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Category Archive: BangShift News

Great Rant: Peter De Lorenzo’s Take on the Woodward Dream Cruise and What Detroit Means to The Auto Industy

We’ll admit that lots of times we do not exactly agree with all that Autoextremist’s Peter De Lorenzo has to say. He’s a guy who grew up in the auto industry and spent many years...

Video: Gary Hart’s 248-mph Studebaker Blows a Turbo at Speed

Blowing up a turbo isn’t good. It’s really not good at over 200 mph. Running a car at Bonneville Speedway is a lot like putting your engine through a 2 minute dyno pull, which means you...

Event Coverage: Tuesday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

It was another long day for BangShift.com at the 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, as we tore all over the Salt to bring you a photo gallery of all the action from Tuesday. The...

Poteet and Main Speed Demon Streamliner runs 387 at Bonneville Speedweek 2009

When we arrived at Bonneville Speedway on Saturday for the start of the 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week, it was no surprise that the team of Poteet and Main had the first car on the line to make a pass....

BREAKING NEWS: Yahoo! GM Unveils Product Plans, 2014 Camaro Included!

Today, GM held a press conference announcing its short term product release plans and they included a mention about the Camaro being “freshened” in the 2014/2015 model year. This is good...

Chrysler Boosting Truck Production; Cash for Clunkers to Blame?

With the recent news that the Cash for Clunkers program is spurring on the sales of trucks and SUVs more than it is for economy minded cars, we got to thinking when we heard that Chrysler was ramping...

Anatomy of an Epic Fail: Chrysler and Cerberus

There were few modern business deals more mystifying to the gearhead universe than the purchase of Chrysler from Daimler by Cerberus Capital Management. The private equity firm jumped feet-first into...

Stiff Neck Stops Schumacher; Comback to Ferrari Called Off

Citing lingering neck issues tied to a motorcycle accident he had earlier this year, Michael Schumacher has announced that he will not be driving for Felipe Massa after all. The seven-time F1...

This Gives Us Sweaty Palms: Camaros Are Coming to KONI Challenge

Here’s great news for fans of racing that does not take place in a straight line or on a circle. Momentum Race Group has announced that it will debut a 2010 Camaro road race car at the October...

eBay Pick of the Week: Solid 409 Powered Project Impala

The 409 sure has a special spot in the annals of hot rodding and muscle car history. Everything about the motor, right down to the shape of the cylinder heads, is indicative of the era when Detroit...

Event Coverage: Monday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

The 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week at Bonneville got hot on its third day, and we aren’t just talking about the 105-degree temperatures. With teams vying for a piece of record pie, the Hot Rod Top...

Video: In-Car Camera of a 218-MPH Pass at Bonneville

In 2008, Bonneville racer Ed Goodrich was a huge help to the BangShift.com race team. After our race Camaro’s front air dam was protested, we drove 180 miles to Ed’s home in Idaho, took...

Event Coverage: Sunday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

Speed Week 2009 is reinforcing Bonneville Speedway’s “World’s Fastest” designation, and in grand fashion. Jump here for the BangShift.com photo gallery of Sunday’s...

Bonus Bonneville Gallery: Photos by Scott Clark

Our readers are once again proving that they are the coolest on the internet. Here is a bonus gallery of photos, shot by Scott Clark (known as dieselgeek) at Bonneville. Chad is zapping photos at a...