Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, Apex Racing News, BangShift 1320, BangShift APEX, BangShift News

Old Marshmallow Foot: The Story of A Journalist, Mickey Thompson, And Setting Records In A Mustang On The Salt

There’s a funny thing that happens to journalists around race cars. They suddenly think they are race car drivers. Most are not. Patrick Bedard, Jerry Titus, and a small number notwithstanding,...

From 1954-1966 Nassau, Bahamas Was The Scene Of One Of The World’s Coolest Racing Events – Nassau Speed Weeks (W/Video)

For better or worse, racing has been and always will be a money game. From the construction of the cars, the promotion of the races, and the sponsorship of both, cash is the real fuel and propels...

IMSA At Virginia International Raceway: More Great Sports Cars, Pony Cars, and Exotics Hauling The Mail

(Photos by David Whealon) – We were searching around our electronic desk for something recently and got a reminder that we had a bunch of killer road racing photos that David Whealon shot at...

Our Texas Formula Drift Action Photos End Here: Check Out All Our Photos Right Here!

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) Check out all our great drifting photos from Formula D in the Lonestar State! Drifting is one of those motorsport events that can be really polarizing, but whether you say...

Old School Cool Video: This 1974 Film From Perfect Circle Piston Rings Showcases Indy, Manufacturing, Lloyd Ruby

This is a gem of a video. Made by the Perfect Circle Piston Ring Company in 1974 it takes us through the world of manufacturing rings from conception to actual quality control tasing. It also takes...

California Bill To Amend 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Signed Into Law By Governor Gavin Newsom! Fix It Tickets Are Back And We Love It!

This just in! Our friends at SEMA just sent out word that the incredibly strict enforcement regulations recently imposed for loud exhaust in the State of California have been change in our favor! Or...

Stepping Up: NASCAR Will Move To 18-Inch Wheel And Tire Packages By 2021

We joke about the many reasons why NASCAR racing machines don’t have the same character as race cars from the 1980s and older did. They are silhouette racers, template cars at best. For a long...

This Film Celebrating The 1958 NASCAR Southern 500 Is Amazing – Pre-Race, History, and Racing Action

I’ve been on a bit of an obsessive kick recently and that obsessive kick has been about 1950s racing. From drag racing to Grand Prix competition and NASCAR events, racing in the 1950s was big...

Unhinged: There Will Be No Motorcycles Racing The 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has prestige, has international appeal, and above all else, has danger…racers blast up the side of Pikes Peak in Colorado, stopping at the summit....

That’s The Spirit: Kia Shows Off Their “420GT” – From Pre-Production Tester To Factory Track Machine

By all accounts, the car you see in that photo should be dead. It should’ve been flattened into a pancake, shredded to be safe, and what was left sent to the smelter for another chance. Such is...

For Love and Money: This 1970 Formula 5000 Film Is Epic – Donohue, Hobbs, Follmer, More!

Now THIS is awesome. You are about to watch a short film called “For Love and Money. Made by the L&M Tobacco company in 1970, it provides an amazing look into the world of Formula 5000...

Smoked: This New Documentary Podcast Series About The Rise And Fall Of IMSA and Indy Racer Randy Lanier Rules

Yes, this is the summer of bad ass automotive podcasts. A week or so ago we told you about the killer documentary podcast called Larger Than Life which is about the street racing legend “Big...

Watch The Incredible New DeTomaso P72 Cruise, Scream, and Carve Corners At Goodwood!

It is one thing to see a new hyper-car as it is unveiled, sitting majestically among the throngs of people and media but it is wholly another to hear one run and drive, especially with some full...

Beastly: Ford Drops The Ford GT MkII At Goodwood Festival of Speed – Full Racing Version With 700hp 3.5L EcoBoost V6!

They are making 45 of them and they each cost $1.2 million dollars. They will likely all be sold before the end of this Independence Day weekend. Ford has finally dropped the specs and the photos of...