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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Big Fun: Brock Yates and Steve Evans Slay The Swamp Buggy Coverage In 1985 – Hilarious

No, we have not shown you ever swamp buggy racing video yet but we’re working on it. This video comes from the 1985 races and it is some of the best banter, joking, and loose television...

BangShifty Science: Will Shooting A Running Engine With .50 Cal Bullets Stop It?

We got sent a couple tips on this video but it was Ron Thomas who tree’d everyone with the first so we have to thank Ron for that. This video is cool and it is further proof that when it comes...

This 1960 Promotional Film For The Chevy Corvair Is Over The Top 1960s Greatness

You may be thinking to yourself, “Hey, it looks like that Corvair is driving in a river!” You’d be right and the friendly but authoritative voice narrating the film makes things...

Watch Roger Lessman’s Massive 1990 Streamliner Crash At Bonneville – He Lived…Somehow

Since Roger Lessman himself posted this video to his YouTube page, we don’t think that he’d have a problem with us sharing it here on BangShift. During the 1990 World of Speed meet on the...

Video: Awesome Locomotive Crash Testing Video – Six Minutes of Unbelievable Destruction

In terms of pure, unbridled, wanton destruction, this six and half minute video depicting multiple locomotive crash tests is unmatched. Shot at normal speed and in super slow motion, you’ll see...

This Look Into The Crazy Busy Cockpit Of An Alky Funny Car Is Spectacular – Jason Rupert Getting It Done

Lots of BangShifters know the name Jason Rupert through his success in the nostalgia funny car world, but Jason has a long history in alky cars out on the west coast and this video shows him...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Do You Personally Define “Big Power”?

So a couple of weeks ago I served as the host for the 2017 Diesel Power Magazine Challenge. This unique event pitted 10 of the nation’s toughest and most wild diesel pickups against each other...

The Parting Shift: Ride Along With Quain Stott As He Makes A Wild, Violent, And Sideways Gasser Run At Bristol

We’ve showed video of Quain Stott and his Grand Illusion Willys gasser before but this one is really something else. In this clip we see Stott racing the car at Bristol Dragway, otherwise known...

Upgrade Your LSA The Easy Way With This New Performance Inlet From Superchargers Online

The LSA engine is a tough animal from the factory but let’s be honest, once you get used to the horsepower the thing is making upgrades become part of the program. Like any supercharger, more...

2017 Thompson Dragway Gasser Reunion Photo Coverage – Our Last Load Of Images From The Race

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Mike Brooks totally killed it with these photos from the 2017 Gasser Reunion at Thompson Dragway in Thompson, Ohio. The track and the state are both fitting to honor...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: C.W. McCall Belts Out His Tune Wolf Creek Pass

(By Greg Rourke) – The left and right coast guys have been regaling us with some BangShift Daily Tune Ups, perhaps a selection from the Chicago area field office is in order. We all remember...

Gone Pullin’! Here’s Our Last Gallery From The 2017 Mule City 300 at GALOT Motorsports Park

(Photos by David Whealon) –  Well we have finally made it to the end of David Whealon’s photo coverage from the 2017 Mule City 300 at GALOT Motorsports Park. You’ll see a killer...

2017 LA Roadster Show Coverage: The Photo Onslaught Continues – Check These Out!

We’re just loving these images from the 2017 LA Roadster Show. Why? It’s fun in the sun with what looks like about half a gazillion cars, that’s why! In this collection of photos we...

2017 Race of Gentlemen Coverage: Check Out The Sweetness In The Car and Bike Corral

(Photos by Anthony Festa – Check out his website here) – The 2017 Race of Gentlemen once again delivered the type of fun and the type of unique atmosphere that the event has become known...