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Category Archive: BangShift News

Legends of Riverside Museum Event a Success

On March 27-29, there was a Legends of Riverside International Raceway gala event and film festival held at the Riverside International Auto Museum nearby the location of the historic race track in...

Site of the Week: The-RocketMan.com

Ky Michaelson is not exactly a household name in the world of hot rodding, but it really should be. He is a man who once mounted a Turbonique rocket to a motorcycle. He has driven hydrogen-peroxide...

Stromberg Calls Out Speedway For Its Knock-Off 97 Carburetor

There’s nothing quite as juicy as two companies getting into a scrum over similar products, especially when one of them is a late arrival knock-off of the other. This is the case with Stromberg...

Killer Car Show: The Hot Rod Hayride

We think we’ve located the coolest car show in England and it’s happening this August. Thanks to a tip from the ADRL’s Ian Tocher we checked out the website for this neat gathering...

Book Review: NASCAR Racers by Ben White

We often cite NASCAR as the root of all racing evil. With its massive budgets, corporate-driven agenda, and media domination, it’s an easy target to draw the ire of us busted-knuckle types. The...

Video: The Real F-Bomb Camaro in Action for the Fast and Furious Sound Crew

Here’s a video that we made last summer during a day at California’s Willow Springs International Raceway when the gearhead crew from the Fast and Furious movie was having a fun day...

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Event Coverage: 200 Photos from Goodguys Del Mar Car Show

It was another great weekend in California on April 3-5 for the 9th Annual Goodguys Del Mar Nationals at the fairgrounds in, you guessed it, Del Mar. BangShift.com was there all weekend as I once...

Richard Petty and John Andretti to Field a Car at the Indy 500

The rumors are true. Richard Petty will be fielding an entry in the Indy 500 this year and the driver will be John Andretti. It’s very cool that two of the most iconic families in American...

The Top 11 Greatest Motorsports Sponsorships

Racing sponsorships can be great, long-term agreements between a company that is seeing benefit in its advertising dollars or they can be disastrous, short-term follies. Most fall somewhere in...

Barnstormin’: Is there a Future in Nostalgia?

For the second week in a row, I’m going drag racing specific in my Barnstormin’ column, but this is a topic that has had me thinking for some time now and it does relate to other racing...

All About the Intermeccanica Car Company

Many guys wonder what it would be like to build a car from scratch—to give it the look, the power, the name they want. A few have done it and in the modern era that includes a man named Frank...

Failure: The Secret to Success

This one may inspire a lynch mob, but we’re going to strongly recommend you hit the link below and check out this video from Honda. It’s entitled “Failure: The Secret to...

Events for Jim Deist and Lynn Wineland

It’s always a tough thing to swallow when we as a community of hot rodders, racers, and enthusiasts lose people who are instrumental in the history we all hold so dear. This year has already...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: We Woke Up

This week has sucked with such vastly epic proportions we can’t think about it for more than a few minutes at a time before blood starts shooting from our ears. Government controls on the auto...