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Tonka Toys Had The Best Ad Campaign In 1972 That Has Ever Existed For Toys

If there’s one complaint that we have about kids toys in the modern age is that they are not all that well made on the whole and on top of that they don’t really inspire a lot of...

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Trailer Burnouts Are Cool, And 1320Video Got Some Good Ones On Film From Rocky Mountain Race Week.

1320Video Rocky Mountain Race Week 2018 has been a riot! And part of the fun has been all the weirdo antics that everyone has been doing, including myself who did some things that perhaps were a bit...

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Current Standings And Tons Of Photos From Ozark Raceway On Rocky Mountain Race Week 2018

Yesterday we were driving across Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma on our way from Ozark Raceway in Rogersville, Missouri to Noble Oklahoma’s Thunder Valley. Thunder Valley has been around for a...

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This 1970 Harley-Davidson Video From Bonneville Features, Bikes, Cars, Bikinis, and The Endless Salt

Yes, that’s Burt Munroe in the lead photo and he’s just the tip of the iceberg of cool in this video made by Harley-Davidson at Bonneville Speed Week 1970. As we have locked down our...

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2018 NHRA Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley Nationals Pro Mod Action Photos – Doorslammers On Parade!

(Photos be Benoit Pigeon) – It is the NHRA’s largest heads-up category. The E3 Spark Plugs pro mod series presented by J&A Services with a weekend race sponsor of Elite Motorsports...

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Day Three At Rocky Mountain Race Week Was Full Of Action And Adventure

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) We were trying to post this up last night but things were crazy on the road, we’ll be catching you all up today though so that you are ready for this mornings racing...

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Challenger, Ford Fusion, Corvette Top the Prius in Owner Satisfaction

An annual Consumer Reports survey asks car buyers, “Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over...

Potential Drag Strip Runs Into Noise Concern From Townsfolk

The people of Social Circle, Georgia, are quite concerned with the proposed eighth-mile drag strip that a local man wants to build in their town. The resident, who owns another race track, is trying...

Canadian Cop Gets Nailed for Street Racing

Street racing is a strong crime for a police officer, but in Canada, any traffic violation involving 50 kph (31 mph) over the speed limit brings the charge of street racing. That law went into place...

Bruton Smith’s Lawsuit Against the City of Concord Comes to a Head

Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports International has sued the city of Concord, North Carolina, for $80 million that SMI claims the city agreed to pay in exchange for leaving Lowe’s Motor...

Muscle Cars Provide Great Escape for Post-Katrina Louisiana Residents

The devastation and destruction that hurricane Katrina brought to southern Louisiana was jaw dropping. Massive areas of flooding left huge urban areas all but annihilated. Tens of thousands of...

One-Mile Land Speed Racing Comes to the West: The Mojave Mile Opens in March

Land Speed Racing seems to be the hot ticket these days with new venues popping up with regularity. Thanks to a tip from DragRacingOnline’s Darr Hawthorne, we’re happy to fill you in one...

GM and Chrysler: The Same but different

The Detroit Free Press tackled a question that we’ve been considering for a while: Which is in better shape, GM or Chrysler? Both companies were busted flat, saved by the government, and have...

College Kid Pens the Worst NASCAR Editorial Ever

Ever been to an open mic night at a comedy club? If you have, chances are you saw at least one person step to the mic and attempt an act that was based around hackneyed material. We came across an...

Young Boy Saves Himself and His Father by Wrecking a Volvo on Purpose

BangShifter Dave Wallace tipped us to this incredible story about a twelve-year-old kid who’s dad had a heart attack while they were driving down the road. The kid managed to get the car...

Vintage Homebuilt Project: Tiny Tracked Tractor

There was a magical time in the world were people occupied their free time with dreaming things up and making them. No computers, video games, sexting, or GPS. It was about wrenches, saws, and tools...

Quickie Goliath Video: Taking Tom for a Ride

Here’s a quick video of us taking our 1966 Chevy C50 truck, which we’ve dubbed Goliath, for a cruise up the road with the youngest BangShifter around, Tom Lohnes. Tom’s been pining...

Creepy: Sacramento Cops Pulling Cars Over For Smog Checks

A while back, we told you about our experience with a mobile smog check station. BangShift Chad was stopped and the truck he was driving got checked out on the side of the road. That was in So-Cal....

Bangshift Feature: Tasca Ford’s Mod Shop Upholds A Long Legacy of Ford Performance

There are few car dealerships in the country that are recognized by gearheads from coast to coast. The great high-performance dealers from the 1960s and 1970s are largely remembered for the golden...

eBay Pick: 1957 Chevy Sedan Delivery

This week’s eBay find is a totally awesome 1957 Chevy sedan delivery. According to our research, this is one of 8,300 examples constructed by Chevy in 1957. These cars were extremely popular in...