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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Old School Video: This Footage Of A British Firefly Racing Dinghy Boat From 1958 Rules

The English have always been pretty proud of their boat building skills and rightfully so. From the battleships that lead them to be the world’s first super power and effectively rule the...

Aeromotive Named the Official Fuel System for Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School

It is always neat when two great teams get together for their mutual benefit. In this case it is the team at Aeromotive and the team at Frank Hauley’s Drag Racing School. This is a great deal...

Bob Tasca Jr’s Tunnel Port 427 Powered 1968 Torino Surfaces Ater 35 Years Of Slumber!

There’s something to be said for being the son of a legend, especially when said legend is at the height of his hot rodding powers. Bob and Carl Tasca are the sons of the late “Big...

Historic Video: The Race Of Two Words Was Run At Monza in 1957 and 1958 – USA vs The World!

It is an event that has all but been forgotten by history. An international race so wild that during the first running, most of the teams pulled out of competition after qualifying. An event that...

The American Powertrain Tuesday Shift: A Supercharged Straight Eight, A Clutch Pedal, And A Hill Climb

We live in an exceptionally neat age where things we see on a magazine page will suddenly roar to life in front of our very eyes in video form. That’s exactly what you are about to watch. The...

Flathead Love Video: These 11 Flathead Engines Are All Cool In Their Own Right

Today we look at flathead engines in a vintage, cool, almost quaint kind of way, right? They have appeal because of their age and because they represent the first wave of technology that hot rodders...

BangShift Question of the Day: What’s the Best Sounding Internal Combustion Engine?

Today’s a day where sound seem to be a theme and now we’re dragging you into it.  Part of being a dedicated gearhead is an appreciation of the many ways that cars, trucks, and other...

Big Thrash: Watch A Kiwi Caterpillar Crew Rebuild A D8R That Lives In Antarctica!

Overhauls are among our favorite things to watch on the internet. That’s doubly true when the video is produced and laid out as well as this one is. There’s a reason for that though....

Epic Tuesday Time Killer: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Most Embarrassing Mechanical Mistake You’ve Made?

For all you yukksters out there, skip answers like, “Buying a Ford/Chevrolet/Dodge” that’s not the intention of this question. No, we want to know a screw up you have made while...

Hover Torquer: This Video Feature Of A Wildly Low Slung 1958 Ford C550 Is Awesome – Cummins Power, Burnouts, More!

This is one wild truck. It has the visual impact of a sledgehammer and the truck has a cool backstory and build story as well. The 1958 Ford C550 cab was found intact in a junkyard and the cab along...

This Little 1970 Datsun U521 Crew Cab Truck Is Rare, Weird, and Kind Of Awesome

As we speed toward our 30,000th blog item here at BangShift there are some things that continue to surprise us. Firstly is seeing a car or a type of car that we have never seen before or never knew...

Watch This Awesome Saab Sonnett Bonneville Record Holder Make A Dyno Pull With Its 3-Cylinder 2-Stroke Engine!

The Saab Sonnett was a minuscule sports car offered by the Swedish company in three different generations. Small, light, front wheel drive, and fun to operate, they were not sold in huge numbers here...

Got A 2015-2018 Polaris RZR 900 or 900S? You Need This New Flowmaster XDR Bolt on Exhaust

The world of side by side and UTV performance is expanding at a rate faster than the galaxy is. These things have become a hot rodder’s dream with stout engines from the factory that can be hot...