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Category Archive: BangShift News

Bonus Monday Time-Killer! SPEED Performance Awards: Fan Voting Ends Today

SPEED TV’s Performance Awards are kind of like Oscars for racing. They have several categories in which fan votes determine the winners. Stuff like best wreck, biggest upset, and biggest...

Monday Time Killer: The Greatest Vintage Drags Thread Ever

Monday Time Killer will be a regular feature on FreiburgersJunkyard.com and will bring you an online method for blowing off at least a couple hours of work every Monday morning without your boss ever...

Miller Cup Expands to 10 Races Next Season

We were wondering what was going to become of the Miller Cup Mustang Challenge series, the road-racing circuit for the factory built Ford Mustang FR500S. Our lucky pal Rob Kinnan from Hot Rod...

Trick New In-Tank Fuel System from Aeromotive

We’re not sure but we don’t think that Steve Matusek and the staff at Aeromotive sleep much. It seems every time we turn around those guys are announcing innovative new products. Well,...

The Zany Thunder Flite

If you browsed my most recent El Mirage gallery you had to have noticed photos of this wild custom ’62 Thunderbird. The Rocket Birds are kind of an acquired taste, and I happen to dig them to...

Legends of Riverside Event Coming in March

We just got word of a tribute to SoCal’s awesome yet defunct Riverside International Raceway. Check it out:   Riverside, Calif. – – Whether you attended every event that was...

Cool Old Photos: Road Runner New in ’69

We love cool old photos of gearhead stuff and we’re also enamored of our pal Drag Racing Hall of Famer Dave Wallace, so imagine how stoked we were to intercept a recent email that included not...

Comp Cams for 3-Valve Fords

Comp Cams has announced a new more aggressive line of cams for Ford 4.6L and 5.4L three-valve engines. The XFI VSR (Valve Springs Required) cams represent a stout step up from the NSR (No Springs...

Car Nose Art

When we added cartoonish nose art to our F-Bomb Camaro it created a bit of a stir. It wasn’t at all a new idea, but perhaps it was one that had not been seen in while or that hadn’t been...

IHRA Changes Sportsman Championship Chase Format

Here they go again. The plucky IHRA has once again tree’d their big brother, the NHRA, in taking steps to ensure that racers can continue to compete for a national championship while not...

Jocko Johnson is Dead

One of the most mystifying characters in the annals of drag racing history died last week at the age of 65. His name was Robert “Jocko” Johnson and he made his name porting cylinder heads...

Edelbrock Rereleases the Classic Singshot Intake

Admittedly, a large part of this whole hot rodding thing is aesthetic. The way stuff looks can, at certain times, be just as important as the way it runs. We find this to be especially true of old,...

November ’08 El Mirage Photo Gallery Now Live

The SCTA land-speed racing season came to a close last weekend with the final meet of the year at El Mirage Dry Lake here in SoCal. We attended as spectators and volunteers and snapped a few photos...

It’s Here! FreiburgersJunkyard.com

It’s Friday, November 21, 2008—the very first day of digital life for FreiburgersJunkyard.com. As most of you may know, the “Freiburger” is me, David Freiburger, former editor...