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Category Archive: BangShift News

What if General Motors Has to Change Its Name?

What if GM is legally required through its restructuring to change its name? That’s the query behind a new poll at the Automotive News web site. The names offered for selection are GM Inc.,...

Edelbrock’s New Entry Level E-Street Aluminum Heads

Edelbrock just posted a page on its site about the new, entry-level E-Street line of aluminum cylinder heads being offered for small-block Chevy and Ford applications. They sell for under $1,000 a...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Stop!

It turns out that Honda Civics skip like small stones when driven into a sand trap at their terminal velocity. This little tidbit was discovered on a Wednesday “street night” at New...

Castroneves Acquitted of Tax Evasion

Sure it happened at the end of last week, and that’s like 23 years in blog time, but we wanted to give you some closure on the saga of Helio Castroneves and his tax evasion trial. It took the...

Barnstormin’: The Last Days of Chrysler

Is Chrysler done? That’s a question which has been posed before, several times actually. Chrysler has nearly bought the farm a couple times now, coming the closest to collapse in the early...

eBay Pick of the Week: Annoying Guy With Kick-Ass Firebird

Some people simply do not know the definition of “soft sell.” The dude selling this awesome 1971 Firebird Formula 455 is one of them. The text in the ad is not all that bad, but the...

Monday Time Killer: Remote Control Drag Racing

Down in the dumps that you don’t have the cashola to build that gnarly drag race machine you’ve always dreamed about? Think you’re going to be stuck running your mom’s minivan...

610 HP LS Crate Engines from Wegner Motorsports

This new series of crate engines from Wegner Motorsports are pretty stout. Available in a bunch of different trim levels from short-block all the way to turnkey motors, there’s something in...

Rig and El Camino Stolen from Spectre Performance has been Recovered!

On the 13th we reported that a truck and trailer and a radical El Camino had been ripped off from Spectre Performance. We just got word that the stuff has been found! Here’s the email text from...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM Axing 1,700 Dealerships, and Fast

As GM’s management thrashes to meet the June 1 restructuring deadline imposed by the U.S. government, word was leaked on Thursday that the company will be terminating the franchise agreements...

SEMA Says Lots of Pontiac Owners Race

SEMA recently polled owners of classic Pontiacs and discovered one in three of them were planning on racing at some point in the next year. This is in stark contrast to a recent survey of new Buick...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Signed Earnhardt Sr. Fender

This week’s pick comes from the great state of Texas and is a truly cool piece of memorabilia related to Dale Earnhardt. The man selling the piece worked for the SCCA at Laguna Seca Raceway as...

New Spec Motor for Top Fuel Cars?

A new Top Fuel engine rule? That’s what Jeff Burk is saying in a piece over at DragRacingOnline. Burk claims that the NHRA is working with a couple of people/teams to develop a spec engine that...

New Big-Block Chevy CNC Heads from RHS

Big-block Chevy engines are the weapon of choice for the majority of fast sportsman drag racers out there. Yes, all three makes are represented in some form, but walk though the staging lanes at an...