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2019 Indoor National Dragfest Photo Coverage: Awesome Cars, History, and More!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – It’s January, it’s cold, it’s snowing and the dragstrips will be closed for at least a few more months, pretty bleak times for drag racers for sure....

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Fresh Catch: This Group Of Drag Racing Ads For Cars, Races, and Exhibition Machines Sums Up 1967 Nicely!

It has bee a while since I cracked the vault open and grabbed a fresh set of cool, historic, and old drag racing magazine ads our for everyone to see. These scans are all from 1967 and they are all...

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Incredible: Jack Bally Built A Flying 1/3 Scale B-17 Bomber From Scratch – Video and Info Here!

(By Scott Liggett) –We at Bangshift.com have such respect for the generation of WWII. Part of that respect includes the machines the men and women used to fight a world war against enemies...

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Historic Video: The Race Of Two Words Was Run At Monza in 1957 and 1958 – USA vs The World!

It is an event that has all but been forgotten by history. An international race so wild that during the first running, most of the teams pulled out of competition after qualifying. An event that...

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Epic Tuesday Time Killer: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Mid-West Pro Mod Series Is Adding Two New Classes: Top Sportsman And Top Dragster, To 2019 Season!

In an announcement yesterday evening, Keith Haney announced a couple of new additions for the 2019 Mid-West Pro Mod Series. We’ve been working in close proximity with MWPM since early on,...

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This Simple Video Is A Great Little Learning Lesson About How Interesting Nitromethane Is As A Fuel

This is a cool video because using a very simple demonstration it vividly illustrates how interesting nitromethane is as a fuel. Obviously it is the foundation for some of the most incredible drag...

Watch The Last Massive Pacific P12W3 Truck Roll Out Of The Shop And Cruise The Nieghborhood – Awesome!

Pacific trucks may not be a name that is wholly familiar to everyone outside of hardcore truck geeks but it probably should be. This company built some really neat stuff over the years and they had a...

Watch a Drag Race Engine Make a Dyno Pull From 8,000 RPM UP!

There’s nothing like the sound of a V8 engine at about 10,000 RPM. It is the kind of music that we love to listen to. Yeah, Formula One engines spin themselves harder than that but let’s...

Half-Mile Racing In Puerto Rico At The PR500 – Can You Say Hellcat Pickup?

Am I jealous that 1320Video packed up and went to Puerto Rico in the middle of winter? Yep. Can I blame them? No, not really. Half-mile racing going off this early in the year sounds pretty sweet to...

The Auction Mistake Corvette Lives Again! Dyno And Dragstrip Time!

One C6 Corvette with a lifetime of hell already seen blows up a transplant engine after making some big-boy power at the strip. Surely, that same Corvette deserves a chance for redemption, right?...

Here’s A Surprise: Lincoln Sold Every Suicide-Door Continental That They Made, And They’re Making More!

A couple of years ago, it seemed that Lincoln was going to go that great junkyard in the sky. The Navigator wasn’t moving, and the myriad of “Mk-whatever” nameplates did not sell....

A Labor Of Love: The Story Of The Revival Of A 1985 Pontiac Fiero

I’m amazed to see how many people have jumped onto the car rescue bandwagon, especially on YouTube. Each video of somebody diving deep into an engine bay, scrubbing lichens off of body panels,...

Steve Matusek Announces Partnership With Garrett Turbochargers For 2019 Season

This is great news for our pal Steve Matusek as he has announced a major partnership with Garrett Turbochargers for his 2019 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod campaign. While Matusek’s name is linked...

Regular Sleeper Review: The 2000 Buick Regal GS, 3.8 Liters Of “How Fast?!”

Story time: I owned a Buick Regal GS just like this between 2005 and early 2009. I loved the car to death, and I never, ever would’ve suspected that I would. I traded a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 in...

This 1970s Formula Vee Promotional Film Is Brilliant – The Class Continues Strong Today!

There are certain things that happen in racing which are so well designed and so well thought out that the make as much sense as 1+1=2. One of those things is Formula Vee. The open wheel racing class...

Fire For Effect: This Land Rover LR3’s Days Come To An Abrupt End!

I’ve made two vehicles die unquestionably violent deaths in my time. One was a Chevrolet CUCV that caught a grenade from an M203 grenade launcher during basic training, and the other was the...

This 1970 VW Type 3 Is A Forlorn Bonneville Project That Needs To Be Finished

When it comes to Bonneville, you know that the freaks show up. The level of creativity, boundary pushing, and creative rule interpretation is beyond anything else in racing and that is why we love it...

Morning Symphony: A Coyote-Powered 1987 Cougar Ripping Around Sears Point

(Photo: DW Burnett via Drunken Squirrel Racing) Color me shocked: very few people bother with 1987-88 Mercury Cougars as a fun vehicle. I can find a few builds from old CarDomain pages, and there is...

2019 Indoor National Dragfest Photo Coverage: Our Second Load Of Images From This Event

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – We’re back with more cool Joe Grippo photos of the 2019 Indoor National Dragfest which did two really important things. Firstly it pulled drag racing enthusiasts...