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Category Archive: BangShift News, Car Features, OTHER

Before Earl “Lucky” Teter, Joie Chitwood and Evel Knievel, B. Ward Beam invented the auto thrill show

The following advertisement appeared in the Amherst (N.Y.) Bee on August 6, 1931:  Wanted: Single man, not over 25 years, to drive automobile in head-on collision with another car at the Albion...

More on that awesome Russian 2WD motorcycle. You build it yourself!

BangShift Facebook fan Howard Holmes did the homework (4th grade was the toughest three years of our lives – ed.) we didn’t and came up with the website for that great Russian 2WD...

In August 1973, cheating in the Soap Box Derby made national news

In August, 1973 — at the very height of the Watergate scandal — Walter Cronkite, Time magazine and hundreds of other broadcasts and publications were focused on one thing: the 36th...

Two-Wheel Too Cool: This 1975 Kawasaki KZ400 is how you’re supposed to build a cafe bike

Cafe bikes have become the new rat rods. What started out as the ultimate expression of form following function turned into guys just throwing together hideously ugly motorcycles with bubblegum welds...

Sneak Preview: Marvel has a new Ghost Rider and he drives a Charger

Since Issue #5 of Marvel Spotlight, Ghost Rider has been astride the kind of chopper that would feel right at home in Easy Rider. But beginning this week, Marvel’s new Ghost Rider is piloting a...

Italian Furniture Builders Built This BMW K100RS Cafe Racer Out of An Oil Drum and It’s DEADLY

Vibrazioni Art Design isn’t known for building motorcycles. It’s recognized for building cool furniture out of old 55 gallon oil drums, the way half the bands in Jamaica built their drum...

Short Shift: A Weekend Road Trip In The 2014 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Edition Will Make You Want To Kill Your Small SUV

(Welcome to the Short Shift! This is where we’ll do less intensive reviews of new cars and stuff that we get a chance to have some quality time with. Manufacturers will sometimes ask us if we...

Car Feature: The 186mph LSR 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Kill – Caddy Powered And Homebuilt!

(Just about a month ago we ran this feature on Sean Mote’s wild turbocharged Caddy. Well, it went viral and was viewed by seemingly half of the gearhead world. It quickly jumped into our top 10...

Roadside Find: A Greyhound Escorter From The 1964 World’s Fair Somehow Made It All The Way To The Maine Coast!

So first, an admission. On Friday morning when Chad, Bob, and Greg were busting hump at Cordova to bring you the finest World Series of Drag Racing coverage ever, I played a little hooky. Ok, I did...

This Is Bonneville: Another Awesome “Half A Motor” – This Time It Is A Windsor Ford!

Yesterday we showed you a bitchin’ “half a hemi” that was making a Bonneville lakester fly down the salt with aplomb. We reveled in the fact that the team was using a full V8 hemi...

Bonneville Speed Week 2013: The Streamliner War (That Wasn’t?) – A Look At Speed Demon And Turbinator

Coming in to Bonneville Speed Week 2013, we were hoping that a real barn burning streamliner war was going to break out among some of the machines rumored to be showing up. The two...

Project Mini-Max Is Complete! Check Out This Scratch Built, Amazingly Detailed RV Model Big Enough For Dogs To Hang Out In!

Pal O’ BangShift Mike Casella has been featured on these pages many times. He’s the guy who literally makes and saves unobtanium parts every day at his job in the machine shop at Then...

Best of 2012: Zorro’s Charger – A Patina’d 1960s Gasser That Goes 10s and Takes Our Breath Away

This is not a Jaguar, this is not a Cheetah, this is not a Devin, and unless you know what the heck a Kellison is, you’re never going to guess. When Chad and I saw this car roar down the strip...

Best of BangShift 2012: The English Brothers With Their Jag and MG Drag Machines – Feature!

Few classes were weirder and wilder than the old NHRA Modified Sports Car ranks. The Modified Sports classes had their own rules which were similar to the gas classes and the resulting creations...