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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Killer Vintage Digger for Sale

We found the perfect place for the big Mickey Thompson hemi-headed 427ci Ford that is currently for sale on eBay. It would fit nicely in the front of this vintage front-engine dragster that is also...

EPA Gets Even More Powerful, Targets Nitrous Oxide; Climate Conference Airs Outrageous Propaganda Video

Here’s a quote from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson: “These long-overdue findings cement 2009’s place in history as the year when the United States Government began addressing the...

Unobtanium on eBay: Mickey Thompson Hemi-Headed 427 Side Oiler

There have been some neat and rare parts crossing the eBay waves as of late, but nothing comes close to this. A seller has put up for auction a 427ci side-oiler Ford motor equipped with insanely rare...

Carnage Video: The Monster 800-Horsepower Shredder That Can Destroy Almost Anything

We’ll start off your day with some old fashioned destruction. A company called SSI is in the industrial shredder business and they outdid themselves when they constructed the 800hp Monster...

Carnage Video: Smashing a Ford Aspire at 650 MPH

It seems this was on Mythbusters TV earlier in 2009, but we missed it until we were tipped to it by an item on Autoblog. Now that we have seen this video clip, we’re not sure how our lives were...

2009 SEMA Show to Air on SPEED TV on December 13, 14, and 20

BangShift.com is lucky to be allowed into the business-only SEMA Show, but most car people are not able to attend the trade show that has become one of the best car shows anywhere in addition to...

Video: Chip Foose Will Hot Rod a John Deere Tractor

How did we ever miss this? The Chip Foose media machine must not be firing on all 8 right now, because it was announced back in November that famed car designer Chip Foose has partnered with John...

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Great Video: The Story Behind Dougzilla and the Best Drag Racing Burndown in 40 years

In drag racing, a burndown occurs when both competitors pre-stage and neither moves to the fully staged position. There is no rule as to whom has to stage first or second, and when two guys get it in...

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Potential War Birds Movie: Cool Planes, Junk Plot?

A movie called War Birds is being pitched, and it would feature a bunch of old WWII planes. This could be totally bitchin’ if the computer graphics were held to a minimum and the planes were...

English Guy Builds Long Truck, Authorities Ban it From English Roads

An English trucking company boss has built a “super lorry” that he claims could reduce the number of trucks on English roads by 30 percent. The only problem with the truck is that it...

Challenger, Ford Fusion, Corvette Top the Prius in Owner Satisfaction

An annual Consumer Reports survey asks car buyers, “Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over...

Potential Drag Strip Runs Into Noise Concern From Townsfolk

The people of Social Circle, Georgia, are quite concerned with the proposed eighth-mile drag strip that a local man wants to build in their town. The resident, who owns another race track, is trying...

Canadian Cop Gets Nailed for Street Racing

Street racing is a strong crime for a police officer, but in Canada, any traffic violation involving 50 kph (31 mph) over the speed limit brings the charge of street racing. That law went into place...

Bruton Smith’s Lawsuit Against the City of Concord Comes to a Head

Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports International has sued the city of Concord, North Carolina, for $80 million that SMI claims the city agreed to pay in exchange for leaving Lowe’s Motor...