Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320

It Is 4/03 So Let’s Look At Some Olds 403 Dyno Videos! The Ignored Big Bore Small Block Can Make Power

The Oldsmobile 403 was a pretty short run engine produced from 1977 through 1979 and while it appeared in some performance minded cars of the era like the Firebird, Buick Riviera, and Olds 442, it...

Nitro Time Machine: Watch Pat Austin Score The First Ever NHRA Double-Up In 1991 – Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Fuel!

“At 26 years of age, he may be the greatest driver this sport has ever seen,” states Steve Evans at the end of his top end interview with Pat Austin after Austin had just won top fuel,...

Pros vs Joes: Watch NHRA Professional Racers Take On The Best Sportsman Drag Racers In The World In A Practice Tree Battle!

Practice tree “races” have been a thing in drag racing for a very long time. Normally they are a great reason for drag racers to gather in the winter or anytime in the off-season and ply...

Simpson Family Cruise Photo Coverage: Cool Cars, Big Burnouts, and Fun For The Whole Family

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – We hadn’t attended the Simpson family cruise-in for a few years so we made it a point to go this year.  This is a small and informal gathering that is...

Shop Tips Video: This Awesome Piece From The Guys At QA1 Shares Some Great Quick Tips From Their Shop

We’re hoping that as you are keeping your social distance these days you have gotten the chance to wrench on your stuff and maybe spend more time in your shop on your projects than you had...

Everything You Know About The Nitro Ban Is Wrong: The Real History Of The Infamous NHRA Nitro Ban

By Bret Kepner – Nearly every person who knows about it refers to it as the “NHRA Nitro Ban”. Likewise, the blame for it is almost always placed squarely on the shoulders of NHRA President...

Happy 4/02! Let’s Look Back At Chevy’s 402ci Big Block From The Early 1970s

There’s not a lot of mystery about what the 402ci big block actually was, right? You are basically looking at a 396 that was bored .030 to get the extra six cubic inches. Mechanically, the pair...

Quarantine Piece Theater: 1960’s Drag Racing Film Is The Coolest! Indy, Pomona, Bee Line

Kalitta vs Garlits at the US Nationals, Ohio Geoge Montgomery vs Stone, Woods, and Cook, coverage of loads of class eliminations, the biggest races of the year in 1964 and early 1965 covered in...

Own A Subaru? Hooker Blackheart Has New Subaru Components and Systems To Make Your Car Sound WRC Ready!

If you ae a Subaru owner who loves they car, loves the all-wheel-drive performance but doesn’t love how quiet it is, Hooker Blackheart has good news for you. The company has just released a...

Theoretical Fun: How The Bloodhound LSR Car Would Do In A Drag Race Against An F1 Car, A Bugatti, and A Normal Road Car

We’re a few weeks into this whole lockdown deal and one of the impressive things that’s happened is that people in the automotive media world have gotten pretty freaking creative on how...

No, We Did Not Forget About AMC! We Celebrate The 401 V8 Here!

AMC is one of those companies that artfully misses most of the “gearhead months” around here at BangShift because their engine displacements don’t fit. 343? No. 390? Not so much....

No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

American Powertrain Announces the Addition of  Yukon Gear & Axle Sets to Product Lineup

Great news as two killer companies are teaming up to give you the best products and expertise in the industry. American Powertrain has added Yukon Gear and Axle Sets to their product lineup which...