Category Archive: Apex Event Coverage, BangShift APEX

Race Report: The ChumpCar Not Quite 12-Hours Of Sebring – A Long Night At An Historic Track

(Words – Mike Merrill) – Most years, the Sebring 14-hour event has brought with it rainy conditions. Friday during setup and registration, with torrential rain falling, most teams were...

Random Car Spotlight: Sunbeam Tiger

If I use the words “British body, American powertrain”, what car comes to mind? AC Cobra? Roadkill‘s Draguar? The Cobra is, of course, the most obvious answer, since Carroll Shelby...

Leno’s Garage Looks At Five Of The Greatest Highway Patrol Cars Of All Time – Which One Is Tops?

Hot rodders have always had an odd respect for highway patrol cars. We means to say that “cop cars” have an aura about them that to some level actually extends well beyond what they are...

The 2014 Silver State Classic Challenge – Checking Out The Field At America’s Longest Running Open Road Race

(Photos by Randal Burns) – The 2014 Silver State Classic Challenge in Nevada is happening this weekend and it is headquartered in the bustling metropolis of Ely, Nevada. This happens to be...

There’s a Company Converting Smart Cars Into 50-State Road Legal Golf Karts – Smart-Karts Are Brilliant

We’ve all looked at a Smart car and thought to ourselves, “Man, that thing is no bigger than a damned golf kart!” Well, a company in Florida has decided to make that statement a...

The World Endurance Championship Race At Austin Turned Into A Skating Rink In Torrential Rain – Needs A Soundtrack

The World Endurance Championship is a series of endurance races that are contested all over the world in a championship format. Glad we were able to clear that up for you. The series is in Austin,...

Crash And Burn: Tim Bell Loses His Brakes At Circuit Of The Americas In Austin, Texas

Tim Bell, the driver of the Nissan 370Z pictured, is probably grateful to be sitting wherever he is, uninjured, after losing the brakes during the middle of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge...

Watch A Porsche’s Engine Get Ripped Completely Out Of A Car During An Aussie Road Racing Event

Sometimes you are just a victim of circumstance, angles, and physics on general. Such was the driver of the Porsche Carrera Cup car at Sandown Raceway in Australia when the car was struck after...

Pure Auditory Perfection: Watch And Listen To Group B Rally Cars In Their Native Environment

We here at BangShift cannot say enough about how much we love Group B rally cars. They are the pinnacle of what could be done when rules were pretty much all but thrown out of the window, and...

This 1927 Leo Monnin Speedster Is A Hot Rod From The Era Before The Term Existed – Amazing History For Sale

It may sound completely nuts but every muscled up, hairy, bellowing car on Drag Week this year owes its existence to machines like this one. Why? Because if guys like Leo Monnin had not build hot...

Racing A Fiat 500 Around An Indoor Go Kart Track Looks Like More Fun Than We Can Describe

K1 Speed is a large, multi-state chain of indoor go karting facilities that guys like us love to hang out at. There’s few things more entertaining in the winter than escaping for an afternoon...

The Results Are In! See Who Won The Myriad Of Events At The 2014 Holley LS Fest – Drags, Autocross, Dyno, Car Show, More!

One of the events I look forward to working each year now is the Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Having attended this shindig for a few years now, it has been really...

Watch Chris Harris Hoon A New Z/28 Around A Wet Track Just Because

Chris Harris from /drive is currently one of my favorite presenters doing the automotive gig right now. Think of him as a shorter, less offensive and more brown version of Jeremy Clarkson: he’s...

Tanner Foust’s New Global RallyCross VW Beetle Makes A Teaser Appearance, Demands To Be Taken Seriously

Tanner Foust, the lovable little imp from Top Gear USA and professional rallycross driver, has ditched his Ford Festiva WRC ride for a Volkswagen Beetle. But don’t be too quick to like up the...