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Category Archive: BangShift News

Holley Announces the 2010 LS Fest at Beech Bend

It’s official! Beech Bend Raceway Park, in Holley’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, will be the location of the first Holley LS Fest, September 10-12th 2010. We’re excited...

The Parting Shift: Four Gear ’55 Chevy Violence

We’re going the homer route with this week’s parting shift. The car in question is local to our east coast office and we’ve seen it getting threashed at the drag strip more than...

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Next Generation Mustang to Sport IRS and A Global Platform

It appears there are only about three model years left to grab a Mustang with a solid rear axle. Motor Trend is reporting that the next generation of Ford Mustang, due out in 2014, will have...

Crazy Video: People Bail Out of Car Skidding on Ice

Let’s say you’re driving a little weenie econo-box down an icy road. The car begins to slide on the ice. Given the options, do you attempt to regain control of the car and try, maybe...

Shocker! NASCAR Leaders Make Great Decision, Racers Allowed to Race, Show Emotion

Desperate times call for desperate measures and for NASCAR brass that meant making some shockingly good decisions. Racers will be allowed to get a little more aggressive on the track, get a little...

Guy Accused of Running Ponzi Scheme Sells Famous Duesenberg to Three Different People

Tim Durham, is an ultra-wealthy Indiana business man, car collector, and guy currently under investigation by the federal government for supposed shady financial dealings. He’s in the news...

Jet Performance Dynamic Spectrum Tuner Programmer

When we met up with the guys at JET during the MPMC conference, Dan Nicholas of the company took some time to educate us about the Dynamic Spectrum Tuner Programmer. This is not a dumbed down...

Craigslist Find: A Bitchin’ Corner Carving 1977 Monza

We were under the impression that every late ’70s Monza was turned into a bracket race or class racing drag car. Happily, we were way wrong and this mean looking, fender-flared, V8-powered,...

Breaking News: NHRA Announces Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway

The NHRA has announced that for the first time ever, a national event will be run four wide with the inaugural “Four Wide Nationals” held at zMax Dragway on March 25-28, 2010....

Chip Ganassi Addresses Auto Writers, Says Future Survival of Racing is Not Guaranteed

Chip Ganassi, one of the most successful racing team owners in American auto racing history, addressed the 40th annual All-America Team Banquet which is put on by the American Auto Racing Writers and...

Great Read: An Interview With Everett Jasmer, One Of Monster Truck Racing’s Founding Fathers

During the 1980s when the monster truck craze was exploding all across the country, a few trucks began to establish themselves as the premier machines in the genre. Bob Chandler’s Bigfoot and...

Video: Linda Vaughn, Buster Couch, and Dick Smothers BangShifting an Olds

This is a semi-strange but awesome piece of video that comes from the US Nationals back int he late 1960s. Any video that includes Linda Vaughn in her prime, big Buster Couch (the legendary NHRA...

Snow Performance Intros Cool Water/Methanol Injection for Muscle Cars, Gives Us News On A Cool Project

Snow Performance, the industry leader in water and methanol injection systems, has introduced a cool new system designed for naturally aspirated engines that helps raise the octane level of fuel and...

GM Brass Challenges Ford To A Diesel Truck Tug of War, Literally

This would be certainly be cool to see. GM’s Tom Stephens, the company’s vice chairman in charge of global product operations, recently said in an interview with Pickuptrucks.com that he...