The Dork-O-Motive Podcast

By Brian Lohnes

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 Jan 30, 2022
cool subjects. love the audio references when possible. like the actual engines of 1903 race cars.


The Dork-O-Motive Podcast hosted by Brian Lohnes is a research driven, story fueled, mechanically stoked look at the machines, people, and history that make up the modern mechanical world. Whether it's the stories of the men and women who have done amazing things in racing, the machines that roar around tracks and shape the Earth, or some bizarre mechanized history, Dork-O-Motive is here to bring you the story in a fun, well-researched, and informative way!

Episode Date
4.3 The Greatest Race You've Never Heard Of: A History of Bahamas Speed Week 1954-1966
Feb 25, 2024
4.2 The Wild History Of INDOOR Drag Racing In Chicago During The 1960s!
Feb 09, 2024
4.1 Drag Racing's Darkest Day: The 1969 Yellow River Drag Strip Disaster
Feb 05, 2024
3.7 Origin Story: How Stock Car Racing Was Born In Los Angeles Circa 1934!
Sep 07, 2023
3.6: Consumed: The First Ferris Wheel and How It Ruined The Life Of George Washington Ferris
Jun 29, 2023
3.5: Cold War Crushers: The Awesome History of The Air Force Heavy Press Program
Mar 17, 2023
3.4: Fastest - An Oral History of the 1992 Hot Rod Magazine Fastest Street Car Shootout
Dec 17, 2022
3.3: Beating Hitler With Combines - The Epic Story of The 1944 Harvest Brigade
Dec 14, 2022
3.2 Small Blocks vs The World: The Wild Story of The 1971 Questor Grand Prix
Nov 20, 2022
3.1: Unstable - The Deadly and Explosive History of Headlights
Jan 06, 2022
2.5: Rip Tide: The Incredible and Dark History of The World‘s Water Speed Record
Dec 15, 2021
2.4: 1,000 Ton Sucker Punch - The Wild Story Of WWI Q-Ships
Apr 11, 2021
2.3: Too Fat To Fly: The Crazy Story Of How Super Speedway Big Rig Racing Was Born!
Feb 21, 2021
2:2 - Truckin' Amazing: The Story of WWII's Red Ball Express
Feb 08, 2021
2.1: Suicidal Speed and Splinters - A History Of Board Track Racing In America
Jan 11, 2021
1.28 Out Of Gas At 41,000ft: The Unbelievable Story Of The Gimli Glider
Dec 30, 2020
1.27: Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal: The Weird History of Staged Locomotive Wrecks 1896-1935
Nov 30, 2020
1.26: Under Pressure: The Story of Bill Lear’s Steam Powered Race Car That (Never) Ran The Indy 500
Nov 23, 2020
1.25: A Race To Oblivion: The 1927 Dole Air Derby
Nov 20, 2020
1.24: The Best Worst Ship Ever - The Story Of The SS Great Eastern
Oct 14, 2020
1.23: Operation Snowbound: How American Teamwork Saved Millions of People and Livestock During The Worst Winter Ever
Jun 29, 2020
1.22: Knievel vs The Canyon: The Insane and Incredible Story Of The Snake River Canyon Jump
Jun 24, 2020
1.21: Henry's Big Screwjob: How The Dodge Brothers and Henry Ford Made Millions While Hating Each Other
Jun 18, 2020
1.20: Honest Abe Was A Gearhead: How Abraham Lincoln Became The Only President With A Patent and More!
Jun 04, 2020
1.19: Wally vs The World: How Wally Parks Shocked The America And Gained Control of Drag Racing In 1958
May 18, 2020
1.18: A Miraculous Disaster - In 1949 The Holland Tunnel Burned At 4,000-Degrees And No One Died
May 15, 2020
1.17: How To Mow Down A Forest Like Grass: The Brutal Genius Of Operation Highball In 1950
May 11, 2020
1.16: The Forgotten Disaster - How America's Worst Maritime Nightmare Happened In 1865 And Who It Happened To
May 04, 2020
1.15: The Killer Plane and The American Hero That Tamed It - Jimmy Doolittle and the 300mph Gee Bee R1
Apr 30, 2020
1.14: The 576mph Backyard Hot Rodder - Art Arfons Was America's Fastest Do It All Bad Ass
Apr 27, 2020
1.13: Hellfighter The Story Of The Mack Super Pumper A Firetruck Mighty Enough To Extinguish Hell Itself
Apr 23, 2020
1.12: The Race To Death: The 1903 Paris to Madrid Contest Was The Worst Race Ever Held
Apr 20, 2020
1.11 Don't Judge A Failure By It's Cover: The Insane Story Of The Vulcan Shuttle
Apr 17, 2020
1.10: International Incident- How American Indy Cars Destroyed Formula One Cars Heads Up At Monza In 1957 and 1958
Apr 13, 2020
1.9: The Wrong Guys With The Wrong Car: How Two Drag Racers Set The Closed Course Speed Record At Daytona In 1961
Apr 09, 2020
1.8: They Partied Like Hell - The Story Of Wreckage, Debauchery, and A Burning Bus At The 1974 US Grand Prix
Apr 06, 2020
1.7 The Final Dinosaur: The Story Of The Last Front Engine Dragster To Win An NHRA Top Fuel Wally
Apr 02, 2020
1.6: The Most Insane Speed Parts Company In History - Turbonique! Thrust, Danger, and Federal Prison Sentences
Mar 30, 2020
Short-O-Motive: The Day An Airplane Destroyed The Tree At An NHRA National Event
Mar 26, 2020
1.5: The Mafia Killer Who Loved Funny Cars - The Full Story of Broadway Freddy DeName
Mar 23, 2020
Short-O-Motive: That Time A Dump Truck Ran The Eastern Africa Safari Rally In 1967
Mar 20, 2020
1.4: Captain Jack McClure - The Man With The 215mph Rocket Powered Go-Kart!
Mar 16, 2020
Short-O-Motive: The Million Dollar Demolition Derby and Evel Knievel in LA Circa 1973
Mar 15, 2020
1.3: The Awesome, Defiant, and Mysterious Life Of NASCAR Great Mario Rossi
Mar 09, 2020
1.2: The Greatest Upset In Racing History That You've Never Heard Of!
Feb 29, 2020
1.1: Fireball Roberts Takes On LeMans And Nearly Wins!
Feb 29, 2020