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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Math Is Right: This 1982 Thunderbird May Be Ugly But It Sure Is Cheap And Interesting – A Frugal Ford Hot Rod

So I am not sure if this is a sign that I am the ultimate cheapskate or if it’s a sign that I can set aside my petty opinions an see a cool car hiding in front of me, sometimes but I am kind of...

Always Improve, Always Innovate: Check Out This Awesome Video Of Ridetech At Road Atlanta!

If there is one thing we know about Ridetech as the longest standing sponsor of BangShift it is that the company literally has never stopped improving itself, its products, or how it reaches its...

Hardcore Hot Hatch: The VW Golf GTI Clubsport Puts The FUN In Functional….Just Not On This Side Of The Ocean

(By Tom Lohnes) – Are you in the market for a sub-300 horsepower, track-focused front-wheel-drive hatchback you can’t get here? Me neither but if you’re European and you are, the new VW...

Don’t Be Chicken! Check Out Even More Killer Action And Pit Photos From No Mercy 11 At SGMP!

(Photos by Wes Allison) – If there is one thing that you can never call a DXP Productions drag race, it’s predictable. Whether with the action on the track with the best small tire...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Schumacher Speaks, Smith Dishes On His Championship Hopes, and Pedregon Joins Lohnes To Guess The Champs!

Tony Schumacher, Matt Smith, and Tony Pedregon join Brian Lohnes on this pre-Dodge NHRA Finals episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. The conversation ranges from who we think can win championships,...

Speedy Swap: This 1968 Meyers Manx Has EcoTec Power And Has To Be Fun As Hell

Engine swaps have been the lifeblood of hot rodding for near a century now and while we tend to totally freak out over the ones that make huge horsepower or engines that seem like they...

Tractors and Trucks vs Stumps: This Is No Fail Video, This is A Compilation Of Mechanical Win

There are few more satisfying acts to perform in a truck or on a tractor than pulling stuff out of the ground. Trust me here, if you have never actually pulled out bushes, shrubs, small trees, or...

A Survivor’s Survivor: This 1974 Chevy Vega GT Station Wagon Is Absolutely Amazing

This is some stuff, right here. You are looking at one of the most awesome survivor cars of the 1970s we have seen in forever. This 1974 Chevy Vega GT station wagon is absolutely amazing....

No Mercy 11: Our Awesome Action Photo Coverage Of The Small Tire Throwdown Continues

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We’re back with more killer photos from DXP Productions Lights Out 11 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. While there are some more races to be run by the end of...

Long Roof and A Long Name: The Porsche Panamera Turbo S-E Hybrid Sports Turismo Hauls!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Are you a retired racecar driver? Is 591(Audi RS6) or 630 horsepower (Mercedes E63 S) not enough for you in a 5-seat Wagon? Well, Porsche has you covered with 693hp in the...

Horsepower Video: Don’t Fear The Valve – Watch This Boosted Vortec 4200 Inliner Pick Up Big Power On The Dyno

The Nelson family out of Pennsylvania is awesome. Chances are, if you read BangShift you have seen or heard of their exploits on Drag Week, at the former Ohio Mile, the Grassroots Motorsports $2000...

Watch Krawiec, Stanfield, Tommy Johnson Jr, and Tony Schumacher Win Final Rounds In Houston – Wild Stuff!

It was a rip-roaring finish to the second to last race of the 2020 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series. Four final rounds that saw only one winner who had done it this season already. Eddie Krawiec...

OPGI Has Monster Savings Until October 31 – Use Promo Code MONSTER20 – HURRY!

From radiators, to wiring harnesses, to bushings and ball joints, you better check out OPGI’s latest sale which runs until October 31, 2020. This is good stuff because you will see savings up...

Surprise! Watch This Russian Couple And Their Car Get Blasted With A Wall Of Snow From A High Speed Plow Truck

It snows a lot in Russia so they have a good system for clearing the roads and keeping traffic moving so that the quota of insane dash cam videos can be met. That’s the country’s largest...