Category Archive: 1320 Cars With Doors Feature, Angry Grandpa Chrysler, BangShift 1320, BangShift Projects, Project Cars

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...

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...

Jason Rupert Sets IHRA Nitro Funny Car Track Record 5.5536!

(Photos by Big Bob Snyder) At Castrol Raceway during the the IHRA Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by Good Vibrations Motorsports, Jason Rupert’s “Rolling Thunder” ’69...

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...

This 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix LJ Has Full Interior, Pontiac Power And Enough Grunt To Run Hard!

One thing that I like to do at the drag races I shoot is to find the car that nobody would have ever expected to end up in the staging lanes, because it’s usually one of the more interesting...

Long-Roofed, Patina’d, Wedge-Powered, Gear-Banging Goodness: This 1965 Plymouth Belvedere Wagon Rules!

To be fair, Chad saw it first and could not shut up about it, and rightfully so: he told me that I had to hunt down this rough-looking Mopar wagon running in Nostalgia Super Stock at Indy....

Car Feature Re-Run: The King Komet, A 1968 Mercury Cyclone Drag Race Survivor

There’s a lame saying about old drag cars and how they never die and it is total crap. Old drag cars get bent, wrecked, blown up, burned down, hacked up, and restored to factory condition all...

Father’s Day Fun: Streamliner Has A 30 Cubic Engine And Is Faster Than Any Lamborghini Ever Built

So you think you are good at hot rodding? You may be, but you are nowhere as good as Mark Lingua. Mark is the guy who dreamed up, built, and drives the streamliner below. The machine is classified as...

Classic Funny Car And Gasser Action At Annual Pace Performance Funny Car Nationals!

(Words by Dennis Salzwimmer – Photos by ‘Big’ Bob Snyder)   Memorial Day weekend the 9th Annual Pace Performance Funny Car Nationals and Nostalgia Classic to Quaker City...

A Bracket Bomber From The Day They Bought It, This 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Coupe Is On The Number No Matter What!

I walked through the staging lanes of Beech Bend, looking over the cars that were waiting to head out for their tuning passes, when I saw a shape that is etched into my memory: a...

Hiding In Plain Sight – This 2000 Buick Regal GS Is So Good That Nobody Will Believe The Truth When It’s Told To Their Face!

(Photos by Nick) On any night anywhere, you can find a stereotypical car guy. Just listen for the loud pipes, or look for certain cars grouping together. Mustangs. Camaros. Civics that have been...

King Boss! Ohio George Montgomery’s 1969 Mustang Boss 429 Twin Turbo Gasser

Ohio George Montgomery is one of drag racing’s Gasser Gods. He was a driving force in the class from its earliest days right up until it moved back toward the realm of the Competition...

Drag Radial World Record: “Stevie Fast” Jackson 3.751!!!! 1/8th Mile At The RTRA Spring Nationals – Pro Nitrous Camaro On Radials, Baby!

Update: For the 4th time tonight! 3.751!!! Stevie kills the record in the final against Valden who runs 3.80! Update: Next round he betters it again! 3.788! Update: One round after setting the new...