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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

2011 Camaro Z28 Still in the Works?

We were tipped off by an astute reader to a blog post over at Camaro5.com that reports GM officials strongly hinting that Chevy will indeed produce a Camaro Z28, albeit a couple years out. This is...

Bad Career Move: City Employee Charged with Stealing $58K in Diesel Fuel

When a guy whose job is to deliver fuel for the city of Baltimore goes rogue, it’s going to be expensive for the tax payers and lucrative for the law breaker. Long story short, it was. The...

eBay Pick of the Week: Factory Dual-Quad 1964 Buick Riviera

With the Bill Mitchell—designed 1963 Riviera fresh on customers’ minds, GM did little to change the styling of the car for 1964. It was, after all, one of the most visually stunning cars...

SEMA Says: Take a Friend to a Race

Not that we need to be telling this to our devoted readership, but it’s racing season. For many parts of the country, it is a precious short time, so hard core fans and racers spend lots of...

Car Feature: Stunning 1955 Chevy Nomad, With Video!

Chevy Nomads are one of the few cars that will be eternally cool. Maybe that’s why Robert “Nick” Nichols wanted one and was willing to wait for it—for 50 years to be exact!...

A Load of Event Coverage in Photos and Video from RideTech.com

Air Ride is not just one of our proud sponsors here at BangShift.com, they are also the owners of killer sites of their own: RideTech.com and RideTechTV.com. We go there to oogle and order suspension...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM to Close the Last Cadillac Dealer in Detroit

Dalgleish Cadillac, the last remaining Cadillac dealer in Detroit and a dealer who has been selling Cadillacs since 1954, has been notified by GM that they will be not be part of the GM dealer...

Grassroots Motorsports Open House This Weekend

Just because we’re based here in the electronic medium doesn’t mean that we’re not still major magazine geeks. One of our favorite reads, and we’re guessing one read by many...

Attila the Jav: We Tear Down Our AMC 360

Being an eternal optimist has its pitfalls. Mainly it’s the times when you’ve talked youself into thinking something is a lock when it really isn’t. Such is the case with our...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Harley Powered Dragster

Now this is some fun stuff. This 88ci Harley-Davidson powered dragster, which looks all the world like a slightly puffed up Jr. dragster, was built by Phil McGee who is a major supplier of parts to...

“Land Speed” Louise Calls Out Jesse James

There has been some pretty heavy-duty internet hype surrounding Jesse James and his recent high-speed, hydrogen-powered exploits at El Mirage Dry Lake. Heck, Chad Reynolds, my partner here at...

Photo of the Week, Guest Contributor Edition: Blown Altered on the Beach

The parachute has been an integral part of stopping fast drag racing machinery for more than 50 years now. The science behind their function has been proven time and time again. Unfortunately, they...

Cool Old Press Photo: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

This week’s Cool Old Press Photo highlights an iconic American car, the 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Introduced in 1955 the Thunderbird quickly became a hot item for Ford, both on the showroom floor...

Gearhead Destination: Beech Bend Raceway

Having just recently returned from a weekend at what is definitely a track in the top five coolest strips in America, we’d be crazy to let this chance to talk a little more about it slip by....