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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Watch And Listen To A 400hp Jaguar Inline Six Make A Full Throated Dyno Pull

The 4.2L Jaguar DOHC six engine is one of those great mills that had a long life and still has legions of fans. The engine was in production from 1964-1992 a longevity that few automotive engines...

Stunning Video: Behind The Scenes And On The Track With The Greatest Wheelstanders Of The 1960s

If you are a fan of old school drag racing and the exhibition vehicles that wowed crowds and kept people in the seats during the 1960s,this video will be your nirvana. It opens with Bob Riggle, Jack...

This Kenworth T800 Fitted With A Roto Dump Rotating Body Is The Ultimate In Dump Truck Convenience

Practicality is an important facet of any machine that will be used to get a job done. While we can look at dump trucks and revel in their size and braun there’s also the fact that these trucks...

In-Car Video: Ride In A Sprint Car During A Heat Race At The Belleville High Banks In Kansas

I have been on a research kick lately surrounding circle tracks and other forms of racing facilities. There are hundreds of tiny little track across America that are legend in their local area but...

The Greatest Muscle Car Print Ad That You’ve Probably Never Seen – Pontiac Perfection

Pontiac advertising in the 1960s was driven by the colorful, creative, and brilliant Jim Wangers. This ad below which came from a 1964 copy of Road and Track magazine has his finger prints all over...

Take A Nine Second Ride In This Screaming, Four Speed, 427R Powered Ford Fairlane Super Stocker

Some announcer “inside baseball” to begin. We ALL fight over calling Super Stock. You can pick out the hardcore drag race announcers in the room when Super Stock rolls around the corner...

Ride Along With a Three Engine, 5000hp Pulling Tractor!

Pressing play on the video after the jump will probably put you in a place that you’ve never been before. That place is sitting virtually on top of three blown Hemi engines making a combined...

Video Of A Massive, Pre-Hydraulic LeTourneau Front End Loader Is Yellow Poetry In Motion

As I have established over the last thirteen years here at BangShift, I love old machines that completed huge tasks without the technology of today. Decades back, the work still had to get done and...

Video: Brandt Railroad Trucks Are The Coolest Big Rigs In The World –

I must have been sick the day that Brandt railroad trucks were discussed at the university of awesome because before today I had no idea that such a thing existed. Sure, I have seen HY-Rail pickup...

Video: Watch This Vintage Ferrari Flat 12 Engine Scream, Shoot Fire, and Turn 10,000 RPM

The late 1960s were not exactly awesome for the Ferrari Formula One program. There were winning on average of about one race a year and the company’s once dominant place in the sport was...

Video On The Manufacturing Of A Ship Propeller Is Awesome

On a seemingly daily basis these days we’re reminded how dumb people can be. From idiotic acts behind the wheel to the way problems are solved it seems like we’re a species that’s...

Video: This Blown Big Block Chevy Powered Trip Hammer Is Awesome Overkill

Trip hammers are cool machines designed to literally smash and bash whatever is placed in them flat. In the case of this video it appears to be a thick piece of solid steel bar stock that gets...

How To Build A Nitro Powered Drill

The world of the “How To” video is a strange one. These things range from the driest things you have ever laid your eyes on to some of the most entertaining footage you can imagine....

Check Out This Maine Logging Truck Stacked To The Rafters!

It is an argument as to what the harshest environment is where big trucks operate. The desert? The city? Mines? Those are all good options but for us, logging trucks have the hardest job over all the...