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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Truckin’ Fun: This 1960 GMC Video Shows Off The New LCF Trucks and The Torture Chamber Crackerbox

Trucking is a tough way to make a living in 2018, let alone more than a half century ago when this video was made. Certain things have gotten better, like the trucks themselves, the highway system,...

Fare Thee Well, Rocket Man – Francois Gissy, The Frenchman Known For His Incredible Homebuilt Rockets Has Died

It was a note from BangShift contributor Benoit Pigeon and the comments on a video I posted yesterday that floored me. Francois Gissy, the Frenchman who built a series of incredible rocket powered...

Sportsman Action Photo Coverage From NHRA Charlotte: From Factory Stock To Comp Eliminator, It Is Here

(Photos by David Whealon) – It was big fun watching the sportsman class eliminations at the 2018 NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, North Carolina. Virtually the entire slate of...

Got $18,000 and A Zest For Life? This Mosquito Ultralight Helicopter Could Be Your Jam

Have you ever wanted to own a flying bowling alley chair? Now’s your chase because this Mosquito Ultralight Helicopter could be yours for just $18,000. For that $18,000 you get some aluminum, a...

Watch The Waterproof Unstoppable RC Truck Run Under 5ft Of Water Like A Boss

Thanks to BangShifter Matt Mattos we have another video featuring the now legendary waterproof unstoppable rc truck. In this installment the truck is driven straight into a pond and driven around...

Drag Video: Awesome In-Car Footage Of A Blown Hot Rod Taking On A ’55 Chevy At The Nostalgia Drags

This is one of the most bitchin’ drag videos we’ve seen in some time. The footage was taken at the Kontinentals Day of the Drags in 2007. Day of the Drags is an event that Charles Wickam...

Video: Watch A Violent Lotus Exige Wreck On Germany’s Nurburgring – Oil On the Track and High Speeds Equal Disaster! Driver OK

We’ve showed lots of video from the Nurburgring over the years here on BangShift. The famed German race track is one of the few places on Earth that you can plunk down some money and take...

Vintage Car Ads From the 1964 NY International Auto Show Program!

And the hits just keep on coming! We’re bringing you another load of ad scans from our recently unearthed copy of the official program from the 1964 New York International Auto Show. As...

Fantastic 1970s Drag Video: Connecticut Dragway Action Featuring the Best Period EJ Potter Footage We’ve Ever Seen

In the realm of vintage drag racing videos, this couple minute clip from Connecticut Dragway’s heyday ranks up there with the best of them. Featuring a ton of great race cars, some cool pit...

This Modified Hayabusa Motorcycle Uses A Hydrogen Peroxide Rocket To Power The Rear Tire – Not Thrust Driven, Wheel Driven Rocket Power!

The name Francois Gissy is no stranger to the pages of BangShift as we showed you all kinds of cool video from the record setting ride he took atop a hydrogen peroxide rocket propelled bicycle last...

Rain Nips NHDRO at the Stripe in Ohio – Despite Late Inning Wetness NHDRO Liguori Drag Racing May Bike Fest A Success

(By Tim Hailey) – A massive oildown delayed the finish of NHDRO’s Liguori Drag Racing May Bike Fest right into a line of advancing thunderstorms that washed out the last few pairs of...

Watch Conway Witten’s Incredible Comp Eliminator Crash From Topeka 1993 – His Story is Amazing

While we have been telling you about some of the crazy things that happened at Topeka in 1993 because of the fact that the NHRA tour is racing there this weekend, there’s one story that’s...

Video: In 1984 The Mustang SVO Provided A Glimpse In The Turbocharged Future

Every now and again there are cars that really do appear ahead of their time and in 1984, the Mustang SVO was that car. Most everyone knows the story of the turbocharged four cylinder car that took...

NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Action Photos: The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Alky Classes Ran Two Wide At zMax Here’s Action Photos

(Photos by David Whealon) – Top alcohol funny car and top alcohol dragster are among our favorite classes in the world of drag racing. Why? These are immensely powerful and fast cars that are...