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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, CAR SHOWS, Car Shows, Event Coverage

OPTIMA’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car: Real Street Cars Run In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

Alive And Well! The Kearney Cruise Night Brought Out Hot Rods, Trucks, And Street Machines Of All Kinds

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) The town of Kearney Nebraska and the Central Nebraska Auto Club (CNAC) have been putting on Cruise Nite for 32 years. The event started out as cruising around town...

2020 FE Race And Reunion Gallery: From Run Of The Mill To Overkill

(Photos: Joe Grippo) At the small end, they were a 330-cubic inch truck motor. At the far end, you have some of Ford’s finest hours, the 427, the Cammer and the 428. You could’ve had one...

2020 FE Race And Reunion Gallery: Delayed Gratification Is Still Gratification!

(Words and photos: Joe Grippo) Well, better late than never, right? After a 5-month Covid causing postponement, the 2020 FE Race and Reunion went down at Beaver Springs Dragway in the rural hills of...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Our Final Gallery From The Blue Oval Troupe

The leaves are tinging, and soon they will be falling. The morning dew on the windshield is starting to frost up. Normally, this time of year is where the racing and the car shows end and we settle...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: The Weather Smiled Upon Us All

Since I’m based about fifteen miles from Beech Bend, I’ll lay claim to being the most knowledgable over what the weather is like in western Kentucky during certain parts of the year. From...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Blending The Old And The New Together

You couldn’t have two more polar opposites if you tried. Out in the show car fields sat one of my dream cars and a BangShift feature car, Jason McDaniel’s 1969 Shelby GT500. Curving...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Welcome To The Blue Oval’s Burndown!

LS Fest came and went. MoParty had it’s first showing. That means that it’s time for Mustangs, for Cobras, for Broncos, and every other thing that wears the legacy of Henry Ford on...

Holley MoParty 2020: The ChryCo Psychos Get Their Chance To Play!

For years now, Holley’s LS Fest has been the stuff of legends. So long as it has the latest in GM power under the hood, anything goes…come drag race, autocross, burn the tires to shreds,...

Carlisle Ford Nationals 2020: From The Basic To The Baddest

(Photos: Joe Grippo) Fun fact: not every car on the planet needs to be a rolling testament to testosterone, roid rage and loud rock music to be interesting. Most cars aren’t. Plenty are...

Carlisle Ford Nationals 2020: Starliners And More Among The Fields

(Photos: Joe Grippo) Getting out to a car show is always a breath of fresh air, but this year that breath of fresh air somehow seems much more refreshing. How long have you spent stuck in the house,...

Carlisle Ford Nationals 2020: If You Think You Know, Look Again…

(Photos: Joe Grippo) One write up, hundreds of photos. Our man Joe Grippo was on the ground at the Carlisle Ford Nationals this year and, much like the rest of us, was going to make the best out of...

2020 Carlisle Ford Nationals – Persevering In Pennsylvania Amongst The Blue Oval Faithful

(Words and photos: Joe Grippo) Well, we made it into the second half of the shitshow that is 2020. Drag races cancelled, some still happening with minimal or no spectators, car shows postponed or...

Bonneville Speed Week 2020: Night Two At The Nugget’s Parking Lot

Being on the salt all day is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re on the freaking salt, man! How can life suck when you’re surrounded by fast machines, gearheads, and one of the...