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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Doug’s Headers for Small-Block Early Novas

Doug’s Headers makes pretty sweet stuff. I’ve used them multiple times. The newest are these 1-3/4-inch headers with 3-inch collectors for 1962-1967 Chevy IIs and Novas. Here’s the...

Vortech Blower for Inline 5-Cylinder GM Engines!

The guys at Vortech are totally cool with us, and now they’ve got a new part we need to beg them for. Did you know you can get superchargers for the General Motors 3.7L inline five-cylinder...

Edelbrock Has a New Site Just for its Aluminum Foundry

Everyone knows about Edelbrock and all the company’s speed parts, but did you know that Edelbrock owns and operates its own foundry to make intake manifolds, heads, and anything else...

MSD Coverage of the 40th Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races

Over Labor Day weekend 2009, Crandon International Off-Road Raceway in Wisconsin held its 40th annual World Championship Off-Road races. This is closed-course, high-action racing with trucks up to...

Lunati Stroker Cranks for GM Gen 3 and Gen 4 V8s

Lunati has expanded its line of stroker cranks for the hot GM LS-series V8s. Looks like you can build some mondo cubic inches with these things! Here’s the text of the official press release....

Watch Out, The Smog Police Have Gone Mobile!

Here in California, we’ve come to realize that if the state can do something shocking in regard to emissions testing, it will. So while most of the state plans and programs are enraging, they...

Event Gallery: Orange County Cruisin’ Association’s Great Labor Day Cruise 2009

For the past 26 years, Labor Day weekend has meant thousands of hot rods, customs, muscle cars, and street machines congregating at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa for the Orange County...

Event Coverage: 46 Photos of OCCA’s 2009 Great Labor Day Cruise

Every Labor Day weekend for the past 26 years the Orange County Cruisin’ Association has put on the three day Great Labor Day Cruise, and the 27th running of the event promised even more fun...

Event Coverage: August 16, 2009 Pomona Swap Meet

The Pomona Swap Meet is known far and wide for being one of the best spots in the country to find killer rust-free iron, hot rod parts, and memorabilia. The August 2009 Pomona Swap Meet was no...

2009 Bonneville Speed Week: It’s a Wrap

As the sun rose on the 7th day of racing at Speed Week 2009, hopes were high among teams, spectators, and SCTA officials alike that we would see a 400-mph measured mile from the Speed Demon...

Event Coverage: Thursday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

There is only one day left at the SCTA/BNI Speed Week 2009, and although the number of cars is dwindling, the racing is just as fierce. We saw the Team Nish AA/Fuel Streamliner throw a rod out of the...

Video: We Interview George Poteet after he runs 401 MPH at Bonneville

BangShift.com man on the scene Chad Reynolds was at the 7 mile marker on Bonneville’s famed speedway, when George Poteet took the Speed Demon D/Fuel Streamliner through the 5-mile at an average...

Breaking News: Speed Demon Runs 401-MPH Exit Speed, Nish Streamliner Breaks

For the past few days we’ve been following the chase for top time of the meet at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week. It started with three streamliners, then fell to two shooting for the highest...

Event Coverage: Wednesday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, Including a 262-MPH Truck!

OK, you readers, I admit I am totally wiped right now. While the cool guys are out at the 200 MPH Club banquet tonight, I’m still pounding out all the coverage I can on the 2009 Bonneville...