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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

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....

It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF’er of Invention

(By Loren Krussow) – A short while back I got to thinking it would be nice to get out my old ’70 El Camino and perhaps cruise it to the Big Bear BangShift get-together in June. I had...

Site of the Week: OldCarAndTruckPictures.com

While the name of the site certainly does not bowl you over with its inspiration, the massive number and variety of photos on this webpage will. OldCarAndTruckPictures.com is a catchall site that...

All Four Manufacturers Pull Financial Support for NASCAR Nationwide Series and Truck Series

Toyota has become the final auto manufacturer to announce that it will pull all financial support from the NASCAR truck series and Nationwide Series. The company, like the three American brands that...

Barnstormin’: The Hot Rod Reunion Weekend in Kentucky

For BangShift.com, the 2009 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will hopefully be remembered as a watershed weekend where we got ourselves out to a...

Sunday Coverage of the 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion

The 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion is in the books. After three days of sweltering heat, crushing humidity, and all-out horsepower warfare, the event has drawn to a close. BangShift.com has been...

Event Coverage: Saturday at the 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, 248 Photos!

Saturday at the 2009 Holley/NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was action-packed, hot, humid, hazy, and hella cool. The car show was more massive than ever we could have...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Viper Plant Reopens, USA Today Writer is a Killjoy

This week’s Friday Excuse to go Home Early and Drink touches on both happiness and anger.  The good news is that the Dodge Viper plant is back up and running in Detroit, cranking out...

More Amazing NHRA Photos by Mark Rebilas

While the NHRA event at Topeka, Kansas, was heldsome time ago, we still found it worthy to direct you to another amazing collection of photos from Mark Rebilas, who was on the scene at that race....

The Internet is Serious Business: Mud Bogging Websites in the New York Times

When we ran across a story about mud-bogging websites being covered in the New York Times, we knew something interesting had to be going on. It’s not like the paper would (Heaven forbid!) send...