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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, CAR SHOWS, Event Coverage

2009 Goodguys Chicagoland Event Coverage at Ridetech.com

If we worked at Ridetech instead of just having the company as a site sponsor, then we’d get to go to nearly every Goodguys show, like those guys do. When the Ridetech staff is on site they...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 5, Muncie, Indiana

Day 5 of Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week 2009, presented by Gear Vendors, has come to a close, but not before some on-road drama, and a lot of on-track parts breaking action. When we arrived at...

George Poteet’s Blowfish Sets 291-MPH Record at World of Speed 2009

George Poteet, in the Blowfish Plymouth Barracuda built by Rad Rides by Troy a few years ago, finally set a big record at last week’s World of Speed at Bonneville, an event by the Utah Slat...

Video: Hot Rod Drag Week Coverage from 1320Video.com

I have to tell you, I’m totally wiped out after a full week on the road with Hot Rod Drag Week, sponsored by Gear Vendors. I have more photo coverage to give you from Day 5, but it’s...

Video: Larry Larson’s 204-MPH Pass at Drag Week 2009

Larry Larson’s 1966 Chevy Nova with twin-turbo power from Mike Moran is legendary right now. Not only did the car earn the 2008 title of Fastest Street Car in America from Hot Rod magazine, but...

An Upset Win in Pro Street Power Adder at Drag Week

It’s never over until the fat Monte Carlo sings! All week long at Hot Rod Drag Week, the attention in Pro Street Power Adder has been on Eric Yost’s 7-second turbo ’82 Firebird, but...

Amazing! Larry Larson Blasts 204 MPH in the Last Moments of Drag Week!

BangShift Chad just called in the news: Larry Larson cranked it all the way up and made a glory pass in the last moments of Drag Week: 7.30 at 204 mph! That’s the first 200-mph run ever in the...

Mike Crow Wins Small Block Naturally Aspirated Class at Drag Week; See the Video

Would you believe a naturally aspirated small-block car could drive 1,200 miles to five drag strips in five days and run 10.50s and .60s every day? It’s also a stick car. The winner of Small...

Mike Wood of Nitrous Express Wins the Diesel Class at Drag Week, With a Mustang

The Diesel class winner at Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 is Mike Wood of Nitrous Express in his ’94 Mustang with Duramax power. Weird. But how can you argue with a best ET of 9.88 at 142? The Mustang...

Jon Huber Wins Small-Block Power Adder at Drag Week, With a 4-Banger!

Don’t get me wrong, nothing against the other racers in the Small Block Power Adder class at Hot Rod Drag Week V, but Jon Huber was killing them all week, running low 9s to everyone...

Jay Brown Wins the Modified Naturally Aspirated Class at Drag Week 2009

Hot Rod Drag Week 2009’s Modified Naturally Aspirated class is another one that was hotly contested. Jay Brown, the only racer to participate in all five Drag Week events, has been in the lead...

Doc Fox Runs 8.86 to Win Modified Power Adder at Drag Week 2009

The Drag Week 2009 Win in Modified Power Adder goes to Rick Fox in his 540-powered ’67 Corvette! He’s been running 9-teens and 9-0s, with one 8.99 in Norwalk, Ohio, on Wednesday. His...

Mike Thompson’s 1968 Caprice Wins Big-Block Power Adder at Drag Week

By Day 4 of Drag Week 2009, there were just three cars left in the Big Block Power Adder class, all of them very cool. There was a ’70 Pontiac Grand Prix with a Pontiac mill on nitrous, a...

Breaking News: Larry Larson Wins Hot Rod Drag Week Overall!

It’s the first-ever back-to-back win for Hot Rod Drag Week! The Unlimited class winner for 2009 and the new Hot Rod Magazine Fastest Street Car in America is Larry Larson in his 1966 Nova. The...