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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Break the Record: The Story of The Blue Flame LSR Car – Absolutely Awesome Historic LSR Video!

Before the British Thrust SSC took the World Land Speed Record in 1997, it was held by an Earth-bound rocket known as, “The Blue Flame”. The car was built by Reaction Dynamics, the...

Driver’s Ed With Conan – Watch The TV Host Along With Ice Cube and Kevin Hart Teach A Girl To Drive

We all likely remember Driver’s Ed. It was annoying for most of us because after years alf growing up loving cars the last thing we wanted was some dope in the other seat telling us how to do...

Whoopsie Doodle Video: Watch This Massive Cargo Ship Wipe Out A Bunch Of Small Boats At A Marina

In my years as a contributing member of society working in management for a couple of large companies that relied heavily on trucks, I have gotten a few bad calls. Calls about property damage or bad...

Vintage Drag Video: The 1972 Australian Drag Racing Nationals – Check Out The Awesome Cars

Boy is this an awesome snapshot or what?! This professionally made film from 1972 features some action at the long defunct Surfer’s Paradise International Raceway. The drag strip that the...

Watch These Awesome (and Huge) British Scammell Trucks Attack An Off Road Course

While you may have never heard of Scammell trucks, consider yourself better off for watching this video where a pair of Scammell Pioneer models attack an off road course and show off the ability that...

The FAST XR-i Points Conversion Kit Leaves You No Excuse To Run Points Anymore

Old habits die hard. Old traditions are tough to give up on, but sometimes you just need to consider the options and make a switch. The people at FAST live in today’s world and they know that...

This Run Whatcha Brung Czech Hill Climb Features Homebuilt Creations, Tractors, And Eight Wheel Drive Monsters

Somehow I stumbled upon this video which appears to be from the Russian version of Gravelrama and more importantly the Czech version of the Big Eliminator hill at Gravelarama. Featuring an amazingly...

Video: Nothing But Awesome Photos And Footage Of 1960s and 1970s Drag Race Haulers – Trailers, Ramp Trucks, More!

(By Greg Rourke) –¬†There was once a time when even the touring drag racing professionals moved around the country with a station wagon and a single axle open trailer. Yes BangShifters under...

Watch Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Play The World’s Biggest Game Of Jenga

It is a fair assumption to say that while not everyone reading this has played Jenga before, most everyone should know what the game is. Played with a bunch of little wooden blocks, the players take...

Thunder Bucket: Watch This Nasty Slick-Equipped, Blown SBC T-Bucket Pull Wheelies On The Street

Chad hates anything to do with the style of car known as a t-bucket. I do not hate them as hard as Chad does but few of them actually do anything for me because while they have the cartoon looks we...

Historic Video: See the “Ball and Chain” Tree Clearing Method at Work! Plus Its Use In Vietnam As Well

One of the most unexpectedly popular stories I have ever penned here on BangShift was the tale of the land clearing operation that made way for the Hungry Horse dam. A pair of enterprising...

Crash, Bang, BOOM Video: These 1990s Era Nostalgia Drag Racing Wrecks Are Nasty

Nostalgia Drag Racing today in the year 2016 is a far different animal than the activity that began back in the 1970s and then really caught fire in the 1990s. If you had told someone in the middle...

Watch A Bad Ass Run 5.70s In The Eighth With A Screaming Small Block 4-Speed Camaro – Four Speed Perfection!

This is a 62-year old dude named Kurt who has himself one nasty Camaro. The car runs deep into the 5.70s in the eighth mile, which translates in the 8.90s on a quarter mile track. It has a...

Watch This Twin Turbo, Small-Block Opala Haul Tail And Nearly Jump All Four Off The Ground In Brazil

If your local drag strip has a bump in it, you’re best not to mention that fact to drag racers from South America, Brazil specifically. Why? Watch this video and see a car, a beautiful car, put...