Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX

Gearhead History! Killer Ads and Cool Stuff From The Pages of Motor Life Magazine Circa 1960-62

So one of the things I have been enraptured with during the winter so far has been this massive collection of old magazines that I was fortunate enough to receive as a gift from the Kuntz family of...

Hydrogen Hustler: Toyota’a President Is Set To Race A Corolla With A Hydrogen Burning 1.6L GR Yaris Engine!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Toyota as a company reminds me of the color beige. Their cars are good, but lack emotion, and their sports cars both aren’t exactly all Toyota. Toyota’s president on...

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...

A More Handsome Godzilla: The 2021 Nissan GT-R T-spec Is One Of The Final Special Editions Of A Special Car

(By Tom Lohnes) – Even after Nissan announced its discontinuation for 2022 last year, the Nissan GT-R continues to exist, and it even gets a special edition for its final few months. Meet the...

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...

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,...

More Pro Touring Action Photos From DriveOptima At Road America In Wisconsin

Stretch Run for the Ultimate Street Cars OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car series visits Road America By Jim McIlvaine Six of seven regular-season events are now in the books for...

GM Maybe Inching Toward All EV But There Are Some Beastly Gas Burning Performance Offerings On The Way!

(By Tom Lohnes) – So as we all know, General Motors plans to go all-electric by the year 2035. Well, that’s still a while away, and GM is not leaving the exploding dinosaur-powered car...

The 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 Is Everything We Dreamed About As Kids And More

(By Tom Lohnes) – Just days after it was teased, the 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 has made a surprise reveal at the famed Quail show during Monterey car week. The first-ever revived...

Insane Record Run: Ride With Travis Pastrana As He Tears up Mt Washington – Bonkers!

This is one of those ride along videos that made us grip the arms of the chair about 10 times. The Mt Washington hill climb has been around something like a century or more. It has been on and off...

Is There A Ford Mustang Sedan on The Way? Some Circumstantial Evidence Suggest Maybe!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well, that’s an interesting sight. Not even 5 years after Ford pulled out of the sedan game for good, they were seen doing benchmark testing on a Dodge Charger Hellcat at...

Nissan Reveals Newest Generation Of Z Car Lineup – The Hit It Out Of The Park

(By Tom Lohnes) – After nearly a decade and a half of waiting, Nissan has finally released an all-new, production spec Z car, and it sure does look awesome. Following a video tracking the Z...

NASCAR At Indy Highlights: How To Crash A Bunch Of Cars On A Road Course! The Action And Carnage Were Insane!

The road course at Indy is awesome, and a riot to compete on, but man it took its toll on many NASCAR Cup Cars this weekend! The Verizon 200, an 82 lap road race at Indy is a stage race that has...

PRI Trade Show Registration Is Open: Get Yourself Signed Up For The Best Racing And Performance Show On The Planet

The PRI Show is on, and 2021 promises to be a year like none other. With new membership opportunities for racers and other individuals, there are more ways to be involved than ever before....