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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Amazing Video: 1966 AHRA Finals In Texas – Full Color, Sound, Etc – Bronco Buster, Canuck, Amazing Cars

I find myself too often saying that we’ve found or been tipped off to the best vintage drag racing video on the internet but the reality is that each time we think we see one that cannot be...

This LEGO Big Big Block Chevy Has A Working Four Speed Transmission On It!

LEGO kits are some of the most popular toys around the world and their sales go through the roof around Christmas time. Our kids got them and we’re guessing many of you had kiddos out there...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ride In Kevin Guthrie’s Jeffco Shifted Outlaw 10.5 Bubble Top

There are guys who do things differently than the rest and we tend to celebrate those guys around here at BangShift because they keep life interesting. Kevin Guthrie is one of those guys because...

Video: Ride Along On A Helmet During A 5.98-second Quarter Mile Nitro Drag Bike Pass!

Guys that ride nitromethane burning motorcycles are completely nuts. This video shows British rider Ian King making an awesome 5.98 second lap at the Tierp Arena in Sweden. There is no crash, no...

Watch This Huge Deuce And A Half Truck Drive Through What Looks Like A 6ft Deep Swamp…With A Twist

As if our love for the venerable deuce and a half army truck were not already widely known, here’s another video to highlight our love for these slogging green rigs. What you are about to see...

Take A Tour Of This 86 Year Old McCormick-Deering Grader That Still Plows Snow In Oregon

Well here’s the slowest thing that’ll be featured BangShift this week! The video below shows an ancient McCormick-Deering grader that has been restored to working condition by its owner...

Truck Feature: Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack FS786LST Is A Thing Of Total Wonder

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – When Joe Grippo told us that he was going to the Mack Historical Museum in Pennsylvania we were jealous. After all, so much trucking goodness packed into one location...

Take A Ride In A Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car Down The Track! Laurie Cannister Is Driving

During my years as an IHRA staff announcer, I saw a lot of Laurie Cannister. She drove fast stuff from blown dragsters, into alcohol funny cars, and ultimately she spent some time driving nostalgia...

Crazy Wreck Video: Guy Crashes Go Kart Into the Christmas Tree at Kinston Drag Strip

This video is freaking nuts. Shot at Kinston Dragstrip in North Carolina, it features a guy launching what appears to be a hot rodded go kart. This baby doesn’t look to be at the legendary...

Vintage Corvair Funny Car Video: Tons Of Photos, Vintage Radio Ads, And A Wreck On Film

One of the cooler funny car bodies of the 1960s was that of the Chevrolet Corvair. While the cars raised all kinds of controversy as road going vehicles, there funny car counterparts acted like...

Ever Wondered What It Would Be Like To Have A Blown Hemi Explode In Your Face? This Video Shows It All Too Well

Doyle Smith is from Paris, Texas and he’s the guy that gets bathed in fire and hot oil when the nitro burning hemi engine in the front of his nitro burning AA/FA expires at San Antonio Raceway....

Watching Legendary Race Driver Jim Clark Run A 1964 Ford Cortina Down A Bobsled Course Is Awesome

Publicity stunts have been a hallmark of selling cars since Henry Ford took on Alexander Winton in 1901. They have ranged from the hilarious to the completely absurd. We’d say that this Ford...

FE Power: Watch This (Claimed) Mostly Stock 427 FE Engine Make Lots More Than Factory Advertised Power

The Ford FE family of engines is one of the company’s greatest group of horsepower makers. The hallmark of any great engine family (in our estimation anyway) is flexibility. How many variations...

Adult Sandbox Video: Watch This Vintage Heavy Equipment Rearrange The Earth With Horsepower and Torque

(By Greg Rourke) – Did you have a bunch of Tonka trucks and equipment when you were a kid?  Sorry, stupid question, of course you did. I built many millions of miles of Interstate highways...