Category Archive: 1320 Cars With Doors Feature, 1320 Drag Racing Feature, 1320 Event Coverage, BangShift 1320

LS Fest Quick Take: The Little Red Jeep Liberty

I was up in the tower with Lohnes, getting a break from the heat when we both saw it. Among the hot rods, budget swaps and other assorted race machines was a red Jeep Liberty that looked...

Daniels Wins Fourth U.S. Nationals Mopar HEMI Challenge In A Row!

(Photos by Mike Burghardt) – The hugely popular Mopar HEMI Challenge at the U.S. Nationals continued again this year with 16 of the drag racing’s best period SS/AH Hemi Darts and Cuda’s,...

Go For Broke: Mike Bilina’s 1956 Chevrolet Is All Go, All Show!

When photographing on the dragstrip, we tend to look for a sure bet car. We want that action shot. We want the half-track burnout with Space Shuttle launch levels of tire smoke trailing behind. We...

The Friendliest Thrash: An LS-Swapping A Mustang In A Drag Strip Pit Area For The Best Possible Reason You Could Imagine

(By Jon Bunger) – You’re probably asking yourself- if not screaming it at your screen right now- why a group of strangers would attempt an LS swap on a ‘67 Mustang in the pits of a...

Watch John Hale’s One Bad Texan Funny Car Get Wrapped. Man This Is A Lot Of Work!

John Hale’s One Bad Texan Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car has been one of the more popular in nostalgia drag racing over the past few years. We’ve been lucky enough to have John spotlight...

John Seifert’s 1968 Dart Has A Hemi In It…A First Gen Hemi!

They’ll make a Mopar man of me yet, I swear it! That’s the thought that was passing through my head as I wrote the linked story for Mopar Muscle Magazine recently. See, I love Dodge Darts...

The Road Less Traveled: Take A Closer Look At The Larry Peternel Imperial Pro Stocker!

Robert Frost is one of America’s great poets, a man whose work with the written word became so much more than simple scribbles on paper. From the publishing of his first work, “My...

These Images From Speed Trials On Florida’s Ormond Beach Date To 1906-1909

(Photo credit: DPL Digital Collection) – While the Bonneville Salt Flats rose to prominence quickly after 1914 as the premier place to go really fast in America, it was by no means the first...

Chrysler Spring Festival of LX With Modern Mopar Muscle And Shine!

The 14th Mopar Spring Festival of LX gathered at historic Pomona Raceway over the weekend, bringing together owners of modern Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. In addition to the stately Chrysler 300 and...

Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

Bob Tasca Jr’s Tunnel Port 427 Powered 1968 Torino Surfaces Ater 35 Years Of Slumber!

There’s something to be said for being the son of a legend, especially when said legend is at the height of his hot rodding powers. Bob and Carl Tasca are the sons of the late “Big...

Epic Tuesday Time Killer: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

Lick-A-Dee Split: This 1955 Ford Escort 100E Is A Homebuilt Handful!

Ford Escort. It’s a name that is steeped in the bad memories of 1980s econoboxes for some, excellent little rally screamers for others, but has always stood for one of Ford’s strongest...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody – 485hp, Fender Flares, Tire Smoke, and True Muscle Car Spirit

(Photos by Dave Nutting – Words by Lohnes, Sestito, Nutting) – For a guy who does not own a Challenger, I spend inordinate amounts of time in them. Between spending a week with...