Category Archive: 1320 Cars With Doors Feature, BangShift 1320, BangShift XL, Car Features, MOPAR, TRUCKS, XL Race Truck Feature, XL Truck Feature

The Rolling Dare: KingSpeed Race And Repair’s 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Is Built To Be Challenged

A built diesel truck, a real performance built, tuned-to-the-hilt truck that is much more than a monster exhaust pipe and clouds of smoke, is the most anti-sleeper thing there is. Big, loud, and...

RideTech Got Their Hands On Kyle Petty’s Old Charger And Prototyped StreetGrip Parts On It!

This is a cool story from our pals at RideTech. Recently they had a neat car in the shop and used the opportunity to both upgrade it and prototype some new parts on it. The car? A 1970 Dodge Charger...

This Collection Of Australian Burnout Carnage Has It All: Fire, Wrecked Metal, And Dead Engines!

You know what’s safe? Sitting still holding a stuffed animal for comfort. You know what isn’t safe? Australian burnout contests. Nothing says “injury waiver” quite like...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If You Were Remaking Two Lane Blacktop Today What Car Would You Have The Guys Drive?

This is a tough one that should spark some interesting answers. Let’s say you have been hired by a Hollywood studio to remake the cult classic movie Two Lane Blacktop. The only thing that the...

Vintage Drag Videos: Topeka’s Kaw Valley Dragway Circa The Early 1960s

Today the Topeka, Kansas area has the sprawling Heartland Park racing facility to take care of its need for speed, but that hasn’t always been the case. Before that huge complex became a...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: You Probably Shouldn’t Put That In Your Mouth.

Here’s a question for you, readers, and it’s something that I hadn’t given much thought to: have you ever gone through a car wash or have been in the driveway, scrubbing down your...

Double Down: A Second Opinion On The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – Is It Answering A Question No One Asked?

A couple of weeks ago McTaggart sweet talked the boys at the local Dodge dealer to let him take a new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT out for a spin. Well unbeknownst to him, the people at Dodge had sent...

The New Mark Williams Enterprises Catalog Is Out! Download A Free One Or Order A Printed One Here!

Catalogs are the life blood of the high performance aftermarket and racing parts world. Whether we’re talking the modern electronic versions or the tried and true paper variety, these things...

Morning Symphony: Banging Gears In A V8 Mack R-Series In New Zealand!

There isn’t much more that we can think of that would torment a driver quite like having to row through an Eaton Roadranger gearbox while trying to hustle the rig it’s working in around...

Turbocharged Barra FTW! This Little Ford Cortina Gets Moving With Six Buzzing!

I’m still working on the culture shock I experienced when it comes to a turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine that can run. For an engine design that I’ve always figured was the...

Money No Object: This Sweet 1977 Chevrolet Monza Is The Most Wild Do-It-All Car We’ve Ever Seen!

We aren’t sold on this 1977 Chevrolet Monza because it was a magazine feature car (Super Chevy, May 2015) or because it’s eye-searing orange paint, a Lamborghini color, can be spotted by...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Slow Progress Is Still Progress!

The 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that is BangShift’s in-house Fox Body project has been progressing. Admittedly, much slower than we were anticipating work to move, but we aren’t a reality...

This 1977 Pontiac LeMans Was Supposed To Be A Figure 8 Car, But Was Spared – How Would You Finish It?

When I see things listings that say, “Figure-8” car, I automatically figure that within months, the car will be a dead carcass on a rollback headed to the crusher. Amateur racing is...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Worst American Car Of The Last 50 Years?

So this one should bring the carving knives out. I was in a conversation with a guy the other day and this question kind of came up. There are a million ways to approach it because there have been...