Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, BangShift News, HISTORIC, MISC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Stealing The Show In Orlando: Watch The Quickest Side By Side Pro275 Pass Ever And Mark Micke’s Record Shattering 3.82 Run!

There are certain times in drag racing where you can actually pinpoint the moment where a class or category put itself onto the map for good. That moment for the Pro275 class happened last weekend at...

NHRA Shop Talk: Why Stuff Blows Up – We Talk Carnage In Pro Stock, Pro Mod, and The Nitro Classes

Why does stuff blow up? That’s the topic of this week’s NHRA Shop Talk Live where Alan Reinhart and I talk drag racing and engine tech for your viewing pleasure. Using footage from the...

Awesome Video: Watch Shirley Muldowney Nearly Win A Celebrity Demolition Derby In 1976!

This is why the internet still spins our crank. Seemingly every day we run across a video, a photo, something, that captures a moment we never knew existed in the first place. Seriously, raise your...

Dusty But Trusty: Waking Up A 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger That’s Super-Original!

Last year, while we were working the Spring Fling Million in Las Vegas, Chad and I had a discussion on what was going to replace the Imperial. I was on my “eff that car, gotta go, next...

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Dyno Video: Watch An Original Tucker Make Dyno Pulls – Horsepower and Torque Revealed

We don’t need to recount the story of Preston Tucker and his forward thinking car which was the talk of the late 1940s. The company produced a few dozen models before financially foundering and...

Buick V6 Build Part 3: Whoops, Missed A Step…Here’s How The Heads Were Dealt With!

Hm…yeah, in hindsight, it was kind of odd to see the build of the Buick L67 V6 go from torn-down block and rod bolts to blower installation. Well, there was a reason for that: somebody...

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Farm Find Revival Battle: Who Will Get Their Decrepit Dodge Fired Off First?

From past experiences and discussions with Kevin and Luke, it must be said: they all but utterly loathe Chrysler products. Maybe Kevin has a bit of lingering anger over changing a basic starter in a...

Foose vs. the AMC Pacer: How Would He Take Care Of AMC’s Glass Egg?

Picking on the AMC Pacer is almost passé simply because it’s too easy. American Motors really wanted the Pacer to be something special, their rotary-powered hatchback that felt like a big car...

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Now That’s Unique: Uncle Tony Checks Out A 1972 Dodge Dart With A Turbocharged Slant Six!

If there were no more V8 engines tomorrow, if they all just magically disappeared, the next obvious choice for horsepower freaks and geeks would be a turbocharged inline six, I’d bet. Think...

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Buick V6 Build Part 2: The Upper End And The Party Piece On Top!

The Buick V6 has a great reputation without diving straight into performance. They have that fantastic reputation of being as useful as possible…maybe not the most exciting, the most rowdy or...

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Classic YouTube: The Kai Tak Heart Attack Final Approach In Hong Kong

Kai Tak International Airport closed on July 6th, 1998 after 73 years of aviation service. The airport’s ICAO and IATA codes were moved to the new Hong Kong International Airport, which moved...

Meziere Enterprises Safety Lock Radiator Cap Should Be Mandatory Equipment On Every Race Car

In racing we always talk about the big stuff. We talk about big tires, big horsepower, big numbers, and big performances but the reality is that the little things are what not only win you races but...

Historical Footage: A Teenager Learns How To Get His Act Together In “The Cool Hot Rod” From 1953

Long before the the big money, show fields, and the majority of the drag strips, the traditional hot rod was seen in a much darker light. Considered a menace to society, it was the folly of...

Restoration Video: Check Out The Awesome Process and Involved Work In Bringing Back A 1910-era Mechanical Saw Blade Filer

I keep a close eye on the Hand Tool Rescue channel because I love the work the guy does and he is always messing around with something really cool. In this case he is applying his talents to bring...