Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Videos, Apex Video, BangShift 1320, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, HISTORIC, MISC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Fun History: This Short Motor Trend Documentary Tells The Tale Of Mickey Thompson Running 400 MPH!

Now this is some fun watching. Freiburger told me a while back that he was working on a short documentary about Mickey Thompson’s quest to become the first American to run over 400mph and how...

Watch This Drag Car Warmup End In A Sadly Humorous Way – Did Not See That Coming

We have seen all sorts of stuff happen to heavy duty drag race cars during engine warm ups. We have seen them backfire, we have seen them seize up because they had no oil in them, and we have seen...

NHRA Insider Podcast: A Conversation With Dr. Jamie Meyer the New President of PRI (Performance Racing Industry) – Listen Up!

In this episode of the NHRA Insider podcast, Dr. Jamie Meyer is the guest. After a successful career at General Motors and serving on the SEMA Board, Meyer is the new president of PRI, the...

Great Video: This Profile Of The Legendary Gray Baskerville of Hot Rod Magazine Is Really Cool!

It wasn’t simply the words he used, it was how he used them. Gray Baskerville had a monumental influence on me and so many people over the course of his life and career at Hot Rod Magazine. He...

The New Bird: This 1982 Review Shows Us Just How Far A Leap Forward The 3rd Gen Pontiac Firebird Was

When Ford rolled out their all-new 1979 Mustang, GM was kind of caught flat-footed. Their second-generation F-bodies had been soldiering on for the better part of a decade at that point and in public...

Project Bottle Rocket Coronet: Uncle Tony’s Featherweight Mopar Project Finally Sees The Track!

I’ve been looking forward to this video more than I think Uncle Tony and Lamchop have…and that’s probably underrating how badly they’ve wanted this video to happen. The...

Classic YouTube: This Beater Mustang Gives Proper Lessons On Sleepers On “Pass Time”

Selling a Ford Mustang as a sleeper is a tall order. It doesn’t matter what year you have…you could have a notchback Mustang II with crap paint, but if there’s even a hint of V8...

The Pro Street Class At The Throwdown In T-Town Was Epic! Can Daddy Dave Take On All Comers?!

While everyone showed up to see the Mid West Pro Mods take on the track at Tulsa Raceway Park for the Throwdown In T-Town, the Pro Street Class was one that totally grabbed the crowd by the throat...

Drag Video: Watch A 4-Cylinder, Stick Shift, Diesel Truck Rip Off An 11-Second Run In Thailand!

Drag racing is a truly global American export. None of the hot rodders that were running around on the dry lakes and then air strips of California could have ever imagined that their activities would...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ride With Dave Cech In His NHRA J/Stock 1966 Chevy II

Stock eliminator is a favorite class for both Chad and I and it only seemed natural to run a cool stocker video for this week’s American Powertrain Parting Shift. This little car is awesome....

Back On The Buick: Here’s A Lost Episode Of The Hagerty Straight Eight Redline Rebuild Series

We’ve been jonesing for an update on the Hagerty Buick Straight Eight Redline Rebuild project from Hagerty of late. With the whole social distancing and other junk it’s stopped a lot of...

Classic YouTube: Great Lakes Dragaway in 1977

It’s the oldest continually operating dragstrip in the country (did they stop racing at Pomona? – ed.) , giving drivers a place to run their hot rods and racing machines since 1955. Great...

Drag Racing Time Machine: IHRA Top Fuel Action From Norwalk Circa 1990 – An All-Rookie Final!

Ahhhh, memories. That’s what this video brought back for me and it also brought back some smiles as well. You are about to watch some 1990 IHRA top fuel action from the then smallish Norwalk...

Turn, Turn, Turn: This Video Shows The Awesome Borgeson C3 Power Steering Upgrade Kit Being Installed

When it comes to classic Corvettes their styling is iconic, their performance the stuff that can make you smile, but their steering systems are kind of a nightmare. Using a hydraulic ram and valve...