Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Tech Story, BangShift 1320, BangShift News

Learn Something: This Profile On Motorcycle Drag Racing Engines In Engine Builder Magazine Is Great

I have to admit to being woefully under appreciative of the hard work, the tech, and the downright nasty performance of motorcycle drag racing for far too long into my career in the sport. Weirdly,...

Hear The Legend Speak: This Awesome 1980s Profile Of Art Arfons Contains A Great Interview of The Man Himself

There are few people that I idolize in the cannon of hot rodding history but Art Arfons is one of them. I have written lots about him, I have made a long, long episode of my Dork-O-Motive podcast...

Properly Pro Street: This 1958 Chevrolet Del Ray Has Great Paint, A Blower, And No Tweed In Sight!

I mean, hey. The Vega that Chad posted up today is a nice little car and if you want to feel like you are driving around an early pro stock machine, it fits the bill. Me? When I build pro street cars...

It’s The Pan, Man: The Technology and Performance Of The Meziere Enterprises Heat Exchanger Transmission Pan Is Awesome

When it comes to innovative parts that not only solve a problem but also improve a racer’s chances of winning, some out of the box thinking is required. Thankfully this is an industry populated...

Rare Air: This Shelby Ram Box Intake Is Insanely Rare And Likely Came Off A DragonSnake!

Anyone who has read BangShift for any amount of time knows that I have had an intake manifold obsession for, well, forever. I am fascinated by how many different designs, applications, tricks,...

Thunder Slug: The Story Of The 1,000hp Sunbeam Slug And The Men Who Built It Is Awesome

The leviathan nature of early land speed record cars is the stuff of lore. The fact that took 1,000hp made from a pair of massive engines in a vehicle more than 30 feet long to achieve the first...

Fame And Terror At 200mph: This 1964 Sports Illustrated Profile Of Don Garlits Is Incredible

(Photo and excerpt from Sports Illustrated) – As a guy who like to read, there are few things out there that spin my crank harder than checking our old features in Sports Illustrated their...

Listen Up: NHRA Insider Podcast Features Dallas Glenn, Tripp Tatum, and Cameron Ferre!

NHRA Rookie of the year Dallas Glenn, and a pair of Pomona top fuel semi-final finishers, Tripp Tatum and Cameron Ferre join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider. All three racers...

Amazing Vintage Drag Film: Here’s The Full Length 1960s Ford Drag Team Feature And It Is Amazing!

This right here is amazing. You are about to see the full length Ford Drag Team feature from the 1960s, a film that we had only ever seen small snippets of over the years. It is both a promotional...

Ron Capps Wins NHRA Camping World Funny Car Championship With Dramatic Pomona Finish!

I couldn’t be happier for our dude Ron Capps who won the NHRA Camping World Funny Car Championship in the final race of the 2021 season in Pomona yesterday. At his home track, with family and...

Funny Car Championship Leader Ron Capps Drives Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat To #2 Qualifier At NHRA Season Finale

Three championship contending Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Cars performed well in qualifying, collected bonus points, and find themselves in the top half of the eliminations ladder to set up a...

Drag History Video: Watch TV Tommy Ivo In Action At Lions 1958-60 Racing His First Dragster! Buick Power!

(Films from The Nakamura Brothers Collection Library) Now this is priceless! You are about to watch some amazing drag racing footage in the form of two short videos that show TV Tommy Ivo competing...

NHRA Insider: Must Listen Episode Breaks Down This Weekend’s NHRA Finals With Knowledge, Opinion, Controversy

NHRA Editorial Director Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Sr. Editor Kevin McKenna, and NHRAonFox analyst Tony Pedregon all join host Brian Lohnes on this throwdown Auto Club Finals episode of...

Nitro Revival 2021: Cacklefest, Heroes, And More! All Things Hot Rod, Nitro, And Gasser Being Celebrated At Irwindale

If you like all things nitro, hot rod, gasser, and more, then check this out! (Photos by Wes Allison) The Nitro Revival at Irwindale is what has been described as a museum of the Golden Age of Drag...