Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, CRASH & BURN, RACING & ACTION, Videos

If You’re Gonna Break Stuff, Break It As Bad As Cleetus Broke The Rearend!

How many times have you found the weak link in your vehicle the good old-fashioned way? Let’s see…I shattered three U-joints in my old four-speed Diplomat, roasted a transmission out of...

Turn 6, The Car Crusher: Some Of The Strongest Impacts From Sandown Raceway’s Infamous Corner

Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria is effectively two drag strips connected by a few corners. You’d think that for a road racer, that’d be heaven. Here’s the truth, though: when...

Big Impact: Sheena Monk’s Direct Hit At The Corkscrew At Laguna Seca

This is the kind of video that you watch that reminds you to go and look over your safety equipment at least three times to be damn sure that everything that is supposed to be saving your sorry hide...

Morning Symphony: The Nitrous Backfire – “Oh, S#!%” In One Big Boom

Rocket-propelled grenades. Vehicle-born improvised explosive devices. Mortars by the bucketful. A Hydra 70 rocket going off at close proximity. One incident that involved a Hellfire missile and a...

Nooooope: Watch As “The Bee Man” Guts A European Hornet Nest Out Of An El Camino

I have made no effort to hide my genuine fear of just about any kind of insect that has two distinct capabilities: flight, and a stinger on it’s ass. While I’ve never had a problem with...

Every Kid’s Dream: School Bus Figure-Eight Racing From Washington State

For six years, the majority of my year was occupied by a twice-a-day ride in a Gillig school bus that dated to at least the early 1970s, if not as old as the late 1950s. All but the two spare buses...

After Action Review: The Power Driven Diesel Folks Go Through What Happened With The Engine They Killed!

Back at the beginning of August we got to see what happens when a Cummins engine in a drag truck suffers a catastrophic engine failure courtesy of the guys at Power Driven Diesel. Their engine went...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Pick A Car That Deserves To Die And Pick Your Method!

I don’t know all of Brian Lohnes’ vehicle-based past but if there is one thing I know, it’s that if he was to ever get a free pass to a demolition derby event and only had to pick...

This Is Gonna Hurt: Dirt Bikes And Damage Aplenty From All

Thanks to Jeremy George, I got to hear a noise that I haven’t heard a lot of in twenty years: the sounds of a Yamaha two-stroke at full chat. It was a sound that I used to love, but in 1998...

Yeowch: Another Round Of Fender-Folding Mayhem And Carnage From The World Of RacingFail!

You know, I know, we all know: racing is not a gentle sport. Not even close. Not in the past, not in the future. The moment you decide that speed is your friend and competition is your gateway, there...

Meltdown: Watch As This Malibu’s Nitrous Backfire Goes Really Bad, Really Fast!

When nitrous works, it really, really works. You’ll hear an already awesome engine find that extra thousand or so RPM and hit it quickly as another blistering lap is made down the track....

Big-Time Boom: The Footage Of The Power Driven Diesel Dodge Ram’s Runaway Explosion!

For the last couple of days, this green Dodge Ram has been all over my computer screen in various locations, all for the same reason: as you can plainly see, something severe happened under the hood....

Thursday BOOM: Funny Car Blower Explosions

As evidenced by the wild lead photo of the funny car belching fire from every possible place, blower explosions in drag race machinery can be spectacularly awful. With the modern advent of burst...

The Smell Of Defeat…And Expensive Parts: Clutch Burnouts For Days In Ohio!

(Words: Kevin Brown) Every year tens of thousands of people gather in Columbus, Ohio, to partake in one of the largest car shows in the county, and every year that show has an event dedicated purely...