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The Top 11 Most Ill-Fated Drag Cars Of All Time – A Spooky List For Halloween

Today is Halloween so we decided to go on the spooky and macabre side of things for this Top 11 list. Throughout the history of drag racing there have been great innovations, great innovators, and...

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The Incredible Jet-Hot Double Down By Fuller Hot Rods Heads To SEMA 2014 With 800+ Kurt Urban Boss Ford Horsepower

(Photos by Bryan Fuller/Kurt Urban) – Last year at SEMA we freaked out about the Jet Hot Double Down 1932 Ford which was under construction at Bryan Fuller Hot Rods. The car was on the show...

2014 Boonesborough Boogie Nationals Coverage – Trucks, Bikes, Freaks, And Cool Stuff We Can’t Classify

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – The Boonesborough Boogie Nationals is hosted by the Southern Knights of Central Kentucky car club and takes place at Ft. Boonesborough State Park near...

Watch A Crewman Escape Death By Inches At Byron Dragway – Dragster He Is Standing Next To Nearly Runs Him Over

In nearly 20 years of going to the drag strip now (mostly in a working environment) I have learned a few things but the most important thing I have learned is that the starting line is an incredibly...

Piece Of Amelia Earhart’s Plane Believed Found – Could Point To Grisly End For Famed Flyer and Her Navigator On Remote Island

This disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Frank Noonan in 1937 remains one of the enduring mysteries of the 20th century but researchers may have made a major leap forward in solving with the...

Car Show Coverage: Lots of Fords and Lots of History at the 47th Annual Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, Georgia

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Every fall, the town of Dawsonville, Georgia blocks off the streets, and prepares for its biggest event of the year—the Moonshine Festival. It consumes...

Burnout Video: Frying Tires In An Aston Martin V8, Just Because

Aston Martins are supposed to represent the upper end of what’s left of the British style of grand-touring car manufacturing. Newer Aston Martins have been press pleasers for years now, and...

Is Fiat Planning To Make Ferrari A Separate Company? Signs Point To Yes…

For the last 45 years, Fiat has owned Ferrari, and has overseen many successful models, including the 288GTO, F40 and Enzo, as well as many racing victories. But it appears that the era may be coming...

Would You Rather: Pick Your 1950’s/1990’s Twin-Generation Ride!

From the start, I will say this: I do not condone the combination of an older body theme onto a newer body. It makes me cringe to see any of them. But when it comes to the game of “Would You...

This 1976 Cadillac Station Wagon Is The Coolest Thing You’ll See Today – Plus, You Can Buy It!

We’re going to cut right to the chase. This 1976 Cadillac Castilian station wagon, built by the long gone Traditional Coach Works in Chatsworth, California is one of the neatest things we have...

Is This Fiat Sport Coupe-Ute Concept Really An Upcoming Jeep In Disguise?

What you are looking at is the rendering for the Fiat FCC4 (Fiat Concept Car 4) that was unveiled at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil. The official statement on what this chimera is  supposed to be...

How Would You Build This Cummins Powered, 1990 Dodge Aircraft Tractor?

We’re pretty sure that Fred Williams of 4-Wheel and Off Road Magazine has hit mitts on one of these trucks so when we saw this one sitting on eBay it got us thinking. With an old school...

Watch Frankie Taylor’s Pro Mod Battle Howard Farris’s War Wagon Fuel Altered In A Match Race At North Star Dragway

We often hear the lament that showmanship is dead in drag racing and that the whole thing has gotten stale. Those cries come from people who keep a very narrow view of the sport and don’t...

Listen To This 1973 Spec, Stack Injected, Can Am Racer Big Block Chevy Make 750hp At Over 7,000 RPM

We’ve lionized the Can-Am series more times than we can count here at BangShift through old videos and stories that spoke about the big block powered, 2,000lb cars that tore around American...