Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift Road Test

No Need To Freak Out: The 2023 Dodge Hornet Brings Legit Muscle To The CUV Segment

(By Tom Lohnes) – Dodge is not known for making lame vehicles, with the arguable exception of their V6-equipped Charger and Challenger. But, those models aside, their lineup is one of the most...

Bleeding Edge: The 2023 Koenigsegg CC850 May Be The Greatest Hypercar Ever Built – 1,385 Piston Pounding Horsepower!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Christian Von Koenigsegg is a very underrated player in the game of best automotive CEO. Sure, he’s not as rich or famous as people like Elon Musk, but he has brought more...

Reading The Tea Leaves: Does Toyota Have A New MR2 On The Way? Circumstantial Evidence Suggests It!

(By Tom Lohnes) – To Enthusiasts, a new Toyota MR2 sounds like a dream. With all cars getting heavier, duller, and more automated, a back-to-basics, affordable, fun car is what the car...

Into The Fray: Is Toyota Planning On A New Sports Car That Will Allow Them To Go GT3 Racing?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Toyota’s GR department is red-hot right now. Surprisingly one of the only performance sub-brands without an SUV available, GR has three new models, all available with a...

Let The Beat Drop: The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Has Nearly 350hp and Fun Potential For Days

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Honda Civic Type R is a storied vehicle. Starting in 1997, Japan has received the Civic Type R as a standard Civic hatch with literally everything beefed up and revised...

Points Battle Royale! Competition Heats Up In OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Series

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) Four of seven events are now in the books in OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts. The next two stops are the last...

Video: Ford’s New Electric SuperVan Is A 2,000hp EV So Wrong, It’s Right

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Ford SuperVan has been a very overcooked part of Ford’s history. Starting as essentially a modified UK-market Transit in 1971. The next two models retained the Transit...

Free Read: Evel Knievel On Tour – The Book That Made Knievel Freak And Take A Bat To The Author

We have been over this about 100 times but I like to read. As such I am usually looking for something to chew up and from time to time, I get stuck on searches for books I have heard about but have...

Abandoned Race Track Project: The Racetrack’s Fate Has Been Decided…

This race track has a future! A real future, that is more than anyone expected and more than was every thought possible. Want to hear all about it? Check out the latest video. There’s not only...

Real Street Cars At Road America: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits The National Park Of Speed

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, is now running in conjunction with Speed Tour, highlighted by the vintage cars of...

PRI Opens New Membership Headquarters In Speedway Indiana With Tons Of Racers And Enthusiasts!

If you love racing, race cars, and the performance world as much as we do then this is big new for all! Dr. Jaime Meyer and the team at  PRI have just opened one hell of a facility. It’s home...

Abandoned Race Track Project: Fixing & Starting FROZEN Equipment!

So the abandoned race track rehab has been going on for almost a year now, and there was plenty of work going on even though the winter was rolling in. I didn’t share all those videos with you...

Game Changer: This Great Video Tells The Origin Story Of The Legend Datsun 240Z

There are cars that are well remembered. There are cars that are well loved. Those are actually pretty common. What isn’t common is a car that can be singularly named as one that transformed...

What If They Threw A Race And The Wrong Racers Came – That Happened In England In 1972 – The Rothmans 50,000

The wrong racers? How can the wrong racers show up to a race? Not like the wrong racers like the cars were illegal but the wrong racers in the fact that they had the wrong names ON their cars and the...