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Quarantine Piece Theater: 1960’s Drag Racing Film Is The Coolest! Indy, Pomona, Bee Line

Kalitta vs Garlits at the US Nationals, Ohio Geoge Montgomery vs Stone, Woods, and Cook, coverage of loads of class eliminations, the biggest races of the year in 1964 and early 1965 covered in...

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No Blower, No Problem: The 475hp 2020 SRT Durango Is An All-Wheel-Drive Family Truckster And Entertainment Center

A few short weeks ago I told you about the fun I had spending a week with a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. It’s the big daddy of high performance SUVs in the world today and it’s...

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QuarantinePiece Theater: BURNOUT – This 1979 Drag Racing Movie Is So Awful It Rules

I have to sincerely thank champion NHRA top alcohol dragster crew chief Adam Rhodes for the tip to a movie that I had never heard of let alone seen. The name of the movie is Burnout and it was...

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Stop Your Whining!!! Do Burnouts At Home While Your Stuck Waiting Out The Virus And Send In Video! Finnegan Did!

DISCLAIMER: We are not legal experts, do this at your own risk. Crash your junk in your driveway doing burnouts? On you. Get the cops called and have to try not to get arrested? On you. Get fined for...

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NHRA Releases Revised 2020 Schedule – Major Changes, Countdown Format Off, Old-School Points Chase Starts In June

The NHRA has released a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Mello Mello Drag Racing Series tour and it is one that includes some significant changes. Interrupted by the COVID-19 virus...

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Watch AA Fuel Altereds At The March Meet Right Here! Eliminations Action Was Awesome!

If you don’t know who won the March Meet AA Fuel Altered class then we don’t want to spoil it for you, but we will say that we are very excited about it because he’s one of our...

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Roadside Find: 1968 Mercury Convertible

When this big, purple Mercury showed up on the side of the road for sale a couple weeks ago, we didn’t think much of it. Then it kind of struck us that had never laid eyes on a fullsize,...

Vintage race Car of the Week: The 1972 Olds Cutlass Banshee

Off-road racing back in the ‘60s and early ‘70s was filled with all kinds of wild and wacky machinery. One of the wildest pieces of iron to mix it up in the dirt was the Banshee, a...

Book Review: Dean Jeffries, 50 Fabulous Years in Hot Rods, Racing & Film

We’ll admit to being a little behind the curve on getting you the word on Dean Jeffries: 50 years in hot rods, racing, and film by Tom Cotter, as the positive reviews have been showing up...

The Lohnes Wreck Files: Rollover Contest at Riverhead

My friend Dave Bernstein once entered a 100-car enduro race at Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway. The facility, a quarter-mile banked oval originally built in the late 1940s, is one of the last...

eBay Pick of the Week: 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang

Well that didn’t take long. 2009 Cobra Jet Mustang number 26 is up for sale on eBay for a starting bid of $100,000. The car is being sold by an Ohio exotic car dealer and we’re keenly...

Ashley Force Hood Claims Second Funny Car Win at Houston

Boy this is shaping up to be some year in the NHRA Nitro Funny Car class. We dropped you a line when Bob Tasca III snared his first win a couple weeks back, but now another one of the young racers in...

SEMA’s Already Fired Up About “Clunkers”

With President Obama throwing his support behind so called “cash for clunkers” programs to help drive car sales here in the US, SEMA has wasted little time in getting the message out that...

Barnstormin’: Why the Martin M4 Pro Mod Bugs Me

With the IHRA Spring Nationals a few weeks off and the press machine working up to speed to promote the race, I got to thinking about Harold Martin’s M4 Pro Mod. The car made its debut at the...

BangShift.com Event Coverage: 2009 Goodguys Pleasanton, 351 Photos!

We’ve attended Goodguys shows all across the country, but our favorites are at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. We are there this weekend, March 27-29, for the 27th...

It Came from the Fab Shop: An Old Truck Project Changes Paths

(By Loren Krussow) – I’d been looking forward to checking out a project truck that a friend was going to pick up as part of a trade, an early-‘50s Chevy half-ton that was said to have...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: California May Ban Black Cars

There are not words to describe the idiocy that has come to define California’s approach to saving the world. The state that each day creeps a step farther and farther toward actually being...

The Art of the Con: Tesla Unveils Sedan to Know-Nothing Media Outlets

Tesla Motors, the wunderkind maker of electric cars (right now only the Tesla Roadster) unveiled its new “flag-ship” model to a horde of journalists on Thursday and managed to brainwash...

Crane Purchase Still On According to Scorpion

We have just spoken to Scott Reynolds, VP of Marketing for Scorpion Performance and he confirmed with us that the company still intends to buy Crane Cams along with its assets and put employees back...

Crane Cams Assets to be Sold at Auction

Word has come that Crane Cams is officially toast. All of the company’s assets and property, physical and intellectual will be sold at auction, ending the run of the storied camshaft supplier....