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Category Archive: BangShift News

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Audi’s Group B Quattro S1

To fans of rally racing, Group B rally cars hold the same reverence that vintage Fuel Altereds do for drag racing fans. Something along the lines of, “That actually happened?!” Like the...

Book Review: Trans-Am: The Pony Car Wars 1966-1972

This book can qualify as a time killer all on its own, with just about every inch of the legendary Trans-Am Series being covered in amazing photographic detail with first hand accounts backing them...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: Googie Gas Station

Road trips are my most favored pastime, and the purpose of those trips is to seek out the glories of abandoned and historic America. I have shot thousands of images of forlorn motels, cafes, and gas...

Ford’s J Mays: The New Camaro Looks Like a Stunt that Made Production

As previously blogged, we’re following the Detroit Auto Show through the eyes, ears, and words of Rob Einaudi over at CarDomain.com, and today’s news on that blog is that Rob got the...

Barnstormin’: Proud to be a Cockroach

On Sunday I happened to find myself on the phone with a drag racing friend. He’s a fairly big wheel racer, and if you watch the NHRA on ESPN you’d be familiar with him. We were discussing...

eBay Pick of the Week: Cool Speed T-Shirts

This week’s pick is not for a specific auction, but for an eBay Store, the one called Old Speed Stuff. The shop carries cool T-shirts with logos and designs of some pretty cool stuff, like the...

Barack Obama’s Hemi Car For Sale

President-Elect Obama drove a Hemi car. Sorry, but it was an ’05 Chrysler 300C. The good news is that you can buy it today for the low, low price of one million dollars, which seems fair since...

NASCAR Teams are Right-Sizing

Bob Nardelli keeps using that term, “right sizing,” as a masking agent for layoffs and job losses at Chrysler. We hate it because it sanitizes the truth, which we as a society apparently...

Monday Time Killer: Hand-Eye Coordination test

This week’s time killer has virtually nothing to do with cars at all, but somehow it’s got to relate to your race-drivers’ lightning reflexes and we expect it will bring out the...

News from the Detroit Auto Show via CarDomain.com

It’s really the North American International Auto Show, but everyone whose not a hipster just calls it the Detroit Auto Show. We’ve been there, and it’s cold. Too cold, in fact, for...

NASA to Team With HANS to Protect Astronauts

Proving once again that the world of motorsports is an environment where new technology is born and tested each day, NASA (like, the space-walk people) are getting together with the folks at HANS to...

Goodguys’ Fuel Altered Match-Race Series

The Goodguys Vintage Drag Racing Series came out with an announcement the other day informing the world that it will host a match-race series between Rich Guasco’s “Pure Hell” AA/FA...

2009 Engine Masters Challenge Rules Announced

The 2009 Popular Hot Rodding Engine Masters Challenge Rules have just been posted at the magazine’s web site. Changes for this year include the first-ever addition of EFI as well as unlimited...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: A Federal Push for Old-Car Scrappage

Talk about the thing that wouldn’t die. After recently beating down one effort to push a government “Cash for Clunkers” program, SEMA is now up against it again fighting a program...