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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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Barnstormin’: When “Spec” Doesn’t Suck

Most racing fans (myself included) like to complain about the seemingly endless creep of “spec” cars into the upper echelon of just about every racing series on Earth. It’s the Car...

Get a Galpin Mustang GT for Dirt Cheap

Galpin Motors, which always reminds us that it is the largest-volume Ford dealer in the world, just announced that it’s selling a fleet of 40 Mustang GTs for just $18,995 each. The cars have an...

Blowfish Coming to a Small Screen Near You

We’re normally too busy hunting for news, moving our project cars, or scoping sweet deals on Craigslist to watch the television, but every once in a while we get wind of something neat and tune...

Hooker Headers’ Chevette Found!

Anyone remember this? In the Oct. ’82 issue of Hot Rod magazine there was an engine-swap story that included a few pages on the Hooker Headers ’76 Chevy Chevette that was treated to a...

WJ and KJ Dropped by GM?

DragRacingOnline.com is reporting that General Motors has withdrawn its sponsorship of Warren and Kurt Johnson’s NHRA Pro Stock operation. This is a virtual death blow for Warren...

eBay Pick of the Week: M/T Crossram for Ford FE Motors

When the nostalgia craze went into overdrive a few years ago, tons of old-timers dragged their vintage multi-carb intakes off the garage shelves and tossed them onto eBayMotors.com to auction them...

Monday Time Killer: Craig’s Helper

Warning: disregard this post if you are a car-shopping junkie. This could turn you to junk for days as we reveal CraigsHelper.com, a site with the ability to search every single city and region...

108 Photos: Today’s Pomona Swap Meet

Today’s Pomona Swap Meet started out a little slowly at 5:00 a.m. under a heavy overcast, but traffic picked up throughout the day. Even so, it was a little down in size overall and for the...

A New Race for $1,000 Cars

There’s a new race that’s going up against the 24 Hours of Lemons and Grassroots Motorsports‘ $2,00X Challenge in the world of super-dirt-cheap events: it’s the San Diego...

Clint: Gran Torino

The buzz on the new Clint Eastwood flick has been on automotive forums for months thanks to its title and co-star: Gran Torino. Yes, as is Ford. In case you had not seen the trailer yet, go here to...

Chad vs. Brian: 1,320 or 1,000 Feet?

Interestingly, both Chad and Brian handed in news items this week regarding the fact that the IHRA is going to hold the line at 1,320 feet for the Fuel cars while NHRA has whacked the track to 1,000...

SEMA Stands Up Against Scrappage Plans

The federal government and hot rodding are never two things we want to hear much about in the same sentence because it’s bound to make us lose our lunch. Thank God for SEMA. There’s a...

New Competition Series Instruments from Auto Meter

Remember when shift lights were a big deal? It was a major advancement and we wondered how things could get any better in the world of instrumentation and gauges for our junk. Over time, of course,...

Roadside Find: ’68 Dodge Power Wagon

We’re suckers for olive drab, so when we saw this military truck tucked into the rear of a neighborhood backyard, we decided to investigate. Here are the basics on this mean looking workhorse....