Category Archive: 1320 Cars With Doors Feature, 1320 Drag Racing Feature, BangShift 1320

A Mopar Story For The Ages: How A Kid Bought A Hemi 1966 Plymouth Belvedere New, Won at The Drags, and Got It Back Decades Later

(Photo Credit: Mopar Muscle Magazine) – We love stories about guys who have held onto their first cool car for life and never let it go but we may love the stories when guys had to part with...

Hellcat For What? This Supercharged Scat Pack Eats ‘Em Up

(Photo credit: Mopar Muscle Magazine) – With the news of the upcoming Challenger Demon lots of people have been talking about how quick the car may be from the factory, how much it will cost,...

The Sucker: This 1934 Plymouth Is Every Mopar Lover’s Dream Hot Rod – Especially The Engine! (W/Video)

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – This thing is so cool we can hardly stand it. For starters, the guy who built this awesome machine is no stranger to the pages of BangShift. After all it was about a...

Irwindale Drags Open For Special Friday Night Thunder This Week!

We’ve got a hidden treasure here in Southern California, and it just keeps grinding out timeslips week after week, year after year. The Irwindale Event Center is a workhorse in SoCal, home to a...

Best of 2016: Ghislian and Cedric Beaulieu’s 1992 Chrysler LeBaron Is A Boosted, Mopar Powered, Top Sportsman Terror

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – Not that it is easy these days but Canadian father and son duo Ghislian and Cedric Beaulieu have been drag racing with turbos since it was way harder than it is now....

Plain Wrapper: A Nitrous Infused, LS-swapped 1984 Ford LTD Street/Strip Stomper

In an auto shop class in Colorado Springs in the fall of 1999, I came across a unicorn of a car, a Ford LTD LX. For those that don’t know the story, Ford and Bondurant partnered up to build...

Surprise! This 1970 Challenger Looks Like A Concours Resto But It Runs Low 11s!

So sometimes I get to twirl the electronic pen for the pages of Mopar Muscle magazine and some of the car features that I get to do are pretty sweet. Take this 1970 Challenger for example. The car...

More Action! Opening The Archives Of Street Car SuperNationals Past!

(Photos by James Drew, Tim Marshall and Darr Hawthorne – Words by Darr Hawthorne)  The Street Car Supernationals hit its twelfth year at the Strip at Las Vegas; it wasn’t possible for me to...

Doug Millers Sleeper 1967 Corvette Looks Resto And Is An 12 Second Screamer

I’m in love with Doug Miller’s sleeper 1967 Corvette. First off it is a gorgeous example of a mid year Corvette, that has been “restored” to look stunning, but with all the...

Drag Week Sleeper! This Chevy Caprice Runs 12’s And You Would Never Know By Looking At It!

(All photos by John Welsh) As you’ve probably heard by now, this week is Hot Rod Drag Week! As the rolling display of horsepower traverses the Midwestern United States all week long,...

Gassers 3 – Over Eighty Straight Axle Coupes, Sedans And Madness Expected!

The Automobile Driving Museum is one of the lesser-known museums of Southern California, yet in the past few years has been adding more cars to the collection and hosting more visiting automobile and...

BangShift Goes Racing! Project Angry Grandpa Hits The Strip At Milan! Will We Ever See Thirteens?

It’s official: my fascination with making the Project Angry Grandpa Chrysler 300C run mid-13s has turned into a mental sickness. How else do you explain yours truly waking up at 4:50 in the...

Bonneville Legend: Art Arfons’ Cyclops – Up Close And Personal

Art Arfons’s famed Cyclops jet dragster was a prolific machine in its time. The giant jet engine on wheels held Bonneville records (one of which still stands), was converted into a boat for a...

Screamin’ Demon Feature: This 1971 Dodge Has A Nasty Small Block And A Retro Look That’ll Be In Forever

As some of you may or may not know, my name appears in the byline in a few places outside of BangShift. One of those places is Mopar Muscle magazine. A few weeks ago, editor Johnny Hunkins...