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Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

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Dragster In The Woods: This Rescue Of An Amazing Vintage Dragster Will Have You Smiling

Tommy Lee Byrd has been cranking out great magazine stories for years and his YouTube channel has become a great spot for car content as well. This video is his neatest work yet. If you remember,...

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Total Brutality: Ride Along Inside This Hairy 1969 427 Corvette As It Battles Other Muscle Greatness

This is the Corvette of Jody O’Donnell and as you watch this video you’ll be able to tell one important thing. Jody has some GUTS. This car is a really monster and just when you think...

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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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Jeremy Mayfield Interviewed During Auction of His Property

BangShift.com member Bobby Kincade tipped us off onto a great interview with ousted NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield that was actually done while his personal property was being auctioned off last week....

Monday Time Killer: The New CarsInBarns.com

Looking to burn some hours while you’re on the clock at work? Check the new version of CarsInBarns.com. As the title promises, the site is loaded with photos of derelict muscle cars resting...

Photo Gallery: 60-Plus Shots from the 2009 PSCA Street Car Super Nationals, Sunday

We’ve had another sleep deprived night here in Las Vegas at the 2009 PSCA Street Car Super Nationals, and it’s not because we’ve been partying on the strip. In it’s fifth...

Video: In-Car and On-Car Footage of Larry Larson’s 6.93-Second Quarter Mile Pass in a Real Street Driven Nova

This is it! We have video of Larry Larson running 6.93 seconds and 211 mph in his ’66 Chevy Nova that was the winner of Hot Rod magazine’s Drag Week in 2008 and 2009. The car never went...

Photo Gallery: 100-Plus Shots from the 2009 PSCA Street Car Super Nationals

There’s been zero sleep for the BangShift.com crew here at the 2009 PSCA Street Car Super Nationals at The Strip in Las Vegas. The West Coast’s Pacific Street Car Association has thrown...

Another Best for Larry Larson: 6.93 at 211.59

Larry Larson just keeps knocking them down, and BangShift Chad keeps calling in the news. This time, the word from the PSCA race in Las Vegas is 6.934 at 211.59 mph. Something tells us it’s...

Breaking News! Larry Larson’s Drag Week Nova Goes Even Quicker: 6.96 at 210!

On Thursday night we reported that Larry Larson in his Hot Rod Drag Week winning 1966 Chevy Nova ran a best-ever et of 6.99 at the Pacific Street Car Association race in Las Vegas. Now, at 10:30 PST...

American Drivers Sweep Pro Classes at Arabian Drag Racing League Opener

The opening of the Arabian drag racing season saw two American drivers, Mike Castallana and Von Smith take the wins in their respective classes. Castallana won the Pro Nitrous category and Smith took...

Dumbass: Aussie Driver Who Had Car Taken and Crushed By Police Has Second Car Taken By Police

We had friends growing up who would hurt themselves doing something and then do it again just to make sure it hurt. Thankfully, they wised up before the age where reason and good decision making is...

Cool Project: Washington Cam Company Recreates Cam For Wright Bros. Engine

Delta Cams is a Washington-state company best known for reworking factory cams for customers. We’ve used them in the past for engines that have a very limited aftermarket cam selection....

Anglia Hot Rodding History

Anglias are steeped in hot rodding history. They were popular cars to use during the Gasser Wars after the NHRA revised wheelbase rules to allow them to run. In stock form, Anglias barely made enough...

GM To Build Bad Ass Caddy Wagon

Good news! GM may have bled out like a billion dollars or so last quarter, but the company will go ahead with plans to build a Cadillac CTS-V sports wagon. This means that there will finally be a...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Vintage NASCAR Look 1972 Road Runner

When we went for our weekly trip down the dark halls of CraigsList and saw the words Road Runner and NASCAR pop up in a listing, we cringed and clicked the mouse button. We were shocked to find a...

Two Time Drag Week Winner Larry Larson Runs 6.99; More to Come This Weekend!

It’s true! Two-time Hot Rod Drag Week winner Larry Larson just ran the quarter mile in 6.99 seconds at 194 mph in his twin-turbo, Mike Moran-powered, formerly pink Nova. We got a call from...