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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Gov’t Hopes to Have Dealers Paid by the end of September; Year Not Specified

The phrase, “Close enough for government work” is ringing true recently. The row over getting car dealers paid for their Clunker trade-ins seems to have finally been settled and now the...

Event Gallery: 2009 Old Time Drags and Funny Car Reunion at Englishtown, New Jersey

The Englishtown Old Time Drags and Funny Car Reunion is a kick ass event. We’ve been to two of them and can vouch that the fun factor is very high. Luckily for us, reader Joe Grippo attended...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: A Monte We Wanty

This one is personal. Back in high school in the late 1990’s we knew a kid, whose name we’ll withhold to protect him, who had this identical car. It’s so close to the car he had, we...

Audi President Says Chevy Volt is a Car for Idiots; We Think It Sounds Like a Perfect Fit For Him

Smarmy. It’s a word used to describe someone who oozes trumped-up self importance, arrogance, and a sickening level of uppity-ness. Basically it describes Johan de Nysschen, who is the...

BangShift Member’s Project of the Week: Eric’s Speedy Beater 1979 F350 Build

This is a new weekly feature where we’ll feature a Bangshift.com forum member’s project each week. We have a huge number and variety of reader project cars that you can read all about...

Ridetech.com Coverage of the 23rd Goodguys West Coast Nationals

BangShift.com sponsor Ridetech attends numerous shows nationwide each year, and often posts coverage on the Ridetech.com site. The most recent photos there are from the Goodguys 23rd annual West...

Chainsaws from Hell: Cool Story on Pro Lumberjack Hot Saws

If you’ve ever attended a lumberjack competition or watched one on television, no doubt you saw the “hot saw” competition. It’s essentially a drag race through a big log using...

Chrysler Posts Year-to-Year Sales Loss During Cash For Clunkers Program

Chrysler was the only car company to actually see a US sales decrease in August, despite the Cash for Clunkers program. This was due to a lack of inventory to sell. The company is getting ready to...

German Cash For Clunkers Program Ends Early

The German government has announced the end of its Cash for Clunkers program earlier than expected as the program, much like the one here in the USA, cooked through its alotted cash a lot more...

NASCAR Suspends Three Crew Members On Drug Policy; 10 So Far This Season

The Associated Press is reporting that three NASCAR crewmen have been suspended from competition due to violations of the substance abuse policy. The story seems to indicate the the three were caught...

Event Gallery: 2009 NHRA Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove

The Keystone Nationals, held at the scenic and spacious Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pennsylvania, is one of the biggest and baddest events on the NHRA circut. BangShift.com forum member Joe...

Event Gallery: Cruise the Spirit July 2009

Just to prove that the fine people of Western Canada are not stuck on Mopars only (since we have featured two Canadian Mopar events recently), BangShift.com forum member Bruce Lozinsky (known as...

Video of the Week: Messing With AJ Foyt is Not a Good Idea

AJ Foyt is a racing legend. He can be spoken about with a straight face as one of the best race car drivers ever. He drove and won in just about everything, including IMSA prototypes, as shown in...

Hell Yeah! NHRA Run Top Fuelers Four Wide Exhibition Pass at zMax Dragway

We’d pay to see this! The NHRA will run a quartet of Top Fuel dragsters on a single exhibition lap at the upcoming Carolina Nationals held at zMax Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. This event...