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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, CAR SHOWS, Car Shows, Gallery

Our Ribs And Rods Photo Coverage Continues: Beautiful Weather And Bitchin Venue Meant Cool Cars, Trucks, Customs, And More

Yep, we’ve still got more photos from the Ribs and Rods show last weekend in Temple Texas. Each and every photo gallery we’ve posted so far is full of cars and trucks from the show, and...

Here’s Our Second Gallery Of Photos From The Rods And Ribs Car Show In Texas

We told you that we had an awesome time at the Rods and Ribs show in Temple this weekend, thanks to our pal Charles Wickam who reminded us it was going on. The show was great, the venue is super...

Ribs And Rods 2020 Was A HUGE Hit In Belton Texas And We’ve Got The Photos Right Here!

When Wickman, aka Charles Wickam, a longtime BANGshifter and friend here in Texas says I’ve got to come see a car show then I almost always listen to him. Unless I’m out of town for a...

OPTIMA’s Wet Search For The Ultimate Street Car: Real Street Cars Run In The Rain

(Words By Jim McIlvaine) There is a certain segment of automotive enthusiasts, who brag about owning cars that have “never been in the rain.” They only take their cars out when the forecast says...

2020 FE Race And Reunion Gallery: From Run Of The Mill To Overkill

(Photos: Joe Grippo) At the small end, they were a 330-cubic inch truck motor. At the far end, you have some of Ford’s finest hours, the 427, the Cammer and the 428. You could’ve had one...

2020 FE Race And Reunion Gallery: Delayed Gratification Is Still Gratification!

(Words and photos: Joe Grippo) Well, better late than never, right? After a 5-month Covid causing postponement, the 2020 FE Race and Reunion went down at Beaver Springs Dragway in the rural hills of...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Our Final Gallery From The Blue Oval Troupe

The leaves are tinging, and soon they will be falling. The morning dew on the windshield is starting to frost up. Normally, this time of year is where the racing and the car shows end and we settle...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: The Weather Smiled Upon Us All

Since I’m based about fifteen miles from Beech Bend, I’ll lay claim to being the most knowledgable over what the weather is like in western Kentucky during certain parts of the year. From...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Blending The Old And The New Together

You couldn’t have two more polar opposites if you tried. Out in the show car fields sat one of my dream cars and a BangShift feature car, Jason McDaniel’s 1969 Shelby GT500. Curving...

Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest 2020: Welcome To The Blue Oval’s Burndown!

LS Fest came and went. MoParty had it’s first showing. That means that it’s time for Mustangs, for Cobras, for Broncos, and every other thing that wears the legacy of Henry Ford on...

Do Not Try This At Home: The Skiing General Lee From Holley MoParty!

First thing’s first: breathe, it is only a 1969 Dodge Charger on the surface. Underneath, this is a Ford Crown Victoria, but regardless of what it actually is, what it actually does is worth...

Holley MoParty 2020: The ChryCo Psychos Get Their Chance To Play!

For years now, Holley’s LS Fest has been the stuff of legends. So long as it has the latest in GM power under the hood, anything goes…come drag race, autocross, burn the tires to shreds,...

Carlisle Ford Nationals 2020: From The Basic To The Baddest

(Photos: Joe Grippo) Fun fact: not every car on the planet needs to be a rolling testament to testosterone, roid rage and loud rock music to be interesting. Most cars aren’t. Plenty are...

Carlisle Ford Nationals 2020: Starliners And More Among The Fields

(Photos: Joe Grippo) Getting out to a car show is always a breath of fresh air, but this year that breath of fresh air somehow seems much more refreshing. How long have you spent stuck in the house,...