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

King Boss! Ohio George Montgomery’s 1969 Mustang Boss 429 Twin Turbo Gasser

Ohio George Montgomery is one of drag racing’s Gasser Gods. He was a driving force in the class from its earliest days right up until it moved back toward the realm of the Competition...

Car Feature: The Blown, Hemi Powered Charland Deuce Is BangShifty To Its Core

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – 1932 Fords.  Often referred to as a ‘deuce’.  I’ve heard some in recent years some say they are tired of them because more exist today than were...

Car Feature: Joe Hall’s Street Driven, 9-Second 1967 Chevelle Is Seeing Red With A Sprayed Small Block

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Magazines and online blogs might have some of you believing street-driven nine-second cars are around every turn.  Legitimate, streetable 9-second cars...

Car Feature: Wagon Woah – An In-Depth Look At The Awesome 1965 Chevy II Longroof of Dan Allen

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Success can be measured many different ways.  In the gearhead world winning any kind of event can certainly illustrate the culmination of effort and...

2017 Good Vibrations March Meet Feature: This 1957 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Was One Of The Baddest Of The Hot VWs At The Track!

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised to see a field of fast Volkswagens at the 2017 Good Vibrations March Meet. After all, California has always had a strong Volkswagen culture…Bugs,...

The Devil’s Dart: This ProCharged Big Block Chrysler Powered ’69 Is A Street Driven Grudge Killer

We’ve been talking about grudge racing a lot lately and that’s because it is a crazy popular and fast growing segment in the world of drag racing. Ron Bookman’s Dart is a prime...

2017 Good Vibrations March Meet: Do You Really Care That This Chevy II Has Four Doors?

When you get cars together at an event like the March Meet, you are bound to see trends. It was no surprise that there were plenty of first-gen Camaros. It was a bit of a surprise to see 1975-77...

Good Vibrations March Meet 2017: This 1973 Chevrolet K-10 Is A Jack-Of-All-Trades!

The March Meet elicits all sorts of images for the drag racer: Funny Cars doing half-track burnouts, Fuel Altereds getting crossed-up and crazy, and Top Fuelers shattering the silence like a bomb...

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...

A Mopar Story For The Ages: How A Kid Bought A Hemi 1966 Plymouth Belvedere New, Won at The Drags, and Got It Back Decades Later

(Photo Credit: Mopar Muscle Magazine) – We love stories about guys who have held onto their first cool car for life and never let it go but we may love the stories when guys had to part with...

The Sucker: This 1934 Plymouth Is Every Mopar Lover’s Dream Hot Rod – Especially The Engine! (W/Video)

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – This thing is so cool we can hardly stand it. For starters, the guy who built this awesome machine is no stranger to the pages of BangShift. After all it was about a...

Irwindale Drags Open For Special Friday Night Thunder This Week!

We’ve got a hidden treasure here in Southern California, and it just keeps grinding out timeslips week after week, year after year. The Irwindale Event Center is a workhorse in SoCal, home to a...

Best of 2016: Ghislian and Cedric Beaulieu’s 1992 Chrysler LeBaron Is A Boosted, Mopar Powered, Top Sportsman Terror

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – Not that it is easy these days but Canadian father and son duo Ghislian and Cedric Beaulieu have been drag racing with turbos since it was way harder than it is now....

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...