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Action Gallery: NTPA Pulling At The NC State Fair – Soot Shooting, Dirt Throwing, Blown Craziness With A Sled

(Photos by David Whealon) – David Whealon is one of our most diverse contributors here at BangShift. We have run great photos he shot at the TUDOR road races up in Virginia, land speed...

PDRA World Finals Action Photos: Door Slammers At The Never Ending Event In Virginia

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) – The second PDRA stop at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) was also the last 2014 event for the series. Continuous rain forced the event to last an extra...

Craigslist Find: V8-Swapped And California-Legal 1988 Toyota 4Runner – Really Clean, Pretty Pricey

The Toyota 4Runner of the late 1980s is a very lovable truck…they were light enough, peppy enough, and could play in the dirt just fine. They also had Toyota reliability going for them, and...

Bayou Bomb: Leroy Brown Is Heading For The 8s – Here’s A Last Look At One Of The Tamest Looking Deep 9-second Street Cars In America

(Photos by Charles Wickam) We’re breaking from normal protocol here. Why? Normally when a car owner tells us that he’s going to be blowing the car apart to make changes that should speed...

Question Of The Day: If You Saw A Trucker Driving Down The Road Steering With His Foot, What Would You Do?

After watching this video, the first thing I can tell you is that words don’t fail me for my reaction. What is keeping me from publishing them, however, is that by doing so I’d probably...

Watch The Dodge Brothers Rip Along During A 100-Year Car Chase In This Cool New Ad

Chrysler is living a weird double life right now. They have the whole Dodge mojo working with the Hellcat powered Challenger and Charger, they have the blown Challenger Drag Pack on the way, and they...

Watch The Planet’s Two Meanest Big Rigs Clash Both Loaded And Unloaded – Couture VS Noel On The Streets Of Canada

Sounds like an undercard at an MMA fight or something, right? This is main event level competition here especially if you love ridiculously powerful big rigs racing each other. In this video you...

Funny Car Action At The 2014 California Hot Rod Reunion – Fiberglass Forest At Famoso!

Nostalgia funny cars have singlehandedly elevated the profile of “nostalgia” drag racing higher than anyone could have predicted it would be even 10 years ago. At first the cars were a...

Dodge’s Trademark Woes: “Hellcat” and “Scat Pack” Are Being Challenged In Court

Of all the things FCA really needs right now, two trademark battles over it’s more successful vehicles was certainly not it. Unfortunately, right now that’s exactly what they have on...

Funny Craigslist Ad For 1980s Motorcycle Crap Is The Most Boston Thing You Will Read All Day

If you read this ad using the completely over the top and ridiculous accent used by the guys in the popular “Hoppah” television commercials you will truly sound like someone speaking...

The Revival, Part 1: Bringing A Super Duty Back From The Trip To The Scrapyard

In the quest to locate a shop to wrench on the Project Raven Imperial in peace, quiet, and with enough solitude that I don’t wake the neighbors up with loud and unabashed swearing, I offered up...

Naked Motors And Thrashing In The Pits At The 2014 California Hot Rod Reunion – Sweet Photos Here

Perhaps the coolest thing about the 2014 California Hot Rod Reunion is the fact that so many vehicles at Famoso were burning nitro. From the cackle cars to the AA/FA exhibition machines, to the top...

Project Raven: The Prelude To The Stage 2 Build

The last time the Project Raven Imperial was seen, it was limping home from Beech Bend with a transmission that was making a lot of odd and angry noises. Since then there has been a lot of...

Watch The 2014 Ridler Winning Revision Buick Hit The Goodguys Autocross – Sideways Action From The Wild Creation

Kids, we live in a generation where Ridler Award winning cars are cruised on the streets, taken to the Bonneville salt flats, and in this video the defending Ridler winner is autocrossed at a...