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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 Blower for Chevy Trucks from Magna Charger

If you’ve got an ’03-’09 Chevy truck and are sick and tired of getting trounced by Ford Lightning pickups, Magna Charger has your answer, the new MP 1900 TVS supercharger. They sell...

Doug Herbert and Ray Evernham will Attempt 500 MPH at Bonneville

Doug Herbert, a longtime veteran of the IHRA and NHRA Top Fuel ranks, has teamed up with Ray Evernham to build a wild streamliner and make an attempt at a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt...

Video: 2009 March Meet Dragsters in Violent, Sideways Action

When the 2009 March Meet came to Bakersfield’s Famoso Raceway for round one of the year’s NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, BangShift.com was there, on the starting line, capturing...

Car Feature: 1967 Mustang in Modern Trans-Am Trim

Dean Westmoreland has three NHRA championships and 27 national event wins as a crew member with John Force Racing, plus an IHRA championship with Don Lampus, and he’s now pulling crew-chief...

Site of the Week: Hajek Motorsports

Brent Hajek is a lot of things. He’s a farmer, a lover of all things Ford, the operator of a museum dedicated to race cars, a race team owner, major league car collector, and most of all, a...

New Tech Series: Inside an A/Fuel Dragster

Some of you may know that BangShift.com has joined forces with the A/Fuel Dragster team of Jeff Veale and Ethan Brown Motorsports. Those guys have been cool enough to school us on the ways on...

Car Feature: 10.0-Second Small-Block 1973 Camaro, No Nitrous! Plus Vintage Photos

It seems like most guys’ hot rods get put into one form or another and live there forever. You built a Pro Street car in the 1980s and it’s probably still sporting steamroller tires out...

Time for Some Upgrades at BangShift.com

We have been working overtime recently creating, editing, and proofing new content for the upgrade of BangShift.com which is going to take place throughout the day today, May 27. We advertise...

Video: Drag Racing Altereds in Action at the 2009 March Meet

Here’s the next BangShift.com video of the action at the 2009 March Meet at Famoso Raceway, and this time it’s all about the Altereds. There are many modern cars here, but also some...

Roger Penske Making a Play for Saturn

Roger Penske has approached GM about buying the Saturn brand. He would import the South Korean built Renault Samsung Motors line of cars (like the one shown) to be sold at the dealerships. There is...

Inaugural SEMA Car Show Coming August 1

SEMA is getting into the car show business with the production of a show to be held at The Pasadena Convention Center (which is shockingly located in Pasadena, California) on August 1, 2009. The show...

F1 Drivers Complain About Hot Chick on a Billboard

While we like to pile on the backs of American professional racing drivers that don’t show any emotion and act like sponsor drones, we’ve never heard anything as ridiculous as this come...

Daytona International Fishing Hole

If you think your first day back at work after the long weekend sucks, imaging being on the track management staff at Daytona International Speedway and having this view out of your office window....

Fiat Freaked Out by Chrysler’s Vanishing Value

By a general consensus, most gearheads feel that the Chrysler takeover by Fiat will end in some sort of disaster. The question is only if it will be long-term disaster, short-term disaster, or the...