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Category Archive: BangShift News

Caption This Photo: I Told You to Turn Right!

Imagine yourself on an trip across the Arctic, or perhaps the Antarctic in an old Snow Cat truck. There are about a million and one variables involved, all of which could potentially kill you....

Huge Collection of Photos from the Traditional Rod and Kulture Jalopy Showdown Drags at Beaver Springs

The Traditional Rod and Kulture Jalopy Showdown Drags happed at the ultra cool Beaver Springs Dragway in Beaverton, Pennsylvania, on October 2. The race obviously featured lots of traditional hot...

Pedalfest Video: Two Pro Fuel Dragsters Smoke the Hides and Get Crazy

The IHRA’s Pro Fuel class has provided some great action at the sanctioning body’s Nitro Jam events. The class features injected, nitromethane burning dragsters that are allowed more fuel...

RacingJunk Find: A Cool (and Cheap) 1973 Ford Pinto V8

Ah, the Ford Pinto. Derided in its time as an underpowered rolling dose of Napalm, the venerable Pinto now enjoys cult status as a good start for a hot rod project. They were kind of weird looking in...

Cool Project Thread: Tearing Down an Air Cooled Stroker VW Motor

BangShift member Stiney has a bunch of cool stuff lurking in his barn, including a Fox-bodied Mustang with a 500ci Cadillac engine in it. His real affliction though, seems to be VWs of the air-cooled...

Vintage Chase Footage From the Film That Birthed the Dukes of Hazzard

Lots of people don’t know that the Dukes of Hazzard television series was inspired by the 1975 movie Moonrunners. In the movie, two cousins run moonshine for their uncle Jesse, while narrator...

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Neato Engine Video: The Highest Tech International Harvester 345 V8 Ever

When we ran a video showing a roots blown 345ci International Harvester V8 on the dyno yesterday, we thought that we had found the pinnacle ‘Binder performance motor. It only took a couple...

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eBay Find: An Exceptionally Awesome Sleeper Nova

We love finding cool sleepers either for sale, or just looking good on the streets, waiting to swallow an unsuspecting victim. The granny blue 1969 Nova we found on eBay looks like something an...

Video: NHRA UnLeashed…Featuring BangShift Chad

NHRA UnLeashed is Drag Racing like you have never seen from NHRA before. We’re talking Pro Mods, and small tire power adder classes that you usually only find at the outlaw races. Plus, with...

Video: Hot Rod Magazine’s Vette Hack…The Full Story

Weeks ago we gave you a preview of the fun and carnage we experienced while cutting a up a 1985 Corvette with the gang at Hot Rod Magazine. It was a riot like none other, and resulted in some really...

Event Gallery: The Kontinentals 9th Annual Day of the Drag Race – Vintage Rods on the Strip!

Charles Wickam recently attended the 9th annual Kontinentals Car Club Day of the Drag Race held at historic Little River Dragway outside of Temple, Texas. The historic strip, which opened in 1959, is...

Elderly Junkyard Owner Beaten With Bat, Shoots Attackers With Shotgun, Is Totally Bad Ass

When a couple of young punks waited in the shadows for elderly junkyard owner Stanley Tabaj to open his Pennsylvania business last Monday they thought a couple of baseball bats and a taser would be...

Weirdo Dyno Video: An Awesome Blown 345ci International Harvester V8 Makes a Few Pulls

The International Harvester 345 and 392ci V8 engines were tough, heavy, and thirsty engines. The 345 was the biggest engine offered in the venerable Scout and despite being a workaday oxen of an...

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Bullets, Fingers Fly at Aussie Drag Strip During Crazy Biker Brawl

A recent motorcycle drag racing event at the Perth Motorplex in Perth, Australia turned violent when rival biker gangs got into an altercation. There were bikers wounded by bullets, fists, and in at...