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Category Archive: BangShift News

The Violation Game: Kit-Car Badness

OK guys, I have to admit that I am rushing out the door as I post this, so I’ll have to leave you to your own devices to explore all the true Violations seen in this week’s fine bit of...

New Cobra Jet Mustangs to Debut at the Winternationals

In just over two weeks, the new Ford Racing Cobra Jet will debut in competition at the NHRA Winternationals at Pomona. This is a bright spot in an otherwise dim period for Ford and all the domestic...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: The Bug

When we heard of Dick Kraft’s passing we scrapped out other plans for this space for the week and decided to honor his memory with a look back at his rude, crude, evil, and nasty Bug which is,...

Book Review: Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles

Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles by Roger Welsch is a quick moving and fun-reading book for any gearhead or hot rodder who has ever brought a piece of forlorn machinery back from the dead. Roger...

Sweet Turbocharged Caprice For Sale

We’re a bit put off by the $10,000 price tag, but man, we’re loving the hell out of this car. Talk about a sleeper: it’s a stock looking ’82 Chevy Caprice coupe with a...

Checker: Out of Business

Who the hell knew that Checker still existed? Like, you know, the cab company. We were at first excited to hear the name, and then we learned we were hearing it because the company had declared...

Barnstormin’: Me and Steve

As I’ve mentioned, probably far too often over on the forum, I really love to announce drag races. It’s probably the one thing in life that I feel like I have a strong handle on doing....

New: Black Anodized Aluminum Radiators

I’ve been guilty of spray-painting some of these suckers, but here’s a far more elegant solution: Mark 7 Radiators now offers its aluminum radiators in black anodized for those of us who...

See Us in the March Hot Rod Magazine

It’s been a few months past a year since my byline appeared in Hot Rod, but fortunately I only singed the bridge a bit when I left and my friends over there have accepted some freelance work...

The Poncho Road Trip, Coming Soon

Even before the Red Ball Express cross-country bucket brigade of our AMC Javelin begins, I’ve got some car deliverin’ to do. Our friend Todd Ryden at MSD Ignition scored this ’65...

Monday Time Killer: Twin-Engine Drag cars

Our Monday Time Killer posts have often directed you to web sites with tons of photos to look at, and this one follows suit: It’s a site that claims to have 475-plus images of twin-engine drag...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: New EPA Boss Wants States to Decide on Auto Emissions

With the new administration on the way into the White House next week, we’re thinking that cars and the car hobby are going to be under closer scrutiny than they have been in some time. The...

Motorized Freak of the Week: Russian ZiL Screw-Propelled Truck Thing

This week’s Freak entry is short on factoids but long on weird. This is the Russian ZiL-29601, a military vehicle that ditched the idea of wheels or tracks and went straight to giant screws....

Gearhead Destination: The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum

Knoxville, Iowa is the home of the Knoxville, Nationals. For the uninformed, that’s the biggest, baddest Sprint Car race in the world. It’s the US Nationals, Indy 500, and Wrestlemania...