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Category Archive: BangShift News

The Lohnes Wreck Files: The Come-Backer

The most nightmarish accident scenario at the drag strip is a so-called “comebacker” or a car that is involved in a wreck, remains under power, and the driver is unable to stop it as it...

F-Bomb Camaro Clone from Fast and Furious Movie Sells for $27,500

Last week we reported that one of the clones of the F-Bomb Camaro from the new Fast and Furious movie was up for auction on eBay Motors. Well, that auction ended late yesterday. The winning bid was...

Barnstormin’: Are Computer Cars all Bad?

The travails with my wife’s steaming pile of human refuse daily driver are well documents on the forum portion of the website. It’s the worst car we’ve ever owned, and probably ever...

Event Coverage: 159 Photos from the 2009 Viva Las Vegas Car Show

As promised last week when we posted this gallery of 66 retro custom cars, BangShift.com spent Saturday in Las Vegas for the 12th Annual Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. The event is now held at...

eBay Pick of the Week: The World’s Fastest Viper

Here’s a flat nasty piece of machinery. It’s the SVS Stryker Viper, with twin turbos, 1,500 hp, and actual, undisputed time-slips that back up the claim that this is the world’s...

Spectre Performance Truck and El Camino Stolen

This kind of stuff makes our blood boil. Our friends over at Spectre Performance have suffered the theft of not only a bitchin’ car, but also the truck used to haul it. Please read below for...

Monday Time Killer: DragList.com

This week’s time killer is one that transcends a single day. Bill Pratt started the drag list, way back in the day when the internet was just becoming a place to find all kinds of neat...

Plug and Play Injection: New EZ-EFI From FAST

This new “self tuning” efi setup from FAST seems like the ticket for a mild street motor and an owner who’s interested in ditching his carb but isn’t comfortable with tuning a...

Gearhead Destination: The Half Moon Bay Drag Strip Reunion

On April 26, 2009 at the Half Moon Bay Airport, the Pacific Coast Dream Machines show will take place. The airport, located about 20 miles of San Francisco, was once home to a legendary drag strip of...

Six-Speed Automatic From TCI

Not sure how this one slid past us, but TCI is offering a six speed automatic transmission based on the GM 4l80E. This is rated to a claimed 850 hp and is intended for everything from street machines...

National Speed Sport News Turns 75

If you are a racing nut, especially someone who enjoys multiple forms of competition, you are probably a National Speed Sport News reader. It’s essentially the publication that launched the...

Photo Gallery: 66 Retro-Style Custom Cars

BangShift.com is heading to the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show this weekend, so we’ve got retro on the brain right now. That seemed like a good reason to post up this new photo gallery with...

Pinks All Out to Run Four-Lane Drags at zMax

Ever since zMax Dragway opened in Concord, North Carolina, with its four lanes, the world has been wondering when the track would uncork all four during competition. Well, the answer is April 25,...

Video of the Week: The World’s Lowest-Flying Wheelstander

I’m calling a mulligan on this one. I am familiar with this car. It’s the twin-turbocharged, big-block-Ford-powered 1967 Mustang of Canadian Frank Pompilio. I wrote a feature on the car...