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2019 Indoor National Dragfest Photo Coverage: Awesome Cars, History, and More!

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – It’s January, it’s cold, it’s snowing and the dragstrips will be closed for at least a few more months, pretty bleak times for drag racers for sure....

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Fresh Catch: This Group Of Drag Racing Ads For Cars, Races, and Exhibition Machines Sums Up 1967 Nicely!

It has bee a while since I cracked the vault open and grabbed a fresh set of cool, historic, and old drag racing magazine ads our for everyone to see. These scans are all from 1967 and they are all...

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Incredible: Jack Bally Built A Flying 1/3 Scale B-17 Bomber From Scratch – Video and Info Here!

(By Scott Liggett) –We at Bangshift.com have such respect for the generation of WWII. Part of that respect includes the machines the men and women used to fight a world war against enemies...

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Historic Video: The Race Of Two Words Was Run At Monza in 1957 and 1958 – USA vs The World!

It is an event that has all but been forgotten by history. An international race so wild that during the first running, most of the teams pulled out of competition after qualifying. An event that...

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Epic Tuesday Time Killer: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Mid-West Pro Mod Series Is Adding Two New Classes: Top Sportsman And Top Dragster, To 2019 Season!

In an announcement yesterday evening, Keith Haney announced a couple of new additions for the 2019 Mid-West Pro Mod Series. We’ve been working in close proximity with MWPM since early on,...

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Speedy Says: Why I Hate Swap Meets

Standing in a nearly empty fairgrounds “cutting horse” arena on a Friday afternoon, I watched as a couple stragglers loaded up various unsold bits of rusty antique automobiles...

John Rains Sets Mustang Cobra Jet Top Speed Mark At Mojave Mile Event

 a name that may be familiar to you if you follow the worlds of land speed racing or NHRA drag racing. He runs a killer ’68 Hemi Dart SS/AH car in drag racing competition and has hauled...

Project Goliath Update: The One Cylinder Rebuild, Part One

The great thing about having a couple of project vehicles beating around here at BangShift.com is that our pain and suffering gets to become your entertainment! This is the first of a two-part story...

Video: More Mud-Based Bad-Assery From Bithlo Motorsports Park

Last week we dropped some killer video of huge trucks flying through the air at Orlando, Florida’s Bithlo Motorsports Park. There’s no hang time in this video but there is one kick ass...

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Roadside Find: A Killer Tennessee Junkyard Hidden in Plain Sight

Intrepid BangShift.com reader Phil Cooper sent us an awesome batch of photos he took on a recent trip through Tennessee. Phil was minding his own business driving down the road when he came upon...

Register for the Midwest Musclecar Challenge. It Will be on Fox TV!

Time is running out for preregistration to the Midwest Musclecar Challenge, and you don’t want to miss it. Sign up online by clicking here and registering before April 1 to save $50 over...

Gallery: The March 2010 Long Beach Swap Meet

The first Long Beach Swap Meet of the spring of 2010 came with real “chamber of commerce” type weather. The sun was out and promised warm temps from the moment it peeked over the San...

70 MPH is the New 55

This will not come as a shock to anyone, but it seems that most people move down the highway closer to 70 mph than 55. We were tipped off to a Wall Street Journal story which highlighted some data,...

RacingJunk Find: A Cool 1969 Buick Sport Wagon

If it seems like the last few RacingJunk.com finds we’ve made have been wagons it’s because they have been. We’re not seeking wagons only, it’s just that we keep finding these...

English Cops Stop Woman Driving With Hood Up, Not A Fake Story

You literally cannot make this stuff up. English coppers were out in droves earlier this month running a campaign they call “No Excuses” aimed at identifying dangerous drivers. They...

Friday Nitro Video: Don Prudhomme Fires Up His Hot Wheels ‘Cuda Flopper

Don Prudhomme hung up his drag racing spurs prior to the 2010 NHRA season. Without a major sponsor to support his racing operation, the Snake wasn’t going to run a sub-standard team, so...

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CraigsList Find: 1950s Kurtis-Kraft Quarter Midget Racer

We like that our own kiddos run around with Cozy Coupes, but in the 1950s and ’60s, it was commonplace for hot rodding toddlers and pre-teens to race around in Quarter Midgets. There’s...

Hellion Releases Twin Turbo Setup for Dodge SRT8 Platform, We Drool

Hellion Power Systems first lept to fame with twin turbo kits for blown Mustang Cobras that made 1,000 hp to the rear wheels. We’ve seen some cars with their stuff installed and they make...

Crazy Video: In Car Footage of a Sleepy Cab Driver Rolling His Cab Over

In a previous life, when we had a job that required us to oversee a company fleet operation, we worked a deal with a company called Drive Cam, which installed unique cameras in our trucks. Drive Cam...