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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Lights Out 12 Drag Racing Action Photos: More Amazing Cars, Power Adders, and Beasts On The Strip At SGMP

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We’re continuing to roll out our photo coverage from last week’s Lights Out 12 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. The event kicked off what is an...

Hustling Little Hottie: The 1994 Toyota MR2 Turbo Was Like A Baby Supra With A Price Tag To Match

We always think of Toyota as kind of a staid manufacturer who doesn’t pay a lot of attention to performance, flash, and dash. That’s effectively wrong because over the years, they have...

Wrecking Yard Wonders: This Engine Masters Video Shows Off Some Of Their Prime Junkyard Based Builds

There’s a magic to making a junkyard engine a powerhouse. Taking something abandoned, forlorn, and destined to be smelted into a puddle and giving it a vibrant second life. This video...

Ride Along On The Helmet Of Kevin Harvick For A 9,000RPM Rip Saw Road Course Lap At VIR

While we’re not huge stock car racing fans around here we certainly have an appreciation for the cars and for the drivers that pilot them every week at speedways across the nation. We will...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The 1970s Best/Worst Factory Special Paint Job

While the performance of cars and trucks literally tanked during the 1970s, the creative minds in Detroit and elsewhere did not give up on truing to entice buyers to showrooms with the illusion of...

Classic Drag Radio Ad: A Fantastic Late 1960s Screamer For The Gold Cup At Niagra International Drag Strip

From the early 1960s right into the middle 1970s Niagra Drag Strip was there to serve the needs of drag fans in the Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, New York areas of the world. The place brought all the...

Wagon Master: The New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo Has A Bad Name But Monster Performance

(By Tom Lohnes) – Porsche’s first EV since the early 1900’s, the Taycan has broken ground as both an electric vehicle and a sports car. The hatchback Taycan is a very practical vehicle in...

V Is For Bad Ass: Cadillac Not Done With New High Performance Models…But What Comes Next?

(By Tom Lohnes) – After the shocking success of the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing cars in their preorder phase, Cadillac has gained some confidence in performance cars, and expanding the V-series...

Lights Out 12 Drag Racing Action Photos: Wheels Up And Hammer Down At South Georgia Motorsports Park

(Photos by Wes Allison) – We’re back with more awesome photo coverage from Lights Out 12 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. This event was a monster success both on the track and through...

Mark Williams Enterprises Is not Just About Parts – They Rule At Tools, Too!

We all know that Mark Williams Enterprises is a leading suppliers of high performance components in the world of motorsports, but Mark Williams Enterprises is not just about parts! The men and women...

The Incredible Shrinking Crossover: When Does a “Utility Vehicle” Get So Small That Utility Is No Longer A Thing?

(By Tom Lohnes) – At what point does a Crossover get so small it becomes a lifted hatchback? I would say the line isn’t in the realm of size, but rather being 2WD-only. Hyundai is a now a...

On Top Of The World: Here’s The Full 1957 Chevy Promotional Film Featuring Trucks On The Alcan Highway

This is a fantastic film from the late 1950s that we think you’ll dig, especially if you enjoy the history of American trucks. Today, manufacturers put their rigs through a load of sometimes...

Watching This Turn Of The Century 10hp Engine Start Up And Run Is Absolute Gearhead Magic

We love horsepower, wretched excess, and all things over the top here but as many of you longtime readers of BangShift know we also really appreciate history and the technology that has evolved into...

Think You Are A Road Course Boss? Watch This Guy On A Shifter Kart Racing In The Rain Show You That You’re Not

I am no great shakes as a driver but I can tell you that I have driven a “racing” go kart in the rain and it is like trying to ride a greased pig. The machine I was driving had four...