Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story, BangShift 1320

Destruction Photos: What Happens When A Big Aluminum Rod Fails At 10,000 RPM

Last Friday I had occasion to visit my friends Dana and Jon at Custom Automotive Machine in Weymouth, Massachusetts for a story on the nostalgia nitro funny car they have run successfully out of...

Drag Gallery: 411 Dragway’s $5,000 To Win Bracket Bash!

(Photos by Alana Garner) – 411 Dragway in Seymour, Tennessee was staring down the barrel of a figurative gun earlier this year. It appeared that the track was going to be bulldozed and its...

2013 NHRA World Finals Coverage: Fast Times and Series Champions at Pomona Raceway

(Words by Darr Hawthorne) – The SoCal weather was great and the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series faithful showed up in droves to watch tight racing and crown event and series champions in...

Gary Weckesser’s 4-Engine Mach IV Mustang Drag Machine – Plus Video Of It Being Push Started!

We know what you want to think about when you see this car, but don’t. Yes, Gary Weckesser’s four engine Mustang called the Mach IV has four wheel drive and 300% more engines than the...

Drag Photos: Extreme Outlaw Pro Mods Invade Virginia Motorsports Park And We’ve Got All The Action

(Words and Photos by Benoit Pigeon) This past Saturday was the EOPM (Extreme Outlaw Pro Mod) Memorial Shootout in honor of Kevin Bowen at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) in Dinwiddie, VA.  Twenty...

Free Mammograms In The Pits Turns Out To Be Way More Popular Than You’d Think

Hey now, don’t get all creepy on us. We’re being serious here. You know that throughout the month of October that Chad Reynolds with BangShift.com had a pink beard in support of Breast...

Jim Dunn Racing Is Bringing Back The Mooneyes Funny Car For The NHRA Finals In Pomona!

Every drag race fan, hot rodder, and racer loved the Mooneyes Funny Cars that were run by “Big” Jim Dunn. When I collected Die Cast Drag Cars, it was one of my first purchases. Well now...

Quarter Mile Foundation Announces Project 1320 Documentary To Be Produced By John Mullin

Some of you may not be familiar with the Quarter Mile Foundation, or Project 1320, if you don’t follow west coast and Nostalgia Drag Racing very closely but you should be. The Foundation, which...

Garlits Museum’s 2014 International Drag Racing Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

(Courtesy of Darr Hawthorne) International Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductees for 2014 announced The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, housed at the famed Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing...

Pro Mod Racer Dennis Radford Crashes Scooter, Can’t Race Sunday In Vegas!

(Words and Photos by Darr Hawthorne) Oregon Pro Mod racer Dennis Radford’s return to the NHRA Pro Mod wars after taking a one-year hiatus proved to be a successful, but took a bad turn Saturday...

Drag Photos: Wheels Up Gassers And Nostalgia Door Cars Invade New London Dragstrip

(Photos by Benoit Pigeon) BangShift Photo Contributor Benoit “The Frenchman” Pigeon made a trip over to New London Dragstrip this weekend to snap some photos of Gassers and old school...

Courtney Force And John Force Kick Ass In Vegas. Force Wins 16th NHRA Championship

That’s right folks, after a year of ups and downs within the Force Racing camp, John Force has clinched his 16th NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Championship this past weekend in Vegas. The final...

Retro Drag Gallery: Liam Garritty Captures The California Hot Rod Reunion ’70s Style

(Photos by Liam Garritty) When BangShift.com Photo Contributor Liam Garritty shows up at an event he’s not there to capture ALL the action. He’s there to create artistic impressions of...

ADRL Houston 2013 – Our Last Blast Of Great Action Photos!

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – This is our last blast of photos from the lens of Charles Wickam who was camped out at the ADRL event in Houston, Texas last weekend to capture the action for...