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Category Archive: BangShift News

eBay Pick of the Week: A Three-Door 1965 VW Bug

This is one of those cars that catches your eye for a second, and just when you are about to move onto the next thing, you can’t. The seller claims that this is the only three-door Bug in the...

Top Fuel Rotary Engine!

We’ve got to thank our buddy Jon for the tip, because this is something we never would have never thought of or looked for. It’s the homepage of a team of racers who plan to run a...

Monday Time Killer: All About McCulloch Superchargers

McCulloch superchargers rank among the coolest of old speed parts. Best known for their factory efforts on cars like the Thunderbird, some Studebakers, and even some Kaiser models, these blowers were...

Kruse Auction Controversy in Arizona

The Arizona Daily Star newspaper ran a story late last week about people who had sold collectible cars at a Kruse auction in Tucson. In the story, people who sold stuff weeks ago claim that Kruse...

Set your DVR for the Drag Racing Hall of Fame

Fans of Drag Racing history will want to make sure they are tuned in, or their DVR is set to record “Inside Drag Racing” this Sunday morning at 11:30 AM on the Fox Sports Network, as they...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Blower vs. Violations

Here is an interesting question. Does a supercharger erase or at least offset a number of style violations? This Camaro has both a blower and a host of violations, so we’ll let you be the...

Ron Capps Racing in Tony Stewart’s Prelude to a Dream

Ron Capps is a racer’s racer. For the fifth year in a row, he’ll be mixing it up on the historic dirt oval of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio at Tony Stewart’s “Prelude to...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Ramblers

Outside of Volvos built during the 1980s, have there been any more square-ish looking cars ever built that the Ramblers of the late 1950s? We’re not saying that in a bad way, but just as a...

Lifelong Pontiac Dealers Bracing for Uncertain Future

We were sent a link to an interesting New York Times story about two lifelong Pontiac dealers and their thoughts on the state of the automotive business and what will become of their family...

Gearhead Destination: Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, California

The SoCal guys are rolling their eyes, but face it boys, this place and the weekly Friday cruise night it holds are something special. It’s a gathering spot for great cars, media types,...

Video of the Week: The Corsica Q-Ship

Most call cars like this lowly looking Chevy Corsica a sleeper. We like the older school Q-Ship terminology. Q-Ships were essentially decoy ships used by the British and US Navies during WWI and...

Carnage of the Week: Nastiest Engine Explosion Video Ever

This new addition to our regular weekly blog items will highlight, as its title denotes, stuff going horribly wrong. Wrecks, explosions, rods exiting the block, blowers banging, you name it, it will...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Blown V8 Drag Bike, With a Powerglide!

I first ran across Mike Charlton and his insane creation, Quasi-Moto, at the 2002 Gasser Reunion at Thompson Drag Raceway in Thompson, Ohio. It’s quite obviously not a typical motorcycle. In...

Hajek Motorsports Shooting for Mustang Closed-Course Speed Record

Fresh from yesterday’s news item about a Hajek Motorsports Cobra Jet Mustang drag car, we got news that Brent Hajek and his band of cronies aim to set the “closed course speed record for...