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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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Motor City Motors Debuts at 10:00 PM Tonight on Discovery

Motor City Motors, a new show brought to you by the same people who did Monster Garage, debuts at 10:00 pm on the Discovery Channel tonight. The show is set in Detroit and will highlight the talent...

Cool Trucks! The Vehicles of the Poles

The Polar ice caps are awful places to spend time. Not that we’ve actually done it, but since we managed to pass fifth grade geography (on the third try no less) we know that the weather is...

IHRA Brings Back Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Quick 8s at National Events

For those of you not up to speed with the drag racing classes known as Top Dragster and Top Sportsman, they are the quickest and fastest Sportsman classes in the world. They are unique in the fact...

eBay Pick: Crazy 1962 Pontiac Catalina That Never Was

A bubble-top 1962 Catalina is a damn cool car on its own. One packing a developmental all-aluminum 389 engine that was one of 14 built for Mickey Thompson is freaking sublime. This car is not a clone...

Monday Time Killer: The Amazing Hand Made Aluminum Models of Young C. Park

We had never heard of the internet craftsmanship museum until we were tipped off about an amazing page on the site by BangShift.com forum member Joes66Fury2. He urged us to look at the page...

Vote for BangShift.com in the Best of 2009 Poll at CompetitionPlus.com!

We at BangShift.com were surprised and honored to discover that we made the list for the annual Best Of poll at CompetitionPlus.com, one of the oldest web sites serving the drag racing community....

Santa Please: A 598ci, 900hp, Pump Gas Big Block Chevy

Hey Santa, thanks in advance for all the awesome stuff. Listen, we got to thinking about the ramp truck and that 350 in there isn’t going to cut the mustard. We’ll put it to you like...

More Great Vintage Drag Photos from Phil Burgess at National Dragster

Phil Burgess, editor of National Dragster, keeps catching our attention with his online Dragster Insider column that recently has been featuring a lot of vintage photos of the drag racing era we all...

Santa Please: Killer 1979 Chevy Ramp Truck

Santa, dude, we’ve got just one more request. We’re going to thank you in advance for the two race cars, but man, we really need something to move them around with. The good news is that...

Hilarious Christmas Wish List for Big-Name Racers

Terry Blount over at ESPN.com wrote up a Christmas wish list for a number of big-name racers from the worlds of NHRA, NASCAR, and F1 racing. Some are pot shots, others are hilarious observations, and...

Horror Show: Audi R8 Skewered By Guardrail, Driver Loses Legs

Armco guardrails scare the crap out of us. They were used at drag strips for years and caused the unnecessary injury of many drivers and unnecessary destruction of many race cars. Armco-style steel...

Santa Please: A Road Racing VW Rabbit

Hate VWs? Oh well, this is our wish list. Santa, I know we just demanded you bring us that killer Camaro Funny Car an hour ago, but we’re not done yet. We need something that can turn and stop...

Santa Please: A 1967 Chevy Camaro Funny Car

Santa, we’ve been good this year. OK maybe that’s a stretch, but we haven’t committed any felonies. That’s the truth. OK, it’s kind of the truth. We’ve not been...

Video Bonanza: Dyno Time!

We love dyno videos. Not dyno videos of stuff blowing up, catching fire, or generally malfunctioning, but dyno videos of cool motors being wrung out from bottom to top. We also have a love of...

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