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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Hey There 3/26! Let’s Take A Look At The Little Pontiac 326 Engine – A Small Bore Worker

Well we’re continuing to hit as many engine high points as we can over the course of the “muscle car” months this year. Today, being 3/26, we’re going to pay some homage to...

Save The Race Track: Onondaga Dragway In Michigan Battles For Its Life – Here’s How To Help

Michigan’s Onondaga Dragway, which was reopened after years of wrangling and has been providing a place for hot rodders to gather and have fun is under assault, legally, again. The track is...

Classic Tractor Zen: This 1959 John Deere Promotional Video Is All About Industrial Tractors – Adult Tonka Toys!

Today is one of those good days on BangShift where we cover automotive and gearhead bases from one end of the spectrum to another. From the screaming noise of a Porsche race car, a look at the filed...

Are You A Circle Track Racer Looking For An Edge? A COMP Hustler Cam For Your CT525 Engine Is it!

The GM CT525 engine has become a mainstay of many circle track classes across the USA. The engines are cheap and tough and readily available to the people who want them. Like any form of racing,...

3Dog Garage Tour Gallery: A Look A The Second Floor Of America’s Most Jaw Dropping Collection

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) –Let’s continue our walking tour of the private collection of the 3DOG Garage. I had visited 3Dog in the past, but the collection recently has expanded to...

2019 NHRA Gatornationals Sportsman Action Photos: Beautiful Cars, Horrible Wreck

(Photos by David Whealon) – As much as we have talked about the pressures and awesome performances of professional racers at the 2019 Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals, the fact that there were...

Car Show Photo Coverage: 2019 Summit Racing Equipment Piston Powered Expo – This Show Rules!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – We’re back with more of the awesome and incomparable Piston Powered Expo in Cleveland. This show is open to everything and anything that is powered by a piston...

Transportation Unlimited: This 1949 Chevrolet Film Highlights An Incredible Array Of 1930s and 40s Chevy Heavy Duty Trucks!

If there is one thing that we know about old trucks, especially those of the heavy duty variety it is that they do not live the long lives that many old cars do. They are machines designed to be used...

How To Make $101,000 In A Day: Every Radial vs The World Elimination Run From The DuckX Sweet 16 2.0!

In terms of raw performance numbers, there may never be another small tire drag race like Sweet 16 2.0. The event happened last weekend at South Georgia Motorsports Park and it featured two classes....

Morning Symphony: Listen To This 1970 Porsche 917K Hit The Track And Scream Like The Devil

(By Scott Liggett) – I knew of the Porsche 917 from pictures I discovered in my school library. I dug through every book that was on automobiles multiple times over that my junior high and...

Hell On Parts: This Bugatti Brake Testing Video Is 1,800-Degrees Of Gnarly

Yeah, you are looking at a brake rotor that is carry about 2,000-degrees of temperature in the middle of a brake testing regimen that would make even the most brutally harsh engineer cringe. The work...

Video: Hanging With Mac – A Fun Conversation With Drag Racing’s Most Unmistakable Voice

There was a moment a couple of years ago when I had to promise Dave McClelland that I was not stalking him. As Dave decided to step away from some of the work he was doing as an event host, a few of...

Incredible Photos: We Tour 3Dog Garage – Is This America’s Greatest Car Collection?

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) –A few weeks back I was fortunate to able to tour one of the most incredible private car collections anywhere in the world. Maybe you think that is hyperbole...

Awesome Video: Sawing Up A Massive Ponderosa Pine Log in A Steam Powered Saw Mill

My love affair with saw mills has been documented here. As a kid I would travel with my grandfather to pick up lumber for the family business and as I got older and would lend a hand at the shop,...