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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Watch A Pair Of 1965 Mustangs Slice and Dice At Goodwood – Contact And Someone In The Grass

If there is one thing that we enjoy the most about road racing, it is a good old fashioned slice and dice between two racers. Yes, it can be fun watching someone put on a talent clinic on a road...

Question of the Day: What Was Your Ridiculous Pre-Teen Car Crush?

I was cruising down the road yesterday minding my own business and silently cursing the eco-douche in front of me in the hybrid when my eyes caught one of the weirder things I have seen in a while....

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chevy Van – Sammy Johns (1973)

The 1970s were about vans, chicks, and getting busy with chicks in vans. Sammy Johns understood this trend and released the song Chevy Van in 1973. Although it wasn’t an immediate hit, the song...

Combine A 1996 Lincoln And A 1942 Packard And What Do You Get? A Result As Bad As You’d Think

Someone, somewhere woke up one morning and decided that what the world needed was a car which combined the utter crummy nature of a 1996 Lincoln with the giant rounded backside of a 1942 Packard. You...

Boss Level: Watch This Forklift Operator Perform An Awesome Trick In A Behemoth Machine

One of the first motorized vehicles I can ever remember steering and then driving is a forklift. My dad has been in the pallet and box business for about 40 years and it was always a highlight as a...

Viva Las Vegas 2017 Coverage: More Fresh, Never Before Published Photos Of The Show

(Photos by Wes Allison) – One of the neat things about our Viva Las Vegas 2017 coverage is that you are kind of getting a walk though automotive design history with every group of photos. The...

The Last Dinosaurs: The Story Of The Northwestern Steel and Wire Steam Locomotives That Worked Until 1980!

(By Greg Rourke) – Long after steam was dead on most railroads, a few soldiered on. No, we don’t mean on tourist trains and such. These were working hard in a very non glamorous task....

1320Video Footage Of The Crazy Boogeyman Crash At No Prep Mayhem Is Nuts – On-Board Go Pros

Here’s the latest footage we have seen featuring the crazy Boogeyman wreck at the No Prep Mayhem race last weekend. Kyle and the team from 1320Video captured this angle and it is stunning any...

Put Your Lungs on The Dyno: Right2Breathe® to Offer Free Asthma Screenings during NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Our drag racin’ pal Joe Morrison who spearheads the efforts of the Right2Breathe organization sent us a note about the fact that Right2Breathe will be offering a “lung dyno” at the...

Day of Wagon Infamy eBay Find: This 1957 Chevy Shorty Wagon Is Done Right But So Wrong

First the Caprice and now this 1957 Chevy Shorty Wagon. This truly is the day of wagon infamy on BangShift. After a weeks long hot streak of coolness we run the ship around on these two pieces....

Video: The Massive M25 Dragon Wagon Was A Tank Recovery Truck And Tank Hauler In WWII – A Beast!

The amazing thing about WWII era military vehicles is that just when you think you have seen them all, you find another one that may be cooler than the rest. In this case we’re talking about...

Are You In The Market For A Pro Level Battery Charger? The Auto Meter Tower Of Power Is The One You Need

There are certain pieces of shop equipment that both get the crap beaten out of them and are completely indispensable at the same time. We’d argue that a high quality battery charger is right...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: This Miniature 3D Printed Toyota W56 Transmission Is Fully Functional

3D printing is one of those “future technologies today” type things that we are a planet are just starting to see the beginnings of. With the machines now accessible to people who...

Viva Las Vegas 2017: More Great Coverage From The Huge Show

(Photos by Wes Allison) – Isn’t it kind of weird how we’re all interested in different aspects or styles in the hot rodding world? Viva Las Vegas had this phenomenon on full...