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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Bonneville Speed Week 2017 Photo Coverage: Hot Rods, Crusty Bikes, and High Speed Racing Machines

We’re rolling on with our non-stop barrage of photos from Bonneville Speed Week 2017! This time it is a collection of my photos from early in the event and you’ll see hot rods, ancient...

Wreckage Video: This Massive Formula 5000 Wreck From St. Jovite In 1969 Was Unintentionally Captured By A Documentary Team

The Circuit Mont-Tremblant race track in St. Jovite, Canada has been the scene of many memorable road racing moments but in 1969 the place gained some infamy for being home to a pair of massive...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Take A Flying Lap Of Spa With Chris Harris In A Low Drag E-Type Jag!

If you don’t know the name Chris Harris, you have apparently been away from the internet for, uhhh, years. The dude was all over the Drive channel on YouTube, he’s now a presenter on Top...

Here’s The Dirt Equivalent To Outlaw Pro Mod Racing – These Dirt Drag Racing Rigs Are Nuts!

We’ll forever be fascinated with the application of massive horsepower to the ground whether it is on asphalt or something way less sold. This video falls into that “way less solid”...

Historic Drag Video: Drag Racing – Sport of the People

By now, you should have read our great interview with Jon Lundberg, the truly great drag racing announcer from the golden era of the sport. Lundberg was called the “Voice of Drag Racing”...

Watch And Listen To This NASCAR Engine Get Spintron Tested To 9,000 RPM – Wild Stuff!

The Spintron machine is one of the greatest tools ever devised for race engine builders, valvetrain manufacturers, and people who make their living making horsepower on the highest levels. This is a...

Vintage TV Ad Perfection: Evel Knievel In All His 1970s Greatness Hawking AMF Bikes

There were few people more famous in the 1970s than the late Evel Knievel. From jumping motorcycles to jumping canyons (Ok…trying to jump canyons) he was known around the world for his feats of...

1977 Mack Vs 1972 Chevelle! The Chase Scene From Convoy Including An Under Appreciated Jump!

Listen, whenever we get the chance to get Earnest Borgnine some screen time here on BangShift, we take it. Why? Who the hell knows why, honestly. The real reason we’re posting this clip from...

Bonneville Push Car Perfection? This 1963 New Yorker Station Wagon Rules and It Has A Cross Ram, 426ci Max Wedge Engine!

We know what you are thinking. “Why would you ever put a wagon this nice and awesome on the Bonneville Salt Flats?!” Yes, the thing would get salt on it but frankly it ain’t the end...

More Salt! We’ve Got Photos Galore Left To Share – From Small Blocks to Target 550, You’ll Enjoy These

(Photos by the author) – You didn’t think we were simply going to share one measly gallery from the salt today, did you? HA! Oh ye of little faith. Nope, here’s a second blast of...

This Is Bonneville: Rebuilding An Amazing Motorcycle In The Bed Of A Truck Sitting In Front Of A Motel 6 Hotel Room

(Photos by Bret Kepner) – It was a couple of years ago that we introduced the BangShift reader universe to Alp and Jalika. To me more specific we’re talking about Alp Sungurtekin and...

Not Today! Watch Racer Nick Swift Complete A Spectacular High Speed Pass At Goodwood – Opposite Lock!

The 74th running of the Goodwood Members Meeting took place a short time ago at the famed Silverstone Circuit in England. The course has been around for a long, looong time and has produced exciting...

Video: This 1905 Fiat Isotta Racer Has An Airship Engine, Power For Days, And An Incredible Story

If there’s an era of racing that we have fallen more and more in love with over the last few years it’s definitely the stuff that happened from about 1900 through 1920. This was the era...

It’s Tops! This Historic Sales Video For The Allis-Chalmers HD-19 Crawler Tractor Is A Fun Watch

The Allis-Chalmer HD-19 was an important crawler tractor for the company and it was used everywhere from the farm to the battlefield over the years. They were shipped to England as part of the...