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Category Archive: BangShift News

NHRA Drag Racing in the Wall Street Journal

We were tipped off to a story that ran in the Wall Street Journal a couple days ago about the infusion of Arab money into drag racing. Specifically, it keys in on the Al-Anabi team of Alan Johnson....

Gearhead Destination: The Halloween Classic at Summit Motorsports Park

Of all the drag racing events Chad and I have ever been to, and it’s been lots, I’ll argue that the craziest one I’ve seen is the Halloween Classic, held every year at Summit...

GM May Close Some Plants for Nine Weeks, One Forever

The news wires were burning last night with reports that General Motors is apparently planning on shutting down most of its plants for nine weeks over the summer. It should be noted that most plants...

ZEX Nitrous for New Challengers

Just scored a brand new Challenger? Need some more umph? ZEX has the answer as the company has just rolled out a nitrous kit specifically for new Dodge Challengers. From the sounds of things, this is...

Lohnes Pic of the Week: Whoop-Ass Gasser

I’m very short on details regarding this car. So short, in fact, I don’t even really know what type of body sits on it. Here’s what I do remember. The photo was taken at the 2002...

Site of the Week: ClassicPonyCars.com

This week we’re directing your attention to the history of the Ford Mustang and a website dedicated to just that subject. ClassicPonyCars.com is a catch-all source for everything that has to do...

Epic Fail: Toyota Hybrid Pace Car at Select NASCAR Events

This is not a late April Fools joke. It is the truth. A freaking Toyota Camry hybrid will act as the pace car, the official pace car, of upcoming NASCAR races. It will first appear at the Coca-Cola...

Event Coverage: The 5th Annual Jeg’s NHRA SportsNationals

The 5th Annual 2009 Jeg’s Pacific SPORTSNationals presented by K&N on April 18-19 in Fontana, California, was hot and fast, and we’re not just talking about the weather. While the...

2009 Mopar Spring Fling in Van Nuys this Weekend

So-Cal guys and gals, don’t forget that the gala Spring Fling all-Mopar show and more is coming this weekend, April 25-26 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. Actually it’s closer...

Video: The Popular Hot Rodding Project X 1957 Chevy

There’s currently a discussion on the BangShift.com message boards about the merits and influences of various magazine feature and project cars over the years. Whenever that topic comes up,...

Hotchkis Performance Now Offers Mopar Suspension

The Mopar guys can finally get bolt-on suspension upgrades from Hotchkis Performace, including tubular upper A-arms and front and rear antiroll bars. The stuff fits B-bodies (like Chargers and Road...

Mecum Auction Packed with Killer Vintage Drag Machinery

There is some significantly awesome stuff that will be crossing the block at the upcoming Mecum Auction in Indy on May 13-17, 2009. Among the stuff we’re fixated on, there’s a real 1965...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Scarab Mk1 Chevrolet

This week’s Vintage Racer is one that was born in the late 1950s road racing renaissance here in the good ol’ USA. As more and more people imported Eurpean race cars to compete on courses...

2009 MSD Car Show and Employee Appreciation Day Coming May 1

We got a note from our buddy Todd Ryden over at MSD Ignition and he told us about the employee appreciation day and car show that’s going down on May first. If you live in the El Paso, Texas,...