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Category Archive: BangShift News

CraigsList Pick of the Week: V8 Pinto

I’ve spent a lot of time recently with some old issues of Hot Rod, and the early-’70s issues got me thinking about what happened to all the Pintos and Vegas. They used to be everywhere,...

Fryblogger: The Content You Can Expect

I’ve been pretty lame when it comes to writing my weekly editorial column here at the Junkyard. It’s supposed to happen every week at this time, but trust me, I have a long list of...

Gearhead Destination: Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum

The debate is curerently raging in our forum about the actual definition of the term “musclecar.” Frankly, it’s going to go forever because the term means something different to...

Best Action Photos of 2008

Ever since we saw the insane Top Fuel Hydroplane wreck photos shot by Mark Rebilas we’ve been keeping tabs on his blog to see all the neat stuff he’s been shooting. Mark has posted a...

Merry Christmas from FJY.com! A Visit From St. Garlits

If this looks vaguely familiar, you probably received it as an e-mail forward from your drag racing buddies. There’s another Hemi-centric version that’s kind of a hack-up of this. The...

The Violation Game: We May Have a Winner

You know the Violation Game, right? You add up all the automotive faux pas on a given car, have your buddy do the same, and see who gets the most. Yes, it judges. We’re ok with that, because...

Web Site of the Week: The Best Christmas Gifts Ever

It’s been our job for years to fiddle with cars. You make think we use nothing but free parts, but we’ve bought plenty of stuff from the best and the worst of ’em. It’s a...

Video of the Week: Our Christmas Wish

This week we take you to the Green Mountain state via YouTube. We’re going to a place that we’ve actually been to and shot a load of video at for “the site of which we do not...

MORE: MISC, Videos

Mopar Freakshow: ’62 Dart Stretch Limo

Dave Wallace pointed us toward this thing in an e-mail correspondence last week and now is the perfect time to spring it on you. Its eBay auction has ended, but you can still view the goodness that...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Smokey’s Pod Car

It was only matter of time before one of Smokey Yunick’s creations found its way to this section of our blog. It wasn’t any easy choice on which way to go for the first one, either. An...

Book Review: Quarter-Mile Chaos

We’re certainly down to the wire for Christmas gifts, both the stuff you’re shopping for and the stuff you’re asking for. With that said, there’s still time for cool stuff and...

For Sale: 5-Second Pro Mod Camaro! Makes a Great Christmas Gift!

Jim Halsey has the deal of the century for you! Jim is selling his ’68 Camaro Pro Mod, the first nitrous doorslammer to run the quarter mile in less than 6 seconds, for the low, low price of...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Biz

This is a painful story. Here you see my ’62 Chevy Biscayne near the end of its tenure with my name on the pink. I’d bought the car a few years prior with the full intention of running it...

The Top 11 Greatest Influencers of Hot Rodding

This week’s entry is a bit more philosophical than our past Top 11 lists. We thought about the things that really made the car hobby what it is today, and put quite a bit of effort into ranking...