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BangShift’s FREE LIVE Streaming Video From The Street Car Super Nationals Anarchy At The Arch Starts Thursday!

We’ll be LIVE and FRRREEEEEEEEEEE as always, starting this Thursday evening at 5pm right here at BangShift.com for the first ever Street Car Super Nationals “Anarchy at the Arch”...

You Could Have A Unimog, But Wouldn’t You Really Rather Have A 6×6 Power Wagon?

Anyone who has read BangShift knows that Lohnes does a transformation whenever he sees a big truck that has all of the speed of a farm tractor: His eyes go as wide as a Disney princess’s, he...

This Promotional Video For The 1978 AMC AMX Is Hilariously Awful

We’re amazed that hot rodding survived the late 1970s but maybe we shouldn’t be. When the factories were turning out slugs like the 1978 AMC AMX featured in this hilariously bad...

Drag History Gallery: More Fantastic Photos From The 1978 NHRA Le GrandNational At Sanair!

(Photos by Bob Boudreau) –  The racing action photos are beyond awesome, there’s never before seen Linda Vaughn photos in here to dozens of  other awesome cars to boot. If you like old...

Watch Buddy Baker Break The 200mph Barrier On A Closed Course In A Hemi Daytona Charger Circa 1970 – Screaming Elephant At Talladega!

The world had literally never seen the likes of anything similar to Talladega Superspeedway when it opened in September of 1969. Immediately thrust into controversy when NASCAR drivers, led by...

Do You Care If The Toyota Prius Even Made A Lap Of The ‘Ring? They Do

I’m hard-pressed to think of a car that I give less of a (….) about than the Toyota Prius. The epitome of “appliance automobile”, the Prius is about everything that BangShift...

Mini-Feature: The Original Arfons Brothers Green Monster 5 – Allison Power, Great History!

Before their relationship turned cold and distant, Art and Walt Arfons created and raced together. Their machines were completely hand built, home engineered, and capable of running with virtually...

Is This The Luckiest SOB Walking The Planet Right Now? If You’re Going To Crash…

We’ve seen it all before. Someone on a motorcycle, usually a crotch rocket, weaving traffic at a speed guaranteed to invoke jail time, coming very close to their own demise each time they flick...

Prehistoric Monster Truck Video: Jeff Dane’s King Kong Was a Monster Truck Before the Term was Invented

We were stoked to find this ancient video of Jeff Dane’s King Kong Ford Truck horsing around in the 1970s. This truck pre-dates the term monster truck and was one of the few vehicles, along...

This Artistic, Slow-Motion, And Riveting Look At The 24 Hours Of The Nurburgring Is Worth A Watch

It is always neat when a company has the presence of mind to actually invest in media and projects that their customers will actually enjoy checking out. Nitto tires has done this by supporting the...

Would You Rather Unimog Edition: Is It The One With The Loader Bucket And Backhoe Or The VW Eating Snowblower On The Front Of It?

So there I was, aimlessly searching the internet for Unimogs because that’s what I do. Lo and behold, I stumble upon not one, but TWO of the fantastic German built machines and each one is...

Testing Begins On All New 2015 Factory Right Hand Drive Mustang – 25 New Global Markets To Get Iconic Pony Car

We know that you were thinking the same thing we were when our eyes first saw this release. “Boy this thing would make a bitchin’ postal delivery vehicle!” While we’re sure...

Watch A Pair Of Nitro Burning Nostalgia Funny Cars Rip Off Some Cool Dry Hops And Blast Down The Quarter Mile…At Hockenhiem

One of the coolest things about the nostalgia nitro funny car explosion over the last 10 years or so is that the cars have the same deeply appreciated fan base all over the world. Yes, funny cars...

Smokey’s Last Stand: How Smokey Yunick Proved Himself Right And Ended His Indy Career On His Own Awesome Terms

There are people who defy convention by necessity. There are people who do it for fun, and then there are those that do it to prove a point, no matter how costly the potential victory may be. Drag...