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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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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...

MAHLE Motorsports Takes A Look At Failed Pistons: How Did This Happen And How Can You Stop It?

As we have said many times, pistons get the worst of all worlds in the engine. They are enduring heat, motion, stressed in multiple directions and through it all they are largely responsible for the...

eBay: This 1967 Pontiac LeMans Station Wagon Is A Well-Cubed Cruiser

We all have an opinion on what makes a good cruiser, right? A car that is comfortable, makes the right noises, can carry a load of people on a trip, and has enough power to make the tires turn into...

Want To Learn Holley EFI? Let Stevie Fast Jackson Teach You! – Episode One Of The Fast Lane

We’ve reached the point in the evolution of aftermarket EFI systems that there’s not a whole lot of argument against their value. This is especially true if you are making larger amounts...

Unleashing The Beast: Watch A Steve Morris SMX Engine Make Four Digit Power On Low Boost

Hey everyone, we now live in a world where multiple people will make you a billet water block that’ll handle upwards of 4,500hp. What was once the realm of one-off lunatics and dreamers has...

Watch Part 1 Of The 1989 NHRA US Nationals – LaHaie and Gwynn Fly, Bonin Takes Off, Records Fall

It’s soon to be US Nationals week, otherwise known as THE BEST WEEK OF THE FREAKING YEAR. Because of this, I plan to openly annoy you with US Nationals history, coolness, and old videos galore....

NHRA Insider Podcast: Matt Hartford and Mike Kloeber Talk Success, Strategy, and Defying Expectations

The Chevrolet Performance US Nationals are next week, the NHRA Countdown is getting ready to start, and the race in Brainerd was awesome. Those are three solid facts from the last few weeks of drag...

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...

This 1964 Film Called Art Arfons And His Green Monster Is Spectacular

In terms of Bonneville history, the 1964 land speed battle on the salt waged between Art Arfons, Craig Breedlove, and to some degree by Walt Arfons will stand in history as a crowning moment. This...

Money No Object: 1987 Buick Regal Turbo-T – Hide In Plain Sight

You know the look: black paint, black trim, black bumpers, and the badges on the front fenders that told you what you already knew about this Buick: “Grand National”. In GM’s 1980s...

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The Roto-Wing Plow Was A Man-Eating Snow Mover From The 1930s – What Happened To It?!

As I write this I am nowhere near snow. I’m at the San Francisco airport and it is warm out yet I am still thinking about the white stuff. The invention you will see in action below, called the...

Classic YouTube: Tyler Casebier’s 2007 Blast Up Pikes Peak

Super Stock Car at Pikes Peak was a dream class: As long as it looked like a street-going vehicle, have at it, boys. This is where you saw basic, stripped-down machines show up and show off....