Category Archive: 1320 Event Coverage, 1320 Gallery, BangShift 1320, BangShift Galleries, Drag Races

March Meet Highlight Reel: “Bad” Brad Klaassen’s Favorite Photos Of People, The Pits, And Racecars!

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – More March Meet stuff you say? Hey, it is still March so we’re good. BangShift contributor Brad Klaassen sent us his highlight reel of photos from the 2014...

This Homebuilt, STEEL BODIED, Mustang Funny Car Is The Coolest Drag Relic We Have Ever Found On eBay

So often we hear about those heady days of yore in drag racing where a guy could just build something and go race it. Well, here is the physical embodiment of that time period in the form of a...

Bitchin’ Video: Multiple X275 Passes In A Trick Flow Headed, Turbocharged, Wheelstanding Fox Body

This video from Shawn Ayers is totally awesome as it is completely devoid of crappy downtime, idling around the pits, and all of that junk. The video captures a day of racing from the driver’s...

The Horrible Welding Continues! This is An Epidemic! More Globs Of Fail Inside

Yesterday, after running the blog item about the horrid welding job on the gas tank the guys at RideTech spotted, we sent our an APB asking for your photos of horrid welding jobs. The first guy to...

BOOM VIDEO: Watch This Very Fast Pickup Literally Launch Its Driveshaft – No Loop Here!

There are certain rules that lots of racers like to scoff at. Replacing belts every couple years is one of many that annoy people and make them believe that there’s some sort of conspiracy out...

Prolong’s Latest Project Is A 1955 Chevy Wagon Built To Honor Drag Push Cars From The Past

The crew at Prolong certainly “get it”. We can tell by the fact that they are involved in so many events across the country each year and we can tell by their taste in project cars to...

This 1967 Dodge Dart Sedan Is One Tough Looking Street Sweeper

There are some cars out there that simply exude an attitude that can only be described as tough. This 1967 Dart is one of those cars. Dark blue paint with a black tail stripe, steel wheels, a muscled...

The Parting Shift: Take A Ride In A Top Alcohol Funny Car – Tire Shake And All

Wait…what? Yes, a top alcohol funny car here in the Parting Shift! Remember, these cars get shifted down track and alky floppers are insanely difficult to drive. You’ll see why in a...

Holley Releases New Front Clearance Pan For LS Engine Swaps

If there is one thing that everyone who has ever done an LS swap appreciates, it is a good oil pan and Holley’s swap pan has long been considered the best in the business. Taking stock of where...

Bitchin’ Van? This Mr. Norm’s Custom Van Is 1970s Awesome And All Original

Grand Spaulding Dodge in Michigan, better known as Mr Norm’s in the hot rodding world, gained fame for their muscle car programs and tuning ability in the 1960s and early 1970s. When the EPA...

Video: A Solemn Don Garlits Remembers His Amazing Wife Pat

One of the moments that will be forever locked into my mind from the 2014 NHRA Gatornationals was when the blow video, which was also part of the ESPN telecast of the race was played during pre-race...

RacingJunk Find: The Meanest, Coolest, And Most BangShift Approved Mustang II We’ve Ever Seen

The Mustang II was one of the low points that can be scoffed at when looking over the complete history of the Mustang. The fact is, that car kept the Mustang nameplate alive during some of the worst...

Big News: Dragway 42 Releases Plans, Renderings, Timeline For Complete Track Overhaul – Insane But Awesome

We’ve been on the bleeding edge of the Dragway 42 story since it broke that Ohio businessman Ron Matcham bought the track and planned to spruce it up. We naturally assumed that the improvements...

Nutso Drag Video: In-Car Video Of How To Keep A 250 MPH Door Slammer Out Of The Sand Trap With No ‘Chutes!

Last weekend at the 2014 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, Steve Matusek had an interesting time getting his blown pro mod Camaro hauled down before the sand trap without his parachutes. While we...