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Category Archive: BangShift News

Book Review: Against Death and Time

Against Death and Time is an interesting look at the 1955 racing season on an international scale. For starters, 1955 was not a good year for racing. James Dean was killed (in a non-racing accident),...

Viper V10 in a Mustang

Every once in a while even we get dope-slapped with something. This Mustang is one of those somethings. Long story short, Scott Vanderschoor of NiteMare Motorsports in Des Moines, Iowa is more than...

Freiburger’s Pic of the Week: The King in Action

I admit that this Pic of the Week is not my own snapshot, but one by Rick Amado. The scene is the second Hotchkis Media Shootout at Buttonwillow Raceway Park here in California. I don’t...

The Top 11 Things We Never Thought We’d Hear Ourselves Say

Times have changed. We have changed. Our families have grown. Standing back and looking at the state of the hobby and of our near homelessness and of our shift to the Web, we had to sum it all up in...

Moran: Quickest and Fastest in the World With Turbos!

For years we’ve been wondering and waiting for someone, anyone, to figure out how to properly harness the power of a turbocharged Pro Mod and throw some numbers up. Andy Jensen has been doing...

The New Weld Wheels

This is kind of old news after the buzz got around at the SEMA show, but we were just copied on the official press release so we thought we’d share with you that Weld Racing has been purchased...

eBay Pick of the Week: The F-Troop Gasser

As radical and cool and historic as this is, I don’t think I’d throw down $425,000 for this even if I had Leno kinda money. It’s the F-Troop Willys Gasser, and its story is well...

Monday Time Killer: Horsepower Guesser

Monday morning universally sucks unless you are at the US Nationals and are still racing. Other than that, it blows. Luckily, we here at FreiburgersJunkyard.com will provide you with something to...

Barnstormin’: In Praise of Open Trailers

Gale Banks Display at the Wally Parks

The photo shows just a few of the 34 engines that were headed out of Banks Engineering last week, on the way to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, for this week’s...

New Resto Decals for Garlits Tachs

This is so cool! Anyone remember the Don Garlits signature tachs by Sun? They were in full Captain America trim in red, white, and blue. They’ve been going for big bucks on eBay for the past...

62 Photos from Today’s Long Beach Swap Meet

After clearing 10,000 square feet of junk out of our old 7,000-square-foot shop, we had lots of stuff to get rid of. Combine that with our need for food money and it was obvious that we had to go...

Lunati Pistons for Cheap

Interestingly, Lunati is now owned by (among others) Ron Coleman of Comp Cams. The two companies share an owner and one PR employee, and are being run as competitors. However, before all of that ever...

Roadside Find: ’42 Brew Wagon

While on an afternoon trip to the local home improvement mega-store we nearly drove off the road when we spotted this awesome ’42 Chevy truck parked outside a little local watering hole. We can...