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Category Archive: BangShift News, Event Coverage, OTHER

Hot Rod Hoarder: The Koepke Collection Is Going To Auction – From Early Fords Through Late ’70s Exotics, It’s Here!

(All photos courtesy Yvette VanDerBrink) The latest in a recent string of collection auctions isn’t just a random collection of vehicles that were left to fend for themselves. No, instead this...

Shop Tours! We Visit Posies Rod and Custom PLUS A Bonus Visit To Worm Inc. Where Dragsters And Funnies Live

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – So the holidays are behind us, spring is still a ways off and we are heading into to bleakest time of the year for outdoor fun car activities. In...

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015: Five Potential Low-Price Winners For Sunday’s Action

We know that most people will tune in to the live coverage of Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale to see the big-ticket stuff cross the block for money that runs between “stupid” and “GDP of...

Donut Derelicts January 2015 – More Great Photos From A Chilly Start To 2015 In SoCal

We’re back with our second and final glimpse into the first Donut Derelicts gathering of 2015. It was a cold morning in Huntington Beach, California when we got to the parking lot where the...

Donut Derelicts January 2015 – The First Get Together Of 2015 And We Were There – Cars, Trucks, Strollers?

We’re getting things rolling here in 2015 the right way. Last Saturday morning we hung out with the early bird set at the nationally famous Donut Derelicts morning cruise in SoCal. The morning...

Auction Find: The Estate Sale of Roger Jones, Sr. In Oklahoma

Ron Ward gets the credit for locating the first big auction of 2015 in Oklahoma. Roger Jones, Sr., from Pryor, Oklahoma, was apparently a life-long gear head of sorts and had accumulated quite the...

Auction Stunner: Big Willie Robinson’s Daytona Going To Barrett-Jackson

This year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction is shaping up to be a jaw-dropper. In addition to the Ron Pratte Collection going across the block, the surviving “Duke and Duchess”...

The Entire Ron Pratte Vehicle Collection Is Going To Auction-Take A Video Tour Here!

Whether you like or loathe them, Barrett-Jackson has made a huge impact on the automotive landscape, and within the circles of that auction house, the name Ron Pratte stands out above the rest....

Hot Rod Hash: Cold Temps Didn’t Stop These Gearheads From Enjoying Their Cars – See ‘Em All Here

(Words by Doug Gregory – Photos by Doug and Taylor Gregory) – Somernites has turned into a semi-regular thing for us as we really like these events and the local area is great to visit....

BangShift 2014 Photo Highlight Reel: Charles Wickam’s Favorite Images From The Year That Was – Mud, Drags, Shows, More

(PHOTOS BY CHARLES WICKAM) – One of the things that we pride ourselves on here at BangShift is the fact that we have a diverse and wide open approach to the automotive world. If it makes noise...

PRI 2014: The Cool, The Interesting, And The Awesome – Cars, Tractors, Trucks, And Parts From Racing’s Coolest Show

We’re getting down to the end of our coverage from PRI 2014, but there’s still plenty of life left in this photo essay from the floor of the show. The only thing that could possibly make...

PRI 2014: More Photos From The Show Floor – Cool Cars, Cool Parts, Engine Components, Suspension Components, Circle Track, More -

The dust has settled, downtown Indy has been vacated, and things in the city have returned to normal but we still have lots to show you and lots to talk about surrounding PRI 2014. From big racing...

PRI 2014: More Race Cars, Cool Cars, Trucks, And Sweet Shiny Parts From The Massive Show Floor – Also, Epic Top Fuel News

Day two at the 2014 PRI show was a great one. The show has over 100 more vendors than it had in 2013, the foot traffic seems higher, and the people displaying their wares here are reporting that the...

PRI 2014: A Collection Of Photos Featuring Engines And Just Engines – Gas, Diesels, V8s, Four Bangers, Turbos, Blowers, More!

One of the reasons we love the 2014 PRI show (like every other year of the PRI show) is that the whole thing is chocked with hardcore parts and components. There are no light up blinky things, no...