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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

The Gambler: This 1950s Caterpillar Safety Video Pulls No Punches!

There are a million ways to teach a lesson, right? You can teach is as a parable, you can show examples, or you can really lay it on and go for maximum impact. The last strategy is apparently what...

Top Fuel Harley Davidson Action Photos: The Most Insane Bikes In Drag Racing Attack Gainesville Raceway!

(Photos by David Whealon) – If there is one class that represents the blatant insanity of drag racing, it is the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley-Davidson division. These are V-twin bikes that...

Drag Video: Ride On The Bottom Of A Mean Little Stick Shift Mustang!

There was a time when the best thing you could do when sorting out your drag car’s suspension was to paint a stripe on the tire and ask people in the stands or on the fence what they were...

Is This The World’s Quickest Mack Truck? Watch It Boil The Tires And The Run 11s At 120 +

We’ve showed you a little window into the wild world of high performance diesel big rig trucks and buses on the small island of Puerto Rico before and we all went nuts for it. These guys LOVE...

Twin Blow Outs At 150mph? No Big Deal For The Driver Of This Chevelle

If there were a time for something to go wrong at the drag strip, the moment you are at peak speed and entering the deceleration zone would not be it. As it were, this was the exact scene at Ozark...

Watch Two Gentlemen Have A Spirited Disagreement At The Conclusion Of A Spectator Drags Race

Spectator drags at circle track events are the motorized equivalent of an organized bar fight. The combatants are never evenly matched, they are normally lacking the skills to make the thing...

Video Bonanza: A Collection of Hilarious Car Wash Failures Featuring Complete Morons and Lunatics

Next to screwing up a free lunch, wrecking your car and/or causing serious damage to it while inside a car wash seems a tough thing to do. At some places you literally drive in, pull up until a...

Watch This Modified Vintage McCulloch MC49 Kart Engine Make Dyno Pulls!

Small engines are awesome. From chainsaws to go karts the little mills keep the world moving and keep work getting done. Few outfits in history have had the influence and evolutionary umph of the...

2019 NHRA Gatornationals: E3 Spark Plugs Pro Mod Action Photos – Awesome Cars, New Looks, New Combos!

(Photos by David Whealon) – Of all the classes that put on a great show at the 2019 NHRA Gatornationals, E3 Spark Plugs pro modified stood apart in a few different ways. These guys had nearly...

Prehistoric Hot Rod: This 1916 Olds Has A Pontiac Straight 8 And Not Much Else

Now this is one of the more interesting hot rods we have run across in some time. It’s also priced to sell and there’s an element of this thing that makes us super intrigued about owning...

Old School Tech Video: This Breakdown Of A Road Ranger Big Rig Transmission From The 60s Is Brilliant!

There are millions of awesome videos on the automotive end of the internet and we try to find cool ones to show you every day here at BangShift. This particular video is an honest gem of 1960s tech...

Watch This Pulling Tractor That Uses A WWII Packard PT Boat Engine Drag The Sled All The Way Home

There are few things better than pulling tractors that use monster vintage engines to put the power to the ground and haul the sled. In this case we are talking about a tractor using a WWII Packard...

Get Sprung: COMP Cams New .660″ Lift Dual Valve Spring Kits for LS Engines – No Machining!

You’ve got an LS engine, you want to stuff some more camshaft in that bad boy. You want more lift, more aggressive ramps on the lobes, you want power, sound, and fury. What you do not want is...

Fearsome Foursome: Here Are The Four Winning Runs From The Pro Categories At The 2019 NHRA Gatornationals

It was in the top three of the greatest drag races I have ever been to. It’ll likely stay in the top three of the greatest drag races I’ll ever go to. The 50th Amalie Oil NHRA...