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2018 AACA Fall Hershey Meet Photo Coverage: Classics By The Thousands!

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Traditions are fun, right? For decades, the Antique Automobile Club of America has had a massive show in Hershey, Pennsylvania and that tradition continued recently in...

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Drag Race Action Gallery: 2018 End Of Season Nostalgia Throwdown At Elk Creek Dragway!

(Words and photos by Benoit Pigeon) – The end of the season has become a nostalgia tradition at Elk Creek Dragway’s last race of the year allowing only older cars to participate....

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Oddly Fun Gallery: The Motorama Auto Museum Is One Of The Strangest In America – Check Out Our Photos!

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – I headed up to nothern Wisconsin for a three day weekend, the land of fish frys, supper clubs and brandy old fashioned cocktails. In the hotel lobby was a...

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1960s and 70s Vintage Drag Racing Action – Incredible Film! Little Red Wagon Wreck, All Kinds of Cars, Just Awesome

Few videos featuring vintage drag racing action from the 1960s and 1970s can come within a country mile of being close to how bad ass this one is. A friend tipped us off to the recently uploaded...

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Trail Braking: The Guys From Team O’Neil Rally School Show Us How, And It’s Fun!

I like trail braking. It is my natural tendency, and has been since I first started running fast on mountain roads growing up. I never knew what trail braking was until I went to Bob...

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Real No Prep! Racing From The Wrong End Of The Track! LIVE Right Here Saturday

Dig or Die at 710 Dragway promises to be an unforgettable event, and it all goes LIVE on Saturday at 2pm Eastern Time thanks to our friends at MotorManiaTV. Click the link below to see all the racing...

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Dealers Call Cash For Clunkers a Nightmare; Submission Deadline Extended Due to Computer Crashes

In a final crescendo of this debacle of a program, the end of the Cash for Clunkers came in a hail of last minute peperwork submissions, computer system crashes, and general calamity. So much that...

Papa John Gets Camaro Back; Camaro Owners Get Free Pizza TODAY

It took nearly 30 years, and the car has been altered slightly, but amazingly “Papa” John Schnatter has his hands back on his beloved Camaro. Our blogging bretheren over at Jalopnik...

Brits Claim Steam Record; Thrashed to the Last Minute

The British “steam team” claimed the land speed record for steam powered vehicles yesterday, clocking a two way average speed of 139.843mph. They broke the 1906 record set by Fred Marriot...

The Bangshift.com Store is Open for Business! T-Shirts and Hats! Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

The BangShift.com store is finally open and we’ve got t-shirts and hats with our large-by-huge “BS” logo available! Be the hit of the local car show, cruise night, chain gang, or...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuilding Tech

Jeff Bradley is the owner of Bradley’s Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana and a guy who knows his way around a slushbox. He happens to be servicing a Turbo 400 for another BangShift.com...

Great Man Doing Great Things: Darrell Gywnn Foundation Featured on CNN

Darrell Gywnn was a guy that we looked at as a hero when we were young drag racing fans back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He was a kid in his early 20s and he was one of the...

Event Gallery: The 2009 HAMB Drags

The 2009 edition of the Jalopy Journal HAMB Drags was held at Mo-Kan Dragstrip in Joplin, Missouri, on August 22, 2009. Two intrepid BangShift.com forum members, Andy Bishir and Cobey Clarkson,...

No Gnus: All Quiet on the Steam Car and Mayfield Fronts

British engineers and feuding Southerners have something in common. Both are vacant from the headlines of the news today. The British contingent had to call off their attempt at breaking the...

Warren Johnson Rants About NHRA on ESPN Race Telecast

Warren Johnson has been lots of things throughout his career but quiet has never been one of them. The long time Pro Stock competitor and multi-time champion unleashed a pointed verbal attack on the...

Book Review: The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle by Mike Mueller

The Complete Book of Dodge and Plymouth Muscle by Mike Meuller is a must own piece for any dyed in the wool Mopar freak. The book focuses all of its energy on the years 1960 through 1974 when...

Revelation: Chicks Dig Cool Cars Too

The Toronto Star has confirmed something we already kind of knew. Girls dig cool cars just as much as greasy pawed dudes! In a piece published on August 21, the paper spoke to several women who had...

Hack Job General Lee: So Close We Can Almost Taste It, With Video!

The Hack Job General Lee, the well publicized Charger project from Hell, is finally near completion and it may well be the the greatest case of making automotive chicken salad out of chicken...

Nitro Fans Rejoice! 8-Car Fuel Nostalgia Funny Car Eliminator Added to California Hot Rod Reunion

The guys over at DragRacingOnline.com are reporting that the upcoming California Hot Rod Reunion (which BangShift.com will be on site covering) will feature, for the first time, a dedicated eight-car...

eBay Pick of the Week: A 1952 Mack In Need of a Wee Bit of TLC

Seems like the hot ticket to a unique hot rod project these days is a vintage big rig cab. Between the latest Blastolene Brothers creation and the neat old Peterbuilt-cab-based project in the latest...