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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, CAR SHOWS, Event Coverage

Event Coverage: Ridetech Does the NSRA Nats; Rolls Out New Logo

Our friends over at RideTech (Air Ride Suspension) had a busy weekend at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, last weekend. First there was the whole show situation that was happening and had...

Breaking News: Speed Demon Runs 401-MPH Exit Speed, Nish Streamliner Breaks

For the past few days we’ve been following the chase for top time of the meet at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week. It started with three streamliners, then fell to two shooting for the highest...

It Came From the Fab Shop: Build Your Own Roll Back Tow Truck

(By Loren Krussow)Fortune, we hope, will smile upon us on days we venture from our garages and neighborhoods to take out our hot rods.The wheels will steadily spin, the fluid in the cooling system...

Event Gallery: 2009 Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals

BangShift.com forum member Bob Parks (called Memphis on the forum) attended the 2009 Goodguys Northwest Nationals with his camera and knocked our socks off with some bitchin’ photos of the...

We Missed the Party! Mopar Nats Cruise Gets Rowdy, Cops Tired

The 2009 Mopar Nationals just went down at its normal location of National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. That was a former national event track for NHRA until Norwalk came into the picture. Now...

Attorney Convicted; Killer Drag Car and Racing Stuff to be Auctioned

A North Carolina attorney has been convicted of defrauding former clients out of millions of dollars and will spend the next 20 years behind bars. That’s the crappy part. The good news is that...

Event Coverage: Wednesday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, Including a 262-MPH Truck!

OK, you readers, I admit I am totally wiped right now. While the cool guys are out at the 200 MPH Club banquet tonight, I’m still pounding out all the coverage I can on the 2009 Bonneville...

Team Nish Still in the Hunt for Top Speed at 2009 Speed Week

The 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats is slowly drawing to a close as teams set records, blow up, or just plain fail. Meanwhile, the fastest cars of Bonneville are still in a...

Barnstormin’: I’m a Clunker-holic

I can’t say that I pride myself on being a champion of the environment or even really ever going out of my way to save trees, dolphins, owls, or any other limited edition woodland creature....

Mendy Goes to Hollywood: Mendy Fry Behind-the -Scenes Footage of SCE Gaskets TV Commercial Shoot

We got tipped off to this bit of coolness by our pal Cole Coonce. This is video of a television commercial shoot involving Mendy Fry, the acclaimed Fuel Dragster and Funny Car pilot from California....

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Website of the Week: Photographic History of Virginia International Raceway

We’re suckers for vintage photos around here and especially if they are of the drag race or road race variety. This awesome set of photos, specifically related to the history of Virginia...

Craigslist Nugget: “Rulingest Car Ever”

Some people truly know how to sell. It’s all about the eye-catching title of your ad on Craigslist and the dude selling this really clean Nova pulled out all the stops with the invention of the...

Video: Take a ride in a 235-MPH Corvette

Ed and Linda Van Scoy have been racing their C4 Corvette at Bonneville for 15 years. It has gotten Ed into the Bonneville 200-MPH Club, and has held several records. All of that experience clearly...

AP Editorial Says GM Must Concentrate on Cars. We Say No, Really?

Today’s Captain Obvious Award goes to the Associated Press, which ran a story entitled, “GM has to Focus on Its Cars to Boost Sales.” You don’t say! The story then goes on to...