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Category Archive: MISC, Videos

This Video Of Huge Navy Hovercraft Launching And Docking From INSIDE A Ship Is Flipping Awesome

These are called LCACs or Landing Craft Air Cushion in long hand. They are exceptionally awesome machines with the ability to handle a 75-ton payload, the snot to reach speeds of more than 70mph on...

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BANGshift’s Nitro Funny Car Gypsy Lays Out Odds For The 26th California Hot Rod Reunion!

As nitro funny car racing matures, the task of picking the final rounds and a top ten in the class is getting tougher and tougher with each event. The 26th California Hot Rod Reunion at Auto Club...

Grandpa’s Sleeper: This 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis Coupe Combines Comfort And Muscle Into A Discreet Package!

I’m becoming quite fine with a new adjustment in my way of thinking about a car: comfort first, with performance a very, very close second for daily or highway use. As much as I want a...

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BangShift Question of the Day: What’s Been The Dumbest Automotive Idea Of The Last 25 Years?

While driving yesterday I saw a Nissan Murano convertible drive by. I had seen photos of this contraption in magazines and online and yes, I had seen a scant few over the years but it had been a good...

Rough Start: This 1992 Ford F-150 Flareside Is The Perfect First Car

The ideal first car for a brand new driver is a twenty-five year old Ford truck? Yes, it is. In this era of safety first, driving third, this Ford strikes a great balance of what a kid could want and...

Building A Tour Engine And Need A Tough Cam? COMP Cams Has You Covered With GM Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts

Today’s world of hot rodding is unlike any time that has come before it. Enthusiasts and racers are building engines that no one even 20 years ago dreamed possible and in doing so, making the...

Classic YouTube: The 1974 Bathurst Run Of John Goss And Kevin Bartlett

We may wax nostalgic about how NASCAR used to be in the 1970s, but compared to most other racing series, the circle track guys still have one major downfall compared to everybody else: they will not...

Morning Symphony: The Sound Of Tortured Slicks Under A Stomping Chevy C-10

It’s the sound that we know so well here at BangShift, given the amount of time we spend working the 1320. The noise when a highly strung drag machine goes from sitting perfectly still to when...

BangShift Question of the Day: What’s the Biggest Underdog Engine?

There are a slew of engines that have come and gone over the years that were good runners, yet largely underappreciated by the masses. In today’s world hot rodders have an insane number of...

BangShift Project Files: A 1955 Plymouth And A Vision…And A Thin Budget

1955 was a breakout year for the Chrysler Corporation. After living with the stodgy, upright shape that had been around since 1950 (and the reputation as a boring, milquetoast bit of kit to drive...

Copart Cadavers: The Flood Cars Are Coming After The Hurricanes, Like This Poor 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

It’s amazing to think that there are numerous lots throughout America holding thousands, if not tens of thousands…or even more maybe, who knows…of vehicles that are just sitting....

Compact, Roomy And Sporting…No, It’s Not The Newest Crossover, It’s This 1976 Pontiac Astre!

A couple of weeks ago, as I was cruising car lots, I got to talking with a salesman. He was bent on making a sale, and was the type that wasn’t going to take “no” for an answer. He...

The Rally Crash: The Story Of An Audi Quattro’s Destruction At The 2017 Prescott Rally

Let’s start this story off at the beginning. I’m friends with an interesting little lady named Riley Trout and her husband, Paul. I met them both while I was attending Embry-Riddle in...

BangShift Question of the Day: Ever Blown an Engine Up?

  After seeing the destruction of some nitro engines at the NHRA Fall Nationals we want to turn the spotlight on YOU fair reader and get some information on what hell you’ve managed...