Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX, BangShift Question Of The Day??

BangShift Question of The Day: What’s Your Aspirational Muscle Car?

Everyone’s got their dream car, cars, trucks, and other equipment. That’s all well and good but we’re guessing that almost every BangShifter has an aspirational muscle car....

A Tucker On The Dyno?! Watch Tucker 1044 Make A Pull With Its Franklin Helicopter Engine!

Not that we’re breaking any news here but Bob and Rob Ida are two of the most amazing automotive craftsmen in the world today, certainly among the top one tenth of one percent in the USA. These...

Bagger Wars: Indian’s New Liquid Cooled V-Twin Engine Raises The Horsepower And Stakes

If there has been one cool thing about the latest rendition of the Indian vs Harley motorcycle rivalry it is that Indian (which is a brand owned by Polaris) has enough financial horsepower to stick...

Why’d They Do It? This Popular Mechanics Story About The New 7.3L Ford Gas Engine Is Great

It was probably the biggest automotive surprise of the last calendar year. It’s probably the last big block gas V8 any company is going to build, and it’s probably going to be a pretty...

Ford Facing Potential $4-Billion Liability Over Dual Clutch PowerShift Transmission Used in Focus And Fiesta

This is one of those things that you just have to shake your head at and one of those things that has had engineers and executives at Ford rubbing their temples over for years now. The dual clutch...

Turbo Twin Tuesday: Yamaha Files For Patents On Turbocharged Engine Designs – 1980s Part 2?

Ok, for starters, let’s hope it is not the 1980s again because we’d loose loads of awesome technology and performance, but the question in the title is valid. Why? If you dig motorcycles...

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...

Et Tu, Andretti? Latest IndyCar Team Owner To Plead For Gimme At 500, Series Management Apparently On Board

(Photo credit: IndyStar.com) – Since we told you about Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi basically begging for guaranteed qualifying spots for full time series running IndyCar teams the other day,...

Power Down: Aussie Supercar Series May Look To Lighten Financial Burden on Teams With Less Horsepower

Well, cost cutting in racing is apparently not just a North American thing these days as teams in the Australian Supercar series are looking to do the same thing and the organization that operates...

Bad Idea: Penske and Ganassi Want Guaranteed Qualifying Spots At Indy 500 For Series Full-Timers

(Photo credit: IndyCar) – This is one of the biggest, “SERIOUSLY?!” moments we have had in a while around here because it’s just one of those things where the idea, the...

Off Into The Sunset: Darrell Waltrip Announces His Retirement From NASCAR Announcing

He drove from the late 1960s until 2000, and ever since he stepped out of the stock car, he has been in the announcer’s booth working for Fox Sports as an analyst and commentator, but it...

This 1956 Video Shows Parnelli Jones Racing Jalopies And Getting Into A Fight At Gardena Stadium

If there is an American racer who personified toughness above perhaps all else in his career, it’s Parnelli Jones. He has a lot in common with AJ Foyt. An amazingly accomplished and varied...

Great Read: How Dead Horse Hill In Worcester, Massachusetts Once Dominated National Racing Headlines

Today when we think about racing we immediately envision the vehicles competing in the modern palaces of speed that have been built to house the different forms of the sport. Well, 100+ years ago...

Youngest IndyCar Winner Ever: Colton Herta Tops The Board At COTA

(Lead photo: Motorsport.com) At the age of 18 years, 11 months and 25 days, Colton Herta has become IndyCar’s youngest winner after he took the checkered flag in a well-contested race at...