Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Event Coverage, BangShift 1320, BangShift Galleries, Drag Races

Saturday Night Nitro: Awesome Nitro Flames, Fast Funny Cars and Jets At Famoso Raceway In Bakersfield

(Words by Darr Hawthorne – Photos by Jeff & Mike Burghardt and Zak Hawthorne) Going into the third year, Saturday Night Nitro has evolved into an awesome event for west coast funny car...

Sportsman Action From The Pits And The Strip At The NHRA Sonoma Nationals

(Photos by Jeff and Mike Burghardt) – Last weekend, the NHRA tour visited one of the more scenic spots it sees all year long at Sonoma Raceway. The sportsman racing was awesome and thanks to...

Drag Week 2014: Meet Capone, A Turbocharged, LS Powered Sleeper 1953 Chevy With Daily Driver Domination On Its Mind

(Words by Scott Brown) – I found this car about two years ago in a storage unit in Austin. The old girl had been sitting for 10 plus years. After getting it to my shop, we looked the whole...

Pro Mod Action Gallery: PDRA Racing At Virginia Motorsports Park A Heap Load Of Pro Mods Showed Up

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) – This past week end was the fifth event for the PDRA and to say the least, it was a major one. In the subdivided pro mod family, an astonishing 77 cars...

Help Us Find The Panic Mouse 1955 Chevy Drag Car! It Was Last Seen 20 Years Ago!

Our buddy Jay sent us the link to a Craigslist ad last night that was posted in search of the “Panic Mouse” 1955 Chevy Gasser. Apparently this car was last seen 20 years ago in the Lake...

Predictable Move: Hellcat Challenger 001 Off Assembly To Be Auctioned At Barrett-Jackson (Charity Gets Dough, So It Is All Good)

Remember back in the good old days…like 10 years ago when new cars would come out and arrive at the dealers to be driven off by happy new owners? Remember when THAT used to be the chain of...

Holy Smokes! This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Pro Stocker Is Completely Unrestored, Exactly As it Was Raced, And For Sale

So I have basically turned this into “Stuff For Sale Sunday” at this point but frankly, these links keep coming to me and they contain cars and trucks that are so freaking cool I have...

Meltdown Drags 2014 Coverage: Our Last Blast Of Killer Photos From The Pits – What An Event!

(Photos by Greg Rourke and Bob Chiluk) – And we have finally come to the end of a literal week of coverage from the 2014 Meltdown Drags that were held at Byron Dragway in Illinois. We’ve...

Someone In England Has Built A Rolls Royce Turbine Powered Mini-Van – You Can Buy It, You Should Buy It

In this situation, there’s only one tactful and polite thing to do and that is to buy this Renault van with a Rolls Royce Viper turbine mounted in the back. The van is for sale in England, the...

Meltdown Drags 2014 Coverage: More Cool Iron And Thrash Photos From The Pits At Byron Dragway

(Photos by Bob Chiluk and Greg Rourke) – Our week of Meltdown Drags 2014 coverage continues with more photos from the pit scene at Byron Dragway in Illinois. We know of people who took a full...

Watch A Blindingly Quick And Highly Modified Kubota Tractor Beat The Pants Off A Modified Diesel Pickup At The Strip In Thailand

We’ve showed you more than one drag racing video from Thailand over the years here at BangShift and that’s because they have a vibrant scene there with all kinds of worked up stuff. From...

Meltdown Drags 2014 Coverage: The Coolest Cars, Parts, And Stuff From The Pits (Part 1)

(Photos by Greg Rourke and Bob Chiluk) – As any drag racer or gearhead knows, all the cool stuff happens in the pits. The racing is just a byproduct of the work being done by the owners and...

This 1960s Drag Racing Home Movie Is Flipping Awesome – Can You ID The Track For Us?

We love when people convert and post their old home movies from the drags onto YouTube because while the slick and highly produced professional films of the day were cool, nothing beats the...

Diesel Power Challenge Week: Quarter Mile Heads-Up Drag Racing At Bandimere

Last week I went on a bit of a rant when internet keyboard jockeys everywhere started calling out the Challenge Hellcat for running 12s at Bandimere when it had run in the low 11s on street tires at...