.

the car junkie daily magazine.

.
Bonneville Speed Week 2018 Is The Fastest In History And We’ve Got More Photos!

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) With 5 streamliners reaching speeds of more than 400 mph, this is officially the fastest Speed Week in history and we’re so glad to have been a part of it. The...

Read more

SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Sunday Photos From The Starting Line And The Pits

(Photos by the author) – It is an interesting year here at SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018. For starters all of the woe-stricken people who claimed that we’d never have good salt to race...

Read more

Danny Does It: Danny Thompson Sets New Speed Mark At 448.757 MPH Cementing Family Legacy Of Speed

(Photo credit: Danny Thompson social media) – It was an incredible day of competition on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Sunday as speed marks fell left and right and one of the most significant...

Read more

Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Scenes From The Salt On A Friday Full Of Anticipation

(Photos by the author) – It’s here! SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018 has begun. We were on the salt yesterday to check out the pits and see what we could see as racers were setting up,...

Read more

This 9-Second Bench Seat Equipped 1966 Impala Is Just One Of The Cool Things From Street Car Takeover Spokane

When I saw this amazingly clean and sexy 1966 Impala, that runs 9s, has a bench seat, and weighs close to 4300 lbs, it made my heart skip a beat. After all, our own 1966 Chevy is one bigun as well...

Read more

Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Alphabet Soup – What Do All Those Class Designation Letters Mean, Anyway?!

(Editor’s note: Starting this coming weekend, BangShift’s coverage of SpeedWeek 2018 will commence! As we are always gathering new readers we run this story about how to decipher...

Read more

 

Killer Historic Drag Video: Frank Mazi’s Insane Blown Hemi Opel GT in Action Circa 1984

Dawn Mazi-Hovsepian is one of the best drag racing photogs we know. Her husband ain’t a band shooter either, but she’s cooler than him. Anywho, Dawn’s dad, Frank Mazi was a...

Revealed: What the Chevy Caprice Cop Cars Will Look Like, Link to Tech Manual

The talk and rumors have started to turn into facts regarding the upcoming Chevy Caprice police car editions. There will be two basic packages sporting at least one familiar option code, that being...

Event Gallery: Chryslers at Carlisle 2010

Our Pennsylvania-based photo contributor Joe Grippo may actually live at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, PA. He’s been our man on the scene for all the big shows this year and he’s...

Racing Junk Find: The Quickest and Fastest Drag Radial Car in the World

We never set our sights low around here, so when we went searching RacingJunk.com for a drag car, we found David Hance’s ass-kicking Mustang. This is the ET and MPH record holder for cars...

We attend FAST XFI Fuel Injection Training

We were recently invited to participate in a FAST XFI Fuel Injection Training class at Westech Performance Group. Our class was held at Westech Performance Group, the Unofficial Official Dyno Shop of...

Tech: The BangShift 700-R4 Transmission Rebuild Part 2

In our first installment of this tech series, Indianapolis-based transmission master Jeff bradley pulled apart a 700-R4 transmission that he is overhauling for a fellow BangShift.com member. We were...

Historic Drag Video: Hot Action on the Strip in Montana Circa 1959

The late 1950’s were a very exciting time in the worlds of hot rodding and drag racing. The veritable small block Chevy was really gaining traction in the gearhead culture, companies like...

A BangShift.com Photo Tour of the Henry Ford Museum Vehicle Collection

Located in Dearborn, Michigan, the Henry Ford Museum is a true national treasure. Filled with a host of things that define the history and evolution of the American gearhead, we compiled a bunch of...

Carnage Video: A Blow Over at the Mud Bogs

Ever seen a guy dead hook in a mud pit before? Neither had we until we saw this video that we first heard about over at YellowBullet.com. This rear-engine machine has a blown, alky-burning motor,...

Craigslist Find: A Historic Ridler Award Winning Fuel Altered

As wild and crazy as it may sound, there was actually time that a race car was capable of winning the vaunted Ridler Award at the Detroit Autorama. Before the days of “rolling art” street...

Project Car Spotlight: Red Hot Racing’s LSR 1998 Camaro

When a bunch of BangShift.com forum members got together in 2008 and decided to transform one of their cars into a team LSR race machine, we watched with interest. This was a bold project with lofty...

Auto Trader Classics Event Coverage: Minnesota’s Back to the ’50s Car Show

A few years back we attended the Car Craft Summernationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. That was an epic event but everyone kept telling us about the “Back to the ’50s” show....

Hydrocar Video: On Land and in the Water for the First Time

Here’s some video of Rick Dobbertin’s Hydrocar both on the land and running around in the water. Seeing it in action is pretty cool and we really think this car could have been/should...

MORE: MISC, Videos

Bizarro eBay Find: Rick Dobbertin’s Hydrocar is For Sale

Rick Dobbertin, the man behind some of the wildest automotive creations of the last 30 years is selling his swan song, the Hydrocar on eBay for $595,000. This amphibious hot rod weighs in a 8500lbs,...