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Category Archive: BangShift News

It’s Coming and You Can’t Stop It: The BangShift.com East Feast October 17th at Beaver Springs Dragway

What started as some chatter on the BangShift.com forums has quickly become a weekend of fun at Beaver Springs Dragway in scenic and beautiful Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania. This is not some kind of...

Great Rant: Are New Cars Ruining Old Car Shows?

Jim Sutherland of TheTruthAboutCars.com is up on the chip in an editorial about car shows and how it seems that many organizers have decided to relax any standards they had for what can and...

Smart Guy Eloquently Says Cash for Clunkers Sucks

Jeffrey Miron is an economics lecturer at Harvard and an occasional contributor to CNN.com. In his most recent piece Miron blows massive holes in the reasoning behind the Cash for Clunkers program...

Speed Week’s Closing In and the Salt Looks Great According to the SCTA

One thing is for sure, if you are heading to Bonneville with a racer this year, the course under your tires will be one of the best in years according to the SCTA. Three courses have been laid out...

We’d Watch It: Jeremy Mayfield Reality Show

It’s a brilliant idea and Dave Grayson over at AutoRacingDaily.com lays it all out in perfect language. Grayson makes the perfect pitch for the Jeremy Mayfield reality show. It’s got...

NHRA Names Ford as Official Vehicle; What Will Bob Frey Drive Now?

The NHRA announced on Monday that Ford will be taking over for dying brand Pontiac as the “official” vehicle of the NHRA. We were waiting to see what they were going to do as Pontiac is...

Newspaper Columnist Gets It: NASCAR Car of Tomorrow Ironically Killing NASCAR

Ben Smith is a columnist for the Fort Wayne, Indiana’s, Journal Gazette. He hits the nail right on the head about NASCAR’s “Car of Tomorrow” and its negative effect on the fan...

2010 Chevy Silverado XFE is Rated for 22 mpg

GM is touting the fact that the 2010 Silverado and Sierra 1500 XFE (extra fuel economy) models will get 22 mpg on the highway. This is achieved by using a recalibrated six-speed automatic...

eBay Pick of the Week: The Transmission We All Need. A Lenco ST1200

Yes, this is a transmission that’ll run you more than $5,000 in this particular auction (and way more retail), yes we barely have dough for a mighty kids meal at McDonald’s and yes, our...

Amazing Retrospective on Tommy Ivo’s 4-Engine Dragster

Tommy Ivo’s four-engined, four-wheel-drive Showboat (later rebuilt with a body and called The Wagon Master) is one of the most iconic vehicles in drag racing history. Built during the...

Monday Time Killer: Road Racing Corvette Photo Extravaganza!

It’s only fitting that since we’ve brought you today’s new Corvette news we continue with a look back at the long and storied history Corvettes have had tearing up road courses...

GT2 Class C6R ‘Vette to Debut Tuesday; Germans and Italians Urinate Pants

The Corvette C6R racing program has been a GM bright spot for several years. The cars were competing and completely dominating the GT1 category of road racing at events like Lemans, the Dayonta 24,...

Clunkers Not Saved Yet; Program Toast if Senate Fails to Approve $2 Billion

The House of Representatives approved the emergency $2 billion infusion of funds to save the “Cash for Clunkers” program on Friday as they were walking out the door for a month off. Now...

450hp V8 Powered London Taxi Cab on eBay

The London Taxi is one of the most enduring automotive icons the world has known. Its styling and all-around British-ness make it a neat car, even though they are normally powered by wheezy diesel...