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

NASCAR Announces 2020 Hall Of Fame Class – Drivers, Owner, Engine Builder, Included

While we never claim to be die hard modern stock car racing fans around here, we do love the history of the sport and the people who helped to bring it to the point that it is at today. NASCAR opened...

2019 Holley LS Fest West Results, Video, Event Recap, and More – Photos, Videos, Fun

We showed you loads of coverage from Holley LS Fest West 2019 and while that photo action gave you a sense of the event, we did not delve into too many details about who won the specific aspects of...

This inside Look At McLaren’s Colossal Indy 500 Failure Is Jaw Dropping – Comedy of Errors

They didn’t have a steering wheel. Seriously, McLaren boss Zak Brown was trying to find a proper steering wheel of the company’s Indy 500 race car a handful of days before qualifying was...

Is Tesla On The Verge Of Financial Ruin? Fiscal Micromanagement Instituted To Conserve Cash

It’s all about the cashflow when you have a business. What’s leaving and what’s coming in. If you have more leaving than coming in, this is when the server problems start. For the...

In Memoriam: Niki Lauda, Formula One’s Bastion Of Brutal Honesty

In the entire time that I’ve been enamored with these machines that we affix feelings to, develop emotional bonds for, and cherish, I haven’t paid much attention to the world of Formula...

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...