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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Thunder Slug: The Story Of The 1,000hp Sunbeam Slug And The Men Who Built It Is Awesome

The leviathan nature of early land speed record cars is the stuff of lore. The fact that took 1,000hp made from a pair of massive engines in a vehicle more than 30 feet long to achieve the first...

Ride Along With a Three Engine, 5000hp Pulling Tractor!

Pressing play on the video after the jump will probably put you in a place that you’ve never been before. That place is sitting virtually on top of three blown Hemi engines making a combined...

This Miniature Chevy 350 Sounds Awesome Barking Through A Set Of Tiny Long Tube Headers!

Miniature engines are absolutely fantastic and we have run lots of them here on BangShift. This small block Chevy isn’t the smallest engine we have ever run and it actually may be the biggest...

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Video: Watch 4 Piston Racing Build A 1,000hp Honda K24 Street Engine – This Rules

The famed “Honda K-motor” has been around since 2001 and it versatility as a platform for hot rodding has been constantly evolved. Like LS engines, the K series Honda engine has had the...

Great Video: This Look Back At The Revolutionary Ford Taurus And SHO Is Informative And Fun

This is not some lame history of the Ford Taurus or the SHO, instead this is the kind of really great look back at a revolutionary car that we love. It’s truthful to say that the Taurus saved...

The Tightest Race In F1 History: The Story of The 1971 Italian Grand Prix Is Fantastic

Is there anything cooler than racing history? I’m not sure that there is. Clearly I have been a freak for it over the course of my life and so many others are as well. This time we are talking...

Peak Restoration Greatness: The Restoration Of This 100+ Year Old Fractal Vise Is Mesmerizing

Ok, how does this guy keep topping himself?! Hand Tool Rescue is one of my favorite content creators on YouTube because he  not only is always working on something interesting, he’s doing it...

Watch a 4,000hp Locomotive Get Built by Hand in 1928 – Absolutely Amazing Video

No hype, no BS, no exaggeration, this video is friggin’ awesome. This is footage from 1928 news reels showing the construction of a massive 3,600hp locomotive in Canada. It made us want to...

Classic Tractor Video: In 1973 White Hired USAC To Run A Showdown Between Tractor Brands – This Is Awesome

When it comes to brand loyalty, farmers and tractor owners tend to make the average pickup driver look like a wet noodle. Many farming families have stuck with the same brand of machine for...

Engine Magic: Watch This Video About Bringing A Buick Stage II IndyCar engine Back to Life On The Dyno!

This is one of the neatest engine videos we have seen in a long, long time. Why? It is all about bringing a Buick Stage II IndyCar engine back to life on the dyno…in Australia. The engine was...

Two Thing: Check Out The Build Of This Two Cylinder Engine From A Pair Of One Lungers!

The other day we showed you basically the pinnacle of American engine building with a look inside the shop of Sandy Wilkins and the build of a secretive and complex variant of the RY45 V8. Today we...

Great Video! Watch Tommy Ivo Drive The Four Engine Wagon Master In 1996!

Frank Kunkel is one of the hardest hustling video guys out there. He has been cranking video content since way before it was cool and that includes the long, lost days of 1996 and we’re...

Rough Ride: Watch This Radial Airplane Engine Powered Tractor Pull, Fly, Bounce, and Break in Maryland

Pal of BangShift Brian Lively sent this great video over to us the other day. This was taken at the Lucas Pro Pulling League event in Bel Air, Maryland. The video gets off to a legitimately accurate...

Video: Travis Pastrana Drives A Top Fuel Dragster For The First Time – See The Runs, Hear His Impression

From rally cars to stock cars, to jumping out of airplanes with no parachute, Travis Pastrana had kind of done it all before yesterday. And then he added nitro. Pastrana who has long talked about...