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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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New ABC Car TV Show: Crash Course

It looks like ABC took a clue from Chad and Freiburger’s old CarJunkieTV and realized that crashing junk and setting it on fire makes for good entertainment. News blogs are reporting that the...

2010 Camaro “WT” Model?

It looks like the boys over at TheMustangNews.com decided to have a little fun at the expense of the Camaro guys, developing a mock Camaro WT model that, “would appeal directly to their largest...

Spy Shots: Ford Cobra Jet 5.4L Dragster by Aeromotive

Earlier today we told you about the new Aeromotive Top Fuel dragster and mentioned the company’s new Cobra Jet Super Comp car. We thought you probably needed to know more. Aeromotive Fuel...

Event Coverage: 2009 Michigan Vintage VW Festival

Note: This is an event coverage story and photos that we got from BangShift.com forum member Fast Ed. If you attend a car show or race and have photos and info that you’d like to contribute for...

The El Mirage Racing One-Week Wonder

In between race cars is a place where some guys are not happy to be. After shutting down his XF/PP (flathead-powered production pickup) Bonneville truck from the last couple years and handing...

Museum of Speed to Open Tomorrow in Mentor, Ohio

Boy, this sounds like our kind of place. With more than 100 cars spread over 60,000 square feet, the Museum of Speed in Mentor, Ohio, is a place we recommend you get to on May 30th. It’s the...

Powerhouse Products Unveils New Website, Our Credit Card Trembles

This could probably qualify as a Monday Time Killer here on BangShift.com, but we’ll just drop you the straight noise from Powerhouse themselves. Powerhouse has always been a good place to...

Aeromotive Goes Top Fuel Racing!

Steve Matusek, president of Aeromotive, would die to drive a Top Fuel car, but in the meantime he and the rest of the Aeromotive team have joined forces with Hartley Racing for the NHRA...

Video of the Week: 10-Second Chrysler K-Car!

This was one I had been holding in my back pocket and will all the talk of Supras and imports on our forum this week, I decided it was time to let it fly. The video was shot at New England Dragway, a...

Cleveland Grand Prix to Return for 2010?

The Cleveland Grand Prix, last held in 2007, may be back in Cleveland next year if negotiation between the IRL and city officials are successful. The unique plans for the race call for a weekend...

How Detroit’s Problems Translate into Racing Woes

David Hagan is the father of NHRA Nitro Funny Car racer Matt Hagan (shown). The elder Hagan owns one of the largest automotive dealerships in the state of Virginia and recently has been dealing with...

Chrysler Dealer Shutdowns Explained

Talk about an awesome piece that explains a thoroughly confusing situation! Jim Brennan, a blogger over at the Cardomain.com, posted this story recently, breaking down exactly why 789 Chrysler...

New Jeep Brake Lines from Classic Tube

If you have a Jeep CJ5 or CJ7 and you are using it for the type of stuff God intended Jeeps to be used for, your stock brake lines are probably in need of replacement. After being subjected to mud,...

Former Mopar Racer Larry Morgan to Run a Ford in Pro Stock for 2010

In a surprise announcement, 10-year Mopar Pro Stock competitor Larry Morgan said that he is making the switch to Ford for 2010. Ford, once a strong competitor in the class with Bob Glidden carrying...