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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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Book Review: Hot Rod Garages

Some books you buy for the words and some you buy for the pictures. Hot Rod Garages by Peter Vincent has words, but the incredible photography tells the stories that the book is trying to tell. This...

Chapter 11 Re-Org for Source Interlink, Publisher of Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Way More

Yikes! We knew things were ugly in the world of the inky fingered magazines but it appears that the situation is downright dire. Source Interlink, the company that publishes the majority of car rags...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Caddy Smack

This one totally qualifies as schadenfreude, or in English, taking delight in someone else’s misfortune. Conversely, it doesn’t really qualify as a wreck, seeing as nothing was really...

The Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot: 24 Oddball Cars

Over at CarDomain.com, the blog contains a recurring series that’s called The Obscure Muscle Car Parking Lot. Blogger Jim Brennan digs up some under-appreciated rides, gives a little history,...

The Top 11 Worst Parts Found in the Performance Aisle at a Chain Auto Parts Store

This one was tough. Every large chain parts store has a performance or dress up aisle filled with automotive abominations that should never be spoken of, let along applied to the defenseless flanks...

eBay Pick of the Week: An Unspeakably Defiled Nova

We love ’68-’72 Novas around here. They make great drag cars, look killer in hot street trim, and will swallow whatever nasty motor you have designs for. We’ve seen plenty cut up...

Pontiac Dead by the End of 2010

Last week, Edmunds Inside Line had the early rumor that the Pontiac division of General Motors would soon be dead. Now those rumors seem to be confirmed, as both CNN Money and Autoweek are reporting...

Compulink Successfully Tests Four-Lane Timing System for ZMax

The last possible hurdle in running a four-lane drag race has been overcome as Compulink Timing Systems has successfully tested its first four-lane dragstrip timer at the only four-lane dragstrip in...

Mendy Fry Runs Her First 5 in a Funny Car

Many of you will remember Mendy Fry from when she was featured in Hot Rod magazine in the late ’80s when she was a teenager running in the nostalgia drags. Fry grew up at the drag strip, being...

Monday Time Killer: Monster Truck Photo Heaven

Monster trucks. Love them or hate them, they are a part of American culture, and still draw massive crowds to arenas and stadiums all across the land. As young gearheads in the 1980s we were obsessed...

BangShift.com Teams With the Brown Motorsports A/Fuel Dragster for 2009!

While you are reading this, a smokin’ hot A/Fuel dragster is either being wrenched on or is streaking down the dragstrip at Indianapolis Raceway Park with our name on the side! That’s...

Chet Herbert Dies

Yesterday, speed pioneer Chet Herbert passed away at 81 years old. Confined to a wheelchair after a bout with polio as a child, Herbert was a thinker and not a driver, but his creations in...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Michigan Attorney General Asks Carmakers to Declare Bankruptcy in Michigan

As GM and Chrysler speed toward what seems like certain bankruptcy filings, Michigan’s Attorney General Mike Cox has sent letters to both of them asking that if they do file for bankruptcy, to...

Beefed 4R70W Ford Transmission from TCI

TCI has rolled out a new, beefed-up version of Ford’s 4R70W automatic transmission for newer Mustangs, and it’s rated for upwards of 650 hp. There are various internal modifications and...