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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Mark Williams Enterprises Is not Just About Parts – They Rule At Tools, Too!

We all know that Mark Williams Enterprises is a leading suppliers of high performance components in the world of motorsports, but Mark Williams Enterprises is not just about parts! The men and women...

Listen To A Cool And Rare Detroit Diesel 1-71 Fire Up And Clatter Away – How Neat!

When we talk about Detroit Diesel engines here at BangShift, typically we’re talking about the mighty 6/8/12 and larger variants of the two stroke family that gained life in the late 1930s and...

American Export: This Early 1960s Video About Proler Automated Car Dismantling Plants Is Awesome!

Up until Hymie, Izzy, Jackie, and Izzy Proler came up with the idea of creating a massive plant that would take junk cars back down to their base elements, the process was draconian. Junkyards would...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Meet America’s Most Unique Truck – The Three Trans Equipped Holy Smokes!

Well, after 34,000 blog items, today stands as proof that there’s still an infinite universe of new and unique stuff to find out there. This time it is a 1966 Ford flatbed with a 390ci engine,...

Awesome Historical Video: The Industrial Use Of Caterpillar Tractors – Mechanical Awesome From 1926

Well this is perhaps one of the coolest things I have ever found on YouTube. You are about to watch a silent film (not apologizing for the lack of sound) called The Industrial Use of Caterpillar...

Listen To This 202ci Holden Red Inline Six Scream Out More Than Twice It’s Stock Horsepower Naturally Aspirated

This is awesome. So when we talk about inline six engines from Australia we often find ourselves yapping about the “Hemi six” that stood out as one of the most well know and celebrated...

The Wild Wonderful World Of Auto Racing Is The Best Video You’ll See Today – Check Out Racing In 1969

Welp, you should probably just go ahead and quit working for the next half hour because once you press play below you are going to get sucked in to a black-hole vortex of awesome known as The Wild...

The Land The Man and White: This White Tractor Promotional Video Was Made As The Company Was Going Broke

From the Iowa factory to the testing fields, this video from White, made in 1980 it is a look inside what the world of American industry looked like back then. Of course this is a sales film for the...

Crazy Skills: Check Out This Guy’s Sick Lego Builds – One Off GM Dually Truck, Jeeps, Hot Rods, More!

The wonders never cease around here, that’s for sure. Anthony Ambrosio sent us some incredible links to a person who’s skills with Legos outstrip our skills with, well everything...

First to 250: Watch The Pontiac Powered Boss Bird Nitro Funny Car Run 5.87/250mph at Norwalk!

Milestones in drag racing come in all forms. We have seen dragsters do stuff over the years, we have seen funny cars break speed records, but one of the things we have not seen a lot of in recent...

Weird Car On A Dead Track: 1985 Plymouth Colt Turbo Tested At Bridgehampton

The magic of the 1980s was that there were weird cars kind of falling out of the sky on a regular basis. Today, that does not happen anymore. There are very few surprises out there. People have their...

Classic Wreckage Video: This 1992 Monster Truck, Pulling, and Mud Bog Crash Compilation Is A Whammy Bar Good Time

Let’s be kids again, shall we? This trip back to 1992 is great because we don’t just see the biggest names of the monster truck world engaged in battle, we see the top pullers, and the...

Wheelstander Heaven Video! Performances From Wisconsin International Raceway And Great Lakes Circa 1980-81

When I am asked what my favorite drag racing exhibition cars are, my answer is immediate and unequivocal: a wheelstander. These things were basically invented by accident and since the middle 1960s...

1979 Bathurst 1000 Video: This Film With Peter Brock Calling His Own Lap and Chris Economaki Reporting Rules!

There are few races on planet Earth that we want to attend more than the Bathurst 1000 in Australia. The event has a legacy, it has awesome cars, and most importantly it has one of the neatest tracks...