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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Is Tesla On The Verge Of Financial Ruin? Fiscal Micromanagement Instituted To Conserve Cash

It’s all about the cashflow when you have a business. What’s leaving and what’s coming in. If you have more leaving than coming in, this is when the server problems start. For the...

The Old Backwards Monster Truck Jump Trick: Watch Black Stallion Get it Done (Kind Of)

Monster trucks have been doing wacky stuff for years and years. It only took a little while for the general public to tire of simply seeing the trucks crush cars. Then they started racing side by...

This Car and Track Video Review Of A 1973 Opel Manta Luxus Is Awesome

History has forgotten a ton of the weird little cars that were imported into the USA by American auto makers during the late 1960s and early 1970s. They were trying to do whatever they could to stem...

BangShift Destination Photo Gallery: The Massive Pumping Engines Of The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum – Watertown, Massachusetts

It’s always amazing when you live near something incredible and had no idea it existed. Such was the case with me and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Watertown, Massachusetts. This place...

Watch This 427 FE High Riser Crank Out 670hp On The Dyno – This Thing Sounds Grand!

We’ve told you about the 427 FE high riser engine a bunch here at BangShift over the years. One of the meanest versions of the venerable engine, it powered Ford to make race wins on circle...

Incredible Video: Calling These Model Trains Is Like Calling The Eiffel Tower A Pile Of Metal

(By Greg Rourke) – When you think of model railroads, do you think about a sorry circle of track around the Christmas tree and a few Lionel cars and a locomotive pulling them? Or maybe a loop...

The Monday Shift: Frame Twisting, Gear Jamming, Big Rig Torque – In-Truck Video!

No, there’s nothing wrong with the angle of the picture here. There’s no problem with the person holding the camera. The only “problem” is that this big rig is making so much...

Ride Shotgun In A Swamp Buggy As it Runs Full Bore Around The Mile O Mud In Florida!

Like many of you, I have waned to drive a swamp buggy since I was a kid in the 1980s and watched them tear up the famed Mile O Mud in Florida. Well this video from the Sims Racing YouTube page takes...

Wild Video: Watch The Hydraulic Cylinder In A Dump Truck Explode Under Pressure – Insane!

(By Greg Rourke) – Dump trucks…my old nemesis. I hauled all sorts of stuff one might put in a dump truck for many years. Usually drove junk, such as ancient R Model Macks until my...

Buy From The Experts! Mark Williams Race Ready 3rd Members Are Set Up And Ready To Hit The Track

As hardcore hot rodders and racers know, quality parts and components are the difference between winning and losing in many cases. Mark Williams race ready 3rd members are shipped to you ready to...

Watch This Classic Turbocharged Offy Indy Car Spend Time On The Chassis Dyno – Horsepower!

Since we are inching toward the 2019 Indianapolis 500, we sought out some cool Indy related content and found it in the form of this video that features a classic early 1970s Indy racer with a...

2019 Somernites Cruise Photo Coverage: Chevrolets Need Not Apply! This Gallery of Cool Stuff Is Bowtie Free

(Photos and words by Doug Gregory) –This group of images is of stuff not too old, none of it new, and none of it Chevy.  I’ll start off with the lovely Vista Cruiser.  There’s so much...

Incredible Video: If You Love 1960s Super Stock Drag Racing You’ll Freak When You Watch This Video

Jim Amos of Bee-On Video has been producing some of the best vintage drag racing videos for as long as we can remember. One of his newest is a feature length piece on Super Stock racing in the 1960s....

That’s Bad, Right? This Screaming Diesel Truck Burns Tires And Then Catches On Fire!

This modified diesel truck is pretty wild but we’re not sure it is intended to be as wild as it is in this video. The truck is laid down on the ground, the engine has been moved behind the cab,...