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The PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Featuring Mid West Pro Mods, Will Be LIVE Right Here Starting Friday Evening!

We’ve got another great weekend of LIVE drag racing coming next weekend at the PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, presented by Extreme Brand Products. The Mid-West Pro Mod Series, including Mid-West...

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Gallery: 1950s/60s Modified/Super Modified Circle Track Photos – Wrecks, Action, More!

(Jim Cheney photos from Stu Lord Collection) – My pal Stu Lord spent many years in the thick of the short track racing scene in New England. Serving as the track announcer at Lee Speedway,...

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Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

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Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

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2017 Race Of Gentlemen Photo Coverage: One Of The Neatest Events In The Country Delivers Again

(Words and photos by Anthony Festa – AnthonyPhillipFesta.com) – This year marked the 5th outing for The Race of Gentlemen, a Stultz & Sons Productions event that harkens back to the...

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2017 Gasser Reunion Coverage! History and More On Display At Thompson Dragway

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Gasser Reunion at Thompson Dragway in Ohio. Why? My wife and I blasted off fro college just after...

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Mayfield Team Sale Confirmed

ESPN.com has confirmed that Jeremy Mayfield has sold his entire racing operation. Mayfield had previously stated that he would not look to return to the sport as a team owner. He just wants to drive....

F1 Update: Massa in Stable Condition; Renault Team Suspended for One Race

Felipe Massa, the Ferrari F1 team driver who was struck in the head with an errant spring on Saturday is now in stable condition in a Budapest hospital after having surgery to repair his skull. In...

Breaking News and Video: F1 Driver Struck in Head by Spring; Wrecks Hard

Felipe Massa, the 28 year-old Ferrari team Formula One driver was struck in the head by a spring that fell off of Rubens Barrichello’s car during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying. He was...

Breaking News: Mayfield Suspension Back in Effect

Just a short while ago, an appeals court judge upheld NASCAR’s suspension of Jeremy Mayfield. The judge ruled that the suspension is in effect until NASCAR and Mayfield do battle in a court...

Wild Jason Scruggs Wreck Sequence

It was a tough day for ADRL racer Jason Scruggs. Scruggs is one of the most successful doorslammer pilots of the last several years and has the skills and equipment to win every time out. Today the...

Event Coverage: 2009 Historic Races at Road America

Mike Summers, a faithful BangShift.com reader and member of our forums, (mike343sharpstick) attended the running of the 2009 Kohler International Challenge at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin....

It Ain’t All Bad: GM Opens New Testing Facility in Yuma, AZ

We’re not quite sure how the math works on all this stuff, but somehow GM just opened a new $100 million desert proving grounds in Yuma, Arizona, despite the fact that the company has no money....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Toyota is the Most American Car Company; Camry More Domestic than F150

DetroitNews.com alerted us to Cars.com’s yearly American Made Index survey of cars that are for sale in the US. This year, the Toyota Camry came in with the top spot and overall Toyota scored...

The Daily Mayfield Messenger: Follicle Follies; “Big” Sponsorship Deal Coming Soon

We’re not going to lie to you. We’ve become kind of obsessed following the on going battle between driver Jeremy Mayfield and NASCAR over his alleged drug use. There seems to be news...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: 1985 Omni GLH

The 1985 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo was a neat little car that managed to trade blows with the European offerings of the day and with a little work, could shame the overweight and underpowered pony cars of...

GM’s Stephens Says that 4.5L Duramax Not Totally Dead; New Technology on Tap

We ran into an interesting piece on the WardsAuto.com blog about the left-for-dead 4.5L Duramax V8 GM had developed. The engine was destined for half-ton trucks and was looking to be a killer with...

Neat Mini-Feature on the Original Lunar Roving Vehicle From Clunkbucket

Our pal Mike Bumbeck has his own corner of the web called Clunkbucket.com, a fun, offbeat, gearhead-centric site. Mike hit a homer with his recent mini-feature on the original Moon hot rod, the Lunar...

It Came From the Fab Shop: Loving Louvers

(By Loren Krussow)-Louvers are among the curiosities of automotive styling features. A cut-and-formed shape pressed into sheet metal, a louver creates enough of an opening in a solid panel to enable...

Roadside Find: Real 1966 Corvette 4×4 Trar

On a recent trip back to Texas, the parental units pointed out this well done 1966 Corvette 4×4 conversion. More often called a trar (truck/car), this particular homogenization is still more...

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