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Category Archive: BangShift News

Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

Go Atomic For Less Than A Grand! MSD Reduced Atomic EFI Pricing To $999

From the earliest days of aftermarket EFI systems one of the major complaints has been the price disparity between EFI and a carb. Well, those boo-birds are losing ammo pretty quickly as the price of...

Meziere Introduces New Charging Lugs – Could Be The Best $20 You Ever Spend

Champion racers know that it is all of the little things that start to add up to make the big things happen. Making the next round is one of those “little things” that every racers needs...

Rough Start: This 1995 Buick Roadmaster Is Ready To Roadtrip!

When the General Motors B-body died at the end of the 1996 model year, people mourned the loss of the Chevrolet Caprice and the Impala SS. The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser had died four years prior, and...

Meet The Weinerfleet: Big Or Small, There’s An Oscar Meyer Weiner-Vehicle For Them All!

It’s summer. Races, cruise-ins, shows and the like are taking place all over the country. Cars are out, people are enjoying the sun, and sooner or later, someone is going to either get hungry...

Unhinged: FCA Trademarks “Cuda” and “Atlantic”…New Cars Or Vaporware?

From an outsider’s perspective, the FCA fleet is in some sort of doldrums. The Ram pickup line has been the same since 2009. The Dodge Charger and Challenger have more or less taken the...

Here Are The Winners Of The MYCHANIC Giveaway Here On BANGshift.com! See If You Won!

A couple weeks ago, the fine folks at MYCHANIC sent us some new stuff to test out in the shop and we figured there was no better way to unbox them and start putting them through their paces than to...

Good, Cheap Fun: This Blown 454-powered 1978 Chevrolet Impala Looks Like A Good Time!

First, Chevrolet begat Impala. Then Chevrolet begat Chevelle. Then Chevelle swelled up to the size of a small oil tanker and Impala became a cruise liner. Then OPEC crises hit, big cars went out of...

Spin This: This Russian YouTuber Welded Three Ladas Together To Make One Giant Fidget Spinner!

Have you been inundated with the current “must-have” toy, the fidget spinner? It’s a bearing with a couple of weights at the end of the wings, or blades, or whatever you call them,...

Gonna Be Sore In The Morning: Watch As The “Buck Fever” John Deere Bounces Itself To Death!

The amount of forces present in a tractor pull pass is incredible…there might not be a replacement for being on the starting line of a dragstrip when two Top Fuelers launch, but I’ll...

This Hellcat-Swapped Jeep Grand Cherokee Moves Out! Check Out It’s Blast From Maple Grove!

The Modern Street Hemi Shootout series recently hit Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania for the second leg of the 2017 racing season, and as usual for Dan VanHorn and crew, the sounds of very angry...

Classic YouTube: Nothing Says Happiness Quite Like A Small-Block Drag Chevette!

A V8 engine stuffed into a GM T-car is always a good time waiting to happen. The Chevrolet Chevette (and all of the GM badge-engineered versions, including the Buick-Opel and the Isuzu I-Mark) go...

Historical Footage: Warren Johnson Vs. Darrell Alderman At The 1991 NHRA Arizona Nationals

I recently spoke with a friend about the things I miss the most out of drag racing, and without any hesitation, my answer was Pro Stock. I know it exists today…but twenty years ago, Pro Stock...

Bonneville Video: Mechanical Music Off Of The Push Truck And Into Infinity

While it is true that big speed is the main draw at Bonneville, gearheads the world over will agree that the sound of a hot rod at full tilt for miles on end is intoxicating. This video gives a great...