Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Drag Racing Feature, 1320 Event Coverage, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320

Behind the Ropes Part 2: After An Early Shutoff The MBR A/Fuel Team Sets Its Sights On Qualifying

Here is the second installment of the Michalek Brothers Racing team blog series called Behind The Ropes. This series follows the team’s first outing with their own equipment at the 2017 NHRA...

The Farm Girl: This 1967 GMC Packs Duramax Power And Nitrous Just For The Fun Of It

You had to hunt for this one at the 2017 PRI show. I didn’t even know the truck was there until my last couple of hours walking around. But there it was, sitting on the carpet, plain as day...

This 1971 RX-2 From Australia Has 4 Rotors, Thanks To A Double 13B Install

I’m not exactly sure how they stacked two Mazda 13B rotary engines together, but I sure do like it! Rotary engines are super loud, and quite honestly rather inefficient, but man they sound cool...

Hellcat For What? This Supercharged Scat Pack Eats ‘Em Up

(Photo credit: Mopar Muscle Magazine) – With the news of the upcoming Challenger Demon lots of people have been talking about how quick the car may be from the factory, how much it will cost,...

PACC Racing’s Crazy 1974 Datsun 260Z Runs Mid 9’s and Was Built For Under $2000! Yes, Really!

A few weeks ago, our friends at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine held their annual festival of affordable speed insanity, the $2017 Challenge, which is held every year at the Gainesville Raceway in...

SEMA 2017 Coverage: Wagler Competition Products Unveils Diesel Pro Mod, We Swoon

Ok look, I may be a teense jaded. I get to see awesome drag racing iron on a weekly basis around the country so it really takes something bad ass to get my attention. This got my attention. Wagner...

SEMA 2017 Vehicle Spotlight: The Hellcat Powered Prius From American Racing Headers Is Epic In Every Way

Not every car at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas is designed to impress because of classic styling or epic performance. Some are there just to grab as much attention as possible using pure obnoxiousness,...

Surprise! This 1970 Challenger Looks Like A Concours Resto But It Runs Low 11s!

So sometimes I get to twirl the electronic pen for the pages of Mopar Muscle magazine and some of the car features that I get to do are pretty sweet. Take this 1970 Challenger for example. The car...

Jimmy Daniels Two-For-Two At US Nationals Mopar HEMI® Challenge

  (Photos courtesy of Mopar Motorsports)  Second generation Mopar racer Jimmy Daniels is now two-for-two in the Mopar HEMI® Challenge. The 21-year-old driver from Yardley, Pennsylvania, made...

Pro Stock’s Allen Johnson Calls It Quits After 2017 Season

(Photos Bob Wingfield, Jeff Burghardt, Mike Burghardt and Mopar Motorsports)  One of the last remaining non-Chevrolet NHRA Pro Stock racers, Allen Johnson, has carried the Mopar flag for his entire...

Anything Goes: This 2007 Dodge Charger Daytona Can Do Just About Everything!

Early on Sunday morning, as Haley and I were packing up Angry Grandpa for the long drive back to Kentucky, few cars remained from the MSHS group that we had been hanging around with all week. One...

The Pat Foster Driven, Woody Gilmore Rear Engine Dragster Came Before Garlits And Almost Killed Him!

(Photos by Mr. Wanbaugh) Pat Foster was a certifiable bad ass in the drag racing world, although most probably know him as one of the pioneer Funny Car drivers, not the driver of Woody...

Bonneville Legend: Art Arfons’ Cyclops – Up Close And Personal

Art Arfons’s famed Cyclops jet dragster was a prolific machine in its time. The giant jet engine on wheels held Bonneville records (one of which still stands), was converted into a boat for a...

1987 NHRA World Finals Pit and Action Gallery: One Man’s 6,000 Mile Journey On Film

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) –  I can’t say it’s my best work ever when it comes to photography. Far from it and my low end scanner probably did not improve the situation, but...