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Category Archive: BangShift News

Dave Despain Signs a Multi-Year Deal with SPEED

If you can stay awake through all the circle-track stuff on the SPEED channel, you’ll eventually get to see Wind Tunnel with Dave Despain. It’s a neat show focused on all different types...

Speaking of Hacked-Up Dodge Chargers…

While following the saga of the complete butcher-shopped General Lee, we stumbled upon another Charger mess. The difference is that you could own it! The infamous Charger from the first Fast and...

Video of the Week: Our Car Storage Problems are Solved!

As you know, Chad and I recently had to clear out a 7,000-foot shop filled with parts and 42 cars. It’s been a huge problem to figure out what to do with all the stuff, but now we’ve...

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory: The G8 Sport Truck May Be Killed

We were a bit mystified a while back when GM announced that it was still planning on rolling out the G8 ST (El Camino) next year. It was a sign to us that the General was still committed to...

Injected Nitro Pro Mods are Coming!

There have been rumors for about a year coming from different places about someone or multiple people running injected nitro motors in doorslammers. The guessing games are over as it seems Tom...

The Violation Game: Too Much TV

This week’s Violation Game is based on a very simple rule: Unless your ride is a limo, a motorhome, or a Panasonic delivery truck, there should not be any televisions on board. Seriously. Not...

Web Site of the Week: BenchRace.com

Here’s another site that’s being done by one of our own members, Robert Iannello, who seems to know all the right people and dig all the right stuff in order to produce a very nice and...

Video Review: Adam 12

Are Reed and Malloy both staring at that chick’s rack, or what? Now you get to ask those kinds of questions at will, because seasons 2 through 7 of Adam 12 have now been released on dvd. Season...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The Reverend Willie G.

I’ve “known” Billy F. Gibbons for about 15 years, and I use the term loosely because he’s one of those guys I have to meet every time I see him. After all, I’m just a...

eBay Pick of the Week: ’59 Buick Wagon

This week’s eBay pick features a helping of self sorrow. See, one of the cars we had to unload in the exodus from our former shop space was a ’59 Buick station wagon that we loved more...

Billy “The Kid” Stepp Dies

One of drag racing’s more colorful (and nefarious) figures has passed away at the age of 73, according to the Dayton Daily News of Dayton, Ohio. Stepp’s cars were known as strong runners,...

General Lee Clone: Total Butchery!

It’s one of those message board threads that gains steam overnight and goes totally viral. We know that’s going to happen with this 30-page tome over at DodgeCharger.com. The funny thing...

Monday Time Killer: Vintage Road-Race Photos

Based on a tip from King Matt, we checked out this cool web site that has 113 photo galleries of IMSA and other road racing from 1973 through 1999. There’s plenty of the older stuff, making it...

Photo Gallery: Red Zone Race Fab Christmas Party

Today we went and hung out with Nick Miserendino at Red Zone Race Fab in Simi Valley, California. Nick did the cage and chassis work on our F-Bomb Camaro and also deals with a lot of local rally and...