Category Archive: Apex Racing News, BangShift APEX

AJ Watson Dies At Age 90 – “The Wizard Of Indy” – One Of The Most Prolific Car Builders In Indy 500 History

A.J. Watson, the legendary race car fabricator whose machines dominated at the Indy 500 through the 1950s and 1960s has died at age 90. Watson constructed roadsters won six Indy 500 titles starting...

Bing Crosby Built A Race Track In Del Mar, California And One Of America’s Greatest Racers Was Killed On It In 1949

In 1949 there was literally no more dangerous profession in the United States of America than “professional race car driver”. More than 1/3 of men who strapped into race cars as pros...

Camaro 5 Fest Photos And A Little Editorial On Modern Muscle. Does It Exist?

(Text and Photos by Rodney Prouty)  We all say it, we all quote it, but is modern muscle, really muscle? Having a chance to travel to big-ole Texas and the Royal Purple Raceway, who played host to...

This Criagslist Camaro Is Truly One For The Books – At Least It Has A Big Block In It?

There’s a place to begin with this 1977 Craigslist Camaro, I’m just not sure where it is. The thing has a very Mad Max vibe happening with the holes chopped in the hood and the lack of...

First Indianapolis Grand Prix Begins With Massive Wreckage – Starting Line Destruction (Video)

The IndyCar series was hoping to start a new tradition and build on their already strong legacy of racing in Indiana during the month of May but they did not bargain for the literal start that the...

Ride With Don Norby As He Hammers A Classic Jag XKE Around Rad Atlanta

One of the great regrets I currently have is that science has not allowed human cloning to advance to the point that it is a viable option for allowing us to be at all the places we want at the same...

Hilarious Video: Watch An Estonian Rally Fan Catch A Rock In The Yam Bag And Go Down For The Count

(Editor’s note: This is a re-run but here at BS eastern world HQ, we needed a laugh on a rainy and depressing Saturday. Sure it is at the expense of a guy getting hit in the junk but sometimes...

This Fun Recreation Of The Car Chase From Bullitt Pits The Mustang And The Charger Against Each Other On The Historic Silverstone Track In England

We have to give the folks at England’s Silverstone race course for coming up with a unique way to promote their upcoming Silverstone Classic event which will celebrate the 50th birthday of the...

We’re Pretty Sure Crashing A Lamborghini Is The Biggest Possible Fail For A Valet (Video)

  In high school I had a buddy that worked at a car wash/ detail shop. He had worked there for years and the place was kind of our clubhouse/hang out. Anyway, when you do stuff for years you...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Firewall Gets Fabricated, The Dash Shapes Up, And Some Steering Shaft Surgery

The fabrication work continues hot and heavy on Project Violent Valiant and today’s installment will show you how Kevin Tully made and fitting the car’s firewall. With the addition of the...

Kool –Aid & Cool Cars: Chump Car Race Report From Motorsports Park Hastings, Nebraska

(Words and Photos by Charlene Felton-Haney) – The Optima Batteries ChumpCar World Series (www.chumpcar.com), made their debut at Motorsports Park Hastings located in Hastings, NE just 157 miles...

Watch This BMW Driver Run Out Of Talent And Literally Drive His Car Off A Cliff (He Lives)

Let’s set there scene here. It is dusk, the sun is setting on a warm California evening. We’re literally strapped to the roof of a BMW M3 as the driver weaves and cuts through the canyon...

2014 Midwest Muscle Car Challenge Photos: Autocross And Road Course Action Right Here

Thanks to Jason Brady and the guys at Ridetech we’ve got a cool photo gallery of early and late model muscle running around the autocross and road course at Putnam Park in Indiana for the 2014...

What Takes 5400lbs Of Steel, 4,400lbs Of Aluminum, And 31 Miles Of Welding Wire!

All the stuff the Ridetech Fab Shop made in the month of April, that’s what! After seeing a post on Facebook where the Ridetech guys posted pictures of the welding room and said that a busy...