Category Archive: Apex Event Coverage, Apex Gallery, Autocross / Pro Touring, BangShift Galleries, Gallery

Part Two: Optima’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car Continues With Real Street Cars Racing In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Our Final Gallery From The Blue Oval Troupe

The leaves are tinging, and soon they will be falling. The morning dew on the windshield is starting to frost up. Normally, this time of year is where the racing and the car shows end and we settle...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: The Weather Smiled Upon Us All

Since I’m based about fifteen miles from Beech Bend, I’ll lay claim to being the most knowledgable over what the weather is like in western Kentucky during certain parts of the year. From...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Blending The Old And The New Together

You couldn’t have two more polar opposites if you tried. Out in the show car fields sat one of my dream cars and a BangShift feature car, Jason McDaniel’s 1969 Shelby GT500. Curving...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Welcome To The Blue Oval’s Burndown!

LS Fest came and went. MoParty had it’s first showing. That means that it’s time for Mustangs, for Cobras, for Broncos, and every other thing that wears the legacy of Henry Ford on...

Rainmakers: New Orleans Offers A Wet And Wild Street Car Experience For Optima Search For The Ultimate Street Car Racers

(Words by Jim McIllvaine, Photos by Kaleb Kelly) By the time the world’s best street cars rolled into NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, five events were in the books for OPTIMA’s...

OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car- Road America The Kettle Moraine calls the Ultimate Street Cars

(Words By Jim McIlvaine, Photos by Kaleb Kelley) Glaciers left behind the rolling hills of the Kettle Moraine region of Wisconsin. That only means one thing for racing enthusiasts- elevation changes....

Pro-Touring Truck Shootout 2020: More Corner-Carving Race Trucks From Kentucky!

A day filled with pickup trucks that can run rings around a lot of performance cars, out in the beautiful sunshine, with a track day going on in the background just for good measure…the...

Pro-Touring Truck Shootout 2020: Corner Gripping And Ripping

Texas might be the pickup truck haven, but that status was earned decades ago when owning a truck in the wide-open spaces of the Lone Star State made perfect sense. It’s 2020…the pickup...

Event Preview: 2020 Pro-Touring Truck Shootout at NCM Motorsports Park

When you think of Pro Touring, chances are that you think of first-gen Camaros like Mike DuSold’s, second-gen Camaros like Brian Finch’s, a fleet of late-model Corvettes, and one-off...

Awesome Street Cars Do Battle In Dawsonville – Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Atlanta Motorsports Park

With races being cancelled or postponed in so many locations this year, Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series has been incredibly fortunate to be able to get in their races. But...

2020 Kyana Swap Meet Part 2: More Great Photos Of Parts, Cars, and Potential Projects!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – We return to the Spring 2020 KYANA swap meet and the first photo is of another tripod bumper jack, but this one is displayed in its working position. ...

Parts, Cars, and BangShifty Stuff Galore: 2020 KYANA Spring Swap Meet Gallery

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Our last gearhead adventure (prior to the covid-19 lockdown) took us to the bi-annual KYANA swap meet in Louisville at the end of February.  If we’d...

Retro Car Show Coverage: This Look Back At The Kneeland Concours Contains Incredibly Beautiful Cars!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – This is the only previous Keeneland Concours in which I can find a significant number of pictures.  Why am I bringing this stuff out…?  Because I...