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Category Archive: BangShift News

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM to Close the Last Cadillac Dealer in Detroit

Dalgleish Cadillac, the last remaining Cadillac dealer in Detroit and a dealer who has been selling Cadillacs since 1954, has been notified by GM that they will be not be part of the GM dealer...

Grassroots Motorsports Open House This Weekend

Just because we’re based here in the electronic medium doesn’t mean that we’re not still major magazine geeks. One of our favorite reads, and we’re guessing one read by many...

Attila the Jav: We Tear Down Our AMC 360

Being an eternal optimist has its pitfalls. Mainly it’s the times when you’ve talked youself into thinking something is a lock when it really isn’t. Such is the case with our...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Harley Powered Dragster

Now this is some fun stuff. This 88ci Harley-Davidson powered dragster, which looks all the world like a slightly puffed up Jr. dragster, was built by Phil McGee who is a major supplier of parts to...

“Land Speed” Louise Calls Out Jesse James

There has been some pretty heavy-duty internet hype surrounding Jesse James and his recent high-speed, hydrogen-powered exploits at El Mirage Dry Lake. Heck, Chad Reynolds, my partner here at...

Photo of the Week, Guest Contributor Edition: Blown Altered on the Beach

The parachute has been an integral part of stopping fast drag racing machinery for more than 50 years now. The science behind their function has been proven time and time again. Unfortunately, they...

Cool Old Press Photo: 1957 Ford Thunderbird

This week’s Cool Old Press Photo highlights an iconic American car, the 1957 Ford Thunderbird. Introduced in 1955 the Thunderbird quickly became a hot item for Ford, both on the showroom floor...

Gearhead Destination: Beech Bend Raceway

Having just recently returned from a weekend at what is definitely a track in the top five coolest strips in America, we’d be crazy to let this chance to talk a little more about it slip by....

It Came from the Fab Shop: The MF’er of Invention

(By Loren Krussow) – A short while back I got to thinking it would be nice to get out my old ’70 El Camino and perhaps cruise it to the Big Bear BangShift get-together in June. I had...

Site of the Week: OldCarAndTruckPictures.com

While the name of the site certainly does not bowl you over with its inspiration, the massive number and variety of photos on this webpage will. OldCarAndTruckPictures.com is a catchall site that...

All Four Manufacturers Pull Financial Support for NASCAR Nationwide Series and Truck Series

Toyota has become the final auto manufacturer to announce that it will pull all financial support from the NASCAR truck series and Nationwide Series. The company, like the three American brands that...

Barnstormin’: The Hot Rod Reunion Weekend in Kentucky

For BangShift.com, the 2009 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will hopefully be remembered as a watershed weekend where we got ourselves out to a...

Video: Killer Action at the 2009 National Hot Rod Reunion, Saturday

We’re wrapping up the weekend-long BangShift.com coverage of the 2009 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway with the best video yet! This one features some great burnout,...

Sunday Coverage of the 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion

The 2009 NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion is in the books. After three days of sweltering heat, crushing humidity, and all-out horsepower warfare, the event has drawn to a close. BangShift.com has been...