Category Archive: Apex Sideways, Apex Video, BangShift APEX

FY Racing’s Sno*Drift Video Captures A Great Look At Life Behind The Scenes For A Rally Team

Going behind the scenes of a racing team is the only way to get the entire story of what it takes to get man and machine to glory, and there are far more players that anyone would normally realize....

This 1967 Video Shows What The Stock Car Racing Scene Looked Like In Lancaster, New York – Cool Cars!

While stock car racing always gets pegged as being a “southern” sport, history shows that there were guys racing in circles in all parts of the country for decades before the explosion of...

Video: Astoundingly Skilled Gymkhana Driving Action

Everyone and their mother has seen the incredible video of Ken Block wheeling a Subaru through a series of precision driving techniques and obstacles. That style of automotive competition is called a...

Ford Performance’s Latest Video Puts Vaughn Gitten, Jr. On Ice With His New RTR Competition Mustang

Y’know, something has been missing here on BangShift for the last few months: Ice racing. Yes, we’ve covered tons of snow-based sports, including Red Bull Frozen Rush this year. Yes,...

Classic YouTube: This Mazda 323GTX Overcooks A Jump At The 1993 Fenceline III SCCA Pro Rallysprint

Yes, that 1988 Mazda 323GTX is really as high up in the air as it appears. Yes, it crashed back to Earth, and yes, it hurt. This footage was taken at the 1993 Fenceline III SCCA Pro Rallysprint in...

Skill, Luck, Or Both? This GT500 Narrowly Avoids A Serious Incident At Hockenheimring

Hauling ass on a roadcourse isn’t the time to learn that your car isn’t completely healthy. It’s one thing to have known about an issue when you drive onto the track…whatever...

Touring Car Insanity At It’s Finest – High Speeds, Close Racing And Big Crashes!

Touring Car racing is, to me at least, what NASCAR should be. It’s got pretty much everything that makes NASCAR good (close racing, big crashes, drivers with attitude issues) and fixes what...

This Is What Happens When The Rear Suspension Fails At 110 Miles An Hour

17-year-old Ryan Savage had been having one hell of a day out at Donington Park in his Lotus Elise 111R. He had just set the fastest-ever Donington lap for the Elise Cup and was generally doing very...

Can You Help Identify The Persons Responsible For Setting Oil Traps For Bikers In California?

Enthusiasts and the general public have a long history of not getting along. From the street racing controversy to Australia’s “hoon laws” to noise ordinances and the joys of an...

Historic Footage: The 1983 Late-Model Sportsman Coca-Cola 200 at Rockingham

I defy you to find a better collection of cars in one race after 1975 than this 1983 late-model sportsman run at Rockingham in 1983. Just look at the cars: GM X-cars of virtually every type (Novas,...

OK, Now You’re Just Showing Off: BMW’s Self-Drifting Car Versus A Real Drifter

Autonomous technology has been making leaps within the last year or two, and we’ve seen the results when the car is allowed to run to the limits of it’s grip (think the RS7 that Audi sent...

In-Car And External Footage of Ott Tänak and Raigo Molder’s Crash Into A Lake At Rally Guanajuato México

This is the kind of footage that underscores the dangers of rally. Driver Ott Tänak and co-driver Raigo Molder were running on a dirt road next to a reservoir on a stage in the Rally Guanajuato...

Your Morning Wake-Up: A Pantera GTS Screaming Around Franciacorta!

The De Tomaso Pantera is the mid-engine supercar that three out of four American manufacturers were trying to build in the early 1970s. Chevrolet had always been toying with the idea of a mid-engined...

Classic YouTube: Watch Randy Mamola Go For The Ride Of His Life As He Highsides At The 1985 San Marino Grand Prix Misano

Highsiding a motorcycle is the closest thing motorsports has that’s comparable to bull riding: the rear wheel gets loose, the bike starts to slide, then suddenly traction is regained and the...