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BS News: South African Overpass Leading 1-0 Against Giraffe In Game Of Chicken

When Brian ten minutes ago sent me a link to a story entitled ‘Giraffe beheaded by overpass’, I immediately quipped, “Wasn’t that the opening of The Hangover 3?”. I then...

Big News! Optima Search For The Ultimate Street Car TV Series Starts Tonight On Mav TV at 8pm Eastern Time – Chad’s The Host!

As you know, Chad’s been working all summer on the Ultimate Street Car Series Tour as the host for the TV show that will follow all the action as the series travels all over the country and...

APEX VIDEO: TheSmokingTire Reviews The Most Pissed Off 1975 Corolla Ever – What’s Up With The Exhaust Note?

Here’s the deal: I love old rear-wheel-drive Japanese cars, especially ones that have been hot-rodded. So, when the latest “TheSmokingTire” video popped in my youTube feed with the...

The Salt Beds Of Salduro Part 2: The Opening of the Speedway, the Gold Brick Scandal and the Debut of the Benz

Ernie Moross continued to supervise his contracted racers even while in the employ of the new Indianapolis Motor Parkway and secured a new deal with Benz Motor Cars, (then a separate entity from...

The Parting Shift: Watch This Big Block, Doug Nash 5-Speed Equipped, 1955 Chevy Run 9s And Carry The Left Front Down The Strip In Alaska

When one builds a 1955 Chevy drag car, powers it with a high strung 489ci BBC, backs the motor with a Doug Nash five speed manual transmission, bangshifts his way to nine second elapsed times,...

Photos: The Coolest Trucks At Bonneville Speed Week 2013

(Editor’s note: Here’s a little retro-fun from last year on the salt. Our favorite trucks of Bonneville 2013) - Hey, you all knew this was coming! I sadly split from the salt yesterday...

PETA Worker Has License Plate Denied. Guess Everyone Won’t Know Her Love Of Tofu…

Poor Whitney Calk. Ms. Calk works for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the group known for promoting a vegan lifestyle by having Pamela Anderson cover her kinky bits with lettuce...

Unhinged: 50 Shades Of Gray

The color of a car can mean everything or nothing all at once. A red car might mean fun, performance or a reason for the local constable to pull you over. A black car might look luxurious or...

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Mobil Oil Made This Cool Video At Bonneville In 1965 – Short On Sound But Long On Awesome

It is pretty astounding to consider the amount of historic footage that never would have seen the light of day before YouTube existed. From the footage of Don Garlits that we showed you this morning...

The NSRA Street Rod Nationals – Our Second Look Back Over The Last 10 Years Of The Massive Event

(Photos by Doug Gregory) - For several days each August Louisville, Kentucky becomes the hot rod capitol of the world. The NSRA Street Rod Nationals have been held in the fine city since forever and...

Ford And Ram In War Of Words Over Towing Rating Of Their Heavy Duty Trucks: This One’s Gonna Get Ugly, Folks

Ford, GM and Ram all want you to believe that their heavy-duty model truck is the baddest mother on the planet. It can go anywhere, do anything, has enough power and structure to tow Rosie...

Video: Forty Years Ago The Most Spectacular Fire In The History Of Dirt Track Racing Took Place In Kansas At The Hutchinson Nationals

Thanks to BangShifter Don McGinnis we have this incredible video to show you today about a catastrophe that happened 40 years ago and has largely been lost to the unrelenting march of time. This is...

New England Forest Rally 2014 Coverage: Action Photos From Deep In The Woods Of Maine

(Photos by Joe Staska) - When Joe Staska told us that he was heading to the Rally America produced New England Forest Rally, we were excited. After all, Joe had produced some awesome images from the...

BangShift Blog Battle: Lohnes’ Sauce Is Weak-Here Is McTaggart’s Response

Leave it to Lohnes to pick a well-known low shot like the Oldsmobile Delta 88 diesel for this battle. Look, the engine is far from a peach, we all know, and yeah, the Delta 88 is a very overrated...

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