Model T Had The Neatest Engine We Saw At Bonneville – Superchaged, Cragar OHV Head, Amazing!

There’s lots of stuff that stops us in our tracks at Bonneville, LOTS but even among the jaw droppers there’s a hierarchy. As Chad and I were cruising the pits on a quiet Monday we...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2019: Idle Engines On The Bonneville Salt Flats

(Photos by the author) – An interesting day on the Bonneville Salt Flats yesterday as Chad and I strolled the pits and chatted with racers who are about ready to chew through a leather belt...

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Vintage Carnage and Gearhead History: Wreckage and Cool Photos From the 1950’s

Here’s bunch of scans from one of my grandfather’s scrap books. In his younger days, Grandpa was a heck of a scrap-booker. He snipped new stories about trucks, trucking, and lots of old...

Dyno Video: Watch A Little 253ci Holden V8 Wail Out 515Hp On The Dyno – Stack Injection Rules!

Whether we’re talking about American engines, English engines, or Australian engines, some are beloved and some are unloved. The funny thing is that the line can be pretty thin between legend...

This Is An Amazing Compilation Video Of People Crashing Their Cars On The Nurburgring In 1970

This is a pretty amazing video. It was shot in 1970 at the Adenauer Forest section of Germany’s famed Nurburgring and it features a non-stop reel of amateur drivers wrecking their vintage junk...

Watch A Stroked Small Block, Nitrous Huffing, Stick Shift, Fox Body Mustang Hammers The Gears And Strip

This is the type of car that announcers love and track prep guys/starters hate. Why? Us announcers love iron like this because it leaves like someone lit of a JATO rocket and starters hate it because...

Riding Up Pikes Peak on the Roll Bar of a Screaming Chevy Equipped Cobra Will Make You Want To Carve Corners Today!

Randy Schranz of Colorado Springs, Colorado won the Open class at Pikes Peak in 2012 with a propane fueled, Chevy small block powered, Cobra and in the process recorded his 37th finish up Pikes Peak....

Rough Start: 1967 Ford Thunderbird – Personal Luxury, Before Brougham

I can still picture it now: brown, flat tire, shattered glass bits on the carpet, with no hope of ever running again. But it was overall complete and nobody was there to tell me why it wasn’t a...

Ride On The Nose Of A Worked Up Peterbilt Truck At The Wild Canadian Big Rig Drags In Quebec

Since I missed another awesome rendition of the big rig street races up in Quebec, Canada last year and this year is looking bad, I have been trolling through video of the event watching all of the...

Grape Warhead: Mazda MX-3 With Dual Engines Because…Eh, Why The Hell Not!

Front-wheel-drive is wrong-wheel-drive. We know this. We have them, and outside of daily-driver status, we aren’t on board. And I speak about that from a performance perspective…you can...

Watch Rich Tuthill Take This Paul Smith Designed Porsche 911 His Company Built On A Sideways Trip Up Goodwood

I know I am a freak for Goodwood but I honestly believe that it is on the level with the great automotive events in the world. From LeMans to Daytona, to Indy, to Monaco, Bonneville, the US Nationals...

Abe’s Babe: Listen To This Group A Mustang Flex It’s Muscles!

We can’t say for certain, but we’re pretty sure that a Fox-body Mustang in New Zealand is like watching a Ferrari drive through downtown Des Moines, Iowa on a Tuesday...

Screaming Mimis: Check Out The All Rotary Powered Video From Malta’s Hal-Far Raceway

You know, we all have goals. I have been to over 150 drag strips both living and dead around the USA and Canada but there are hundreds more I ma dying to see and one of them is Hal-Far Raceway on the...

Bridging The Gap: This 1971 Plymouth Satellite Wagon Blends Muscle Car And Family Car Beautifully

When I was working in the yard, we tore down and ultimately scrapped out a Chevy Kingswood station wagon simply because it had a big-block under the hood. Any say I would’ve had in the matter...

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Here’s Some Early California Drag Racing Zen For You To Enjoy – Dragsters, Coupes, and More!

There are few cooler things than seeing early drag racing footage from the first full decade of the sport’s existence, the 1950s. This footage from California and it was taken at multiple...

Nine-Second Taurus: The Blue Turd Just Keeps Getting Faster And Faster!

A nine-second 1995 Ford Taurus. Are you kidding me right now? These things were family schleppers, second cars for what seemed like the longest time, street-beaters that were barely given a second...