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

Soaked History: This Footage From The 1965 Swamp Buggy Races In Naples Is Totally Wild

This is the most awesome old swamp buggy racing footage we have ever see. Taken at the OG “Mile O’ Mud” in Naples, Florida you are going to see the ancestors of today’s...

Incredible Video: This Enhanced Footage From The 1966 Monaco Grand Prix Is Jaw Dropping In 1080p Clarity!

Obviously we love old racing footage here at BangShift.com and when Charles Wickam sent a note that said, “Watch this and you can thank me later…” it got my interest immediately....

Nobody Wants To Thrash On The Truck: Check Out The Story Of Jerry Caminito At The 1990 California Nationals

It’s always awesome when underdog teams embark on some sort of awesome drag racing sojourn and try something they never have before. In 1990 that was Jerry Caminito’s story. The nitro...

The Race Car That Wasn’t But Is Now! The Story Of The McKee-Chevrolet Mahyra Is Funny And Awesome

This is one of the funniest and most awesome race car stories we have heard in a while and it comes right from the mouth of the guy who was at the center of it. British guy Greg Thornton obviously...

Watch Al Hofmann Run The Table At The 1995 NHRA Finals And Needle John Force The Whole Tim He Does It

If there is one thing we know it’s that one of the most fun parts of drag racing in the 1990s was the rivalry between John Force and Al Hofmann. No, Hofmann did not get around Force for a title...

Oops! This Collection Of Old School Wild Rides, Carnage, and Funny Moments In Pulling Is Great

Back in the day, kids, there were these things called magazines and one of them, “Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Off Road” always had a back page called, “Whoops!” and there...

Concentrated Formula: Renault 205 Turbo 16, France’s Mighty Mini Rally Runabout

Despite the long history of jokes, there are many good things that the French have done. French cuisine? Sure, some Italians might have something to say about it, but find a French chef and you will...

Watch Romain Grosjean Walk Away From One Of The Worst Formula One Crashes In History

This is beyond stunning. This is the worst single F1 crash we have ever seen anyone survive and when you listen to the sport’s veterans and survivors from the deadliest days, they all agree. On...

Nitro Time Machine: That Time John Force Saw Elvis At 1,000ft – Never Before Seen Memphis 1992 Wreck Footage

Having the to poke around the extensive NHRA digital film archive is one of the best parts of my job. I get to cruise around in there and pull vintage video, some of which the public has never seen...

What Should Have Been: Footage Of The Chrysler ME-412 Running And Racing

If there is one car that should truly stand for the best and the worst that occurred during the DaimlerChrysler era, most people would instinctively point to the Chrysler 300C, and for good reason:...

This Promotional Film Touting The New 1974 Opels Is Pretty Awesome And Hilarious

Opens are cool cars. Of course everyone thinks of the GT model when they conjure the idea of a 1970s German car being sold in a Buick dealer but there were other Opels as well. Cars like he Manta...

Historical Video: The 1982 Ford EXP, A Great Snow Beater For The 1980s?

The Ford EXP is a polarizing car…it’s a two-seat Escort with one of the most…uh, unique…styling treatments up front. If you squint a little, it looks like a very surprised...

Vintage Drag Video: Here’s The 1974 IHRA Southern Nationals From Pit Road At Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sometimes you just have to try something to see if it works, right? In 1974 the IHRA did just that, renting the pit road at the expansive Charlotte Motor Speedway and turning it into a national event...

Sexy Turkey: Check Out This Awesome 1970s Shadow DN5B F1 Car At Monaco

The Shadow team of the 1970s had some kick ass cars underneath them. From their crazy Can-Am builds to machines like this awesome Shadown DN5B F1 car, these guys knew how to party. They also knew how...