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Category Archive: BangShift News

Suspected Car Thief Arrested While Playing Grand Theft Auto

Right off the bat you should know that this story took place in the world capitol of odd news: Florida. The AP is reporting that a 30-year-old man named Michael Ray Ekes was arrested by authorities...

RacingJunk Find: Period Correct 1973 Camaro Vintage Road Racer

There are few cooler things in gearhead history than the Trans-Am wars of the late 1960s and early 1970s. That series in that time combined all that is right and good in the world–Pony cars,...

Caption This Photo: It Used to Be a Van

We recently received an e-mail that contained photos of what used to be a Chevy van. Apparently the van had a leaking gas bottle in the back and something caused a spark, and well, BLAMO! This thing...

Krikey: Aukland, New Zealand Racer Charged $25K For Doing a Burnout

Talk about your expensive mistakes! A New Zealand V8 Ute racer decided to have a little fun after racing was over one weekend during the 2009 season and felt the need to rip donuts and do a massive...

Treasure Trove: Grandpa’s Old Ford Garage, Desoto, Kansas

Dean Weller is an automotive artist who has a bitchin’ shop in DeSoto, Kansas. He’s modified, restored, and maintained a whole fleet of ancient cars at his place, and according to a great...

Closed Dealer Arbitration Begins This Week, Some to be Reinstated

GM and Chrysler dealers who believe that they were unfairly shut down in the massive herd thinning that took place in 2009 will have a shot at compensation starting this week. After heavy lobbying of...

Federal Ban Lifted, Pennsylvania’s Flashlight Drags Will Be Back On

A federal rule that required aircraft-only use of airport runways that had been upgraded or repaired with federal funds has been rescinded and the cool Flashlight Drags, held at Pennsylvania’s...

Danica Patrick as Marilyn Monroe. Seriously. (Plus More “Sexy” Danica Videos)

As most people know, Danica Patrick is the leading spokesperson/mug on camera for GoDaddy.com. They have done some interesting television advertising in years past with Patrick but this one may take...

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Roadside Find: 1972 Lincoln Mark IV

We were cruising with the family when we spotted this refrigerator white 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV for sale on the side of the road. We can’t remember the last time we have seen one of...

AP: Ed Whitacre to Become Permanent CEO of GM

According to the Associated Press, Ed Whitacre, the 68-year old chairman of the GM board of directors and current interim CEO, is going to remove the “interim” part of his CEO job title....

Sticking to His Story: John Force Doesn’t Waver on Indy Controversy about Taking a Dive

John Force is refusing to say one way or another if he intentionally lost that now famous Monday round at the 2009 US Nationals to his teammate (and son-in-law) Robert Hight. RacinToday.com wrote a...

eBay Find: 1968 Biscayne Packing Factory 427 Power

If you’re a fan of fullsize ’60s performance cars, the big-block Chevy Biscayne has to occupy a spot in your personal hot rod hall of fame. For their era, they were awesome sleepers....

Wreckage Photos: About 300 Cars Damaged as Tents Flew at Friday’s Russo & Steele Auction

By now, nearly every gearhead on Earth has heard about the mess at the Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Friday. A wind and rain storm hit, lifting one huge tent totally off the...

Dart’s New Horsepower in a Box almost makes going fast too easy

Dart Machinery, the horsepower brain-child of Dick Maskin, continues to impress us by supporting not only the professional and sportsman racers, but also the hot rod and muscle car enthusiast. With...