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Category Archive: BangShift News

Dirtbag Tries to Use Clunkers Program to Ditch Car After Fatal Hit and Run

Here’s an angle on the Cash for Clunkers program we never considered: its potential use to ditch a car involved in a crime! A 23 year old Arizona man struck and killed a man riding a bicycle...

“Great Advice” For Finding a Mechanic

You have to feel for professional mechanics, and especially those that own their own shops. This piece from Wallet Pop serves as the perfect reason why. The automotive know-nothing population which...

Details of the New Ford 6.2L V8 Emerge; F150 Raptor Sounds Like Big Fun

The new 6.2L Boss V8 motor from Ford is sounding more and more like a pretty stout piece. Details have not exactly been easy to come by, but thanks to a recently published story about the SVT Raptor...

Cool! Massive Formula One Engine Goes on Display

A massive model of a Formula One engine has gone on display at The ‘Ring in Germany. The engine actually rotates around and is there as an exhibit being shown at the Ring Wrek museum at the...

Here Comes the Fail: Clunkers Sales on the Wane Just as Companies Ramp Up Production

Just like it is scripted, the Cash for Clunkers fraud is about to expose itself in the most public of ways. As triumphant announcements hit the wires from around the auto-manufacturing globe, other...

GM Says FARVAL To Saab

Farval means goodbye in Swedish (or so the online translator told us). We’d like to say that GM sold Saab, but it didn’t: Saab was literally given away. Well, technically it hasn’t...

Video: This Kid Can Out-Drive Your Kid

Power Wheels rule. As kids we actually had one that was a miniature version of the classic Big Foot monster truck. We probably racked up a thousand miles on ours, hauling rocks and junk across our...

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Site of the Week: Enginehistory.org

Aircraft engines are bitchin’. They’ve had a place in hot rodding since the beginning with guys like the Arfons brothers and Jim Lytle using piston mills in their race cars. Later,...

Jeremy Mayfield’s Wife Takes Out Restraining Order Against Step Mom-in law

Just when the previously hot burning embers of the Jeremy Mayfield saga were cooling into ash, someone threw a bucket of nitro on the fire and we’re right back at it full steam ahead. As we...

Former Drag Strip Site now Home to Volt Battery Production

Irony. That’s what we’d call a situation where one of the most hallowed pieces of ground in the muscle car development years of Detroit has now become the site of battery production for...

Pinstriping Ain’t Dead; Aging Gracefully

As dudes who cannot color within the lines, we’re fascinated by pinstriping. The art has had its share of wonderfully colorful characters. Obviously Von Dutch is among the most revered, but...

Great Rant: Jalopnik’s Ben Wojdyla’s Take on His First Bonneville Experience

We’re pretty proud of the job Chad did at Bonneville last week. We’d even go as far as to say we had the best freaking coverage anywhere on the internet. Plainly put, Chad rocked it hard...

Historic Shelby Daytona Fetches $7.25 Million at Auction

We knew this car was going to bring some large cake, but honestly, with the economy in shambles and even rich guys feeling the pinch, we were not expecting a record. We were wrong. This is the most...

Video: Nelson Supercars Builds a Crazy, 1,750hp Thing-a-ma-jig

Tom Nelson is a name we’re sure you know. He’s the California engine and supercar builder who has had his hands in a bunch of high profile projects. His latest creation is a wild Chevy...

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