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Strip Trip: A Peek Inside The Frozen Remains Of Pocono Drag Lodge – One Of The Best Known Lost Strips In The Country

So I am finally getting to this series of drag strip visit stories from our family road trip in December. I am going to run them mostly in the order that we visited but I may mess with that a little...

When We Were Paralyzed: Videos From The Infamous New England Blizzard Of ’78

Nearly thirty seven years ago, the New England area was struck by one of the most powerful and destructive winter storms of modern times. Dumping more than two feet of snow into metro areas and more...

Watch An 802ci Steve Schmidt Drag Race Motor Make Nearly 1,800hp On The Dyno Naturally Aspirated!

Drag racing fans have long been familiar with the name Steve Schmidt. The engine builder has been involved with everything from pro stock to competition eliminator and virtually every other class...

The Edelbrock Dual-Quad Hemi Manifold Blows The Competition Away And Looks Awesome Doing It

If we have a common failing here at BangShift it is the complete lack of hemi ownership in our past and present. That’s a sad deal that we need to get handled and we were reminded of our dearth...

2015 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Coverage: Hot Trucks, Hot Rods, Celebrities, Muscle Cars, More

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – With the new year already in full swing, it’s only fitting that the indoor car show season gets going too. While Chad and Brian were on the West Coast...

Watch This Turbo Corvair Powered Sand Dragster Make Wheels Up, Sub 3-Second Runs While Throwing Rooster Tails

We have showed you hot rodded Corvair engines previously running on the dyno and in hot street cars but this may be the wildest application of GM flat six power we have seen anywhere. Using an older...

2015 Grand National Roadster Show Coverage: Cool Cars And At Least One You Wouldn’t Expect To See!

We have been systematically taking you around the 2015 Grand National Roadster show in fine style for the last several days and we’re not letting up be any stretch. In fact, we’re going...

Edmunds’ Road Test Of A 2015 Ford F-150 Starts Out With A Durability Test – With A BFH Straight To The Bed!

The idea of a long-term new vehicle test is simple: over the course of 12 months,  the vehicle gets subjected to real-world testing that covers everything from daily driving to random acts, like...

Classic YouTube: Tearing A Stuck Geo Storm A Brand New One

Nothing says “perfect winter car” quite like a Geo Storm. Light, front-wheel-drive, and if something should potentially happen to the little coupe, you’re only out about a couple...

Plowing Snow Like A Boss Using An Old Honda Three-Wheeler! Here’s Your Excuse To Buy One!

A fairly hidden fact is that before I got deep into cars I was deeper into bikes and trikes. I loved my dirt bikes, but without question the one ride that I adored above all others were early 1980s...

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Mark Rebilas Publishes His Best Crash And Burn Photos Of 2014 – Breathtaking Stuff From Multiple Forms Of Racing

Every driver in every photo featured below is having a bad day. They are either about to crash, crashing, engulfed in flames, dodging parts, or trying to keep a bad situation from getting worse....

This 1969 Oshkosh Plow Truck May Be The Only Thing That’ll Get Me Out Of My Driveway This Week

There’s an excellent chance that while you are reading this, I am hunkered down at the office with no power, a couple feet of snow, and sincere regret that I do not own a truck like the 1969...

Rough Start: The Dreaded One-Pic Ad – Is This 1975 Firebird Good Enough?

Gaaaah! If there’s one thing I hate when it comes to surfing Craigslist, it’s the one-picture ad. It’s one thing for AutoTrader and the local newspaper where you’re paying for...

High School Confidential: The Hilarious Story Of The Psuedosport Monte Carlo – Near Death Experiences And More

(Words by Tony Sestito/Photos Greg Stewart Collection) – Alright… story time. Back in High School, my friend Greg bought a 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo “Sport Coupe” from a...