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Category Archive: BangShift News

Barnstormin’: Shrinkage

With the recent news about Crane Cams going under and the general malaise that’s set in with regard to the economic situation of the world, I think it’s safe to say the world of hot...

Two NASCAR-Involved Billionaires are Now Former Billionaires

This is just a quick note regarding the sad state of affairs for a couple of NASCAR’s big names. Bruton Smith and Roger Penske are no longer considered billionaires. They are not on the Forbes...

eBay Pick of the Week: 1938 V8 Sprint Car

Here’s something you don’t run into every day. It’s a pre-war flathead-V8—powered Sprint Car that was campaigned on the West Coast by a guy named Johnny McDowell. The car has...

Bob Tasca Wins Funny Car at the Gatornationals

We wanted to drop a quick note of congratulations to Bob Tasca III, the winner of  Funny Car at the GatorNationals last weekend. The Tasca family has been an institution in drag racing for the...

Monday Time Killer: The King of Show Cars

If you are into movies and TV, you are going to love the collection we found at Jay Ohrberg’s Hollywood Cars. Considered by many to be “The King of Show Cars,” Ohrberg’s style...

Video: Check Us Out on SetYourTiming.com

One of the businesses I’ve got going on is called Boondoggle Media, a video production company for gearheads using the old AV Kids who you may remember from CarJunkieTV. So far we’ve done...

Spectacular Action Photos from the 2009 March Meet!

Last year we brought you a link to the crazy top-end action photos from photographer Mark Rebilas, and now the man has done it again. Clink the link here to see some wicked photos and animated action...

Event Coverage: 2009 Goodguys Costa Mesa Car Show

How lucky am I? Not only am I spending the weekend at the 2009 Goodguys Orange County Get-Together in Costa Mesa, California, but I’m announcing at the the Street Challenge Autocross where they...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Cash For Clunkers is Coming Again in California

Talk about the thing that wouldn’t die. The recurring nightmare known unofficially as the “Cash for Clunkers” program to get old cars off the road is going to be reintroduced by...

March Meet Video Action: Horan meets Chrisman Dragster Collision

Yikes! We had seen some still photos of Dan Horan getting into Mike Chrisman at the 2009 March Meet, but seeing it in video form is far more creepy. Although we lose the cars in the dust cloud...

CraigsList Pick of the Week: Twin-Engine Dragster!

Just in case anyone thought we were going all soft on you with the feature on the Maserati earlier in the week, we’re bringing ourselves back to our knuckledraggin’ roots with this pick....

BangShift.com Brings You the F-Bomb Camaro, Live from the Hollywood Premiere of Fast and Furious

As you may have heard, the F-Bomb Camaro is one of the bad asses in the new Fast and Furious movie. Tonight it will be surrounded by other stars of the big and small screen during the Hollywood...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Hudson Hornet

We’re leaving the comfy confines of the Big Three with this week’s Cool Old Press Photos feature and checking out the 1957 Hudson Hornets, now packing fire-breathing 327ci V8 power. These...

Hang ’em High! Two Indicted for Stealing Trade Secrets from Goodyear

This one should spike your blood pressure. Two men, Clark Roberts and Sean Howley, engineers for a company called Wyko Tire Technology of Greeback, Tennessee, have been indicted for conspiracy to...