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2019 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Photo Coverage: Horrid Weather And Awesome Cars!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) –¬†Mike Brooks and thousand of his Pittsburgh area hot rodding pals kept a steel city tradition alive recently by attending the 2019 Pittsburgh World of Wheels. This...

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Street Racing In Sweden Is Arguably Some Of The Coolest On Earth. Man We Want To Go See This In Person!

I’ve been following street racing in Sweden for years. Magazines, online publications, and video crews have been sharing the action on the highways of Sweden for decades and each and every time...

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Our NHRA Winternationals Wheels Up Sportsman Action Photos Start Right Here

The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season is officially underway, with both Sportsman and Professional classes hitting the famed strip in Pomona Thursday and Friday. We’ve got great wheels...

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Video: Masters Of Motors 2018 PRI Edition – Judging The Coolest Engines At The Hardest Core Performance Show In The Wold

It’s back! Below we have the Masters of Motors 2018 PRI edition video for you to enjoy. If you checked out the 2018 SEMA show Masters of Motors competition, you know that JE Pistons stepped up...

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The Dirty Cougar: The Moment Of Truth – Would The $400 Mercury Survive King of the Heap?

If you missed the last update on the Dirty Cougar project, click here to check it out! So let’s recap on the progress we’ve made with the 1987 Mercury Cougar LS that has become a...

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Grand National Roadster Show Photos: There Is So Much To See, You Won’t Believe It

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) There is never a shortage of things to see at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona. It’s in all the main halls at the Fairplex, home to the Pomona Swap Meet and...

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Best of 2009 Drag Racing Photos by Mark J. Rebilas

We’ve run blog items on Mark J. Rebilas before, but these are his picks for Best Drag Racing Photos of 2009. We are always enamoured with Mark’s photos, and hope to someday get some of...

New Sponsor: Aeromotive Joins BangShift.com, Builds New Pro Mod Mustang

We are proud to announce that Aeromotive, the greatest fuel system manufacturer on the planet, is joining the fold as a BangShift.com sponsor. Aeromotive is known industry wide for providing fuel...

Dirtbag: California Man Busted in NASCAR Ponzi Scheme

There’s nothing worse than a crook, and people who plead not guilty to running Ponzi schemes even rank lower than that. A 63 year old man from Chatsworth, California, managed to fleece...

Crazy Video: Jan Magnussen Beats the Hell Out of a New ZR1 Corvette at The ‘Ring

In the past we’ve shared our opinions on the Nurburgring as an odd marketing tool for domestic auto companies, but that’s not to say we don’t respect and recognize the fact that the...

Not a Red Cent: Chrysler Not Paying Back TARP Loan

Ever loan someone money and then they manage to avoid paying you back? By the time you remember they owe you money, their location is unknown and you stand no chance of ever seeing a cent. The good...

Fire Video! A Nitrous Blaze Destroys a Drag Racing Camaro

This is, without question, the worst starting line nitrous fire we have ever seen. Hell, we think the track called Red Adair in to put the sonofabitch out. According to the video description on...

Steve Kinser Replaces His Son At Tony Stewart Racing

In an interesting move, legendary World of Outlaws racer Steve Kinser has been hired by Tony Stewart Racing. The move is interesting because Kinser is replacing his own son, Kraig. The good news for...

Stocking Stuffers every Car Junkie needs this Christmas

Most of us gearheads know that the kids clearly outrank us at Christmas, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get some cool stuff in our stockings. Here are a couple of things to leave up on...

Killer Video: Jay Leno and Don Prudhomme Check Out the Hot Wheels ‘Cuda

There are few cooler guys or cars on the planet than Don Prudhomme and his killer restored 1970 ‘Cuda flopper. It is the car that launched the Snake and Mongoose rivalry that packed drag strips...

The Trans-Cammer 1970 Mustang to be Included in Gran Turismo 5

The killer “Trans-Cammer” 1970 Mustang that made a major splash at the 2009 SEMA show was chosen to be one of the vehicles featured in the next version of the smash hit racing video game...

Bill Ford Thanks President Obama for Bailing Out GM and Chrysler

Hear that noise? It’s the GM and Chrysler fans grinding their teeth. Just kidding. We ran across this quick story from the Detroit Free Press newspaper website and it is way more genuine than...

Not BangShift Approved: The Tatra Nano “Hot Rod”

This is the most egregious misuse of the term “Hot Rod” possibly ever. It’s been used on a tuner edition of the Indian-made Tata Nano, the world’s most inexpensive car. This...

Video: Outakes from the New TV Show

Yesterday we announced the new TV show starring me and and Freiburger that airs tonight on TRU TV at 11:00 pm (but check the local listing, and if we’re not there, just tune in right after Full...

Fire Rips Through Kiwi Race Car Shop, Cars Cooked

Thanks to a tip from Darr Hawthorne, we learned about a serious fire that caused major damage to a special interest car shop down in New Zealand. Among the car-b-que victims was a real AC Cobra. Even...