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Anderson Speedway Insanity: Watch A Guy Drive His Car Onto Another Racer’s, A Tasing, and Arrests

Well this is one of the most insane videos we have ever seen and none of it is any good. Shot at the hardscrabble Anderson Speedway in Indiana during a Figure 8 race, it shows two guys throwing the...

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Watch Steve Torrance Wak Away Unscathed From A Horrendous NHRA Top Fuel Wreck In Dallas

Texan Steve Torrance walked away from a horrendous NHRA top fuel wreck in Dallas on Sunday when his car cut down a rear tire and smashed into the wall going more then 300mph. The current NHRA top...

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Bedlam: The Insane Story Of The Bog At The 1974 US Grand Prix

(Lead photo credit: Fox Sports) – Emerson Fittipaldi finished fourth at the 1974 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Raceway. By doing so he managed to collect a Formula One...

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Winning: This Guy Has An Engine Dyno In His Living Room And He Actually Uses It

Most of us at one time or another have done some sort of automotive job in a place where we probably shouldn’t have. Maybe we washed parts in the dishwasher, rebuilt a Holley on the dining room...

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How’s That Smoked Gap Taste? Larry Larson And The S-10 From Hades Win While Smoking The Tires The Whole Way!

If you have ever been looking for a measuring stick to determine whether or not you are a bad ass, this video is pretty much all need to see. If you are able to control a 3,500hp truck that is trying...

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2017 Nitro Nationals Coverage From Tulsa! Ladies Ruled In Top Fuel and Funny Car

(Photos by Brad Klaassen) – It was a first for the world of nostalgia drag racing last month in Tulsa. Never before had women won both top fuel and nitro funny car at a Heritage Series event...

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Event Coverage: 2009 Bay State Antique Auto Club Show

When you combine an old estate and more than 1,000 muscle cars, classics, and trucks, you’re bound to see a few things that catch your eye, make you cringe, or simply make you fall in love on...

Monday Time Killer: Holden Heaven

Holden is GM’s Australian wing and the people who brought us cool stuff like the recent GTO (may it rest in peace). The company has a neat history, starting off as a saddle making enterprise in...

81-Year Old Qualifies for NASCAR Race; Finishes Mid-Pack

Hershel McGriff qualifies as a living legend, well he already did, but now it’s a no-brainer. The 81-year old McGriff whose racing career has spanned decades and has included four wins in the...

Attila the Jav: New Parts Spotlight

We’re making plodding progress with our project 1968 Javelin that we’ve named Attila after the legendary warrior that scared the pants off the Romans way back in the day. Attila was kinda...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Lutz Says Caprice is a No Go; We Say All Hope is Lost

After getting the gearhead world all cranked up with news that the defunct Pontiac G8 may survive as a Chevy Caprice, it now seems that’s not going to happen. By our stopwatch, it only took...

Mr. Norm is Building 2009 Challenger Convertibles, and They’ve Got Kenne-Bell Blown Hemis

Chicago’s “Mr. Norm” Krause has not lost his verve for hopping up Mopars. Back in the 1960s his Grand Spaulding Dodge dealership was a performance leader. Guys nationwide were...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Basket Case 1978 Turbo Buick

In 1978 Buick sold a ton of Regals. Nearly 250,000 of them went home from dealers with happy new owners. Of that 250,000, 30,508 were equipped with a turbocharged V6. The tubocharged cars could have...

It’s on Like Donkey Kong: Mayfield Making Wild Accusations After Failing Second Drug Test

After failing a second NASCAR drug test, Jeremy Mayfield is lashing out at everyone who he sees as having done him wrong. This would include, but is not limited to Brian France, NASCAR in general,...

Summit Racing Equipment and NHRA together through 2012

During a period when every sponsorship or sanctioning body announcement seems to involve one or the other going away, we were thrilled to hear that our friends over at Summit Racing Equipment have...

Good Salt and Three Tracks for 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

Word broke late yesterday on the Southern California Timing Association web site that the surface condition at the Bonneville Salt Flats is perfect for racing and ready to be prepped. The better news...

Video of the Week: Home Brewed Enginuity

Yeah, we know it’s really spelled “ingenuity,” but here at BangShift.com we are coining a new phrase. Enginuity refers to the creative utilization of automotive parts in the pursuit...

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Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Rear-Engine ’40 Ford

This one certainly shocked us. It’s yet another find from Lead East 2008 and it qualifies very high up on the crazy scale. The Deluxe grille and classic look of the 1939 and 1940 Fords are...

Cash For Clunkers: Ready or Not It’s Here

We’ve moaned and complained about it. We’ve picked it apart and shown it’s fatal flaws, but Cash for Clunkers is here and the manufacturers are getting ready for it. We like the...

Site of the Week: How to Become a Dirt Racing Hero

This week’s pick is DriveonDirt.com, the homepage for the dirt track driving school of the same name. We’ve always had a secret attraction to the world of dirt oval racing. It’s...