Category Archive: 1320 Cars Without Doors Feature, 1320 Drag News, 1320 Drag Racing Feature, BangShift 1320

Deceptive Nostalgia: We Dissect A Modern B/Nostalgia Dragster To See How Advanced It Really Is

The idea of “nostalgia” anything in drag racing other than Don Garlits making burnouts in Swamp Rat 1 is kind of a joke. Nostalgia funny cars? Look at some photos from the late 1960s or...

Brighten Up Your Man Cave With One Of These ‘Legends Of Nitro’ 2017 Calendars!

Every year our friends at Stith Printing and Legends of Nitro compile some of the best photography available to create real, old school, wall-hanging printed calendars. In previous years, owner Kevin...

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...

Top Fuel Pilot, Nostalgia Pioneer Dan Horan Sr. Passes Away

  (Photos by Tim Marshall, Keith Burgan, John Ewald and Jeff Burghardt – Words by Darr Hawthorne)  Dan Horan Sr. has passed away, he was a cool guy who was a diehard dragster racer...

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...

SEMA 2016: The Marv Eldridge 1970 Dodge LA Challenger Funny Car Is Spectacular – Amazing Restoration

Long before funny cars made 11,000hp and took flight at drag strips, machines like the Marv Eldridge owned 1970 Dodge LA Challenge ruled the strips of the nation. Yeah, the top fuel cars were quicker...

Nitro Gypsy Lays Down Funny Car Odds At California Hot Rod Reunion XXV!

It’s a given that the California Hot Rod Reunion attracts some of the best racecars in North America every year and the 25th edition of this event (October 20 – 23) is no exception.  The...

Get a Close Look at This 200 MPH Volkswagen-Powered Lakester

Most people don’t put “Volkswagen Jetta” and “200 mph” in the same pattern of thoughts, but Bonneville has a way of mashing together two unlikely things. We should say, of course, that Dan...

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...

Would You Drive A Lakester That You Needed A Mirror Periscope To See Out Of? Photos and more –

The Ravenna Garage D/Fuel Lakester is one intetesting piece of salt racing machinery. The shape is a tight tube style design and we were really blow away when we got up close with the rig as it sat...