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This Restored 1970 Ford Econoline Pop Top Camper Van Is Road Trip Perfection

Any regular reader of BANGshift will know that I have an addiction to motorhomes, camper trailers, and vans among other things. I don’t personally own a van, but I have wanted a cool window or...

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Cool Old Stuff Gallery: The Northern Illinois Steam Power Club Show and Threshing Bee!

(By Greg Rourke) – It’s the second weekend of August, and the air north of Sycamore, Illinois is thick with coal smoke…it must be time for the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club...

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Bonneville Lunch Break: Your Speed Week 2017 Photo Fix Continues

If you have been less productive at home or work since Friday, we’re really sorry. We didn’t mean for our unstoppable coverage of Bonneville Speed Week 2017 to keep you from other...

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It’s Bonneville, Baby! Here’s The Spot For ALL Of Our 2017 Bonneville Speed Week Coverage!

So here’s BangShift’s 2017 Bonneville Speed Week information hub. This one place will be updated with all of our photos, breaking news, record qualifiers, features, and stuff that happens...

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The Mecca Of Speed: Our Bonneville Speed Week 2017 Photos Just Keep Coming

Warning: Bonneville Speed Week attendance will result in an uncontrollable urge to build cars to go speeds no man was intended to reach. You have been warned. We’re not sure of the severity of...

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Engines! Here’s A Gallery Of Very Diverse Power Plants On The Salt At Bonneville Speed Week 2017

Engines. They are the thumping lifeblood of Bonneville Speed Week 2017. Part of the reason people love this place and the sport of land speed racing so much is that creativity is not punished as it...

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German Shop Converts UPS Truck into a Hot Rod

We’ve got no idea why, but a German shop took a UPS truck, added a 425hp V8, lowered it, put good rubber under it, and let it rip on the track. It’s cool in our book because it sounds...

Gearhead Destination: The Maxton Monster Mile

This weekend marks the season opening event for the East Coast Timing Association and the first time in 2009 that the 1-mile, standing-start acceleration course at the old Laurinburg airport in North...

New Gallery: 50 Photos of Mopar B-Bodies

OK, Mopar guys, here’s a new photo gallery loaded with a bunch of big B-bodies that we’ve seen over the past year or so at places like the Spring Fling (next one is coming soon!), the...

NASCAR: No More Teardowns at the Track

This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. NASCAR has changed its procedure regarding post-race engine teardowns. Typically the top two finishers had their motors torn down in tech and inspected for...

IHRA to Record the First-Ever ET Records for Top Sportsman and Top Dragster at Rockingham

The IHRA has announced that, at the upcoming Spring Nationals to be held at Rockingham Dragway April 24-26, it would allow records to be established for elapsed time in both Top Dragster and Top...

NASCAR Shocker: Car of Tommorrow Gone at the End of 2010

NASCAR rocked the racing world today with the announcement that they would be scrapping the controversial “Car of Tomorrow” for Toyota 2JZ powered, late second generation Camaros and...

Site of the Week: BringaTrailer.com

Warning, this is not a dedicated muscle car site. You will see zero photos of dual-engine dragsters, Fuel Altereds, or anything with a Roots blower on it. However, if you are a fan of neat cars,...

Roadside Find: 1968 Mercury Convertible

When this big, purple Mercury showed up on the side of the road for sale a couple weeks ago, we didn’t think much of it. Then it kind of struck us that had never laid eyes on a fullsize,...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The 1972 Olds Cutlass Banshee

Off-road racing back in the ‘60s and early ‘70s was filled with all kinds of wild and wacky machinery. One of the wildest pieces of iron to mix it up in the dirt was the Banshee, a...

Book Review: Dean Jeffries, 50 Fabulous Years in Hot Rods, Racing & Film

We’ll admit to being a little behind the curve on getting you the word on Dean Jeffries: 50 years in hot rods, racing, and film by Tom Cotter, as the positive reviews have been showing up...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Rollover Contest at Riverhead

My friend Dave Bernstein once entered a 100-car enduro race at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. The facility, a quarter-mile banked oval originally built in the late 1940s, is one of the last...

eBay Pick of the Week: 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang

Well that didn’t take long. 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang number 26 is up for sale on eBay for a starting bid of $100,000. The car is being sold by an Ohio exotic car dealer and we’re keenly...

Ashley Force Hood Claims Second Funny Car Win at Houston

Boy this is shaping up to be some year in the NHRA Nitro Funny Car class. We dropped you a line when Bob Tasca III snared his first win a couple weeks back, but now another one of the young racers in...

SEMA’s Already Fired Up About “Clunkers”

With President Obama throwing his support behind so called “cash for clunkers” programs to help drive car sales here in the US, SEMA has wasted little time in getting the message out that...