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The Winners: Watch Beckman, Torrence, Savoie, and Hartford Close The Deal At Dallas!

It was one of the most “normal” feeling races of the 2020 NHRA Camping World drag racing season last weekend as the tour arrived at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis for the AAA Texas NHRA...

Truly Custom: Watch Don Groff Run His Custom Built Toyota 1JZ V12 Powered Open Wheel Car On The Dyno

Don Groff is a BangShift hall of fame level hero. The man built a one off twin turbocharged V12 engine by mating two Toyota 1JZ inline six engines together. As if that were not enough, Groff then...

Total Beast: Watch This MMR GenX Coyote Engine Turn 10,000 RPM With Twin 94mm Turbos – 4,000hp!

When it comes to drag racing, there is one element of the sport that doesn’t get enough credit. That’s the fact that drag racers have long had the tradition of taking a factory style...

Quick Six: This Video Shows The Six Quickest Laps At The 2020 Goodwood Timed Shootout

Because 2020 has made everything weird and strange, Goodwood is no different. Instead of running up the hill as has been the tradition, the performance aspects of the event were moved to the Goodwood...

The Final Word: Take A Quick Look At The Art Of The Crash Barrier

Nobody ever wants to have to have the opportunity to thank a crash barrier for doing it’s job…because if that has occurred, it’s already a pretty messed-up day. When control is...

Shop Of Dreams: Uncle Tony Meets The Hot Rod Hoarder’s Collection!

Tommy Lee Byrd has been a friend of BangShift.com for years. His calm, pleasant demeanor belies the gearhead that he is. The dude will get close to the action as a photographer (he was standing right...

American Alternative: Reflect On The AMC Pacer, The Car That Tried It’s Best

My stepfather is the kind of man that makes most people nervous. He looks like he’s ready for violence at any point in time. His voice goes from quiet and deadly to death metal at full volume...

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Wanna Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Roof? Watch These Guys Do It To A 1977 Toyota. You Can Do This Too!

It used to be that having fiberglass body parts on your car meant it was a real race car. It still does at some level, but if you want to be a real bad ass then you get stuff made from Carbon Fiber....

Checks And Balances: Now The YouTubers Are Checking On Each Other’s Projects!

Ever since he evicted a possum off of the engine of a Fiat roadster nobody cared about until he got the keys, Kevin has been a man after junk cars. He might have trumped me in the amount of...

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Metal Shop Rules: Building Mini-Tubs For The Valiant Wagon

Is it still 2020? Yep, it is. Masks, pandemics, lockdowns, restrictions and all. While many of us feel like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day” at this point in time, the positive is that...

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Historical Footage: Ford’s Battle Tactics For Dealing With The 1965 Corvair…These Guys Were Going For The Throat!

By the time the second-generation Corvair was being prepared for sale, Ford’s Mustang had proven to be a runaway hit of historical proportions. General Motors knew just how deep in trouble they...

Metal Flake, It’s Gr-r-r-r-eat! More Airbrushing Work On The Boogie Van!

If it is done right, it looks like good hard candy, with a shine deep enough to convince you that you can swim in it. there’s shadowing, there’s symmetry, there’s a delicate touch...

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Do Bigger Ports Kill Low Speed Power? Are Big Heads Only Good On High RPM Engines? Here’s The Answer

Engines are interesting. Not only are they great mechanical beasts that make power, but they are arguably one of the more misunderstood items in our lives. Regular people have little or no clue on...

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Recipe For Fun: Civic Body, Minivan Engine, Big-Ass Turbo And An Open Airstrip – 189 Miles An Hour!

When I was coming out of high school and into the real world, any Honda Civic that was anything other than stock was immediately the target of full criticism: “rice rockets”, the fart-can...