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Category Archive: BangShift News

War on Racetracks: Town of Paris Presents Great Lakes Dragaway With Noise and Light Proposal

Historic Great Lakes Dragaway which has been in existence for more than 50 years in Union Grove, Wisconsin, is locked in a fight for life with the town of Paris, Wisconsin. The town is fighting the...

Great Thread: Antique Race Boats Are Truly Hot Rods on Water

Like nostalgia drag racing or old timey stock car racing, the world of boat racing is chock full of vintage equipment that thundered down waterways in years past. Again, like those other forms of...

RacingJunk Find: A Crazed, Turbocharged, Speed Buggy Autocross Killer (w/Video)

We’ve got go-karts on the brain recently, and there’s a reason, which you’ll find out about next week. That being the case, we went hunting for neat stuff on RacingJunk and found...

Cool Visualization Software Allows Users to See How Air Moves Around a Car

We’re not going to pretend to know lots about this cool software that we never knew existed before. We seem to think that it is new, but maybe it’s twenty years old and we’re just...

Project Car Spotlight: Joe Grippo’s 1970 Mustang

After highlighting Scott Liggett’s cool 1970 Caprice project yesterday, we needed to swap coasts and show the hot rod of our other major photo contributor, Pennsylvanian Joe Grippo. Joe is one...

English Driver Died Attempting Car Jump Across Harbor

In a story that is both sadly tragic and humorous, a 20-year old English man was killed when he attempted to jump his car off a pier and over a 30ft section of a harbor in Cornwall, England....

Great Vintage Video: Chevy Vega Development Footage From 1970!

We’ve featured vintage film from the old “Car and Track” show before, but this could be the coolest ever for a variety of reasons. As usual, Bud Lindemann leads us off on the...

New Holland to Unveil Hydrogen Powered Farm Tractor Prototype

New Holland has developed a new tractor called the NH2 that is powered by hydrogen. The tractor is set to make a public debut at the 2010 Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa. The working prototype...

Barnstormin’: Is the Smart Car Dead?

While cruising with our family recently we passed what was once one of the largest volume Smart Car dealers in the country located in a town north of Boston, Massachusetts. I couldn’t help but...

Wild Wreck Video: In-Car Footage of a Dragster Rolling Over at Speed

The advent of the affordable on-board camera has made the wonder of in-car video a rather normal thing these days. Footage of cars crashing from the inside out never gets old in our book. We were...

Video Bonanza: Steam Tractors At Play

It has been too long since we attacked you with some good ol’ fashioned tractor action. Our open love of tractors is shared by a good portion of the BangShift universe, so when we were tipped...

Auto Trader Classics Find: The Last Super Duty Catalina Ever Made

In January of 1963 GM pulled out of all organized auto racing racing and put the binders on all of the factory built special edition hot rods and race cars. Among the top of hot rod heap during that...

NASCAR Slashes 2011 Nationwide Series Purse by 20%, May Limit Cup Drivers

NASCAR recently announced that they will be slashing the purses of the 2011 Nationwide Series races by 20%. This will have an impact on the low budget teams who are literally racing for their supper...

NASCAR Makes Big Cuts to Purse Structure, May Limit Cup Drivers

NASCAR recently announced that they will be slashing the purses of the 2011 Nationwide Series races by 20%. This will have an impact on the low budget teams who are literally racing for their supper...