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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Gallery: An Awesome Collection Of 1980s Period Pro Street Photos From The Street Machine Nationals!

(Photos by BS Forum Member DragBike425) – One of the biggest stories for the upcoming Spring and Summer car show season is the return of the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals to Du Quoin. This...

Major Fail Video: Watch A Chevy From South America Botch A Burnout Attempt And Literally Shoot The Flywheel Out Of The Car!

We were tipped off to this crazy video by Norwegian BangShifter Arild Guldbrandsen and it is wild. The video shows and older South American (late 1960s?) Chevy coupe winding up and trying to do a...

BangShift Book Review: EVEL – The High Flying Life Of Evel Knievel By Leigh Montville

We’ve showed you all sorts of Evel Knievel video over the years here on BangShift and when it has been me posting the stuff I have always mentioned (to the large frustration of some) that...

Watch One Of The Most Intense Rock Bouncing Free Fall Wrecks We Have Ever Seen – Driver Is OK, Machine Pretty Beat Up

All forms of motorized competition are about evolution in one way or another. Drag racers constantly try to go quicker and faster within the confines of their rules and track lengths, stock car...

Fantastic Video: When Outrageous Was Possible – An Awesome Look At The Lambo Countach

An admission, I’m 40 years old and whenever I see a Lamborghini Countach I am instantly transported back to the middle 1980s and the first time my little kiddo eyes spied one. There are a...

Video: Watch A Bad Ass Sand Drag Truck With Slicks On The Back Rip Mean Donuts At The 4-Wheel Jamboree

In our continuing effort to stoke the flames of the (friendly) burnout war between Australia and the USA, we’re lobbing a donut grenade at the land down under with this video, shot at the...

Memorial Day Weekend Movie: John Wayne Classic – The Fighting Seabees – 1944 (Entire Movie)

If you’ve never seen 1944’s The Fighting Seabees, today would be a good time to familiarize yourself with it. Starring John Wayne along with a raft of construction equipment including...

A Memorial Day Message From BangShift.com

Today is Memorial Day, an important day of remembrance for our country that honors the people who have spilled their blood in order to defend our way of life. Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering...

Monster Truck Mid-Air Collision: This Is One Of The Wildest Things We Have Ever Seen! 10 Tons Of Wreckage

There’s always something awesome about seeing a “first”, right? We don’t me a global “first ever” we mean a, “Oh damn, never seen that before!” moment....

Pride Of Kenosha: This 1974 AMC Matador Is An Original Paint Survivor That Might Be A Little Boring, But It Sure Is Nice!

When it comes to survivor cars, we kind of love them all. We just don’t love them all equally. There’s an undeniably cool element in the “survivor” tag, right? The fact that...

Listen Up: The Full Story of Operation Highball, A Land Clearing Operation That Mowed Down Forests Like Wheat Fields

For some of you, this may be old news. You perhaps read the feature I wrote on an ingenious land clearing method developed by two California contractors while working on a dam project in Montana...

Thrill Show Hero: This Wacky 1940s Film Made By Dodge Promotes Safety and Toughness With An Odd Storyline

For starters we understand what the message is here. It is the same message made by every other “stunt show” promotional film ever made. It’s to say that the cars being used, in...

The Rookie: A Conversation With Nitro Funny Car Racer Alex Miladinovich – How To Race A Funny Car On A Regular Guy Budget

There are always feel good stories in drag racing and most of them center around people who race with a lot of heart and soul. At the 2020 NHRA Winternationals, the drag racing world got to meet Alex...

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Forged PowerPak Piston Kit for LT-based Direct Injected EcoTec3 5.3L Engine

When the transition from the LS to the LT family of GM engines was taking place, some people freaked out. There was direct injection and subtle design changes that hot rodders got nervous about....