Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320

Vintage Drag Wreckage Video: Dale Emery Goes for the Ride of His Life at Indy Circa 1977

Dale Emery’s backside darkened the seats of an amazing array of drag race cars during his long and storied career. The Texan drove everything from the Pure Hell fuel altered to slingshot fuel...

Nostalgia No Pre Drag Racing In 1994: The Attempted Revival Of Half Moon Bay Drag Strip Was A Wild Affair (Video)

From the 1950s through the late 1960s, California’s Half Moon Bay Drag Strip was a well known spot around the country. All the big hitters competed there, the place was close to sea level and...

The Price of Freedom: Cleetus Goes Through The Costs, Repairs, and Investment In The Freedom Factory – Track Repairs Begin!

There are plenty of people who don’t “get” Cleetus McFarland and his influence on the youth movement in hot rodding these days. They see a goofball guy who does stunty things with...

Gasser Greatness: This 1932 Ford Gasser Has Amazing History and A Killer Backstory – You’ll Love This

How often have we said, “Man, if only this car could talk!” in relation to a killer car that much be chock full of cool stories that no one knows. What if, instead of the car talking we...

Colossus Cleveland: This 1,000hp Naturally Aspirated Cleveland Ford Is A Hardcore Work In Progress

Man, this is a day of cool engines! This time we are taking a look at an Australian built Cleveland Ford that makes 1,000+ naturally aspirated horsepower. Higgins Race Heads is responsible for the...

Wild Video: Ride Along As This Turbocharged Mopar Small Block Powered Valiant Wrecks Hard In Argentina

We have showed you videos previously of the awesome V8 Turbo Valiant which races in Argentina. Well, this stick shifted hellacious little car got banged up really bad recently and they had cameras ta...

Video: This Owner Restored 1970 AAR ‘Cuda Is Awesome – 340 Six-Pack, Pistol Grip, More!

Despite all that happened in 2020, Holley crushed it at their triumvirate of events. LS Fest, the Intergalactic Ford Festival, and the Holley MoParty were all smashing successes in the rolling hills...

Breaking The Barrier: John Force and Dan Hood Relive The Day Of The 150th Victory At Seattle 2019 – Cool Video

This was a day that hardcore NHRA drag racing fans will never forget. I sure as hell will never forget it because it was bedlam, insanity, and completely freaking nuts. The race was the NHRA...

Nitro Time Machine: Richard Tharp and Shirley Muldowney Take Their Top Fuel Blood Feud To The 1983 Columbus Final

In drag racing, as in life, we all have people that we just don’t like. Sometimes that dislike simmers below the surface but lots of times it doesn’t. There wasn’t a drag racing fan...

This Angry Little Turbocharged VW Engine Is The Hot Ticket To Make Your Beetle Fly

The enduring dedication and obsession that VW fans have for making horsepower out of an engine platform that was initially designed to make 36hp is awesome. It speaks to the nature of hot rodding and...

The Craziness Continues: Here’ A Look At The Wildest Rides In Radial, Small tire, and Big Slick Drag Racing 2020

So it’s only fair that if we show you the NHRA wild rides of 2020 we have to show you some of the most insane trips down the strip made by competitors in other genres of the sport, right?...

NHRA Wild Rides 2020: A Short Season That Was Long On Thrills, Chills, and Spills

The year and the season are officially done. Yes it was about half the normal races but no it was not just half the normal action. We saw some of the most wild moments of the entire decade play out...

Watch This Old School Small Block, Stick Shift 1955 Chevy Rip Gears At A Rustic Strip In Arkansas

Sometimes in the flash and dash of the modern drag racing world we lose sight of where this sport came from and we also forget that the majority of strips across the country are not huge palatial...

This 1969 Valiant Pacer Has A 380ci Stroker 340 with a Single Turbo And It Runs 9s At 8psi In Australia (W/Video)

Oh, we forgot to mention that it is a four door as well! How ’bout dem apples?! The 1969 Valaint Pacer looks a lot like a 1969 Dart but with a slightly different front end. It looks like this...