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Sport Sedan 90s Style: This Motorweek Review Of The 1995 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG Is A Neat Slice Of History

The idea of a sports sedan is something that has been present and accounted for in the modern sense of the American automotive market for about 40 years at this point. The BMW M3 broke the mold, the...

Awesome Engine Video: The Restoration Of This Three-Valve Mickey Thompson Small Block Chevy Is Amazing

We’re not sure how we missed the memo that Mickey Thompson built a one-off, three-valve small block Chevy to compete at the Indy 500 with in the late 1960s but he did and the engine is amazing....

Listen Up: 1,000 Ton Sucker Punch – The Wild Story Of WWI Q-Ship‪s‬

Imagine a single weapon of war with such vicious tactics that it nearly defeated an entire country. Such was the case with Germany’s fleet of U-boats during WWI. As the U-boats sunk hundreds of...

Candy Paint Job Tech: Here’s How To Do Amazing Candy Panel Paint. The Serape Mexican Blanket Paint Job.

Custom panel paint, candies, flake, and the like are often found on custom motorcycles, lowriders, and customs, and regardless of whether it is your favorite or not, and regardless of the color and...

Nerd Welding Project: How To Make A Firepit BBQ Grille That Any Star Wars Fan Will Love

Nerd alert. Seriously. I have friends who will think this is the coolest thing ever, but rest assured when they can’t control their excitement we’ll make sure to take them out behind the...

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The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ripping A Doug Nash 5-Speed Behind A 408ci Ford In A Fox!

We admire brute simplicity around here. Why? Because we live in a world that currently thrives on complication. Amazingly advanced systems that have taken performance on the street, the road course,...

The Electrifying Truth Behind Mopar Ignition Ballast Resistors As Told By Uncle Tony

There are certain parts that just get maligned over the years. People blame them for everything, even stuff they had nothing to do with, and they just kind of become the brunt of jokes that that they...

Want To Know It All About Horsepower? Watch This – Interesting History And A Look Ahead

Horsepower is our measuring stick for so much around here at BangShift. Whether an engine is performing up to snuff, how sad the cars were in the 1970s, the entertainment value of different vehicles,...

Check Out Tim Allen’s Entire Car Collection Right Here. Wow This Dude Has Some Cool Stuff.

I’ve been fortunate enough to see some amazing car collections in person, including some that we aren’t even allowed to talk about, but whenever you get the chance to see a collection...

Drag Racing Valhalla Video: Mind-Blowing 1960s Footage From Maple Grove, Cecil County, Atco, and York, Featuring Every Hero!

This is one of the most amazing compilations of 1960s drag racing footage we have ever seen…and we have seen a little bit. There is no sound as it is all 8mm stuff but the visuals are...

Aussie Sleeper: Watch This Holden Commodore With A Turbocharged Stock Bottom End LS Rip Low 9s At 150+

This video makes us happy in all the ways. Why? Firstly it shows that drag racing is not just roaring back to life here in the USA in 2021, but it is doing the same in Australia. Secondly it shows...

Wonderfully Cheesy: Tournament Of Thrills Is A 50 Year Old Video Featuring Awesome Traveling Stunt Drivers

It’s pretty crazy how “entertainment” changes, right? Back about 50 years ago, ABC’s Wide World of Sports would show up at a dusty circle track on a fairgrounds somewhere and...

Incredible Video: The Most Awesome Raw Pontiac Trans-Am Racing Footage You Have Ever Seen Or Heard!

This is absolutely incredible video that shows Trans-Am racing in its raw, loud, and bad ass form from 1970. Even more awesome than that, it shows a team, a driver, and a moment in time that is...

Hooker’s New Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds For Small Block Chevrolet Look Good, Flow Good, And Fit Great.

Factory cast iron exhaust manifolds were never worth a damn at doing much on any performance small block. They look ugly, don’t fit with aftermarket heads, and they have such small ports that...