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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Wreckage Bonanza Video: Four Minutes Of Open Track Day Destruction From Around The World

Street cars are not race cars and most enthusiasts are not race car drivers so when we take those two elements and combine them at open track day events, crazy stuff is bound to happen. This video is...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The Hornsby Steam Crawler Tractor

I’ve been on a bit of a steam punk kick with the freaky stuff as of late, but you seem to be into it, so here’s another bizarre creation from the dawn of the 20th century that’s...

Turbo All The Things: Watch This Australian Ford Territory Mom Buggy Run 10s At 136 With A Boosted Six

Remember the days before turbochargers were widely accepted and used in hot rodding. Remember when they were largely exotica reserved for weird little European engines that produced shocking amounts...

Watch a Motorcycle Racer Crash Out of a Hill Climb Less Than 15 Seconds After Starting

I am pretty fascinated with European hill climb time trials. It seems like some super intense racing on amazingly challenging courses. All of the videos that pop up on the internet show cars and...

Grunt Force Trauma: Watch A Mack E9-V8 Churn Out Big Power And HUGE Torque On The Dyno

The Mack E9-V8 engine was a 998ci behemoth of a diesel that powered several models in the Mack lineup over the years. Powerful and fairly compact, the engine has its champions and detractors. It did...

Video: The Sverige S1 Is A 2,000hp Mahogany Boat Built To Fulfill The Dreams Of Swedish Engineers From 80 Years Ago

We’ve run stories in the past telling you about the incredible racing boats of the 1920s and 1930s that were commissioned and operated by wildly rich guys of that era. Guys like Gar Wood and...

Watch This Guy Cruise A Pulse Jet Powered Trike Like It Ain’t No Thing – Neato!

I know about as much about pulse jets as I do about 11th grade algebra or 11th grade science, history, ok everything but lunch. I pretty well dominated that. Anyway I am pretty sure that the...

Drag History Video: The Story of the Double Trouble Twin Engine Slingshot

All old race cars have awesome stories to tell, some more than others. The Double Trouble twin engine slingshot dragster has really been three cars in its life. The first was a hard running, Hemi...

Cool Video: There’s A Locomotive Graveyard Deep In The Woods Of Maine – This Is Awesome

All remaining steam locomotives are not relegated to pulling train loads of tourists or becoming pigeon perches at railroad museums. Here’s a couple that escaped those fates, but they are not...

Tech Talk: Borgeson Has A Tech Page That Will Knock Your Socks Off – FAQs, Tips, and More Here

We know that you love car stuff because you are reading BangShift right now. You likely love the car stuff more than you love the stuff you are supposed to be doing at the moment, which is a-ok with...

Small Wonders: Honda Appears Ready To Bring Back The CRX and CR-Z Names – Here’s Our Take On What They’ll Be

(By Tom Lohnes) –¬†Honda, the company who just made their lineup a whole lot more boring for 2021 by removing the Fit hatchback, Civic Si, and the Accord with the manual transmission,...

This Restored 1977 Lindblad Badger Midget Is A Beautiful, Incredible Machine

Midget racing is one of those things that happens in lots and lots of places but has a larger fanbase in specific locations around the country. Take for example the Chili Bowl or the numerous midget...

Watch A Pulling Tractor Destroy Four Blown Hemis Instantly – Multiple Hemis End Up In A Pile!

The only way to destroy four blown hemis quicker than it happens in this video would be to stuff them full of dynamite and explode them as they fell off a bridge into the ocean. Other than that,...

Time Killer: A Massive Treasure Trove of Vintage Late 1960s Trans Am Photos

One of the most romanticized periods in American racing is the late 1960s. Drag Racing was huge, stock car racing featured the wild winged warriors on America’s super speedways and on the road...