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

This Film From The 1947 National Air Races Is Astonishing – People, Airplanes, Wrecks, More

This is one of the most awesome gearhead films we have laid eyes on in some time. Made by Kendall Oil, it is a fascinating account of the 1947 National Air Races held in Cleveland, Ohio. What’s...

Ride Along In The Electric VW ID.R As It Whizzes Around The 12.9 Mile Nurburgring In 6:05!

Yes, it is electric. No, it does not have pistons. It does not burn gasoline, alcohol, or diesel fuel. This is the VW ID.R, an electric racer built to do exactly what it does here, which is to haul...

Watch The Scary Jianna Salinas NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Crash From Chicago – She Walked Away

It was the most crazed, carnage filled race of the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello season yet. The NHRA Rt66 Nationals had everything from dramatic wins to multiple fiery engine failures and even what you are...

In-Car Video: Watch Drag Racer Kevin Smith Make An Incredible Top End Save In His Outlaw Drag Radial Camaro!

The really good drivers in drag racing aren’t necessarily the dudes who hit the tree for double oh lights every time. They are actually the guys who handle the car properly when the crap hits...

Video: Watch A Dragster With Twin Blown Hemis Smoke The Tires All The Way Down The Strip At Beaver Springs

Twin engine dragsters are some of the most iconic and appealing machines of old school racing. When NHRA banned the use of nitromethane, gasoline was the only fuel that racers had access to. When...

These 1950s Bonneville Videos Are Your Monday Moment Of Hot Rodding Zen

Sometimes you just need something cool to balance our your day, especially on a Monday when you are gearing up for the work week that is looming ahead. We found a couple of really amazing films taken...

Dirtbike Vs. Streetbike 3.0: Which One Will Kill It On The Ice, The Dirt, And The Snow?!

If you haven’t been following the Dirtbike vs Streetbike saga, then you have been missing out. This is a video series that finds these two machines battling it out on surfaces that are...

Awesome Bonneville Video: This 1989 Home Movie From The Salt Has Us Revved Up For Speed Week!

Speed Week 2019 is just a couple of months away and that has us dreaming of the gearhead Valhalla that we have come to know and love over the years. The Salt, The Great White Dyno, Bonneville,...

Cool Video: This 1983 Documentary Tells The Story of Ford’s 1983 IMSA Mustang GTP Debut

1983 was an awesome year for IMSA racing. Hell, the whole 1980s was an awesome set of years for IMSA racing. The biggest story of the year was Ford Motor Company jumping into the series with a...

Historic Drag Racing Footage: Sacremento Raceway Circa 1973 With Funny Car, Top Fuel, More! Legends!

It is always so awesome to find a piece of drag racing footage that we have not shared with you before, especially when that footage is fro California in the early 1970s. This one is bitter sweet...

86 ‘Em: This MotorWeek Look At The 1986 Grand Am SE and Fiero GT Is Fun History

Pontiac in the 1980s was really making the best out of what they had to work with and frankly, that was OK. GM positioned Pontiac to be the “excitement” brand out of the lineup that still...

Chicago Fire: Watch What Happened To Jeff Diehl When The Header Failed On His Funny Car

Just when you think you have seen it all. This video, taken several years back at the NHRA Rt 66 Nationals in Joliet, Illinois shows the effect of a funny car losing a header during a run. While...

Amazing Video: This Mechanical Breakdown Of A 1949 Indy 500 Winning Roadster Is Amazing

In 1949, Bill Holland won the Indy 500 driving Lou Moore’s race car. These guys had a good program but they were not exactly on the super hero level as some of the other competitors, making...

Video: Danny Sullivan’s 1985 Spin and Win At The 1985 Indy 500 With Interviews and More

One of the most historically crazy moment from the history of the Indy 500 happened 34 years ago this weekend with Danny Sullivan’s famed “spin and win” move during the 1985 running...