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2019 NHRA Carolina Nationals Pro Mod Action Photos: A Wild, Controversial, and Fast Weekend!

(Photos by David Whealon) – As you know by now, Stevie Fast Jackson and the Bahrain 1 crew took home not only the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA pro mod championship but they also won the race,...

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Free LIVE Streaming Video From The Throwdown In T-Town. Pro Mods, Pro Street, X275, And More 10 AM Saturday.

It is one of our favorite drag racing events, and lucky for us they put it on TWICE each year. We’re talking about the Throwdown in T-Town, held in the spring and fall at Osage Casino Tulsa...

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Show Photo Coverage: The 2019 Kneeland Coucours D’elegance – Amazing Event!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – I know what you’re thinking – this kind of show isn’t for regular gearheads.  I disagree.  Certainly the white-glove scrutiny the top-end cars get...

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Historic Charge: Watch Dean Marinis Make The First Nitrous Pro Mod Run Into The 5.50s! 5.57/255 – Insane

We have talked about Dean Marinis here at BangShift plenty over the years. The guy has been an absolute killer in a multitude of drag racing classes, most famously X275 with his orange Mustang, but...

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Tuggers! Check Out These Photos Featuring Tug Of War Trucks From The Scott County Fair In Kentucky

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – While the four-wheel-drive truck tuggers are entertaining, the two-wheel-drive rigs are a completely different animal. As you might guess, steering is not...

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Redline Rebuild: Watch A Model A Ford Four Banger Get The Full Rebuild Treatment!

We have loved every single iteration of the Hagerty Redline Rebuild series of engine restorations that the guys have done so far and this one is no exception. The most recent engine in the series is...

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BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is Your Dream Project Find This Week?

Forget poetry and prose. I’m covered in coolant and grease from doing a water pump on my wife’s truck. I drove the Imperial into town to get parts and I’m pretty sure that I...

New Engine Break-In: The Lazarus Mustang Gets A New Heart Before Power Tour!

One of the highlights from 2019 for me was meeting the YouTubers that we highlight here in person when Power Tour 2019 swung through Sparta, Kentucky. Kevin, Luke, Derek, Stefan and Rich, and Mike...

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Rough Start: 1994 Ford Mustang – Just Slip-Sliding Away!

Another day, another hypothetical $5,000 to spend on a car that is going to be more than a boring MPG machine. In fact, let’s throw “boring” out of the window altogether. You want...

Ready For Summernats? Cleetus’s Big-Boy Camaro Gets Final Dyno Runs, Including Methanol!

While chatting with the dude at Holley’s Intergalactic Ford Fest, you could tell that Cleetus McFarland’s head was elsewhere quite often. Mainly, it was rooted directly to a black Chevy...

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Unhinged: More Mopar Musings And A Monaco With A Three On The Tree

I’ve absolutely relished my weird side here ever since Brian and Chad decided that I would make a great addition to BangShift. Pushing six years in, that hasn’t changed too much. What has...

NDRL Fall Classic 2019 Gallery: Shaking The Leaves Off Of The Trees

Sunny, cool, and racing the likes of which we go nuts for…what could have been better? The NDRL Fall Classic brought out the cool iron in numerous classes, including Pro Comp, Pro Gas,...

Video: No Belts, No Helmets, No Fenders, No Hood, No Windshield, No Stinkin’ Rules In Tijuana Drag Racing

 Tijuana, Mexico is known as a crazy place for a multitude of reasons but we never expected the drag strip to be one of them. We were tipped off to this video by Brett Kepner and it shows what could...

The Family Ferrari: This 1987 Lancia Thema 8.32 Is A Sports Sedan With Ferrari V8 Power!

Picture this: it’s 1987, you’re a person of means, you’re car shopping, and you have a serious hankerin’ for something Italian. While your heart says Ferrari 308 GTS, the...

1900 Sheets Of Paper And 100 Tons Of Pressure Deliver More Entertainment Than We Expected!

It has been a while since we checked in on the Hydraulic Press YouTube Channel and as we suspected, our pal with the great accent has been up to his old tricks. We skipped the videos about crushing...

Nine Years And Counting: The Mud Pit In Moses Lake That Won’t Be Defeated

Let’s say, just for a moment, that you were in charge of a bounty hole mud pit that, if successfully navigated, would earn the driver coin. Would you put any rules down? Maybe one that says you...

This Three Wide Locomotive Drag Race From Finland Is Way Cooler Than You Are Expecting

If you are a big time steam freak or someone who is into locomotives and have known about hi-jinx like this for years, forgive us. We never knew that locomotives were drag raced! In this video (which...

NDRL Fall Classic 2019 Gallery: Winding The Season Down Properly

If Friday’s qualifying runs of the NDRL had been set in the perfect early Fall scene of gloomy, gray and with the threat of rain, then Saturday was the ideal Fall day: warm enough to be nice,...

What’s Worse Than Turning Your Pulling Tractor Over? Turning It Over And Blowing Up All The Engines

We have showed you plenty of pulling mishaps over the years but this one has a special class that it will end up in. Why? Not because of the rather gentle roll but because of the fact that after the...

The Little Black Coupe: 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe

Earlier this evening, at the behest of Kevin from Junkyard Digs, I sat down and watched the Disney short, “Susie the Little Blue Coupe”, for the first time ever. You can look the video up...