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January 2020 Pomona Swap Meet Photo Coverage: The Fairplex Was Packed With People, Parts, and Cool Stuff!

(Photos by Wes Allison) –  At the end of the day all of us who love cars and trucks have a few things in common. We are attracted to the stuff we like for reasons of emotion, style,...

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This 1965 Film – The Hot Rod Story Drag Racing – Is Officially The Best 1960s Drag Movie We’ve Seen

We know that we fall into the “this is the best old drag racing film that we’ve ever seen” trap far too often but the problem is that we see an incredible film that we have never...

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PRE-REGISTER FOR LS FEST WEST NOW! Vegas Baby, Vegas. Don’t Miss Out, Registration Is Now Open!

Holley’s LS Fest West is fast becoming the outlandish, crazy and fun no so little brother of Holley’s LS Fest in Bowling Green Kentucky. With growth that can only be described as awesome,...

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Impractical? Fooey! Watch This Pulling Tractor Take Care Of Multiple Jobs On The Farm!

There are times in this world when practicality rules all, right? Certainly aspects of life are just better when approached with that mindset. Racing and motorsport are not parts of this discussion....

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Rough Start Fox Body, Part 1: Meet Our $600 1989 Mustang LX!

From the moment I got hired on to write here at BangShift, I’ve championed the idea of spending the least amount of money to have the maximum amount of fun in the process. The Rough Start...

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The EPA Is Actively Attacking The High Performance Aftermarket – WE NEED THE RPM ACT – IMPORTANT

Just in case you think that the active and continued support that BangShift gives SEMA and very specifically The RPM Act is some sort of a waste of time, understand that at this moment, the United...

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He’s Back: Shawn Langdon Will Wheel Connie Kalitta Tuned DHL Top Fuel Dragster In 2020 NHRA Action

The speculation has been out there for a couple of months but we need speculate no more as Kalitta Motorsports has announced their driver lineup for 2020. Shawn Langdon who has been driving the...

Tom Bailey Destroys Street Car Record – 5.773/259.66 – Bring On 260-mph!

Know what Tom Bailey did after running 5.77/259.66 in the quarter mile at Bradenton Motorsports Park? He drove down the street in the same car to snag lunch for he and Steve Morris. Bailey has taken...

McLeod Racing Expands Twin Disc Clutch Line With SFT 2000 – 2,000hp Capable, Street Friendly Performance!

If you have a big horsepower street car that uses a manual transmission, McLeod Racing has great news for you. The company has just released their SFT 2000 clutch and this unit is a 2,000hp capable,...

Story Behind The Story: This 1964 Film Takes Us Behind The Curtain For The Introduction Of The New Mustang

The 1964.5 Mustang is one of the great automotive success stories in the history of the industry’s existence. It was a mildly risky decision that was timed perfectly, introduced in a way...

Just Change One Thing: Mahindra Changes Grille On Roxor; Jeep Still Trying To Shut Them Down

FCA has not has one ounce of love for the Mahindra Roxor ever since it started showing up on American shores. None of that was a shock…the Roxor dates back to when Willys licensed out the...

Money No Object: 2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab Diesel – All Stock?!

I didn’t really care much one way or another for a truck until the 1994 Dodge Ram, and I know exactly why I fell for the design as hard as I did. My first genuine heavy-duty vehicle desire was...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Will The Next Useless Option For New Cars Be?

We start today’s Question of the Day with a lesson that doesn’t involve a vehicle you can buy. That vehicle is the General Dynamic Land Systems M1 Abrams battle tank. A development by...

Cleaning For Charity: Deep-Scrubbing This Porsche 944 For Kids

I’ll be up front that I don’t understand the whole “donate your car to charity” deal. It sounds like a way to send your car to the junkyard and somehow feel better about it in...

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Rough Start: Forever Underrated, This 1986 Conquest TSi Needs To Be Autocrossing!

Mitsubishi Starions and every version of the Chrysler captive import known as Conquest (it was sold under Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge names at varying points during the 1980s) are one of those cars...

Fabulous Floppers: This Excerpt From The Vintage 1980s Diamond P Video Is An Amazing Pocket History Of Funny Cars

Just when you think you’ve seen them all! This is a 10-minute excerpt from a video called Fabulous Floppers that was made in the early 1980s. The best part is that this is the section of the...

Don’t Hate The Player: Watch This Dart LSNext Based LS-Motor Make 2,347hp With Twin 88s!

We know. You are just so sick and tired of LS engines everywhere. Why couldn’t we just show a Buick making 500hp or something and be happy with it. Well, because we love those other engines but...

Watch A 1974 AMC Matador Get Hammered At The Track and Then Panned By The Critics

If there is one thing that you can never accuse ol’ Bud Lindemann of, it’s mincing his words. In this review of a 1974 AMC Matator the car gets hammered on the track and then lambasted...

Unhinged: Beware Of The LS-Powered S%*tbox!

Where does the line end for the term “sleeper”? The sleeper is meant to be a hide-in-plain-sight kind of car, the sucker punch out of nowhere that catches the unwary dead, the one that...

Insane video: Watch The Closest Call In Monster Truck Racing History – How Was This Guy OK?!

It was a night like many others back in the early 1990s on the monster truck racing tour. John Piant in Bigfoot was lined up against Jack Willman Sr. in the venerable Taurus. Two experienced drivers...