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2019 Riyadh Global Auto Salon: Our First Load of Images From This Incomprehensible Event

(Photos by the author) –  Directly following the NHRA Finals in Pomona, California and the awards evening on Monday night, I flew to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to attend the 2019 Riyadh Global Auto...

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Amazing Watch: This Animated Film About The 1955 Le Mans Disaster Is Artistic, Beautiful, and Crushingly Sad

Even if you are not a racing historian, you likely know the infamous story of Le Mans 1955. The year where Pierre Levegh suffered a horrendous crash in his Mercedes race car, tumbled through the...

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BACONSHIFT 2019: American Powertrain’s Holiday Sale Is On! Great Deals And Free Bacon…It’s That Easy!

Manual transmissions and bacon…is it any wonder why we like the folks at American Powertrain so much? Sure, you’re probably hard at work cramming bread crumbs up the south end of a...

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Free LIVE Streaming Video From The Street Car Super Nationals Continues Today!

Our FREE Live Streaming Video coverage of the 15th Street Car Super Nationals starts today around 10 am Pacific. The staff at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have this sucker primped and...

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Hilarity: Once Upon A Time in Monterey – The Car Bros Actually Enter Monterey Car Week Events – This Rules

We have long loved the Car Bros YouTube channel around here. These guys come up with weird ideas and concepts, riff on the more annoying parts of automotive culture, and love to do stuff that gets...

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Unveiled: 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E – You Be The Judge, Is This The Future?

For the first time in the Ford Mustang’s 55-year history, Ford has decided to give the Mustang not only a new model, or a new design, but an entirely new class of vehicle, powered by an...

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Morning Symphony: A Very Angry Wide-Body Dodge Challenger!

Yeah, I saw this one at SEMA. You couldn’t miss that intercooler setup from a mile away, let along the fat tires at all four corners or the raised Demon-esque hood on it. This Challenger looked...

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Breadbox Bashing: Ride Along In A Minivan Demolition Derby!

In 1985, the minivan was all the rage. Families could get rid of the ancient battlewagon that seated nine in opulent vinyl luxury and instead opt into a front-drive, four-cylinder crate that would...

BangShift Top 11: The Ultimate Wrong Choices You Can Make, According To Everyone’s Opinion!

I first started checking out automotive forums online in the spring of 2000. Prior to that, all I ever really used the internet for was finding funny .wav files to keep on hand when my friends and I...

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Question Of The Day: What Used-Car Lot Refugee Would Make A Great One-Model Racing Series?

Used car lots plague the landscape across the country. I’m not talking the ones ran by dealerships…I’m talking “Honest Mike’s Used Car Emporium! No job? No credit? No...

Rough Start: 1970 Dodge Challenger – The Tired Old Soul

I could seriously just write, “Someone go save it, now, please.” And I would be satisfied knowing that someone has. I know that there is some serious rot on this 1970 Dodge Challenger, I...

Unhinged: World’s Fastest Christmas Tree…Because The Season Doesn’t Come Fast Enough?

There are few things in the world that will make me roll my eyes and sprout a headache faster than internet challenges. I hate this crap. It’s as bad as a chain letter…”Hey,...

Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?

For nearly a decade, two engines that you will hear in this compilation pretty much ruled my world: the GM/Detroit 6.2-6.5L series that every single HMMWV used, and the two-stroke Detroit Diesels...

Breathe, Dammit: Fixing The GM 1.4L Turbo’s PCV Woes – Got A Cruze Or A Sonic? This Is For You!

This April, I finally caved and bought a fuel-mileage machine, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. 1.4L turbo, 148 horsepower, 40 MPG average with the air conditioning on, wherever I go. Oh, and the...

Listen To The Awesome Noise Of The Famed Novi V8 Indy Car Engine In This 1963 Recording – So Cool!

This is a literal trip back in history. The other day I posted a photo of a Novi V8 on my Instagram page (@brianlohnes) and people went nuts over it. Basically two Offy four cylinders joined a common...

Screamin’ Mimi: Watch This Formula 1000 Engine Make 185hp At 10,000+ RPM

Back in my road race announcing days I used to really like watching the SCCA amateur classes that featured open wheel cars. From Formula Vee right on up, those cars put on a heck of a show and really...

Morning Symphony: Chevrolet Opalas Letting Their Six Cylinders Wake The Neighbors

It’s not an Opel. It’s not a Holden. It’s a Chevrolet Opala…rather, an Opala coupe and an Opala Caravan SS station wagon. Made for Brazil, the Opala is a blend of GM: American...

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Unhinged: Hyundai RM-19 – Embrace The Wild Past Already And Reap The Rewards

To date, one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever written for BangShift was the review of the Kia Stinger GT. The summary of the deal: Kia built a car that could legitimately take on a 5.7L powered...

Money No Object: 1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic – Cream Puff Knockout

You know that before a gearhead got their hands on this car, that it was a picture-perfect, showroom stock ride that someone lovingly maintained. This was someone’s grandmother’s car. She...

High Horsepower Drag Racing Application? A Mark Williams Modular 11-Inch Rear End Is An Indestructible Solution

There are certain parts that have gotten the reputation as being virtually indestructible in the world of drag racing. The Lenco transmission, the CrowerGlide clutch, and the Mark Williams Modular...