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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

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...

Don Garlits Explains how to Fix Professional Drag Racing

Thanks to Dave Wallace for pointing us towards this link to an interview with Don Garlits where he expresses his ideas for “fixing” professional drag racing. Although he offers no...

See The Veale/Brown BangShift.com A/Fuel Dragster at Schepel Motor Group This Saturday

This weekend the Veale/Brown Motorsports A/Fuel dragster, which flies the BangShift.com colors loud and proud, will be appearing at their primary sponsor’s yearly car show. The show, being held...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1928 vs. 1957 Plymouths

This week’s cool old press photo raises an interesting question: Which would you rather have? In 1957, the factory PR team drummed up this comparison of the 1928 and 1957 Plymouths. On one hand...

Cool Heavy-Duty Hot Rod

We saw this awesome truck over at CarDomain and it’s been keeping us up  at night with the sweats. It looks like a 1956 Chevy, and the cab is, but it is sitting on a 6500-series...

Champion Speed Shop at the National Hot Rod Reunion

Journalist and PR hack Mike Bumbeck recently sent us this announcement of the San Francisco’s Champion Speed Shop attending the National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky: The Champion...

Around-the-World Road Trip

Imagine the ultimate road trip. Now take your wildest thought and crumple it up and throw it away because you’ve not even begun to touch the trip that Jan and Leone Vorster have been on for the...