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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Fiat Freaked Out by Chrysler’s Vanishing Value

By a general consensus, most gearheads feel that the Chrysler takeover by Fiat will end in some sort of disaster. The question is only if it will be long-term disaster, short-term disaster, or the...

Drag Racing’s Chuck Finders Passes

We’re late out of the blocks with this news, but Chuck Finders who raced with the Stone, Woods, Cook team, along with running many of his own cars, has passed away. Chuck has been a recognized...

Weird Fact of the Day

David Reutimann’s name will be etched in the history books because, when he won the rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600 yesterday, he became the first driver in NASCAR history to win a points race with...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: We Enjoyed a Jeremy Clarkson Column

Normally, Jeremy Clarkson, made famous by the BBC hit show Top Gear, is known for bashing the daylights out of American cars and anything that has to do with them. He comes off as arrogant, elitist,...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

If you’ve read the BangShift.com Motorized Freak column long enough, you knew this was coming at some point. One of the most recognizable vehicles in the history of vehicles, the Oscar Meyer...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Cool 1971 Chevelle Wagon

This week we head up north, way the hell up north, to the permafrost of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We scouted out a beautiful, big-block powered, 1971 Chevelle wagon that is the perfect mix...

FAST Rolls Out a New Catalog

Looking for EFI stuff? Want something to leaf through when you are supposed to be working at your desk? FAST has just the thing for you. The company has just rolled out a new 32-page color catalog of...

It Came from the Fab Shop: The End of Cheap Old Car Parts?

(By Loren Krussow) – A few weeks ago, BangShift.com member Rebeldryver (Scott) posted a link to a CraigsList ad for a ’59 Chevy bench seat. For a tattered original with nothing usable...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Dodge Custom Lancer

Chevy seems to get all the design credit for the 1957 model year, and don’t get us wrong, the 1957 Bow Tie offerings were great looking pieces. But many people forget that the late-1950s Dodge...

Mayfield Lawyers Up in an Attempt to Clear His Name

Jeremy Mayfield, the NASCAR driver indefinitely suspended for violating NASCAR’s drug testing policy, has hired a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name. Apparently he has also acquired a copy...

Gearhead Destination: The Sand Hills Open Road Challenge

The bustling metropolis of Arnold, Nebraska plays host to The Sandhills Open Road Challenge, a unique event that is part road course time trial and part top speed challenge. The 55-mile course is a...

Video of the Week: Naked Pro Mod Burnout, on the Street

We’ve heard old timers tell us a million stories about working on their race cars at the local gas station and making the occasional trip up main street to try out their latest parts or tuning...

Founding NASCAR Racer Frank Mundy Dies at Age 90

The last remaining attendee of the famous 1947 meeting at Daytona Beach which resulted in the formation of NASCAR has died. Frank Mundy of Atlanta, Georgia, was that man, and his passing really...

Carnage of the Week: Rally Car Rolls 15 Times!

Rally racing is cool stuff with cars flying through the air and hurtling over all sorts of terrain at high rates of speed. This particular car happens to be driven by the crazy nut Travis Pastrana....