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Category Archive: Car Features, OTHER, Sponsor News

Progress Continues on Ridetech’s Killer Factory Five ’33 Build

As you know, the guys and girls at Ridetech are always up to something awesome. Whether it is buying or selling cars at auction, thrashing their stuff on road courses and autocrosses across the...

Mini-Feature: An Upclose Look at Mike Piraino’s Wild Twin Turbo Super Comp/Top Dragster Rail! [w/dyno video]

When Chad called me breathlessly from the pits a Pomona during the NHRA Winternationals, I figured he had been chasing the ice cream truck…again. As it turns out, he was going ape over this...

Cool or Not: A Chrysler Cordoba Made to Look Like a Superbird!

After seeing these photos posted on the BangShift forums by member Remy-Z we had to get them in front of the BangShift readership and get your collective opinion. In the interest of full disclosure,...

Video: 48 Hour Camaro Highlights including Air Conditioning Tech

If you missed out on the crazy, live, build of the 48 Hour Camaro, you missed out on a lot. We’ve got video coming over the next few weeks highlighting all the components that went into this...

Mini-Feature: Barb Hamilton’s 1937 Willys Gasser

Barb Hamilton is a woman who truly blazed a trail for females in drag racing. As much credit as Shirley Muldowney gets for “running with the boys” and becoming the first female to...

Car Feature & Video Re-Run: Gary and Pam Beineke’s Serpent SRT-71 Dodge Charger

We featured several cars from the collection of Gary and Pam Beineke in 2009. Gary and Pam have made a name for themselves in the Mopar community by creating so-called, “what if?” cars....

Quick Peek: A 572ci, 1130hp, Naturally Aspirated Kaase Big Block Ford Powered 2004 Mustang Mach 1

We’ve been spending a fair amount of time at our local neighborhood chassis shop, Tube Chassis Designz lately. Jon and his crew have been replacing the cab floors in Goliath, and recently we...

Bangshift Mini-Feature Re-Run: Bigfoot

Every BangShifter out there has one vehicle that strikes at the heart of his gearhead self. For us, that vehicle is Bigfoot 1. Unbeknown to us, Bigfoot 1 and a 35th anniversary Bigfoot truck were on...

Bangshift Mini-Feature: The Piss’d Off Pete 1960 Peterbilt

One of the coolest projects to hit the airwaves and webwaves over the last couple of years is Randy Grubb’s creation known as the Pissed Off Pete. This is a 1960 Peterbilt truck modified in the...

eBay Find: A Vintage Jet Funny Car Available for Fun and Profit

Now that Nostalgia Funny Cars are sweeping the nation like some sort of nuclear powered wild fire, it seems about time for the same thing to happed with Jet Funny Cars. Yes, we know that is a...

Car Feature: 800 Horsepower 1964 Dodge 330 by Renteria Bros.

Mike Renteria Sr.’s 1964 Dodge 330 makes 800 horsepower out of a 496ci big-block Mopar wedge motor, gets driven and shown regularly, and belongs to a man who is 70 years old. Mike is the father...

Car Feature: The (Formerly) Hack Job General Lee

If Cooter Davenport had the budget and parts, this is the General Lee he would have built for the Duke boys. He would have started with an old wreck and pieced the car together until he had a...

BangShift Project Car Spotlight: A Crazy Tube-Chassis Fiero From the Netherlands

One of the truly cool things about this whole BangShift deal is the fact that we’re international. Guys are building nasty hot rods all over the world and thankfully we’re able to see...

Car Feature: Gary Harris’s Killer 1965 Ford Falcon

When we were prowling the pits at Beech Bend Raceway looking for feature cars during the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, one of the first cars we needed to find was this 1965 Ford Falcon owned...