Category Archive: 1320 Cars Without Doors Feature, 1320 Drag Racing Feature, 1320 Spotlight, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, CAR FEATURES, HISTORIC, Videos

BB/Altered Drag Car FOUND – Scrap Yard Rescue & FULL Documentary

If you like seeing old race cars get found, saved, and relished, then this is going to be a video for you! My words can’t beat those of Tommy who lived this whole experience, so read the story...

Historical Video: Check Out This Complete History Of Jack Chrisman’s Comet, The Very First Funny Car!

And hear it run on Nitro! But is this really the very first Funny Car ever built? Well that is a debate we are not going to stop with this blog item or this video. The question as to who built the...

The Time Traveler Comp Coupe Is Nostalgia Drag Racing Greatness And We Want One!

Comp Coupes, essentially a chopped, channeled, and sections coupe body that is put over the rear of a front-engine dragster, have been around forever and they are some of the coolest looking rides...

Would You Drive A Lakester That You Needed A Mirror Periscope To See Out Of? Photos and more –

The Ravenna Garage D/Fuel Lakester is one intetesting piece of salt racing machinery. The shape is a tight tube style design and we were really blow away when we got up close with the rig as it sat...

BangShift Pocket Drag Biography: The Freight Train Top Gas Twin Engine Dragster – A Nearly Unstoppable Force!

Top Gas dragsters are largely forgotten today, which is really too bad. Born of the NHRA’s ban on nitromethane that lasted from 1957-1963, Top Gas dragsters really started as weak-suck little...

FOUND: The “Moonburst” AA Fuel Dragster Has Been Sitting In A Field In This Trailer For 43 Years!

Barn finds are rad, but what about trailer finds? Well it seems like we’ve heard of more than a few really old and cool race cars being found inside trailers sitting outside in the weather of...

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...

Here’s How One Man’s Love For Fuel Altereds Put One In His Garage Against All Odds

When Evan Hardie sent me an email a week or so ago talking about his cool altered, I thought it was the normal submission that we get all the time. That didn’t make the car any less cool though...

Ate Up With Motor: The Metronome – The Craziest Car In English Drag Racing History

Most people in the USA have never seen or heard of a Bond Bug micro car unless you watch the rebroadcasts of the English car show Wheeler Dealers or you’ve run into one at a museum. A Bond Bug...

Father’s Day Fun: Streamliner Has A 30 Cubic Engine And Is Faster Than Any Lamborghini Ever Built

So you think you are good at hot rodding? You may be, but you are nowhere as good as Mark Lingua. Mark is the guy who dreamed up, built, and drives the streamliner below. The machine is classified as...

In 1967 Art Arfons Mounted A Jet Car On Sponsons (With Tires!) And Planned To Go 300 MPH On Water – He Didn’t

I remember the first time I saw the lead photo in this story and the thoughts that ran through my head. “Is that….wait…I think…HOLY CRAP IT IS!” Yes, you are looking at...

NHRA Heritage Series Champ Krabill Debuts New Car & Sponsorship For Good Vibrations March Meet

It was a long time coming for the Austin & O’Brien team and driver Kris Krabill in winning the 2016 NHRA Heritage Series Nitro Funny Car Championship. A winning season, starting out the...

Deceptive Nostalgia: We Dissect A Modern B/Nostalgia Dragster To See How Advanced It Really Is

The idea of “nostalgia” anything in drag racing other than Don Garlits making burnouts in Swamp Rat 1 is kind of a joke. Nostalgia funny cars? Look at some photos from the late 1960s or...

Top Fuel Pilot, Nostalgia Pioneer Dan Horan Sr. Passes Away

  (Photos by Tim Marshall, Keith Burgan, John Ewald and Jeff Burghardt – Words by Darr Hawthorne)  Dan Horan Sr. has passed away, he was a cool guy who was a diehard dragster racer...