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Turbo The World: This Yamaha TZR125 Is Straight Up Hateful With A Turbocharger!

Turbocharged two stroke engines, especially of the gasoline burning variety are not things that we see with regularity. Of course forced induction works on a two stroke, just ask Detroit Diesel, but...

Anything Can Be A Racecar If You’re Brave Enough, Like This Chrysler Crossfire!

The Chrysler Crossfire…oh, lord, here we go. Where do you start, the Daimler-Chrysler merger, the fact that it’s a re-skinned Mercedes SLK that has one of the most unfortunate rear ends...

Watch This Clean Second Generation Camaro Come Mere Inches From Being Totaled At The Spectator Drags

Woah mamma is this a close one! To set the scene, we are at the Seekonk Speedway in scenic and beautiful Seekonk, Massachusetts for a night of fun and excitement. One of the features being run...

Random Car Review: The Toyota 222D, A Stillborn Group B Rally Response From Toyota

We give lots of love to Group B rally cars here because they were, at the time, the pinnacle of engineering insanity, and because of homologation requirements, a certain amount of street-going...

Listen To The Awesome Noise Of The Famed Novi V8 Indy Car Engine In This 1963 Recording – So Cool!

This is a literal trip back in history. The other day I posted a photo of a Novi V8 on my Instagram page (@brianlohnes) and people went nuts over it. Basically two Offy four cylinders joined a common...

Screamin’ Mimi: Watch This Formula 1000 Engine Make 185hp At 10,000+ RPM

Back in my road race announcing days I used to really like watching the SCCA amateur classes that featured open wheel cars. From Formula Vee right on up, those cars put on a heck of a show and really...

Unhinged: Hyundai RM-19 – Embrace The Wild Past Already And Reap The Rewards

To date, one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever written for BangShift was the review of the Kia Stinger GT. The summary of the deal: Kia built a car that could legitimately take on a 5.7L powered...

Best of 2019: Move Over BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...

Classic YouTube: Emerson Fittipaldi at Interlagos in a Ford Maverick

Before it was renamed “Autódromo José Carlos Pace” in 1977 following the death of the Brazillian Formula One driver, it was known as “Interlagos” (“between the...

Best of 2019: Watch This 1969 L71 427 Crank Out 500hp With The Factory Air Cleaner And Exhaust Manifolds On

It is one of those questions that gearheads love to pose to each other. How good were those old engines, anyway? How much did the factory over or under rate them? Did they actually make the...

Best of 2019: This Vintage Road Test Of A Late 1960s Jaguar XKE Is Great Fun To Watch

Whether you are a dyed the wool muscle car fan or someone who appreciates all the different shapes and makes of cars over the years, you have to admit that the 1960s Jaguar XKEs were something...

Best of 2019: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Favorite Moves Throughout The Years

I had heard about the Gymkhana video during my second deployment. I heard about it for a month or so…one of my soldiers came back from his vacation to the States and was just about exploding,...

Best of 2019: Ride Along In A Screaming Lola T70 As it Takes on Daytona – Iconic Car

The Lola T70 stands and will forever will stand as one of the most beautiful road racing cars ever made. The machines were produced in the 1960s first as an open top unit and then in a couple of...

Best of 2019: For Those Morning When You Need A Jolt, How About A Road Racing Rotary?

It’s a bit difficult to see how Mazda is making a rotary engine the prime component in a hybrid EV program. They are, it’s coming in a couple of years, but it’s not what...