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Category Archive: BangShift News

Site of the Week: How to Become a Dirt Racing Hero

This week’s pick is DriveonDirt.com, the homepage for the dirt track driving school of the same name. We’ve always had a secret attraction to the world of dirt oval racing. It’s...

Awesome Coverage From Goodguys Columbus Show by Air Ride

Our friends at AirRide are back at it with some awesome photo and video coverage of the recent Goodguys show in Columbus, Ohio. There were more than 6,500 people registered for the mega-show and even...

Carnage of the Week: Massively Destructive Turbine Engine Test

For this installment of Carnage of the Week we’re entering the world of aviation. This is video of a “blade off test” that simulates what happens when a fan blade breaks off and...

Is the Caprice Coming? Lutz Hedges His Bets; Bloggers Say It Is

Ever since Bob Lutz intimated that the Pontiac G8 would be saved and sold as a new Chevy Caprice, there has been smiles around all corners of the BangShift.com universe. Rear wheel drive, V8, good...

The Jensen Rule: IHRA Modifies Rules to Allow Andy Jensen’s Turbo Small-Block Camaro Pro Mod

It’s not only rare, it may be a drag racing first. The IHRA has made a change to its Pro Modified class rules and has dropped the weight minimum to 2,300 pounds for turbocharged small-block...

Mayfield “Randomly” Tested Again, Results Pending for Days

Driver Jeremy Mayfield was apparently subjected to the least random random drug test of all time by NASCAR last Monday, according to the Associated Press. The results have not been made public as of...

Ford Bumps Production Again; Is the Worst Over?

Ford seems to be making a habit recently of announcing production increases. This time it plans on adding another 25,000 units to the slate in the third quarter of 2009. With Ford seeing very strong...

Book Review: Old School Customs: Top Traditional Custom Car Builders by Alan Mayes

This week’s book review delves deep into the world of traditional hot rods, and more specifically into the details about the most popular builders of these cars today. We’ll admit to...

PETA Wants Weinermobile Buried: We Say Pass the Spotted Owl Burgers

The Kris News Network got us this frustrating tip. PETA, otherwise known as fringe idiots who are hell bent on wrecking the fun of normal people everywhere has seized on the recent passing of Oscar...

Attila the Jav: Quick Bore Check

A couple weeks back we tore our AMC 360 project motor down to the block in anticipation of its trip to the machine shop where magic will be performed and the true seeds of horespower will be sown. In...

The Top 11: Guys We’d Put In Charge of New GM

New GM is the horribly uncreative name for a company that was just given a free get-out-of-crushing-debt free card. It’s also not very “new” with the vast majority of it’s...

eBay Pick of the Week: An Odd Diesel With Endless Options

We’ve seen a bunch of guys build old trucks and ratty rod looking creations using Cummins 4BT engines. The small turbo diesels make creat torque and in a light car provide lots of zip and...

More Good GM News; Seriously, A Second Positive Piece of GM News

Thanks to ace tipster Dave Wallace for this New York Times story regarding the new Camaro and its effects on the showroom traffic and sales at GM dealers. In a shocking turn of events, the story is...

Monday Time Killer: Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About Chrysler Wing Cars

Chrysler’s wing cars, the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird, are love ’em or hate ’em cars. Just about everything about them is polarizing: their look, their competition...