Category Archive: Apex Gallery, Autocross / Pro Touring, BangShift Galleries, BangShift News, Historic Photos

Time Killer: A Massive Treasure Trove of Vintage Late 1960s Trans Am Photos

One of the most romanticized periods in American racing is the late 1960s. Drag Racing was huge, stock car racing featured the wild winged warriors on America’s super speedways and on the road...

Gallery: Vintage Truck Ads From 1966 

America was booming in the middle 1960s. There were massive construction projects going on all over the country, industry was consuming resources that needed to be cut, moved, or mined out of the...

Gallery: Awesome Ads For Trucks and Equipment Circa 1959 – Great American Gearhead History

While helping my pop clean out my late grandfather’s home we came across some really cool gearhead treasures that I was allowed to bring home and add to my collection of stuff. Two of the most...

Vintage Photo Flood Continues: It Is More 1970s Funny Car, Door Slammer, And Dragster Greatness

(Photos by Bob Boudreau) – By now you know what’s going on with these photo galleries. Canadian photographer Bob Boudreau has been rummaging through his old negatives and producing the...

Drag History Gallery: More Fantastic Photos From The 1978 NHRA Le GrandNational At Sanair!

(Photos by Bob Boudreau) –  The racing action photos are beyond awesome, there’s never before seen Linda Vaughn photos in here to dozens of  other awesome cars to boot. If you like old...

From The Rodder’s Journal Vault: Incredible Vintage Photos And The Stories Behind Them

Sincere thanks to the staff at The Rodder’s Journal for sharing these amazing images. We’re going to let them do the talking on this one! Vintage Photos from The Rodder’s Journal One of...

Gearhead History Americana: More Photos Of Machines, Factories, Cars, Trucks, and More From The Past

(Photos from the Detroit Library Digital Collection) – I love this stuff. So my addiction to crawling the digital stacks of the Detroit Public Library has hit a fever pitch and today I found...

Gallery: 50 Photos of Street Legal Drag Race Cars

We thought it would be cool to troll through the BangShift electronic archives and nab 50 cool photos of street legal cars ripping it up at the strip. Yes, most of the photos come from our multi-year...

Junkyard Tour: The Beautiful Sights At L&L Classic Auto Salvage In Wendell, Idaho

(Photos by Diana Sterk) – For 80 years L&L Classic Auto Salvage in Wendell, Idaho has contained about 100 acres of steel, dreams, and potential projects. The business is in the process of...

Hot Rod Time Machine: Great Photos From The 1980s At An Oklahoma Car Show – Fat Fenders Rule!

  (Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – This gallery has a lot of interesting stuff in it, but there is one ride in particular I want to focus on.  That’s the ’38 Ford Coupe of Jimmy,...

Gates Salvage Yard Tour: These Rusting Hulks Of Americana Sure Capture The Imagination

As you read this, I’m actually going to be traveling with my family for a few days. I mention this because we’ll be on the road with a million other blob shaped personality-fee cars...

Gates Salvage Yard Tour: Corvair Rampside Trucks, Rotted Wagons, Heavy Trucks, And More

So we continue on with our frosty walk through Gates Salvage in Hardwick, Vermont. This place was pretty freaking awesome to spend half a day traipsing through. Because Fitzgerald could not walk five...

Gates Auto Salvage: More Fresh Photos From The Rusty Wonderland Where The Cars Are $500

As we continue to take you through the simply incredible volume and diversity of the vintage car section in Vermont’s Gates Salvage yard, a couple things may be worth noting. The first thing is...

Gates Salvage Tour Part 2: We Continue Our Romp Through The $500 Junkyard

We’re back with more images and coolness from Gates Salvage in Hardwick, Vermont. Craig Fitzgerald from BestRide.com and I spent the better part of a day roaming through the place and to be...