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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Accel’s Ceramic Boot Spark Plug Wires Are Hot Exhaust Proof And Now Available In Black

I’ve had the pleasure of using Accel’s Ceramic booted plug wires on engines on the dyno at Westech and can tell you that these things are capable of handling anything your headers can...

Jay Leno Talks Lamborghini Engines. One Is Little And One Is Huge, But Both Are Ultra Sexy!

I grew up as a die hard Chevrolet car and truck guy, but when I first started paying attention to vehicles outside the muscle car family there was no doubt that a Lamborghini was one sexy machine. I...

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The Evolution Of King Of The Hammers: If You Like Off-Road Racing You Will Love This Story.

We’ve often talked about King of the Hammers here at BANGshift. I’m a huge fan of the event and disappointed that we had to miss it this year. I’ve been lucky enough to go the past...

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These Two Turbocharge Tacoma Pickups Blew People Away At Imports Vs Domestics AND Neither Has An Engine You’d Expect!

We love underdogs, and trucks ALWAYS seem to be the underdog whether at the dragstrip, the autocross, or the road course. Only off-road are they given a fair shot, and even then it depends on what...

Cleetus’ Auction Corvette Gets A New “Fresh” 4.8 With Hopes Of Running In The 8’s Soon!

The Auction Corvette is no stranger to breaking engines, after all it had done it before Cleetus even bough the damn thing. It has stuck to that script since he did purchase it, and now it is in need...

This 4-Wheeler Is Cummins 12V Powered! Yeah, It’s Like The Banshee From Hell!

Anyone familiar with the Yamaha Banshee knows that these are some incredibly fast 4-wheel atvs. They haul ass thanks to big power, light weight, and perfect gear ratios. So how does the idea to make...

In 1990 Jim Kramer Took BIGFOOT 9 Up The Mountain At Gravelrama!

Gravelrama is one of the coolest off-road events on the planet. Trucks and buggies and Jeeps and all kinds of stuff haul ass up a GIANT pile of pea gravel with high flying antics and big power...

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If You Could Go Back In Time To 1975, What Truck Do You Pick As Your Tow Rig? Chevrolet, Ford, Or Dodge?

The Chevrolet vs Ford vs Dodge argument has been going on since the dawn of the Big Three, and trucks have always been the subject of some of the most intense arguments. With the truck battles...

The Season Premiere Of Legends: Shirley Muldowney, The Woman That Changed Motorsports Forever

Whether you are a fan or not, there is no denying that Shirley Muldowney changed the face of motorsports forever. I remember seeing her at Fremont Drag Strip, pitted right next to Don Garlits, when I...

The Hoonigans Have A New Yard! After Being Shut Down From Doing Burnouts By The City, They Will Resume Now!

Most people watching Hoonigan videos have no clue what surrounds their location. And most people also had no clue that in the fall of 2018 the Hoonigans were told they could no longer film at their...

The King Of The Hammers Rock Bouncer Shootout Was Full Of High Flying, And Flipping, Action!

If you haven’t gotten to see rock bouncers in action, then you are missing out. It is some of the craziest combination of power, articulation, and brute force you’ll see anywhere and the...

This 1969 Chevelle Is Such A Throwback! It Is Everything I Wanted In 1988

Growing up in a Camaro household had me always knowing that a Camaro was in my future. But the other car that always had me dreaming was a 1969 Chevelle. I like the tail lights on the ’69...

Jeff Lutz Jr. Makes First Test Hits On Alcohol, On A No Prep Track, In His Turbo Small Block Honda Civic

We’ve known the Lutz family for somewhere around 10 years now, and have traveled all across the country with them on Drag Week, at PDRA events, and so much more. We’ve seen multiple 1957...

Don’t You Hate It When An Online Used Car Ad Has A Misleading Price? I Say Screw Those People!

Your sitting on the couch, in your favorite chair, at your desk, or maybe on the shitter, looking at parts and cars for sale online when you find something that sparks your interest. For me, they are...