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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Victory Lap: This 1960s NASA Video Celebrates the Mercury Program’s Success And Is Awesome

We here at BangShift have never been quiet about our live for the US space program and the incredible magic it produced for decades. The famed Mercury Seven were perhaps the most brave and heroic...

The Dragster Jerry Darien Won The 1981 Winternationals And March Meet In Is For Sale – Awesome Car!

If you are in the market for a cool, old dragster boy do we have a good find for you! This machine was built in 1976 and was raced by the legendary Jerry Darien, a guy who has had a near 50 year...

Boat Anchor? Heck No! Boat Motor! This International Harvester 392 With Zoomies Sounds Awesome In A Boat!

The International Harvester 392 V8 is one of the most overbuilt, heavy-duty, run forever and not make a lot of horsepower kind of engines ever made. They drink fuel like few other engines of their...

Video: Know What A 1,200hp AWD VW Golf Looks Like On The Drag Strip? A Fuel Altered, That’s What

When it comes to stuff on the drag strip, very few vehicles rise to the level of what I would call, “wicked”. This is one of them. You are about to watch a MkII VW Golf that has all wheel...

Diesel Power Video: This 1937 Caterpillar Film Shows Proper Maintenance, Injector Testing, and More

This is awesome. The video you are about to see shows us the cutting edge diesel technology of eighty years ago and how famers and operators were supposed to treat it during work. This 1937...

Impractical? Fooey! Watch This Pulling Tractor Take Care Of Multiple Jobs On The Farm!

There are times in this world when practicality rules all, right? Certainly aspects of life are just better when approached with that mindset. Racing and motorsport are not parts of this discussion....

Tuff Truck All-Star Moments: Watch The Top 10 Greatest Hits As These Tuff Truck Competitors Bring The Pain!

I freaking love Tuff Truck competitions. I love them because they are wacky, they are grassroots, and they are wide open for any crazy person to put whatever vehicle they feel like they want to on a...

Awesome Video: Ride Along In A Camaro SS As It Acts As The Spotter Car For U2 Spy Plane Landings!

Now this is a ride along we never thought we would see! Since the incredible U2 spay plane has been a part of the United States Air Force fleet, there have been spotter cars chasing it down the...

Monaco Memories: This Trailer For A Film About The Monaco GP Has Legendary Drivers, Historic Footage

The Monaco Grand Prix is racing’s grand old lady. The race, which follows the same street circuit that it has since 1929 embodies all the stuff that makes F1 the most glamorous racing series in...

eBay Find: This 1,100ci, All-Aluminum Ford GAF V8 Is A WWII Relic We Want To Own!

We have told you about the awesome Ford GAA V8 more than once around here but we still get excited when we see them come up for sale or appear in other random dark corners of the internet. This time...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: 1980s Gear Jamming Drag Racing Perfection!

Oh yes. Ohhhhhhh yes. This is an awesome American Powertrain Parting Shift because we are going to take you back about 30 years or so to Piedmont Dragway in North Carolina. Here we are going to watch...

Crazy Power: VMP Makes First Dyno Pulls With Their 5.2L Blown Predator Swap Mustang – 900hp To The Wheels!

Many hardcore Ford fans were kind of bummed when they learned that the 2020 Mustang GT500 was going to be powered by the supercharged 5.2L Predator engine that the company builds. Why? Perhaps they...

Reliability Guaranteed! Mark Williams Warranties Gears Against Breakage For 2 Years With 11″ Rear End!

If we didn’t know Mark Williams or understand the products that the company which bears his name produces we would think that the guy was a complete lunatic for placing a two year warranty on...

In Car Collection: This Video Is Awesome In-Car Runs From All Different Styles Of Drag Racing, Radial, Pro Mod, Eighth and Quarter Mile!

Now this is one of the coolest drag racing videos we have seen in a LOOOONG time. What you are about to watch is a compilation of in-car videos from some of the most awesome, hair-raising, record...