Category Archive: 1320 Drag Racing Feature, 1320 Event Coverage, BangShift 1320

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...

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...