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Category Archive: BangShift News

Ford Introduces Mustang Model Aimed at Drifting Crowd

Of all the special versions of the Ford Mustang that have come and gone over the years, none have been aimed at the drifting demographic. Ford has decided to fix that with the introduction of the...

Video: Gary and Pam Beineke’s 1971 Dodge Daytona in the A2 Wind Tunnel

Gary and Pam Beineke’s series of 1971 Chrysler wing cars are all based on early 1970s Chrysler documents that showed the company had tested scale models of aero ’71 cars in the wind...

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CraigsList Find: A Crazy T-Bucket Dragster Rod

Of all the wacky junk we have ever seen for sale on Craigslist, this “1921 Ford T-Bucket Dragster” that’s for sale in California may take the cake. The seller seems to be indicating...

Report: GM Considers Dusting off the Formerly Abandoned 4.5L Mini Duramax

The dudes over at Motor Trend are reporting that high level GM executives are thinking about pulling the 4.5L diesel, dubbed the “mini-Duramax,” off the shelf and offering it as an option...

Historic Drag Video: Gassers at Indy in the Late 1960’s

After finding the killer gasser-style truck this morning we decided to go on a YouTube trolling mission for good vintage gasser footage. We found some neat stuff that was shot at Indy during the US...

So-Cal Racing Heavy Les Richter Passes at 79

Les Richter, the man who led Riverside Raceway and later oversaw the development and operation of California Speedway in Fontana, California, has died. He was 79 years old. Before getting into the...

Event Coverage: The 2010 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals

The 2010 Carlisle All-Ford Nationals took place on June 4-6 at the 102-acre fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The show packed thousands of cars, massive numbers of vendors, burnout fun, test...

Historic Drag Video: Judy Lilly and Dave McClelland at Bowling Green in 1978

Judy Lilly enjoyed a long and successful career as a Super Stock drag racer campaigning for Mopar. Early in her career she was behind the wheel of rare, factory built Hemi racers, and along the way...

RacingJunk Find: A Killer 1962 Ford F-100 Gasser (look) Truck

We were all set to go digging on RacingJunk.com to find some kick ass nostalgia drag race car when all of a sudden our eyes fell on the ad for this totally awesome 1962 Ford F-100 gasser-style truck....

Vintage Drag Video: The Day a Turbo V6 Pro Stocker (almost) Slayed the Mountain Motor Field

When Buddy Ingersoll brought out his twin-turbo Buick V6 powered Pro Stock race car in 1986, no one gave a second look. By the end of the season when the 200ci motor was running with the 700ci IHRA...

Pure Hell AA/FA to be Part of Fuel Altered Match Race at 2010 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion

Pure Hell, one of the most fearsome, and feared AA/Fuel Altereds of the 1960’s, will be at the 2010 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion this weekend in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The car will be...

Power Tour Day 6: Show Cars and the RideTech Street Challenge Autocross

Yes, we’re late with it, but we have one final blow-out gallery from our coverage of the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour. On day six of the adventure, the action shifted to Birmingham, Alabama and...

Spread the Word! BangShift.com Live Video of the 2010 Holley/NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion

BangShift.com will bring you live streaming video coverage of the Holley/NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky, June 18-20. We’ll have photo coverage each day as well, with...

Historic Drag Video: Fuelers, Floppers, Pro Stocks, and epic Linda Vaughn footage

Anyone who has ever attended a packed out drag race at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina can tell you that when the atmosphere is right and the cars are flying, the place feels about...