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The Parting Shift: A Look Inside The Stick Shift Life Of Super Stock Racers At The 2014 NHRA US Nationals

There were more stick shift drag cars at the 2014 Chevrolet Performance US Nationals than I had ever seen in one place before. I’m not sure how I missed this awesome Les Mayhew video that he...

Video Bonanza: People Failing At Pulling Engines In Every Way Possible (Ok, Some Succeed)

Pulling an engine is one of those gearhead experiences that may be nearly universal among BangShifters. Sometimes it literally seems to remove itself and other times, these big lumps of iron and...

Ever Wondered What A High-Speed Crash Test Looks Like? This Video Shows A Ford Focus Hitting The Wall At 120 Miles An Hour!

Sometimes a test needs to be performed simply “just because”…just because it could happen, just to see what would happen. It can be a dark curiosity, but it’s human nature to...

2014 Rodders Journal Revival: A Last Looks At Cool Customs, Cruisers, and Street Machines

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – As I told you yesterday, Grippo had a great time and shot like half a million photos at the 2014 Rodders Journalirevival at Pimlico a month or three ago. We have been...

2014 California Hot Rod Reunion – More Great Action Featuring Altereds And ONLY Altereds

We’re continuing to work through our massive pile of 2014 California Hot Rod Runion photos and that’ll roll on over the next few days because we have that much stuff left to go and our...

Ebay Find: This 1973 Pontiac Grand Am Has A 400ci V8 And The Lightning Rods Shifter…We Want It!

Let’s get the bad out of the way right off the bat: The price is higher than I’d pay, the paint is rough, there’s rust around the vinyl top, and there’s signs of past bodywork...

Blog War: A Cheap Shot On The Steel Jaw Of BangShift By A Former Friend Earns A Response

Yesterday, while most of America slept and prepared themselves for another day of work as productive members of society, Craig Fitzgerald had been up for hours scheming and plotting to take a blatant...

Question Of The Day: If You Could Name One Product Accurately, What Would It Be?

It cranks and cranks, but just won’t kick over. And you can hear the battery winding down and you curse and pray simultaneously for the damn thing to just start. Soon, you get the clicking of...

Crazy Story – 36 Neglected And Abandoned Corvettes Saved From NYC Parking Garages – The Legendary Peter Max Collection Is Being Restored

Back in 1989, I was nine years old and happened to see a television commercial on the VH-1 music video channel for a crazy contest they were running. The gist of it was pretty simple. You dialed a...

From 1954-1966 Nassau, Bahamas Was The Scene Of One Of The World’s Coolest Racing Events – Nassau Speed Weeks (W/Video)

For better or worse, racing has been and always will be a money game. From the construction of the cars, the promotion of the races, and the sponsorship of both, cash is the real fuel and propels...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Don’t Believe Everything You Read On The Internet

The Internet: The hallowed electronic grounds filled with cat .gifs, Rage Faces, porn, and some of the worst “greatest advice ever”. I love hearing some of the stuff that comes out of...

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In 1964 Ford Built A Shorty Two Seater Mustang Show Car – The Story Of How It Avoided The Crusher And Who Owns It Now Is Greatness

Ford has done a really good job in 2014 telling all kinds of great Mustang stories. The 50th anniversary of the car has been handled with amazing prowess by the company from the way they interacted...

Bartone and Horan Jr. Dominate – Taking The California Hot Rod Reunion Nitro Titles & Championships!

  Over a year ago, loyal fans began checking their favorite hotel rooms for the October weekend of the California Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield, California like a modern-day Woodstock for the...

GM’s AGL-4 Was An Articulated, 4×4, Monster Corvair Truck That Should Have Been Built – Incredible Video Of The Beast In Action!

As you can imagine, I almost whizzed my shorts about fifteen times watching this amazing video of the little known GM AGL-4. This was a truck designed and built by the guys at GM to test the concept...