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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Gearhead History: A Look At The Classic American Gas Station Through Photos From 1900-1945

The gas station has been a big part of American life since automobile ownership exploded in the early parts of the 20th century. Over the years these places evolved from greasy, grimy shacks on the...

Richard Petty’s Crash Relived By The People That Were There – Linda Petty, Ned Jarrett, Dale Inman, More

Richard Petty is an American icon. We can debate until the cows come home as to his rank in the all-time list of NASCAR racers but what cannot be debated is his dominance during NASCAR’s most...

Watch Lyle Barnett Drive Jason Digby’s Tooth Jerker Dart To Another New Leaf Spring Record! 4.19

One of the most impressive cars we have ever laid eyes on has done it again. The famed Tooth Jerker Dart has reset its own leaf spring drag racing record with a 4.19/184mph pass during the 2017...

Is This Two Lane Blacktop Themed 1964 Pontiac GTO As Cool As We Think It Is?

Ok, now THIS is interesting! The guy who put this car together did it with an idea in mind and he executed it to a T. Basically the mythical back story that he created is that in 1972 the famed Two...

This Video Of The Pulling Competition At The 2016 RC World Finals Is Pretty Fun

We have shown lots of cool RC stuff over the years here at BangShift but we’re not sure we have ever showed RC monster truck pulling action! This video was shot at the 2016 RC World Finals and...

Watch The Bruder Brothers Make The Quickest X275 Run In History With Their Blown, EFI-equipped Small Block Ford

It was a crazy night of qualifying at the Outlaw Street Car Reunion on Friday. There were huge runs made in many categories but one of the most significant came from the Bruder Brothers in their X275...

Hey There 3/26! Let’s Take A Look At The Little Pontiac 326 Engine – A Small Bore Worker

Well we’re continuing to hit as many engine high points as we can over the course of the “muscle car” months this year. Today, being 3/26, we’re going to pay some homage to...

Watch AJ Foyt Tear His Team To Shreds On National TV And Then Have The TV Crew Defend The Team

If there was one thing hotter than AJ Foyt’s exhaust headers during this race at Michigan International Raceway, it was the man’s temper. At the time this was filmed, Foyt was on the...

1961 Ford With A Four Speed On The Column?! Most Controversial Linkage Ever

There’s nothing like a good internet fight between automotive experts, right? The reason is that there are guys who know a lot and are proud that that know a lot. So proud that they cannot help...

Watch This Modified Prison Bus Hook Up, Pull The Sled, And Yank A Wheelie While Smoking Like A Locomotive

Prior to seeing this video, the only school bus I had ever seen pull a wheelie was the late Ken Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander. Not to take anything away from one of drag...

This Video Of The Massive, and Ill-Fated Penguin Antarctic Exploration Truck Is Spectacular

Between the years of 1937 and 1939 engineers and fabricators toiled to design and build a vehicle that would affectionately come to be known as “The Penguin” and in 1940 the massive beast...

Never Quit: In 1997 Dale Earnhardt Rolled At Daytona, Had His Car Taped Back Together And Finished!

This is one of those videos that I ran across and immediately had a smile come across my face. Why? Because I remember watching this as it happened on a couch in Florida during a family vacation. I...

Watch This Monster 1918 Vintage Hit and Miss Engine Fire Up And Run – Chuff, Chuff, BANG

We have shown plenty of videos of hit and miss engines here on BangShift over the years but we have never, ever seen one like this. A truly giant example of a working stationary engine, this thing is...

An Old Friend: This Is The Most BangShifty Short Film Ever – History, Friendship, And As Massive An Engine As You’ll Ever See

This is the best three minutes you will spend all day. With regard to short films we’re going on record as saying this is one of the best we have ever watched because in the amount of time for...