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Category Archive: RACING & ACTION

Throwback Video: Chad Taunts Death Shooting Killer Drift Footage With Team Scion And Death Runs Away Scared

Way back in 2009 I was asked by John Naderi of Streefire to come out and shoot some video at Irwindale for a Scion Drift Team Test session. Turns out they were giving rides to some Rockstar Energy...

Screaming V8 Video: A NASCAR V8 + A Scion FR-S = A Toyota That Does Not Suck

We typically do not sing the praises of Toyota here at BangShift…quite the opposite really, but when something cool gets built we’re all over highlighting it. In this case, that cool...

Wreckage Video: Wayne Mellinger’s Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car Crash From The 2013 March Meet

Les Mayhew, the dude who creates all of the totally awesome NitroAmerica videos has begun to release some of this footage from the 2013 March Meet. His first video from the race is a look at Wayne...

Funny Video: The Unnecessarily Complex and Dangerous Russian Way to Start a Car With a Dead Battery

Pop starting a stick shift car with a dead battery is like BangShift 101. Hell, both Chad and I have owned vehicles that ONLY started this way for months at a time. I used to park my truck in college...

Dyno Video: Watch A GT500 Mustang With A 3.6L Kenne Bell Blower Pull To 7,000 RPM – Screaming Goodness!

You certainly don’t have the like Mustangs to respect the late model GT500s that currently prowl the streets. With their blown 5.4L engines, even in stock form they haul buckets of ass. Of...

Vintage Video: A 1987 Drag Documentary Looks At Kenny Bernstein And The Budweiser Crew – Neat Stuff!

My first memories of really being a fan of drag racing become clear about the time I was seven. That was 1987, the same year that a German film crew made this short documentary about Kenny Bernstein...

Wild Video: Two Guys Crash A Car At A Polish Rally And A Tree Nearly Skewers Them – Inches From Death!

This is a wild video that we found taken in-car at a Polish rally. It is obviously not recent because the trees are green and the weather seems to indicate that is isn’t winter time. Rally...

Epic Historic Road Racing Video: Footage From The Opening Day At Riverside International Raceway – Ol’ Yeller, Corvettes, Mercedes, Ferraris and More!

This is the coolest silent move that I have ever seen. The footage was taken on the opening day of the now gone Riverside International Raceway in California and it features some of the coolest road...

VIDEO: Blown Altered Catches Flight At March Meet 2013. No Really It Gets All 4 Off At The Hit!

When this happened right before our eyes during our LIVE broadcast of the 2013 March Meet at Famoso’s famed Auto Club Famoso Raceway, we couldn’t believe our eyes. It’s not that we...

Wreckage Videos: Some Flaming Wall Bangers From ADRL Rockingham – Major League Impacts!

While we were at the March Meet, some drag racing history was being made down in Rockingham, North Carolina. This was the first race of the new Kenny Nowling era of ADRL drag racing. By all accounts...

Video: Where They Raced Episode 3: Part 1 The Road Races

We are fully addicted to the “Where They Raced” video series now. Episode 3 is a two parter, and here is Part 1 for you to enjoy. Not only do we enjoy the hell out of each one, but we...

Video: A Tattered Sleeper Chevy Truck Runs DEEP 10s In Texas And Makes Us Weep With Joy

There are videos of the red Chevy farm truck with the cap on the bed pulling wheelies and roaring down the track, blowing flashier and newer cars into the weeds and those are nice, but this thing is...

Video: Watch A 354ci Hemi With A Crank Mounted Blower Fire Up And Cackle On Nitro!! Historic Rail

Of all the cool old drag cars around the world, there is only one that can be officially pin pointed as being the singular vehicle that launched the sport of drag racing in an entire country. That...

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Insane Video: New Zealand Jetsprint Boat Video With Wrecks And Some Absolutely Stunning In-Boat Footage

One of the wildest motorsports in the world is jetsprint boat racing. These tiny boats have two guys in them, engines that make nearly 1,000hp and they run around what is essentially an aquatic...