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Category Archive: BangShift News

Fast and Furious 5. Yes, 5.

We just read on CarDomain via Jalopnik that the fifth Fast and Furious movie is in the works, starring your heroes Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. It’s supposed to be set in Brazil. Engage hype...

Castroneves Tax Trial: Day Three of Deliberations

Helio Castroneves, the two-time Indy 500 champ and IndyCar racing standout, is on trial for allegedly hiding more than $5 million and not paying any taxes on it. It’s the third day of...

Site of the Week: Not Your Average Old Drag Racing Photos

Some collections of old racing photos rehash all the same old junk. Been there, done that, about 100 times. This one, however, brings it home hard for East Coast Super Stock and early Funny Car fans....

Maximum Motorsports Bolt-In Rollbars for New Mustangs

Have a new Mustang and want a roll bar but don’t want to hack up the interior of the car? No problem. Maximum Motorsports of San Luis Obispo, California, has constructed a bolt-in bar that is...

The Hack Job General Lee: Update, Light at the End of the Tunnel

It’s been a while since we updated you on the progress of the Hack Job General Lee, a car that looked great in online photos but that turned out to be one of the all-time greatest works of...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Golden Submarine

Barney Oldfield was one of the first guys we profiled in our Gearhead Guys You Should Know series. He drove all kinds of neat stuff, but the car that most people remember him by was the Harry Miller...

Book Review: Camaro, A Legend Reborn

Camaro: A Legend Reborn, by Larry Edsall, is inside baseball, a book for the true lover of the automotive industry and for someone who is a total nosy Nancy that needs to know every last detail of...

NASCAR Teams Spending $1 Million a Year to Develop Oil

We were tipped off to a story in the Wall Street Journal about the lengths that NASCAR teams are going to develop the oil in their race cars. Joe Gibbs Racing supposedly spends over $1 million a year...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: The Come-Backer

The most nightmarish accident scenario at the drag strip is a so-called “comebacker” or a car that is involved in a wreck, remains under power, and the driver is unable to stop it as it...

F-Bomb Camaro Clone from Fast and Furious Movie Sells for $27,500

Last week we reported that one of the clones of the F-Bomb Camaro from the new Fast and Furious movie was up for auction on eBay Motors. Well, that auction ended late yesterday. The winning bid was...

Barnstormin’: Are Computer Cars all Bad?

The travails with my wife’s steaming pile of human refuse daily driver are well documents on the forum portion of the website. It’s the worst car we’ve ever owned, and probably ever...

Event Coverage: 159 Photos from the 2009 Viva Las Vegas Car Show

As promised last week when we posted this gallery of 66 retro custom cars, BangShift.com spent Saturday in Las Vegas for the 12th Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. The event is now held at...

eBay Pick of the Week: The World’s Fastest Viper

Here’s a flat nasty piece of machinery. It’s the SVS Stryker Viper, with twin turbos, 1,500 hp, and actual, undisputed time-slips that back up the claim that this is the world’s...

Spectre Performance Truck and El Camino Stolen

This kind of stuff makes our blood boil. Our friends over at Spectre Performance have suffered the theft of not only a bitchin’ car, but also the truck used to haul it. Please read below for...