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Bonneville Speed Week 2018 Is The Fastest In History And We’ve Got More Photos!

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) With 5 streamliners reaching speeds of more than 400 mph, this is officially the fastest Speed Week in history and we’re so glad to have been a part of it. The...

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SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Sunday Photos From The Starting Line And The Pits

(Photos by the author) – It is an interesting year here at SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018. For starters all of the woe-stricken people who claimed that we’d never have good salt to race...

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Danny Does It: Danny Thompson Sets New Speed Mark At 448.757 MPH Cementing Family Legacy Of Speed

(Photo credit: Danny Thompson social media) – It was an incredible day of competition on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Sunday as speed marks fell left and right and one of the most significant...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Scenes From The Salt On A Friday Full Of Anticipation

(Photos by the author) – It’s here! SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018 has begun. We were on the salt yesterday to check out the pits and see what we could see as racers were setting up,...

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This 9-Second Bench Seat Equipped 1966 Impala Is Just One Of The Cool Things From Street Car Takeover Spokane

When I saw this amazingly clean and sexy 1966 Impala, that runs 9s, has a bench seat, and weighs close to 4300 lbs, it made my heart skip a beat. After all, our own 1966 Chevy is one bigun as well...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Alphabet Soup – What Do All Those Class Designation Letters Mean, Anyway?!

(Editor’s note: Starting this coming weekend, BangShift’s coverage of SpeedWeek 2018 will commence! As we are always gathering new readers we run this story about how to decipher...

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2018 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet Is Aeromotive Fueled – 8-Second Factory Drag Machine!

If there is one thing that fans of the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet know it is that the fuel system that Ford specs for these cars is going to be rock solid. The 2018 50th Anniversary Mustang Cobra Jet is...

Video: Robert Wickens Massive IndyCar Crash At Pocono From Every Angle, Incredible Violence – Still Hospitalized

IndyCar racers have our respect and have long owned it. Why? What they do is dangerous. The cars are super fast and the courses are unforgiving. We’re friendly with Graham Rahal and he’s...

Doug Rose, Legendary Driver Of The Green Mamba Jet Car Dies At 80 Years Old At Norway Speedway

Doug Rose and his Green Mamba jet dragster were two of the most enduring things in modern American motorsports. The classically styles jet dragster that placed Rose out ahead of the front tires was...

Enter The Turning Circle: Regular Car Reviews Checks Out A 1989 Honda Prelude Si With Four-Wheel Steering

One of the most fun times I ever had driving involved a red Honda Prelude just like the one you’ll see below. A high-school girlfriend owned one for a bit, and during a visit to town she let me...

Rough Start: A 1974 Pontiac Grand Am That Is Infinitely Cooler Than Any Other Car In The Parking Lot

You know things are getting bad when you get excited to see a clean, well-kept late 1980s Chevy Cavalier in a parking lot, only because it’s not another silver or dark gray crossover. Yeah,...

Video: Remember Kids, The Quickest Way Through A Mud Bog Pit Is Over It

To some people a mud bog pit looks like a sloppy obstacle course that you kind of attack and then slog your way through. For others, it looks like a runway that can be traversed as nicely as a 747...

The V8 Pontiac Firefly – Ten Pounds In A Five Pound Bag Right Here!

Mr. Wellwood is a shop teacher in British Columbia, the kind of shop teacher we all wish we had when we were in school. Mr. Wellwood drives a Pontiac Firefly…the Canadian version of the car we...

Break the Record: The Story of The Blue Flame LSR Car – Absolutely Awesome Historic LSR Video!

Before the British Thrust SSC took the World Land Speed Record in 1997, it was held by an Earth-bound rocket known as, “The Blue Flame”. The car was built by Reaction Dynamics, the...

Best Lighter Around: Lighting Off Bonfires With A Jet Car At The NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals!

Don’t ever say that racers won’t help out when the need is present! Racers help the community, they help each other out, they will do whatever they can when the need presents itself. Case...

Dead Engines Tell No Lies: This MAHLE Motorsport Video Analyzes A Circlip Failure In Great Depth

Blowing up an engine is never good. There are literally hundreds of possible failure points in an engine that range from component failures to operator error, or in the case of the pistons shown in...

They Were Actually Serious: Here’s That Brand-New Rally Porsche In Action!

Last week, we learned that Porsche had been working on a prototype model of the Cayman called the GT4 Clubsport. What was it about this latest version that got us paying attention? This is a...

Horsepower Video: Watch An Aussie Small Block Chevy Get Run Naturally Aspirated And Turbo Charged — BIG Power On The Pump!

We don’t understand things like “math” and “time zones” so we’re figuring that is it already like Wednesday morning or something in Australia as we write this,...

Watch This Twin Turbo, Small-Block Opala Haul Tail And Nearly Jump All Four Off The Ground In Brazil

If your local drag strip has a bump in it, you’re best not to mention that fact to drag racers from South America, Brazil specifically. Why? Watch this video and see a car, a beautiful car, put...

Video: Can You JB Weld A Briggs and Stratton Connecting Rod Back Together Again And Run It Successfully?

Thanks to Matt Cramer we have a definitive answer to one of life’s great questions. Can someone actually use the miracle product known as JB Weld to stick a connecting rod back together? In...