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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Restoration Zen: Watch This Rusty and Crusty Gearbox Get Brought All The Way Back To Life

This is awesome. We have long loved restoration videos here at BangShift and they do not come much more satisfying than this one. Shot in a foreign land that we cannot identify, we watch the talented...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Expressway To Your Heart – The Soul Survivors (1967)

It’s been a while since I posted a BangShift Daily Tune Up but this song is too good not to share. This is one of the songs I can clearly remember jamming to in the back of my dad’s 1964...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: In Car Video Of A Guy Rowing A Four Speed In Iceland!

This is one of the most “pure” drag racing videos we have ever posted and it comes from Iceland, circa the 1970s. What do we mean by pure? Well we have a muscle car with the hood hacked...

Thrill! This Video Is The Opening Of The Awesome Eddie Hill Story Video Dean Papadeas Made In The 1980s.

Eddie Hill laid down one of the greatest, and arguably the greatest lap in the history of drag racing in 1988 when he ran 4.99 seconds at the Texas Motorplex. His “nuclear banana” dragster was...

This 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Is A 4-Speed, Small Block, Wimbledon White Slice Of Mercury Perfection

When it comes to interesting cars that some people forget about, the Mercury Comet Cyclone, especially the early years of its existence are a pretty strong pick. These cars were pretty light, pretty...

Watch The Dramatic Top Fuel Final Round At The 1983 NHRA World Finals – Amato Vs. Muldowney

There’s a finality about the last race of any competition season and in the sport of drag racing the biggest close of the year is the NHRA World Finals. Over the years this race has made dreams...

Watch Andy Manson Run 6.26/221mph In His ProCharged Small Block Ford Mustang!

We live in a world where guys with small block Ford engines, albeit ultra-hardcore versions of that platform can run freaking 6.20s in the quarter at OVER 221mph. This is a good world to live in. Oh,...

Remember Saturn? The Internet Does With This 1993 Saturn SW2 Review

The fortunes of car companies and brands have been amazingly unpredictable over the course of history. In the early days there were hundreds of brands and makes. Eventually the free market saw that...

Pick ‘Em! The NHRA on FOX Crew Makes Their Championship Predictions Coming Into The AutoClub Finals! Who Gets It Right?

It all comes down to this. A weekend of furious competition awaits NHRA drag racing fans and racers at the season ending AutoClub Finals which are held at AutoClub Raceway Pomona as they have been...

Video: Do Not Mourn The Death Of This Lawnmower Engine, Celebrate It

These dumb kids, blowing up this lawnmower engine for their own entertainment with nitrous and squirt bottles of fuel! They could have been hurt! They could have set the lawn on fire! They could have...

Homebuilt Perfection: This 1955 GMC Wrecker Was Made By A Body Shop More Than A Half-Century Ago

This is the second old rusty truck today that I have fallen head over heels in love with. I’m still trying to find the right project car to shove in the garage here at BangShift Eastern World...

Steam Video: Watch Three Ancient and Massive Steam Tractors Drag A Multi-Bottom Plow In North Carolina

They are the iron giants that transformed farming over a rather short periods more than 100 years ago. The massive steam tractors that first showed up on large American farms were cantankerous, slow,...

The End: Watch The Final NHRA Today Episode Ever, Circa 1998 – Neat Stuff Here

NHRA Today was a staple show for NHRA drag racing fans over the course of the 519 episodes that were made over the years. It was a way to see what was happening in the sport, a way to get to know the...

2019 Ice Cream Cruise: One Last Load Of Killer Photos From The Most Fun Show In Omaha!

(Photos by Scott Liggett) – This is our last load of Scott Liggett shot photos from Kyle’s 2019 Ice Cream Cruise held in the Omaha, Nebraska area. As we told you a few days ago, this...