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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Guide to BangShift.com’s Coverage of the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour

The 2010 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour presented by GM Performance Division is on the road June 5-12 and BangShift.com is there with daily coverage sponsored by Ridetech. This year’s tour goes...

Flaming Fury: Jet Dragster Breaks the 200-mph Barrier at Irwindale

Believe it or not, there isn’t too much iron on the drag strip that can touch 200 mph in the eighth-mile. Odd as it may sound, dedicated eighth-mile tracks see even fewer 200-mph laps for some...

New Jersey’s Atco Raceway Turns 50 Years Old

Atco Raceway in New Jersey, one of the most notable drag racing plants on the East Coast, turns 50 this season. That’s a hell of an accomplishment for a track that is centrally located to...

Hilarious Video: Three-Wide Bus Racing at a Michigan Oval

So far today we’ve taken you to Indy and to the Midwest Musclecar Challenge, two events featuring cars that have been designed, tested, and trashed on the race track. Now we’re headed to...

Event Coverage: Ridetech’s Midwest Musclecar Challenge

Our pals over at Ridetech have been all over the first ever Midwest Musclecar Shootout. As one of the event sponsors and a company at the vanguard of the high-performance handling end of the...

AutoTrader Classics Find: An Ultra Rare 1970 428CJ Cougar Eliminator

Now that the end is supposedly drawing close for Mercury, we’re getting a little nostalgic for the former “mid-scale” brand in the Ford fold. The Mercury Cougar was, for all intents...

Great Shots: A BangShifter’s Indy 500 Day in Photos

After BangShift.com forum member IndyShiftMan shot and shared a bunch of great photos from pre-Indy 500 practice, we were hoping he’d bring his camera to the race. We were happy to see that our...

Thanks to Those Who Have Served and Are Serving on Memorial Day

Memorial Day was first proclaimed and recognized in 1868 as a day to remember those who have died in our nation’s service. It is a day to remember those that have left us and thank those who...

The Parting Shift: Robert Schmitt’s Killer 1967 Chevelle

We’re checking out for the long holiday weekend, but before we abandon our battle station on the blog we wanted to leave you with some good ol’ fashioned gear rowing. Robert...

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Danica Patrick Blasts Indy Team, Fans Blast Back

Drivers complaining about the setup of their race cars is nothing new. In fact, we bet that the first Indy 500 was full of guys who blamed poor performance on their crew’s inability to get the...

Awesome Read Update: How American Open Wheel Racing Destroyed Itself: The Finale

The inside story of how open wheel racing in America essentially wrecked itself is incredibly riveting, especially when told from the inside out by legendary racing journalist Ed Hinton. We read the...

Rumor: Ford to End Mercury Brand

In what has to be the least shocking rumor regarding the closing of an automotive brand, Ford seem to be getting ready to close down Mercury for good. Making up only about 6% of Ford’s sales...

Craigslist Find: A Weirdo, Homebuilt, Mini Big-Rig

We swear that this stuff finds us. While piling through Craigslist ads in the Pittsburgh area, we found a listing for a truly unique truck. The concept is totally BangShift approved but the actual...

RacingJunk Find: The Baddest 1968 Road Runner Ever

If we told you that we found a Hemi powered Road Runner on RacingJunk.com, you’d shrug and move on. If we told you that Hemi was a 14-71 blown 496ci Keith Black engine, you’d stick...