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Category Archive: BangShift News

NASCAR: No More Teardowns at the Track

This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. NASCAR has changed its procedure regarding post-race engine teardowns. Typically the top two finishers had their motors torn down in tech and inspected for...

IHRA to Record the First-Ever ET Records for Top Sportsman and Top Dragster at Rockingham

The IHRA has announced that, at the upcoming Spring Nationals to be held at Rockingham Dragway April 24-26, it would allow records to be established for elapsed time in both Top Dragster and Top...

NASCAR Shocker: Car of Tommorrow Gone at the End of 2010

NASCAR rocked the racing world today with the announcement that they would be scrapping the controversial “Car of Tomorrow” for Toyota 2JZ powered, late second generation Camaros and...

Site of the Week: BringaTrailer.com

Warning, this is not a dedicated muscle car site. You will see zero photos of dual-engine dragsters, Fuel Altereds, or anything with a Roots blower on it. However, if you are a fan of neat cars,...

Roadside Find: 1968 Mercury Convertible

When this big, purple Mercury showed up on the side of the road for sale a couple weeks ago, we didn’t think much of it. Then it kind of struck us that had never laid eyes on a fullsize,...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The 1972 Olds Cutlass Banshee

Off-road racing back in the ‘60s and early ‘70s was filled with all kinds of wild and wacky machinery. One of the wildest pieces of iron to mix it up in the dirt was the Banshee, a...

Book Review: Dean Jeffries, 50 Fabulous Years in Hot Rods, Racing & Film

We’ll admit to being a little behind the curve on getting you the word on Dean Jeffries: 50 years in hot rods, racing, and film by Tom Cotter, as the positive reviews have been showing up...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Rollover Contest at Riverhead

My friend Dave Bernstein once entered a 100-car enduro race at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. The facility, a quarter-mile banked oval originally built in the late 1940s, is one of the last...

eBay Pick of the Week: 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang

Well that didn’t take long. 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang number 26 is up for sale on eBay for a starting bid of $100,000. The car is being sold by an Ohio exotic car dealer and we’re keenly...

Ashley Force Hood Claims Second Funny Car Win at Houston

Boy this is shaping up to be some year in the NHRA Nitro Funny Car class. We dropped you a line when Bob Tasca III snared his first win a couple weeks back, but now another one of the young racers in...

SEMA’s Already Fired Up About “Clunkers”

With President Obama throwing his support behind so called “cash for clunkers” programs to help drive car sales here in the US, SEMA has wasted little time in getting the message out that...

Barnstormin’: Why the Martin M4 Pro Mod Bugs Me

With the IHRA Spring Nationals a few weeks off and the press machine working up to speed to promote the race, I got to thinking about Harold Martin’s M4 Pro Mod. The car made its debut at the...

BangShift.com Event Coverage: 2009 Goodguys Pleasanton, 351 Photos!

We’ve attended Goodguys shows all across the country, but our favorites are at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. We are there this weekend, March 27-29, for the 27th...

It Came from the Fab Shop: An Old Truck Project Changes Paths

(By Loren Krussow) – I’d been looking forward to checking out a project truck that a friend was going to pick up as part of a trade, an early-‘50s Chevy half-ton that was said to have...