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2019 Pittsburgh World of Wheels Photo Coverage: Horrid Weather And Awesome Cars!

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – Mike Brooks and thousand of his Pittsburgh area hot rodding pals kept a steel city tradition alive recently by attending the 2019 Pittsburgh World of Wheels. This...

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Street Racing In Sweden Is Arguably Some Of The Coolest On Earth. Man We Want To Go See This In Person!

I’ve been following street racing in Sweden for years. Magazines, online publications, and video crews have been sharing the action on the highways of Sweden for decades and each and every time...

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Our NHRA Winternationals Wheels Up Sportsman Action Photos Start Right Here

The 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Season is officially underway, with both Sportsman and Professional classes hitting the famed strip in Pomona Thursday and Friday. We’ve got great wheels...

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Video: Masters Of Motors 2018 PRI Edition – Judging The Coolest Engines At The Hardest Core Performance Show In The Wold

It’s back! Below we have the Masters of Motors 2018 PRI edition video for you to enjoy. If you checked out the 2018 SEMA show Masters of Motors competition, you know that JE Pistons stepped up...

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The Dirty Cougar: The Moment Of Truth – Would The $400 Mercury Survive King of the Heap?

If you missed the last update on the Dirty Cougar project, click here to check it out! So let’s recap on the progress we’ve made with the 1987 Mercury Cougar LS that has become a...

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Grand National Roadster Show Photos: There Is So Much To See, You Won’t Believe It

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) There is never a shortage of things to see at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona. It’s in all the main halls at the Fairplex, home to the Pomona Swap Meet and...

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The Evolution Of King Of The Hammers: If You Like Off-Road Racing You Will Love This Story.

We’ve often talked about King of the Hammers here at BANGshift. I’m a huge fan of the event and disappointed that we had to miss it this year. I’ve been lucky enough to go the past...

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Unhinged: Car Culture Clashes Spoken Eloquently And Dead-On Perfect

(Photos: Speedhunters/Matthew Everingham) You would think that it’s just a quick jibe, a line that is meant to be nothing more than some good-natured ribbing. You would think that what...

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These Two Turbocharge Tacoma Pickups Blew People Away At Imports Vs Domestics AND Neither Has An Engine You’d Expect!

We love underdogs, and trucks ALWAYS seem to be the underdog whether at the dragstrip, the autocross, or the road course. Only off-road are they given a fair shot, and even then it depends on what...

Cleetus’ Auction Corvette Gets A New “Fresh” 4.8 With Hopes Of Running In The 8’s Soon!

The Auction Corvette is no stranger to breaking engines, after all it had done it before Cleetus even bough the damn thing. It has stuck to that script since he did purchase it, and now it is in need...

Save The Link: 2019 Hot Rod Drag Week – Are You Ready To Go?

The annual party of the quarter-mile street-driven freaks that is known as Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week is approaching again. For everyone who wanted an East Coast-biased Drag Week, this year...

Super Semi Pulling Trucks – When In Doubt, Grab A Lower Gear And Give It Hell!

Semi tractors, dump trucks, heavy wreckers…they are all the workhorses of the Interstates, the farms, the factories. You see eighteen wheels, you know that someone is working somewhere and that...

High Roller: Mickey Thompson Offers Its First Off-Road Only Tire – It Is Bad Ass

When one thinks of an “off-highway” performance tire, you’re likely seeing a drag racing slick in your head. What if we told you that Mickey Thompson has just released the off-road...

Romp And Talk Video: Ride With Jim Pace As He Laps Daytona In A Shelby Daytona and Narrates The Lap!

There is nothing like hearing someone who is really good at something describe how to do it…as they do it. In this video we get the road racing version of just that as Jim Pace laps Daytona in...

2019 NHRA Winternationals Photo Coverage: Images From The Pits At The First Race Of 2019

The NHRA Winternationals not only represent the first race of the year for drivers, more importantly the Winters represent the first race for the crew men and women who provide the backbone and...

2019 Cavalcade Of Customs Photo Coverage: All The Cool Stuff, None Of The Boring Junk!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Indoor car show season is in full swing.  When we went to the Cavalcade at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati it was one of the first events in the...

Watch The Emergency West Wheelstander Perform At Great Lakes Dragaway

There have been dozens and dozens of notable wheel standers in the annals of drag racing but few of them were as BangShifty cool as the Emergency West wheelstander. We’re talking about a 1977...

Let’s Build A Rotary! This Video Of A Mazda 13B Engine Being Assembled Is Really Cool

The Wankel Rotary engine has had an on-again/off-again affair with OEM production. Companies like NSU and Mazda were in on the rotary program hard and fast for years but time has not exactly been the...

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chevy Van – Sammy Johns (1973)

The 1970s were about vans, chicks, and getting busy with chicks in vans. Sammy Johns understood this trend and released the song Chevy Van in 1973. Although it wasn’t an immediate hit, the song...

Bitchin’ 1970s Photos From New England Dragway – Willie Borsch, Muldowney, More!

(Photos by Bob Boudreau) – These photos were taken at the big AHRA meets the track hosted during that era and as you’ve seen and will continue to see, they drew the biggest names the...