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Quick Tech Tip: Here’s The Most Accurate Way To Measure Battery Voltage From Our Pals At Optima

We know that for the majority of you out there in BangShift reader-land, something like checking the voltage output of your battery is old hat. You have done it a million times, you know the right...

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...

Awesome Parts: Meziere Billet Aluminum Transmission Pan With Built In Cooling, For TH400!

When Meziere announced the availability of an all new billet aluminum transmission pan, with built in cooling, for GM Powerglide applications it was  a natural fit for guys running fast paced big...

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...

NHRA Insider: An Author, A Racer, and A Look Inside The Biggest Stories of 2021

On this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast, Elana Scherr the author of “Don Prudhomme, My Life Beyond The 1320” joins host Brian Lohnes to talk about making this amazing book and the...

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...

Mucho Dinero: This Authentic and Rare Pontiac Ram Air V Camshaft Has To Be The Most Expensive Cam On eBay

Thanks to BangShifter Troy Kellas we have been informed of what has to be the most expensive camshaft/lifters/pushrods ad on eBay. This authentic and rare Pontiac Ram Air V cam is listed for $5,000....

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...

2020 Photo Highlight Reel: David Whealon Shows Off His Best Stuff (Part 2)

(Photos by David Whealon) – Here’s our second of two galleries supplied by BangShift shooting ace David Whealon that take a look back at some of his favorites images captured in 2020....

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...