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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

This 1971 Vintage Drag Video From Lions Is The Coolest We Have Ever Seen!

Lions Drag Strip is one of the most magical places in drag racing history. Accurate or not, many consider it the “best” drag strip of all time. That may be more of an emotional vote...

High Steel: This 1970s Documentary About Mohawks Building Manhattan Sky Scrapers Is Incredible

The year was 1916 and the event was the construction of the Hell Gate Bridge. It was this occasion that brought a significant number of Native Americans from the Mohawk Tribe to New York and gave...

Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2019 Photos: A Wet But Fun Monday In Virginia Started The Week

(Photos by David Whealon) – Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2019 got off on an interesting foot at Virginia Motorsports Park last Monday. Mother Nature decided to make the first day a test wills,...

eBay: This 1965 Volvo P1800 Is A Road Racing Champ An It Looks Amazing

There are certain cars that look kind of timid and weird on the street but look completely boss in race form. We’d put the Volvo P1800 in this class. We have seen them are skinny tire equipped...

Spraying At The Hit Video: Nitrous and Traction Equal Death For A Universal Joint and Floor

So there’s something completely awesome about a nitrous guy who brings it all in at once. If you are a nitrous racer, you know what we mean. The fact that your performance is dictated on how...

This 1970s Chevy Van and Suburban Promotional Video Is Pretty Awesome

We often talk about how the modern SUV is sold to people in a way that companies did not advertise or promote 40 years ago. Welp, we’re wrong and this video proves it. You are going to watch a...

Weird Head: This Yenko/Weslake Four-Valve Small Block Chevy Head Is Insane and A Unicorn

So we have managed to find some interesting and rare parts on eBay over the years but this one really takes the cake. You are looking at one of 20 ever made Yenko/Weslake four-valve small block Chevy...

Video: Crampton, Beckman, Line, Savoie, All Take Initial NHRA Countdown Wins At Maple Grove

The start of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship at Maple Grove Raceway was one of the most topsy-turvy NHRA Mello Yello Series National Events in years. Fernando Cuadra went to the final round in...

Epic History: How NASA Steered The Saturn V Rocket – This Is An Amazing Video

This video is fantastic. If you were ever wondering how rudimentary and interesting the computer technology used in the Apollo NASA missions was, we have your answer right here. In this film we get...

Pro Stock Time Machine – Check Out This IHRA Moutain Motor Action From St Louis, Circa 1985

With all the talk about today’s modern NHRA pro stock category and how mountain motors may be a part of it heading into the future, we thought we would look into the past. See, the NHRA tour...

Awesome 1970s In-Car Video With Gerry Marshall As He Muscles A Screaming 302 Chevy Around A British Road Course

Lots of American racing fans probably don’t know who the heck Gerry Marshall is but we know our European readers will know the name right off the bat. Marshall was one of the best “saloon...

Safety In 1975 Video: Watch Race Drivers And Regular People Talk About The Wonder Of Seatbelts 40+ Years Ago

There’s something to be said for seatbelts. We all went through a phase in our lives when putting on a seatbelt was like admitting you enjoyed Culture Club music in the 1980s. It was shameful...

Coolness! Check Out This Episode Of The Long Forgotten “Pro Drag Superstars” TV Show From 1985

I love finding stuff like this. Ever heard of the TV show “Pro Drag Superstars”? I sure had not before stumbling onto this video that was hiding a dark, recessed corner of YouTube. The...

Amazing Historical Video: Listen To Amazing Audio From Breedlove and Arfons During Their 1960s Land Speed Duel – Incredible Peek Into History

We show lots of old videos here on BangShift and some of them are silent. I normally am not too busted about that because the moving pictures are so compelling to look at you can get around the lack...