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Category Archive: BangShift News

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: GM Considering Bankruptcy

With body blows coming on a nearly daily basis, GM has begun the process of letting us, the motoring public, know that it is mulling filing for bankruptcy. There are serious doubts from internal...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Killer 1936 Ford Truck

Normally we don’t go all ga-ga over straight resto’d pre-war cars and trucks but this one is just too neat to pass up. It is a wonderfully done truck powered by a factory...

Cool Old Press Photos: The 1957 Buicks

Buicks were certainly a hot GM ticket in the late ‘50s. With an economy that was rebounding from a bit of a slump, many people were aspiring to own one of the General’s intermediate...

Champion Speed Shop Top Fuel Dragster Streamlined for the March Meet

With the March Meet coming this weekend we got a neat press release from our pal Mike Bumbeck regarding the Champion Speed Shop team and their Nostalgia Top Fueler. This car is powered by a...

Gearhead Destination: The Studebaker National Museum

OK kids, if you are going on the 2009 Hot Rod Power Tour you have absolutely no excuse to not check this place out as the tour is running through South Bend, Indiana, the ancestral home of Studebaker...

Video of the Week: Dinah Shore and Elizabeth Montgomery sell Chevrolets

As car junkies we often find ourselves reminiscing about the old days. This week’s videos are commercials from Chevrolet’s past and show the American spirit of the automakers of old....

NHRA versus ADRL on Nitro Pro Mods

Proudly, we were one of the first news sources to bring you the inside story on the ADRL allowing injected, nitro-powered Pro Mods at their races. When the story broke and news came that cars were...

Former NASCAR Racer Busted for Making Moonshine

Nope, this is not a repeat of some headline from the ’40s or ’50s. This is a headline from 3/4/2009. The racer Carl Dean Combs, who made 24 Winston Cup starts from 1981-1984, got busted...

BangShift Approved! The MotorHead Grill

If we aren’t racing or wrenching, we’re telling lies, drinking beer and eating barbecue. So what could possibly be better for preparing our bench racing feast than the MotorHead Grill...

It’s Time for the 2009 March Meet

Bakersfield, California, is known for being hot, and this weekend will be no exception as the 2009 March Meet rolls into town. With nitro-burning front-engine dragsters, Funny Cars, Fuel Altereds,...

Site of the Week: Richard Carpenter’s Car Collection

If you are a closet Carpenters fan, we’ve come up with an excuse for checking them out on the web that won’t get you in trouble with your car buddies. It turns out Richard Carpenter is a...

Bathtub Car is not Dead, Should Be

We spotted the infamous Bathtub car of Bob Reisner this summer and it’s looking like, well, that would be too easy. We don’t get the show rod scene and frankly we’re happy that...

Harold Martin Unveils Bizzaro Pro Mod

Harold Martin is a well known Pro Modified racer. He’s been the champion of nitrous and electronic fuel injection for many years and is widely recognized as one of the smartest racers in the...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Dan Gurney’s AAR Formula 1 Eagle

With the announcement of a new American Formula 1 team, U.S. F1, comes talk of American racers in Formula 1 events of the past. And while most people will talk about Mario Andretti and Phil...