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

Car Feature: Wagon Woah – An In-Depth Look At The Awesome 1965 Chevy II Longroof of Dan Allen

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Success can be measured many different ways.  In the gearhead world winning any kind of event can certainly illustrate the culmination of effort and...

2017 Good Vibrations March Meet Feature: This 1957 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Was One Of The Baddest Of The Hot VWs At The Track!

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to see a field of fast Volkswagens at the 2017 Good Vibrations March Meet. After all, California has always had a strong Volkswagen culture…Bugs,...

The Devil’s Dart: This ProCharged Big Block Chrysler Powered ’69 Is A Street Driven Grudge Killer

We’ve been talking about grudge racing a lot lately and that’s because it is a crazy popular and fast growing segment in the world of drag racing. Ron Bookman’s Dart is a prime...

2017 Good Vibrations March Meet: Do You Really Care That This Chevy II Has Four Doors?

When you get cars together at an event like the March Meet, you are bound to see trends. It was no surprise that there were plenty of first-gen Camaros. It was a bit of a surprise to see 1975-77...

Good Vibrations March Meet 2017: This 1973 Chevrolet K-10 Is A Jack-Of-All-Trades!

The March Meet elicits all sorts of images for the drag racer: Funny Cars doing half-track burnouts, Fuel Altereds getting crossed-up and crazy, and Top Fuelers shattering the silence like a bomb...

Car Feature: Mopar Verde – Chuck Stubeck’s SS/FA 1969 Road Runner Is A Flying Behemoth

(Photos by Wes Allison) – If you enjoy things that are good, Chuck Stubeck’s awesome 1969 Plymouth Road Runner NHRA super stock car is something you’ll fall in love with instantly....

So Wrong That It’s Right – John Seifert’s 1968 Dart Has A Hemi In It…A First Gen Hemi!

They’ll make a Mopar man of me yet, I swear it! That’s the thought that was passing through my head as I wrote the linked story for Mopar Muscle Magazine recently. See, I love Dodge Darts...

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...