Category Archive: 1320 Cars Without Doors Feature, 1320 Drag Racing Feature

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...

Car Feature: Renteria Brothers’ 2,000-Horsepower, 6-second, 4-door, ’65 Plymouth Valiant

Normally you would consider a four-door 1965 Plymouth Valiant to be a family car, but normal doesn’t begin to describe the Renteria Brothers or their bitchin’ ’65 Valiant race car....

Car Feature: Jim Sartori’s 10-Second, Aluminum FE Powered 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

If the guys bootleggin’ moonshine back in the day got their mitts on Jim Sartori’s 1940 Ford, they never would have been caught. Thanks to power from an all-aluminum, 485ci Ford FE motor...

Best of BangShift 2010: Up Close and Personal With Carl Tasca’s 2010 Mustang Cobra Jet

When we heard that 2010 Cobra Jet #27 (of 50) was at Tube Chassis Designz for the installation of a parachute, we dropped everything and headed over to check out the car. The 2010 edition of the...

Car Feature Re-Run: 10-second, Pump Gas, Big-Block Chevy Powered 1970 Buick Skylark

Throw your nitrous away and leave your turbo at the door. Tom Spinella’s 1970 Buick, powered by a 489ci big-block Chevy, cruises at 65 mph and nearly runs 9s on 93 octane straight out of the...

Video and Feature Story: Larry Larson’s 6-Second Drag Week Nova Cruising the Vegas Strip

Last week we brought you video of Larry Larson’s incredible, Hot Rod Drag Week winning 1966 Nova running its first ever 6-second pass at the The Strip in Las Vegas, which is amazing for a...