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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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Great Rant: Jalopnik’s Ben Wojdyla’s Take on His First Bonneville Experience

We’re pretty proud of the job Chad did at Bonneville last week. We’d even go as far as to say we had the best freaking coverage anywhere on the internet. Plainly put, Chad rocked it hard...

Video: Nelson Supercars Builds a Crazy, 1,750hp Thing-a-ma-jig

Tom Nelson is a name we’re sure you know. He’s the California engine and supercar builder who has had his hands in a bunch of high profile projects. His latest creation is a wild Chevy...

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The Camaro is Huge in Japan; Whole Japanese Inventory is Sold Out

First off, we’ll admit that the headline was designed to catch your attention. While it’s true that Edmunds.com is reporting that the entire stock of 2010 Camaros destined for Japan is...

When Step-Moms Attack: Lisa Mayfield Charged With Assault and Trespassing

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, the Jeremy Mayfield situation ‘splodes once again. Lisa Mayfield, the stepmom that Jeremy has publicly called a “whore” and who he...

Drag Week Plus eBay = Brilliant Idea?

Eddie Miller is one of the great characters of Hot Rod’s Drag Week. He’s a dude with a hella fast hot rod and jaw to match. Eddie has never been shy about stating his position on how his...

Canadian Cop Charged With “Street Racing”

We were grabbed by this headline, too, as we suspected the worst. We thought we were going to be reading about a cop taking on all comers in a hot rodded Crown Vic or Hemi powered Charger. Instead we...

eBay Pick of the Week: Stupid Rare Factory Boss 429 Race Parts

Every now and again, ever we’re amazed at the stuff that’ll just pop up on eBay. Today’s look-see is actually a double dose of Ford racing history: a set of all-out factory Boss 429...

Hoped-for Pony Car War in NASCAR Nationwide Series Looks Like a No-Go

We’re sure that they are shocked beyond belief in Daytona that the Big Three have not all done backflips to get their pony cars into the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Ford is the only one who has...

Event Coverage: 2009 Woodward Dream Cruise

Since it has been happening for 15 years straight, nearly every car guy knows about the Woodward Dream Cruise, even if they have not been there. The massive cruise scene held on the Detroit...

Monday Time Killer: Wrecked Exotics

Following today’s Cash For Clunkers Maserati story, the only natural Monday Time Killer we could think of was WreckedExotics.com, a macabre look at rare, big dollar, supercars wrecking,...

Clueless Newspaper Overplays “Cash for Clunkers” Maserati Turn-In

Here’s a way to start your Monday with a laugh. A guy turns in a 1980s, problem-riddled Maserati Bi-Turbo, and Virginia’s Portfolio Weekly treats it like the dude just dropped off a...

BREAKING VIDEO: 2010 Taurus SHO Runs 13.92 at the Drags!

Leapin’ lizards! We knew the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO would be a decent runner with the twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, but we did not think it would have the suds on tap to knock off a brand new V6...

Event Coverage: August 16, 2009 Pomona Swap Meet

The Pomona Swap Meet is known far and wide for being one of the best spots in the country to find killer rust-free iron, hot rod parts, and memorabilia. The August 2009 Pomona Swap Meet was no...

2009 Bonneville Speed Week: It’s a Wrap

As the sun rose on the 7th day of racing at Speed Week 2009, hopes were high among teams, spectators, and SCTA officials alike that we would see a 400-mph measured mile from the Speed Demon...