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Category Archive: BangShift News

Neat Gearhead Open House and Chassis Training Seminar

If we lived closer to Missouri, we’d totally be at Andy McCoy race Cars on February 21st to check out the shop and learn the ins and outs of chassis certifications. It would sure beat the hell...

New Stainless Pipes for New Challengers

We like to complain about the weight of the new Challenger, but there’s another area that the well sculpted car lacks, and that’s sound. Obviously, OEM manufacturers can’t be...

Moroso Motorsports Park Conundrum

We’ve been following with some interest the revitalization of Florida’s former Moroso Motorsports Park since it was purchased by an ownership group last year. The new guys really went to...

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...