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Lights Out 9 Action Photo Coverage: From The Top End To The Starting Line, SGMP Was Rocking

(Photos by Randy McCuddy) – Now THIS is what we were talking about the other day when we mentioned that there were real photos from Lights Out 9 on the way to supplement our lame pit and...

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BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Sport 4×4 – Rest Easy, It’s Still Every Part A Jeep!

When a manufacturer has a vehicle they make that is popular, sells, and has a fan base best described as “rabid”, approaching a new generation of the model becomes a harrowing experience...

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Radial Tires To The Front: Lights Out 9 Photo Coverage From The Staging Lanes And The Pits

(Photos by the Author) – It is the most arduous, weird, wild, awesome, and out of control drag race that I attend every year. There are so many people and so many cars wedged into South...

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Watch Lights Out 9 LIVE Right Here – MotorManiaTv Broadcast Continues At 10am Today!

It’s baaaaaack! That’s right, this is the spot that you’ll be watching from to see the most insane, fast, wild, and weird drag race of them all. Lights Out 9 kicks off tonight at...

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The Hoonigan Crew Shoots King Of The Hammers! Just When You Thought Tire Smoke Was Their Only Game.

The Hoonigan boys and girls are all about loud and fast and fun, which means that King of the Hammers fits their bill. Most people would think so, but there isn’t much that is crazier than the...

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Rocky Mountain Race Week 2018 Registration Starts Today! Join The Coolest Drag Racing Road Trip On Earth!

We’ve done Drag Week, Rocky Mountain Race Week, Power Tour, and a jillion other road trips so many times we can’t count how many times we’ve been across this wonderful land behind...

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A Diesel Stroker That Isn’t A Cummins: Innovative Thinking And Machine Work Make This 383cid Power Stroker Fly

Normally when we talk about stroked diesel engines around here, we’re talking about Cummins inline six power plants. There are multiple options out there on the market for stretching the...

Jegs Gets Hit With A $1.7 Million Fine From CARB For Selling “Illegal Auto Parts In California”

Earlier this month, the California Air Resources Board, better known as CARB, got JEGS Automotive to pay $1.7 million dollars in fines for violations of CARB policies pertaining to “illegal...

This Cummins Powered Nova Was The Freakiest Car At Lights Out 9 And It Worked! Totally Awesome

In drag racing, freaky and different usually mean fun but they also usually mean slow. Well, this Cummins powered Nova was the freakiest car at Lights Out 9 and it was anything but slow. In fact this...

Lights Out 9 Action Photo Coverage: From The Top End To The Starting Line, SGMP Was Rocking

(Photos by Randy McCuddy) – Now THIS is what we were talking about the other day when we mentioned that there were real photos from Lights Out 9 on the way to supplement our lame pit and...

Riot! Check Out The Highlights From Jake Burkey’s 2017 Rockbouncing Season!

What you will see here is Jake Burkey’s last season with the old Riot buggy…for 2018 he’s stepping up to a newer, lighter rig that is expected to show up to the first event of the...

Mark Williams Has Parts Ready For Action And Axles With A 10 Year Warranty – Seriously!

Mark Williams has been a racer his whole life. That’s one of the reasons that his company is so bad ass. The guy understands the racer like few others in the industry and his leadership in that...

Vintage Swamp Buggy Fun: This 1964 Video Shows The Swamp Queen Getting Dunked And Not Really Digging It

There are enduring traditions in the world of motorsports. The drinking of milk at the end of the Indy 500, the champagne shower at the end of LeMans, the dunking of a young woman at the end of the...

The Faint Shine Of The End Of Muscle: This 1975 Chevrolet Nova SS Had The Right Options At The Wrong Time

Before I begin, I must cop to something: I have a strong link to the shape of the 1975-79 GM X-bodies. Growing up in the 1990s, most kids were shuttled around in either minivans or a green SUV that...

This 1968 AMC Rambler American 440 Wagon Has 998 Original Miles On it! Insanity

Yeah, this is one of “those cars” those freakish few who exist to remind us that there’s still some magic hiding out there. Still some stuff that no one has seen in years that has...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Do You Feel About Electric Hot Rods?

Forget my usual prose for once. Had you told me ten years ago that electric vehicles would be where they are today, I would have rolled out a list of suggestions for places you could go and what you...

This 1971 Mattel Hot Wheels Ad Rules – The Iconic Toys Were As Cool Then As They Are Now

When it comes to the greatest gearhead toys of all time, we’re not sure that there is any way one could pick another king than Mattel Hot Wheels. There have been literally tens of millions of...

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Sport 4×4 – Rest Easy, It’s Still Every Part A Jeep!

When a manufacturer has a vehicle they make that is popular, sells, and has a fan base best described as “rabid”, approaching a new generation of the model becomes a harrowing experience...

Watch This Russian ZIL-131 6×6 Truck Take one A Crazy Off Road Obstacle Course

The ZIL-131 was a staple truck in Russia form the late 1960s right through the 20-teens before the factory that made them closed up shop. They are rugged as hell, tough as nails, and we have shown...

This 1960 US Army Progress Report On The Development Of A Universal Engineering Tractor Rules

Here’s some cool footage for all of you heavy equipment dork out there like me. I found this 1960 US Army progress report on the development of a universal engineering tractor and it is pretty...