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Great video: A Profile On Grumpy Jenkins At The 1968 US Nationals – Brock Yates Hosted!

It was good to be Grumpy Jenkins in 1968. He had fully established himself on the scene as a killer in stock and super stock, he was at the helm of a growing business tuning said cars, and he was...

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This Ford Model T Had The Neatest Engine We Saw At Bonneville – Superchaged, Cragar OHV Head, Amazing!

There’s lots of stuff that stops us in our tracks at Bonneville, LOTS but even among the jaw droppers there’s a hierarchy. As Chad and I were cruising the pits on a quiet Monday we...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2019: Idle Engines On The Bonneville Salt Flats

(Photos by the author) – An interesting day on the Bonneville Salt Flats yesterday as Chad and I strolled the pits and chatted with racers who are about ready to chew through a leather belt...

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Our Bonneville Speed Week Coverage Starts Right Here With Photos From The Pits

Torrential rains on Thursday night delayed the start of the 71st running of Bonneville Speed Week as flooded pits, tracks, and return roads meant a dry out was in order. After assessing the...

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2019 Mecum Harrisburg Coverage: The Incredible Todd Werner Collection – Race and Muscle Cars 1

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – Generally speaking, car collections are all pretty incredible. They tend to have themes or eras, or some sort of thread running through them to create some language...

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Your Wildest Dreams: This 1978 Sales Video Is Pitching The Incredible Vince Granatelli Turbine Powered Corvette

This is AWESOME. In the 1970s Vince Granatelli dreamed up and worked with a load of people to create one of the most wild street going cars ever and certainly the most insane thing on the road in the...

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Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: An ’80s-tastic Jeep Ad

The final entry in our “Cool Trucks, Cool Ads” feature today is a great Jeep commercial from the 1980s. One thing you could always count on in an ’80s ad is a song. It may be...

Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: International Scout

How about a cool, late-’60s, early-’70s ad for an International Scout? It seems that this one comes from across the pond as there’s a speaker who has a distinctly English accent and...

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Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: The 1969 Dodge D-100

This second installment of our “Cool Trucks, Cool Ads” feature today takes us back to 1969 and a great ad from “The Dodge Boys” featuring a guy in a gorilla suit and a D-100...

Cool Trucks, Cool Ads: 1986 Ford F250

Yesterday we brought you the stink with our slew of “Awful Cars, Awful Ads” blog entires. Today we’re turning the tables to show you cool ads featuring the most American vehicle...

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Event Gallery: Bruce Larson’s USA-1 Dragfest 2009

Bruce Larson, the 1989 NHRA Funny Car champion and long time legend, opens up his barn and property to the public every Fall for Dragfest. It’s part car show, part gathering of legends, and all...

Indy Motor Speedway CEO Looks to Make Sweeping Changes

By all accounts, Jeff Belskus, the guy who took over for Tony George as the CEO of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and its various holdings, walked into a mess. Belskus is now setting to work trying...

Great Rant: Transcript of Peter DeLorenzo’s Speech to the Milwaukee Region SCCA Banquet

Peter DeLorenzo is the man behind Autoextremist.com and has penned many a good rant about one automotive topic or another, but this one may be his finest yet. The rant is actually a transcript of a...

Bizarre eBay Find: 1967 Oldsmobile Limo

BangShift.com member 1988MonteCarloSS found this insane 1967 Olds Toronado limo for sale on eBay. We had to share it because it is quite possibly the weirdest thing we have ever seen. At first glance...

Video: The Old CarJunkieTV Blown Big-Block Chevy

I’m sick as a dog today and am just sitting around surfing YouTube. I found this old video we did back the days of CarJunkieTV.com and realized that it shows us dyno testing the same blown...

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Awful Cars, Awful Ads: The Yugo

Next on the docket of junk that is comprising our Awful Ads, Awful Cars fun today is the venerable Yugo. There are a bunch of people who will defend the little car that was sold for less and $4,000...

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Awful Cars, Awful Ads: The 1983 Renault Alliance

The next member of our Awful Cars, Awful Ads hall of shame is the Renault Alliance. This putrid heap of shoddy French engineering was sold through AMC dealers after Renault took at 46 percdent stake...

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Awful Cars, Awful Ads: The 1985 Plymouth Reliant/ Dodge Aries

Continuing with our Awful Cars, Awful Ads theme today, we have the 1985 Plymouth Reliant/Dodge Aries one-two punch. More like gut punch. Yes, these cars effectively saved Chrysler from sliding under...

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Awful Cars, Awful Ads: The 1984 Cadillac Cimarron

On the heels of reading Rob Kinnan’s great editorial entitled “Crappy Cars” in the January 2010 edition of Hot Rod magazine, we were inspired to act on a crappy car impulse we were...

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Crazy Turbine Powered Honda Motorcycle

BangShift.com forum member Eagle Kammback posted a link to this totally wild Boeing T-50 Turbine powered Honda motorcycle in the forum section and we just had to throw it up here on the front page....