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FREE LIVE STREAMING Drag Racing: The Xtreme Texas Nationals Featuring The Mid-West Drag Racing Series

Saturday: Racing scheduled for 6 P.M. Central! No, your eyes didn’t deceive you, the name is accurate: the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series, the former Mid-West Pro Mod...

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Southeast Gassers Action Photos: Mooresville Dragway Was Gasser Ground Zero and We Were There!

(Photos by David Whealon) – We have long been fans of the Southeast Gassers around here and there’s a great reason. They run off of what can be called the 1968 NHRA rule book, and Quain...

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Wild Video: Watch Kenny Brack Race A GT40 In the Rain – Some Of The Most Amazing Driving Footage EVER

While Kenny Brack is retied from full-time racer driver mode, he still races a lot and he serves as the chief test driver for McLaren so it isn’t like the former Indy 500 winner and IndyCar...

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BANGshift.com Wishes You All A Happy, Healthy, And Safe Independence Day!

It’s been a weird one ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages, but on behalf of myself, Brian Lohnes, Brian McTaggart, and all our families, BANGshift.com would like to wish...

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Amazing Video: 1966 AHRA Finals In Texas – Full Color, Sound, Etc – Bronco Buster, Canuck, Amazing Cars

I find myself too often saying that we’ve found or been tipped off to the best vintage drag racing video on the internet but the reality is that each time we think we see one that cannot be...

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Tony Schumacher Returns To NHRA Top Fuel Drag Racing – Running Back to Back Indy Races With Global Electronic Technology Backing

The last time we saw Tony Schumacher at Indy, he was standing to my left with a suit and tie on. He’s finally going right back to where he belongs on July 11-12 and July 18-19 behind the wheel...

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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....

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Nardelli Hands it Off to Congress

Chrysler boss Bob Nardelli (shown) was in front of Congress on Thursday testifying about the poor health of the company he runs. During that testimony he basically told the government that he’d...

CraigsList Deal of the Week: Only $235,000!

Perhaps we should change the name of this column, because “deal” probably can’t be used in the context of this weeks’ pick. Just for kicks, we decided to search CraigsList...

This Weekend: John Force Holiday Car Show

On December 7th from 10am-4pm, John Force Racing will be holding its annual holiday car show. This is a great chance to get over to the Yorba Linda HQ of the winningest  professional drag racer...

IHRA Sticking With 1,320 Feet; NHRA Not

The IHRA is not going to follow the NHRA’s lead when it comes to the length of competition runs at its national events. The sanctioning body sent out a release Tuesday stating that its series...

69 Photos from the NHRA Twilight Cruise

The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California, offers a Prolong-sponsored Twilight Cruise on Wednesday nights during the cruising season here in SoCal. That season ends for about 15...

Ted Cyr, First in the 7s, Dies

Ted Cyr, along with partner Bill Hopper, had one of the more successful drag racing teams in the country in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Cyr’s race wins included the 1958 NHRA...

Gearhead Destination: The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Michigan is home to The Henry Ford, billed as the most significant collection of the American Experience. Although we’d not call it a museum specifically aimed at the traditional...

ProRides “Sick Seconds” Revealed, and You Won’t Believe This: It’s a ’69 Camaro!

Last week we annouced that Denny Terzich and ProRides was coming back to Hot Rod Drag Week in 2010 with the goal of 6s at the track. We had a few sneak photos that pretty much told the story that now...