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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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Jet Performance Dynamic Spectrum Tuner Programmer

When we met up with the guys at JET during the MPMC conference, Dan Nicholas of the company took some time to educate us about the Dynamic Spectrum Tuner Programmer. This is not a dumbed down...

Craigslist Find: A Bitchin’ Corner Carving 1977 Monza

We were under the impression that every late ’70s Monza was turned into a bracket race or class racing drag car. Happily, we were way wrong and this mean looking, fender-flared, V8-powered,...

Breaking News: NHRA Announces Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway

The NHRA has announced that for the first time ever, a national event will be run four wide with the inaugural “Four Wide Nationals” held at zMax Dragway on March 25-28, 2010....

Chip Ganassi Addresses Auto Writers, Says Future Survival of Racing is Not Guaranteed

Chip Ganassi, one of the most successful racing team owners in American auto racing history, addressed the 40th annual All-America Team Banquet which is put on by the American Auto Racing Writers and...

Great Read: An Interview With Everett Jasmer, One Of Monster Truck Racing’s Founding Fathers

During the 1980s when the monster truck craze was exploding all across the country, a few trucks began to establish themselves as the premier machines in the genre. Bob Chandler’s Bigfoot and...

Video: Linda Vaughn, Buster Couch, and Dick Smothers BangShifting an Olds

This is a semi-strange but awesome piece of video that comes from the US Nationals back int he late 1960s. Any video that includes Linda Vaughn in her prime, big Buster Couch (the legendary NHRA...

Snow Performance Intros Cool Water/Methanol Injection for Muscle Cars, Gives Us News On A Cool Project

Snow Performance, the industry leader in water and methanol injection systems, has introduced a cool new system designed for naturally aspirated engines that helps raise the octane level of fuel and...

GM Brass Challenges Ford To A Diesel Truck Tug of War, Literally

This would be certainly be cool to see. GM’s Tom Stephens, the company’s vice chairman in charge of global product operations, recently said in an interview with Pickuptrucks.com that he...

ProCharger Releases the Mother of All Blowers, Behold the F4

When photos began to surface of the ProCharger F4 at the PRI show, people around the web were quick to dismiss the apparent size and scope of the unit as trick photography. In order to completely...

Site of the Week: YouDriveWhat.com

YouDriveWhat.com is a brutally simple website that contains photos of odd, exotic, bizarre, awful, weird, and unique cars. It is essentially a large photo gallery of snapshots featuring completely...

Photo Gallery: 100 Chevy Novas and Chevy IIs

OK, here it is, the next big gallery in our upcoming series of model-specific photo blowouts. Last time we brought you a bunch of Chevelles, this time its Novas and Chevy IIs. We’ve got every...

RacingJunk Find: Wild Rear Engine El Camino Mud Bogger

This mud bogging El Camino is completely BangShift.com approved! Sporting four-wheel drive, a 408ci small-block mounted in the bed, a nitrous bottle located next to the shifter, and 35-inch Boggers...

Ridetech President in Stable Condition after fall

BangShift.com sponsor and friend Bret Voelkel, President of Ridetech, was hospitalized Jan 20th, 2010 after suffering a head injury due to a fall. Voelkel was seen running from the Ridetech...

Weld Racing’s most bitchin wheel yet

When Kyle Fickler, Scott Rider, and the Granite Creek investment group bought Weld Racing from American Racing Wheels in November of 2008, the industry knew good things were in store for Weld. Kyle...