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The PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Featuring Mid West Pro Mods, Will Be LIVE Right Here Starting Friday Evening!

We’ve got another great weekend of LIVE drag racing coming next weekend at the PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, presented by Extreme Brand Products. The Mid-West Pro Mod Series, including Mid-West...

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Gallery: 1950s/60s Modified/Super Modified Circle Track Photos – Wrecks, Action, More!

(Jim Cheney photos from Stu Lord Collection) – My pal Stu Lord spent many years in the thick of the short track racing scene in New England. Serving as the track announcer at Lee Speedway,...

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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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Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

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2017 Race Of Gentlemen Photo Coverage: One Of The Neatest Events In The Country Delivers Again

(Words and photos by Anthony Festa – AnthonyPhillipFesta.com) – This year marked the 5th outing for The Race of Gentlemen, a Stultz & Sons Productions event that harkens back to the...

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2017 Gasser Reunion Coverage! History and More On Display At Thompson Dragway

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Gasser Reunion at Thompson Dragway in Ohio. Why? My wife and I blasted off fro college just after...

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This Holden Gemini Is A Screamer! It’s Made Nearly 800 Horses To The Wheels, Now It’s A Drag Car!

Belive me or not, but the car below is related to a Chevrolet Chevette. That’s a Holden Gemini, a car only seen in the U.S. market as the “Buick Isuzu Opel” and only for a short...

Incredible Video: Watch A Russian Crane Operator Leap To Safety As His Crane And A Bulldozer Topple Into A Cavernous Hole

It has been a while since we brought you some completely mind-blowing video from Russia, so we decided that it was time to peek around and see what we could find. In true BangShift fashion, we scored...

Watch This Awesome Old Chevrolet Sleeper Van Take On A Shelby GT500 – Does It Kill The Mustang?

We loves us some sleepers around here and while the rear tires and exhaust note of this van may be a bit of a tell, we’re still enamored with the unique primered box on wheels. This awesome old...

Watch Steve Matusek Take A Wild Ride In His NHRA Pro Mod – We Find The Bright Side, It’s Not As Bad As It Looks

In this video you are going to see Aeromotive’s Steve Matusek take a wild ride in his NHRA Pro Mod at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The racing was hot and heavy at Norwalk this...

More Monster ‘Dozer Action – Check Out This 1950s Siamese Twin D8 Caterpillar! (Video)

(By Greg Rourke) – Brian recently showed us the Euclid TC-12 bulldozer. Apparently it was a nightmare as far as reliability. It turns out if you needed an XXL dozer in the early 50’s,...

Good, Cheap Fun: This Blown 454-powered 1978 Chevrolet Impala Looks Like A Good Time!

First, Chevrolet begat Impala. Then Chevrolet begat Chevelle. Then Chevelle swelled up to the size of a small oil tanker and Impala became a cruise liner. Then OPEC crises hit, big cars went out of...

Spin This: This Russian YouTuber Welded Three Ladas Together To Make One Giant Fidget Spinner!

Have you been inundated with the current “must-have” toy, the fidget spinner? It’s a bearing with a couple of weights at the end of the wings, or blades, or whatever you call them,...

Gonna Be Sore In The Morning: Watch As The “Buck Fever” John Deere Bounces Itself To Death!

The amount of forces present in a tractor pull pass is incredible…there might not be a replacement for being on the starting line of a dragstrip when two Top Fuelers launch, but I’ll...

Watch This Duramax Powered Pickup Launch Its Driveshaft Like A Weapon And Nearly Kill The Camera Operator

Driveshaft failures on the dyno are near and dear to my heart as Buford turned the trick early in its life and also busted the transmission off the back of the engine in the process. While that one...

Morning Symphony: An Opel Kadett Mashed Up With A 1990s ZR-1 Corvette And A Flat Plane Crank LT-5

A flat-plane crankshaft can really change up how a V8 engine behaves. Ask anybody who has heard…or better yet, driven…a new Mustang Shelby GT350. They rev like none other and sound...

This Hellcat-Swapped Jeep Grand Cherokee Moves Out! Check Out It’s Blast From Maple Grove!

The Modern Street Hemi Shootout series recently hit Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania for the second leg of the 2017 racing season, and as usual for Dan VanHorn and crew, the sounds of very angry...

Classic YouTube: Nothing Says Happiness Quite Like A Small-Block Drag Chevette!

A V8 engine stuffed into a GM T-car is always a good time waiting to happen. The Chevrolet Chevette (and all of the GM badge-engineered versions, including the Buick-Opel and the Isuzu I-Mark) go...

Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

BangShift Working Vehicles Weekend: The Euclid TC-12 Bulldozer – A Double Wide, Twin Engined Monster!

  Back in the ‘50s and early ‘60s the Euclid TC-12 was the biggest, baddest, and greenest bulldozer known to man. Few were built and their mechanical complexity often rendered them silent...