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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Watch This Turbocharged Hayabusa Engine Scream Make The Header Glow While Screaming Out Good Power At 10,000 RPM

For starters I know that the peak power that this combo is making is not what the thing is capable of and frankly the guys that posted the video do as well. They are ultimately shooting for 350hp out...

Awesome Video: Watch The Legendary Colonel John Stapp Take You On A Tour Of The USAF’s 600mph Rocket Powered Railroad That He Rode Like A Bad Ass

It seems like an urban legend. It seems like something that a fiction writer would dream up to make for good copy but we’re here to assure you that the United States Air Force had and operated...

Awesome 1970s In-Car Video With Gerry Marshall As He Muscles A Screaming 302 Chevy Around A British Road Course

Lots of American racing fans probably don’t know who the heck Gerry Marshall is but we know our European readers will know the name right off the bat. Marshall was one of the best “saloon...

Think You Are A Road Course Boss? Watch This Guy On A Shifter Kart Racing In The Rain Show You That You’re Not

I am no great shakes as a driver but I can tell you that I have driven a “racing” go kart in the rain and it is like trying to ride a greased pig. The machine I was driving had four...

Watch A 519ci Ford SOHC Hemi Roar Past 7500 RPM on the Dyno!

The Ford SOHC Hemi is one of the most vaunted and amazing products of the muscle car era. It is also the ultimate expression of Ford’s FE engine family. The wild cast iron heads were developed...

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Awesome History: How Piston Ship Engines Were Built in the 1950s

Giant ship engines, especially of the piston type are amazing machines. Even in today’s high-tech world, their construction is mind blowing, so when we were tipped off to an awesome collection...

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

(We have run this video on the pages of BangShift before but today we’re rerunning it for good reason. Hosted and narrated by  legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, it is an awesome...

This Video Of A Master Watchmaker Tearing Down And Assembling A Rolex Submariner Watch Is Really Neat – Precision Machine

While I certainly do not have the cash and personally do not have the desire to own a Rolex watch, I can appreciate them as much as I can appreciate any really cool car that is way out of my price...

Watching This Turn Of The Century 10hp Engine Start Up And Run Is Absolute Gearhead Magic

We love horsepower, wretched excess, and all things over the top here but as many of you longtime readers of BangShift know we also really appreciate history and the technology that has evolved into...

Watch This Scratch Built 248ci Four Banger Make 720 Naturally Aspirated HP On The Dyno – Comp Eliminator Madness!

NHRA’s Competition Eliminator category is the place where the weird, the wild, and the mechanically creative masterpieces still live. Case in point is this amazing 248ci four cylinder engine...

Sounds Of Perfection: This Blown 496ci Chevy On 85% Is The Sweetest Sounding Thing We Have Heard In A While!

There are lots of things in life that are acquired. We have acquired skills that we learn after hanging out with people who are good at stuff for a long time or practicing on our own, we have...

The Crosley Farm O Road May Have Been Small Enough To Laugh At But The Tiny Truck/Tractor Was No Joke (w/Video)

We’ve told you the sad story of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX which was one of the neatest tractors of all time but it was also one of the biggest failures of its era. Today we’re looking...

Bus Boss: Watch This Driver Get A Tour Bus Through An Impossibly Small Tunnel – Wow!

(By Greg Rourke) – When I think of bus drivers, I’m afraid the first thing that comes to mind isn’t a bunch of happy feelings. I battled Chicago Transit Authority drivers in the...

The Union Pacific 844 Rides Again And Man Is This Thing Awesome (Video)

The last steam locomotive delivered to the Union Pacific Railroad was the hulking 844. This thing is BangShifty right to its core. With 5,000hp, a combined weight between the engine and the tender of...