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The Showdown at the River 2019 Preview: A Nostalgia Race In Temple, Texas Is Bringing Out Some History!

(Words and photos provided by Scott Brown) Little River Dragway opened in the late 1950s. It is the oldest continually operating IHRA sanctioned drag strip in Texas and possibly in the entire USA....

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2019 Lonestar Roundup Photo Coverage: Hanging Out At Top Notch Burgers And Some Of The Coolest Cars Ever

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – Our man Charles Wickam was at the Lonestar Roundup recently and he sent us piles of photos to share with you from the show, which we’re starting to do now....

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Viva Las Vegas 2019 Photo Coverage: The Desert’s Craziest Car Show Was Even Better This Year!

From its days as a little car show and rockabilly festival, Viva Las Vegas has grown into a colossus of a show that draws cars from around the country and hot rodders from around the world. It...

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Truck For Sale: Larry Larson Selling The S10 He Won A Wally With, Won No-Preps With, Ran 1st Street Legal 5-Second Pass With!

It was built as a doomsday weapon of sorts and by the time the first phase of its career had finished, Larry Larson’s S10 truck he elevated itself to iconic status in the world of drag racing....

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FREE LIVE STREAMING VIDEO: The Spring Fling Million Dollar Race Coverage Is LIVE Right Here!

It’s time for the biggest payout in bracket racing history folks and that means SPRING FLING MILLION IN LAS VEGAS!!! And the live video all starts Tuesday afternoon thanks to Jegs and Hoosier!...

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Dumb Fun Part 2: The Freaky Farm-Built Dually Is Back…And Crushing Cars!

A few weeks back we showed you a farm built truck that was using huge tires off of a piece of agricultural equipment, four foot wide wheel adapters, and a whole bunch of laughs to survive. The thing...

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CraigsList Pick of the Week: Big-Block Jet Boat

After some recent discussion on the BangShift.com forums about hot rod boats, we located this water-borne missile outside the city of Chicago. Jet boats are big fun and even bigger when you have...

Cool Old Press Photos: 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Convertible

Automobile or aircraft carrier? This massive piece of rolling coolness is Dodge’s sporty Custom Royal Convertible, circa 1957. Even though it’s missing the fancy markings, you could still...

Gearhead Destination: Lime Rock Park

Baseball has Fenway Park and road racing has Lime Rock. It’s a little 1.53-mile bandbox of a road course, but the place reeks of history and has been the site of some of the greatest moments in...

NASCAR Investigating a Large Drop in TV Ratings

It seems that NASCAR’s television audience is vanishing at a rather rapid rate and the sanctioning body has put some super sleuths on the case to find out why. It’s being reported that...

Video of the Week: When Nitrous Goes Bad

Nitrous, like fire, can be man’s best friend or worst enemy when it goes wrong. Consider this video as going as wrong as it can possibly go. The drag car in question suffers a flaming nitrous...

New CNC-Ported Iron Heads from RHS

There is still a place in the world for cast iron small-block Chevy heads. Lots of racing classes mandate iron cylinder heads and frankly, these puppies will probably outwork the lower-end aluminum...

The Day the Bottom Fell Out

There has been nary any good news in the automotive realm for a while. The bad news has been moving at a fairly steady stream, but on Tuesday it came out in a raging torrent. This was an amazingly...

Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Drag Kart!

Yep, admit it. The first thing you thought was WTF?! The second thing you thought was, “How do I get one of my own?” I’d recommend asking this guy, who happened to be running the...

NBC Sues Championship Off Road Racing (CORR)

Thanks to our pal D2 for the tip on this one. The NBC television network is suing CORR for breach of contract as CORR has stopped paying the network for timeslots it had committed to buying to air...

Site of the Week: Ultimate Source of Old Shop Manuals

Shop manuals aren’t exactly the most stimulating reading in the world, but we cherish them more than dad’s Playboy collection, plus they’re more useful when it comes time to work on...

GM May Leave Detroit?

According to new General Motors CEO Fritz Henderson, it’s a distinct possibility that the company could leave Detroit as all options to save the massive company are being looked at. It seems...

Andretti Wads Up the Petty Indy Entry

It was a tough day at the Brickyard for John Andretti and the Richard Petty Indy 500 team on Sunday as the car suffered a bad case of concrete poisoning coming out of a turn. The team was trying...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Captain Jack McClure’s Rocket Go-Kart

This not exactly a race car, as it was an exhibition vehicle, but what a little piece of craziness it was! This tiny terror made Jack McClure a living for three or four years in the early 1970s and,...

Book Review: The Reckoning

This book is a commitment. The version we read sat about four inches thick and came in at about 800 pages. It’s The Reckoning by David Halberstam, a book that parallels two companies, Ford and...