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Category Archive: ENGINES, FUNNY STUFF, Videos

Best of BangShift: Watch An Ancient Stationary Diesel Run Away On Fire Up And The Huge Guy Who Wrestles It Back To Idle!

As gearheads we all find ourselves in dangerous situations now and again. Maybe it is driving a race car fast, fixing something on the side of the highway as traffic flies by, or in the case of this...

Wheel of Death Starts May 15th! Find Out What Happens When You Run And Engine With No Oil At Full Song

My buddy Richard Holdener is always coming up with funny ideas, and he’s always on the dyno making big power with engine combos of all kinds. Some of them include running junkyard motors with...

Classic YouTube: All You Need For A Ken Block Parody Is A Ford Painted Right!

Make no mistake, Ken Block’s Gymkhana series of videos set a pretty high bar when they first came out. That was back when Block was still beating the living hell out of prepared Subarus and not...

Too Loud? Not Unless You Blow The Airbags In Your Camaro ZL1!

You ever make a tweak or a modificaton, and later wonder if you’ve done something that will invariably cause the car to fall apart all around you like the Bluesmobile? You know how it goes:...

Earn That Tip, Pizza Boy! These Guys Got The Delivery Driver To Do A Burnout In A Crapcan!

Fun story: In 2000, I was making pizzas at a Domino’s in Colorado. After some sketchier places of employment, I didn’t mind driving the seven miles to work at a shop that I could have fun...

BangShift Tune-Up: A Metal Lesson In How To Drive A Stick!

The best theft deterrent system for cars in the United States: A manual transmission! HAHAHA…oh, wait. Nevermind, that’s true. And sad. The days of rowing your own are fading out, with...

Watch One Of The Most Vicious And Awesome Flaming Aussie Burnout Performances Ever

The Holden you’ll see in the video is called UNLOAD as Aussies have this cool habit of naming their cars on license plates. Now, if there were truth in advertising and enough spots on the...

Questions And Answers…And Beer: Hoonigan Sits Down With Tony Angelo

Hoonigan has a new YouTube series where they ply an interviewee with beer and ask questions…we don’t know if they are just being hospitable, or if they are hoping for a more honest...

Roadkill! Seeing America Through The Windshield Of A Shrunken Lincoln!

Once is coincidence, twice is suspicious, and the third time is a trend. So, I’m putting it out there now: if the guys at Roadkill find another skanky, sketchy car that I’ve written about...

Striking Gold: These British Tank Mechanics Found Five Bullion Bars In The Fuel Tank Of …Well, A Tank!

Here’s a strange question: what do you do with a tank that you got in trade? Very few of us will even come close to needing to know, but a group of tank freaks in Britain will be recommending a...

Appropriate Is Relative: Check Out Some Nurburgring Oddities!

With miles of asphalt, hundreds of corners, and the opportunity to wipe out just about every potential car that pulls onto it’s surface, the Nurburgring’s legend is set in stone for good...

Messing With The Meter Maid 101: Park A 1977 Evel Knievel Indycar At An Expired Meter!

The parking meter, oh how we loathe thee. Paying for the privilege of parking the car is an annoyance…it used to be that if you didn’t have change, that you were plumb out of luck, but...

Party Hard: Shoving Andrew W.K. And His Friends In A Drift Infiniti Is A Great Idea!

Andrew W.K. always wants to have a good time. The self-proclaimed “king of partying”, he’s part motivational speaker, part honorary Jackass team member, a couple parts completely...

Some Days, You Just Need To Go Jump Some Sand Dunes In A Cheap Short Bus!

Running in the sand dunes is just good fun, there’s no way around that. Get an orange flag, get some paddle tires, and go out and romp to your heart’s content. What would you take? Quad?...