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Listen Up: Too Fat To Fly – The Incredible Story Of How Big Rig Super Speedway Racing Started In America Circa 1979

In 1979 a promoter from Tennessee put on the first ever big rig super speedway race and it caused a national panic. The government, the trucking industry, the Teamsters, tire companies, and sponsors...

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Ever Want To Know What Goes Into Building A 410 Sprint Car Engine? World Of Outlaws Power Starts Here!

410 Sprint Car engines are pretty bad ass bullets that make more than 900 horsepower, naturally aspirated, on methanol. When you bolt one into a car that weighs just 1,400 lbs, you can imagine that...

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This 1965 VW Beetle Does It For Me! Lowered, Clean, And California Style

I have never owned a Volkswagen. Not one. It is kinda weird, because I really dig them and would love to have one. In fact a bug like this is way higher on the list of cars I want to own than some...

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Incredible Video: This 1964 Film Featuring The United States Drag Team Shows Things We Have Never Seen Before!

The United States Drag Team and their venture to England in 1964 was a revelation to a country who had just awoken to the prospect of the sport of drag racing. Some of the game’s biggest stars...

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Cash Days New Orleans Video Coverage Right Here! Wheels Up Street Racing In The South At Da Pad!

In this epic age of street racing, where Cash Days have become something even some casual hot rodders and car fans know about thanks to all the tv shows, there is big money on the line. With Covid...

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Watch Every Run That Lyle Barnett Made In The Elite Motorsports ProCharged Camaro Pro Mod During The US Street Nationals In Bradenton

Our boy Lyle Barnett is living the dream in 2021, after putting together a deal to drive the Elite Motorsports ProCharged Camaro in NHRA’s E3 Spark Plugs Pro Modified. His plan is to run every...

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Camaro And Mustang Guys Rejoice. We’ve Got Direct Fit 6-Speed Kits Just For You Right Here! Late Model OR Early Model!

If you are thinking about a new 6-Speed Transmission for your ride, then you have to know about the TREMEC T56 Magnum transmission. There is no way you are considering a swap without considering this...

Transmission Cooler Mounting Tech: You’d Be Surprised Where You Can Put It.

I know I’m not alone in having owned cars and trucks that have a radiator, AC condenser, transmission cooler, oil cooler, and power steering cooler all stacked up front behind the grill. I mean...

Question of the Day: What Was Your Ridiculous Pre-Teen Car Crush?

I was cruising down the road yesterday minding my own business and silently cursing the slow driving moron in front of me when my eyes caught one of the weirder things I have seen in a while. There...

The Wednesday Shift: This Brazilian Opala Has A Nitrous Injected Small Block, A Clutch, And 7-Second Time Slips For Days

We have showed you dozens and dozens of different Brazilian Opala drag cars over the years here at BangShift. From inline six turbo and nitrous cars to naturally aspirated screamers that blistered...

Watch A Pair Of 1965 Mustangs Slice and Dice At Goodwood – Contact And Someone In The Grass

If there is one thing that we enjoy the most about road racing, it is a good old fashioned slice and dice between two racers. Yes, it can be fun watching someone put on a talent clinic on a road...

Super Sleeper: This Boxy Buick Runs 9s And Has A Box Of Tissues In The Rear Window For Losers To Mop Up With

I have to thank Jack Pereira for sending me the video link that you’ll see below of this fantastic Buick sleeper that rips off deep 9-second elapsed times with factory hubcaps on it, a tissue...

Sice and Dice Video: Can A 1967 Camaro Race Car Catch A 911 RSR At Sebing In The Dark?

Let’s face it, the finest road racing videos are the ones where two drivers in closely matched cars are scrapping and fighting their way around the track trying to get ahead of each other. In...

Watching This Big Rig Rip Donuts And Wipe Out A Fence Is Highly Entertaining, Unless You’re The Fence

The formula to make a big rig rip donuts is pretty simple. You take one nutty driver, one majorly powerful truck, enough space to get the sucker into spin cycle, and a few spectators to run for their...

Dyno Video: Watch A 605ci Ford Big Block Make 1100 Naturally Aspirated Horsepower At 7500 RPM

Well here’s one that the Ford boys car throw back at all those Chevy rat motor devotees. In this dyno video from Precision Racing Engines, you’ll see a single four barrel equipped big...

More Vintage Drag Ads From the Pages of Drag News, Circa 1969

We went face first back into the BangShift archive, located at our eastern world HQ and came out with a cool sampling of drag race and speed parts ads from 1969 issues of Drag News. It certainly was...

Watch This Ladder Rack, Plow Frame Equipped Chevy Work Truck Drift And Dominate At A Maine Track

Maine’s Beech Ridge Motor Speedway is no stranger to the electronic pages of BangShift. The 1/3 mile flat oval has been featured here several times for the antics that happen during the...

TIG Welding How To: TIG Welding For Beginners, TIG Torch Setup And Lap Joints!

TIG welding is one of those skills that seems to elevate your status as a car guy immediately. It also seems to be one of those skills that a lot of folks think is so difficult as to be nearly...

The Fab Rats Cut In Half YJ Is Alive! Cut In Half, Chassis Extended, Suspension Linked, Body Lengthened, Brake Lines And Wiring, And Now A Running Ride!

Like I said before, the Fab Rats are not afraid to cut or modify whatever rolls into the shop. And they seem to have a lot of fun doing it! We’ve been following this build from the first cut,...

Goodguys Is Adding Another Texas Event For 2021! INAUGURAL MEGUIAR’S ALL STAR GET-TOGETHER AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

The Goodguys LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals is a major show on the annual Goodguys show circuit. With a great Goodguys Autocross course, swap meet, food, and car show, this is an event that...