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

This BangShifter Is Building A 1962 Chevy II Altered Wheelbase A/FX Car In His Home Shop The Old Fashioned Way – Check It Out!

Jim Forbes is hardcore. The dude has an awesome blown big block 1955 Chevy that has run on multiple Drag Weeks, traveled tens of thousands of miles in normal driving, made more drag trip passes than...

Webster Race Engineering In England Is Building An Awesome Bentley Drag Car

…and now for something completely different. How awesome is this build coming from the shop of Webster Race Engineering who are the crew responsible for brining other notable cars like Andy...

Death Of The Bad Seed: How I Almost Fired Myself for Street Racing the Bad Seed Chevette – Part 3

(Words and Photos by Steve Magnante) – It all started innocently enough with a Friday afternoon bench racing session in my office at Hot Rod magazine. It was summertime in L.A., July 6, 2001 to...

Quick Look: A Bad Ass 1967 Olds 442 Under The Knife At DMC – Real Olds Engine With Exotic Parts And Twin Turbos!

(EDITOR’S NOTE: WE’RE RE-RUNNING THIS STORY FROM EARLY 2013 BECAUSE NEXT WEEK WE’RE GOING TO BE ON THE CHASSIS DYNO AT DMC RACING WATCHING THIS CAR PUT MASSIVE NUMBERS DOWN ON THE...

Deathmobile: RX7 With A Blown 383 Chevy That Destroys Tires At 70 And Will Kill You (w/VIDEO)

(Photos by Dave Nutting –  Words by Nutting/Lohnes) – This is a car that makes a big block Shelby Cobra look like the most sensible thing since the GEO Metro. It is by far the nastiest,...

Gary Weckesser’s 4-Engine Mach IV Mustang Drag Machine – Plus Video Of It Being Push Started!

We know what you want to think about when you see this car, but don’t. Yes, Gary Weckesser’s four engine Mustang called the Mach IV has four wheel drive and 300% more engines than the...

Car Feature: This 9-Second Blown Oldsmobile Powered Willys Will Bring A Single Tear Of Joy To Your Eye

(Editor’s note: Chuck Lipka’s Willys gasser is awesome, so isn’t the story behind it. The story is even better when he tells it, so that’s what we’re letting him do...

Gasser Barn Find: The Surprise Package 1957 Chevy Bel Air D/Gas – 426 Max Wedge Mopar Power

(People live barn finds and you all proved it when we ran this story about a ’57 Bel Air gasser powered by a Chrysler Max Wedge engine. It was found in a dusty barn and we all fell in love with...

Magnante Speaks: The Story Of The Bad Seed Chevette – Cheap Project Car Insanity – Part 2

(Words and Photos by Steve Magnante) – 11 Seconds For $2,000 Fast & Cheap! Editors Go Insane! This is the continued story of the Bad Seed Caddy 500 powered Chevy Chevette, one of the more...

Magnante Speaks: Here’s the True Story Of The Bad Seed Chevette – Part One Of Three!

(Words and photos by Steve Magnante) – It has been over a decade since the April 2000 issue of Hot Rod magazine appeared on newsstands across the nation. The main image depicted an austere...

The War Horse: A 1966 Straight Axle Mustang Fast Back That Punches All The Right BangShift Buttons!

(Photos by Charles Wickam and David Reese) – When Charles called and asked if we would be interested in doing a feature on a totally kick ass 1966 Mustang fastback done in the gasser style that...

Rare Clone: A Perfect Recreation Of Drag Racing’s Ultimate Misfit Nova

While rolling around the pits during the 2012 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green last summer something strange caught my eye. It actually caught my entire body as I executed a full...

BS Barn Find Gallery: The Fortman and Kerr ’32 Ford – Winner At 1954 World Series of Drag Racing

(Words and Photos by Bob Chiluk) – Ok , we have all heard the stories  before. We heard of a guy, who knows a guy,that saw a guy, that knew this guy’s next door neighbors’ best...

SEMA 2012 Featurette: Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s 1970 Hot Wheels ‘Cuda Funny Car

Of all the cars and trucks that filled the nearly one million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center last week during SEMA, the most historically significant race cars is this one. Don...