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Category Archive: BangShift News

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Eaton Lays Off 5,200

You know Eaton products even if you don’t know the corporation. The company is an OE supplier of all sorts of items, the most glorious of which are the superchargers found in many applications...

Freaky Shortened Duster Roadster on eBay

We were turned on to this at the blog over on CarDomain. It’s a ’71 Plymouth Duster on eBayMotors, and the seller claims that it’s a relic of drag racer Bill Stiles, who was given...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: ’68 Dodge Polara Wagon

We’ve got wagons on the brain since we’ll soon be taking a road trip to retrieve a ’65 LeMans longroof for a friend. Our own station wagons are all broken, so rather than fix one,...

Cool Old Press Photos: ’57 Ford Skyliner

You want to talk about capturing the public’s imagination? This car literally stopped people in their tracks. As it’s said in the release, the ’57 Ford Skyliner featured the...

Gearhead Destination: Eldora Speedway

We’re lucky in the US in the fact that we have literally hundreds of venues to go and watch our favorite gearhead activities. For many of us, that activity is racing in one of its myriad of...

Video of the Week: Formula One Warmup

All of us drag racing guys have been at the digs when the Fuel cars warm up. It’s awesome to run from trailer to trailer getting blasted in the face with nitro fumes. The sound of the big,...

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The Violation Game: Kit-Car Badness

OK guys, I have to admit that I am rushing out the door as I post this, so I’ll have to leave you to your own devices to explore all the true Violations seen in this week’s fine bit of...

New Cobra Jet Mustangs to Debut at the Winternationals

In just over two weeks, the new Ford Racing Cobra Jet will debut in competition at the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona. This is a bright spot in an otherwise dim period for Ford and all the domestic...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Bug

When we heard of Dick Kraft’s passing we scrapped out other plans for this space for the week and decided to honor his memory with a look back at his rude, crude, evil, and nasty Bug which is,...

Book Review: Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles

Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles by Roger Welsch is a quick moving and fun-reading book for any gearhead or hot rodder who has ever brought a piece of forlorn machinery back from the dead. Roger...

Sweet Turbocharged Caprice For Sale

We’re a bit put off by the $10,000 price tag, but man, we’re loving the hell out of this car. Talk about a sleeper: it’s a stock looking ’82 Chevy Caprice coupe with a...

Checker: Out of Business

Who the hell knew that Checker still existed? Like, you know, the cab company. We were at first excited to hear the name, and then we learned we were hearing it because the company had declared...

Barnstormin’: Me and Steve

As I’ve mentioned, probably far too often over on the forum, I really love to announce drag races. It’s probably the one thing in life that I feel like I have a strong handle on doing....

New: Black Anodized Aluminum Radiators

I’ve been guilty of spray-painting some of these suckers, but here’s a far more elegant solution: Mark 7 Radiators now offers its aluminum radiators in black anodized for those of us who...