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Category Archive: BangShift News

NASA to Team With HANS to Protect Astronauts

Proving once again that the world of motorsports is an environment where new technology is born and tested each day, NASA (like, the space-walk people) are getting together with the folks at HANS to...

Goodguys’ Fuel Altered Match-Race Series

The Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Series came out with an announcement the other day informing the world that it will host a match-race series between Rich Guasco’s “Pure Hell” AA/FA...

2009 Engine Masters Challenge Rules Announced

The 2009 Popular Hot Rodding Engine Masters Challenge Rules have just been posted at the magazine’s web site. Changes for this year include the first-ever addition of EFI as well as unlimited...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: A Federal Push for Old-Car Scrappage

Talk about the thing that wouldn’t die. After recently beating down one effort to push a government “Cash for Clunkers” program, SEMA is now up against it again fighting a program...

Motorized Freak of the Week: Morgan Three-Wheelers

We bagged on the Frenchies last week with their crazy Helicron propeller-mobile, but the Brits have had a couple of freaks, too. Take the Morgan three-wheelers for example. These little weirdos were...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: $4,000 Vintage Wheels!

Apparently this seller missed the memo about the tanking economy and shrinking consumer spending. But, joking aside, these wheels are probably worth something near what he’s asking....

McLeod Clutches is Back Under Old Management

According to today’s email blast from SEMA, McLeod Industries is back under the eye of founder Red Roberts. Mcleod had been acquired by B&M Racing a few years ago when B&M had the goal...

VP Cuts the Price of Nitro!

Make no mistake about it, nitromethane is still stupid expensive, but it is now far less so after the announcement that VP Racing Fuels, the major supplier of nitro to the NHRA, has brought the price...

Gearhead Destination: The Tail of the Dragon

Nope, we don’t play weird sorcery games with our pals. The Tail of the Dragon is a road, and a serious one at that. The 11-mile stretch of US highway 129 that runs from Deals Gap, North...

New LS Cams From Comp

The guys at Comp Cams don’t sleep, at least so it seems based on the amount of new stuff that is perpetually coming out of their works down in Tennessee. The newest batch of innovation from the...

Million-Dollar Stop Sign?

When is technology for technology’s sake a bad thing? We’d argue you jump the shark when the system you are trying to replace is virtually fail-proof and seemingly impossible to improve...

Land Speed Racing Comes to Maine for 2009

After several years of hard work and planning, the Loring Timing Association will be hosting its first land speed racing event in Loring, Maine, during the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, 2009. This...

Cool Old Press Photos: The ’57 Lincoln

We’re going to mark this one under styling gaffe. The big news for Lincoln in 1957, as seen by these photos and the press release, was the introduction of a quad-headlight front end. The move...

The Violation Game: Rectangular Headlights

It’s a simple rule, folks. Can it be that hard to follow? Never put rectangular headlights in a car that came stock with roundies. Just don’t. No exceptions. You sort of want to avoid...