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Category Archive: RACING & ACTION, Videos

Redline? What’s That? Check Out Some Of The Most Wound-Out Cars Found On The Internet!

We often get excited when we hear cars with screaming, 9,000 RPM engines going for broke…the one that immediately comes to mind is “Bloky”, the 9,600 RPM capable, NASCAR-engined...

Wait, Where Video: Yes, They Even Go Drag Racing In Zimbabwe – Neat Cars!

We have often told you that drag racing is a sport that happens (in one form or another) in every country on Earth. Today we’ll refine that point even more by showing you video of side by side...

Double-Down: Formula Offroad From Akranes, Double Backflip Included!

At first sight, Icelandic Formula Offroad has all of form and regulation of a mosh pit at an In Flames concert. Screaming V8 engines, paddle tires, and contraptions that look like low Jeeps flying up...

Morning Symphony: Rally Finland 2019 – Where The Air Is Big And The Roads Are Waiting

Finland has, per capita, more successful drivers in different disciplines of motorsport compared to most countries. A land that is roughly as wide as West Virginia and about as long as the distance...

No Prep Means Big Power: Watch Alex Laughlin Run His Camaro On The Hub Dyno!

No Prep drag racing has evolved swiftly over the last few years. What was once a scene that appeared at small tracks across the country has crossed into the mainstream of the sport in a major way....

Watch Gary Ormsby Suffer A Massive Crash At Brainerd In 1989 – Also, His Sonoma Carnage!

Few people took a more tumultuous route to a top fuel world championship than Gary Ormsby. The California racer had been in the seat of top fuel cars for 25 years as the 1989 season dawned and his...

1985 Shelby Charger Review: Turbos Fixed Everything, Even 30 Years Ago

After Chrysler escaped the clutches of bankruptcy in the early 1980s and started to actually make some money, the company finale decided to build some performance cars. Hooking up with Carroll...

Real Micro Machines: The Hot-Rodded Power Wheels Hit The Dirt Track!

There’s something kind of sad about hearing a Power Wheels in action. We’re not sure if it’s the fact that they always sound like an electric drill that’s about ten seconds...

Salt Ghost: Check Out The Story Of This Triumph’s Return To The Salt After Nearly Forty Years!

As a whole mess of antsy racers wait for the salt flats at Bonneville to dry out for speed trials, we felt like this would be the perfect time to showcase the story of a Triumph motorcycle that has...

Your Wildest Dreams: This 1978 Sales Video Is Pitching The Incredible Vince Granatelli Turbine Powered Corvette

This is AWESOME. In the 1970s Vince Granatelli dreamed up and worked with a load of people to create one of the most wild street going cars ever and certainly the most insane thing on the road in the...

Bonneville Record Breaker: This 1963 Film Shows Andy Granatelli Hauling On The Salt

Here’s some fun Bonneville video but it ain’t from speed week! Nope this video was made in 1963 by Studebaker to promote the safety and performance of the beautiful Avanti model. The...

Flyin Blind: Watch Jim Pace Haul Around Spa In Driving Rain Looking Through A Broken Opaque Windshield

Jim Pace has been our adopted road racing boss here at BangShift for years. This video may be his crowning one here on these electronic pages. Why? You are about to watch the man take one of the most...

Retro Road Test: Check Out MotorWeek’s Look At The 1990 BMW M5 – No V8 Here!

Listen, I am a simple guy to please. I like large cars that can handle and make great horsepower. There are more of them available now than there ever has been but back in 1990, the idea of a larger...

Disaster Video: Incredible Footage Of The Yellow River Drag Strip Calamity Has Surfaced – 50 Years Ago, 11 Killed

50 years ago the worst disaster in drag racing occurred at a little known, little spoken about track about 40 miles outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Yellow River Drag Strip was like so many places in...