Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320

Awesome LSR Video: Don Vesco 1975 Quest For 300mph With Ken Squier and Dave Despain – So Cool!

We love old land speed racing videos because they are normally really good. This 1975 profile of Don Vesco and his Silver Bird streamlined motorcycle is even better than that because both Ken Squier...

Historic Drag Video: Drag Racing – Sport of the People

By now, you should have read our great interview with Jon Lundberg, the truly great drag racing announcer from the golden era of the sport. Lundberg was called the “Voice of Drag Racing”...

Project Angry Grandpa: The Second Round Of Work At BFNY Performance And Milan

When we last left our in-house project Chrysler action-wise, I had finished up running at ChallengerFest 8 and was pretty content with the performance of the big gold brick. It wasn’t running...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Strangest Thing You’ve Ever Seen Run The Quarter Mile?

For the most part, I’m not exactly surprised with what I see at a dragstrip. There’s cars that I’d love to drive, cars I’d love to own, pit vehicles, food stands, fuel, track...

This Video Of An Intake Elbow Being Welded Will Either Inspire Or…Well You Know.

TIG welding is fun, but definitely more difficult than MIG welding for example. Putting together perfect welds takes time, patience, and practice. The latter clearly something that the guy in this...

Big Barge Movin’: This Old Chevy Can Romp Hard! Wait Until You See The In-Car Footage!

I love watching grudge racers at work. It’s like a poker game in the middle of the bar you probably should’ve stayed out of: if everything goes according to plan, someone walks out with a...

Video: No Belts, No Helmets, No Fenders, No Hood, No Windshield, No Stinkin’ Rules In Tijuana Drag Racing

 Tijuana, Mexico is known as a crazy place for a multitude of reasons but we never expected the drag strip to be one of them. We were tipped off to this video by Brett Kepner and it shows what could...

Watch A 1969 Camaro With A Nitrous Bottle Strapped In The Passenger Seat And The Hose Jammed in The Carb Pull Two MONSTER Wheelies

We have told you how nuts things get at the World Power Wheelstanding Championships held each year at Byron Dragway in Illinois but here’s some primo video proof. Sure, there’s a 1969...

Watch Paul Romine Make The First 5-Second Front Engine Dragster Pass Ever 20 Years Ago –

The other day, the below video got posted to the Nitronic Research Facebook group and it was pretty great to watch. Because of the fact it has been 20 years since this happened and because of the...

Video: Running Over The Christmas Tree In Brainerd

Tomorrow morning I’m leaving Bonneville for a very different place called Brainerd, Minnesota. It’s time again for the Lucas Oil Northern Nationals. For all the drag races I have been to,...

Half A Hairy Hemi Video: Watch The Steinegger and Eshenbaugh F/Fuel Lakester Haul On Nitro With A One Headed Hemi!

I’m not much of a hunter but I know guys that are. They tell stories about times where they have come close to bagging a trophy but missed it by that much. Timing is everything, even at...

Goodness Gracious: Brent Self Becomes A Comet At Outlaw Armageddon In Oklahoma!

Everything about this footage should have been the same as any other race: a Fox Mustang and a catfish Camaro line up next to each other on the strip at Thunder Valley in Oklahoma. It’s a...

The Level Playing Field: Getting It Done On DOT Tires And No Prep In Georgia!

If you’ve been paying attention to the racing community lately, there’s a big throw-down over the positives and negatives of an equal playing field. On one hand, you have every car...

The Slow Burn: Watching Nitromethane Combust In Slow Motion Is Pretty Awesome

One of the neatest things about nitromethane is the fact that it is a fairly slow burning fuel. It falls between gasoline and methanol on the scale when it comes to burn rate. One of the reasons you...