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Bonneville Speed Week 2018 Is The Fastest In History And We’ve Got More Photos!

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) With 5 streamliners reaching speeds of more than 400 mph, this is officially the fastest Speed Week in history and we’re so glad to have been a part of it. The...

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SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Sunday Photos From The Starting Line And The Pits

(Photos by the author) – It is an interesting year here at SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018. For starters all of the woe-stricken people who claimed that we’d never have good salt to race...

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Danny Does It: Danny Thompson Sets New Speed Mark At 448.757 MPH Cementing Family Legacy Of Speed

(Photo credit: Danny Thompson social media) – It was an incredible day of competition on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Sunday as speed marks fell left and right and one of the most significant...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Scenes From The Salt On A Friday Full Of Anticipation

(Photos by the author) – It’s here! SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018 has begun. We were on the salt yesterday to check out the pits and see what we could see as racers were setting up,...

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This 9-Second Bench Seat Equipped 1966 Impala Is Just One Of The Cool Things From Street Car Takeover Spokane

When I saw this amazingly clean and sexy 1966 Impala, that runs 9s, has a bench seat, and weighs close to 4300 lbs, it made my heart skip a beat. After all, our own 1966 Chevy is one bigun as well...

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Bonneville Speed Week 2018: Alphabet Soup – What Do All Those Class Designation Letters Mean, Anyway?!

(Editor’s note: Starting this coming weekend, BangShift’s coverage of SpeedWeek 2018 will commence! As we are always gathering new readers we run this story about how to decipher...

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Rediscovered: The 1967 Shelby “Little Red” Notchback GT500 – Factory Shelby Prototype!

(Photos: Craig Jackson) Until hours ago, this car officially had met the business end of a car crusher after it’s work as a prototype was over and done with. It was a myth, a legend, a phantom....

Morning Symphony: How About A Little Aussie Rock, Courtesy Of A Twin-Turbo Monaro?

Zoran Gajic’s Monaro is known as “Brutus”. Hm…wonder how it got that name? Holden Monaros of any generation are the ones you want…Holden’s offering that grasped at...

Rough Start: This 1982 GMC Dually Has “Wicked Work Truck” All Over It!

If there is a good side to what you are looking at, it’s the price. Only $900 of your hard-earned dollars from your rainy-day fun need to be sacrificed in the name of picking up a square-body...

Yeowch: Another Round Of Fender-Folding Mayhem And Carnage From The World Of RacingFail!

You know, I know, we all know: racing is not a gentle sport. Not even close. Not in the past, not in the future. The moment you decide that speed is your friend and competition is your gateway, there...

SCTA Speed Week 2018: The Racing May Be Over But Our Photos Are Not!

(Photos by Chad Reynolds) – While it is true that by the time many of you read this, the competition at SCTA Speed Week 2018 will be over, our photos are far from it and will roll on for days....

Sportsman From The CatSpot NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways!

(Photos by Jeff Burghardt and Mike Burghardt) – We’ve been showing off a lot of the Pro and Fuel classes this year in the NHRA Mello Yello drag racing series, but we’ve got a great bunch of...

Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals 2018 Gallery: Our Final Look From This Year’s Gathering Of The Classic Chevrolets!

The 2018 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals lived up to the expectations, populations, and car counts that have been a hallmark of the show ever since it first came to Beech Bend a few years ago. For days,...

Will It Grip? The Hoonigans Try To Launch A Rally Car On A Ton Of Dish Soap!

If you have never seen a late-model rally car launch from a standstill, you need to find the nearest event to you and treat yourself. Those hyperactive little screamers go from nothing to ballistic...

Not Malaise Yet: This 1973 Plymouth Road Runner Was Still Trying To Stay True

Sitting on a used car lot in Colorado Springs in the spring of 2000 was the dead-ringer clone to this car. A bronze 1973 Plymouth Road Runner, 340/auto, with the exhaust tips, Slapstick-shifted...

Make It Better: MCM Starts The Rebuild Of The “2Sexy” Mitsubishi – Engine Upgrade Time!

It’s one thing to spend time, money and effort on a car that any and everyone would agree is worth the effort. But what about when someone finds a car they love, but nobody else does? They...

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American Powertrain Parting Shift: Watch A Bad Ass Run 5.70s In The Eighth With A Screaming Small Block 4-Speed Camaro

This is a 62-year old dude named Kurt who has himself one nasty Camaro. The car runs deep into the 5.70s in the eighth mile, which translates in the 8.90s on a quarter mile track. It has a...

This Run Whatcha Brung Czech Hill Climb Features Homebuilt Creations, Tractors, And Eight Wheel Drive Monsters

Somehow I stumbled upon this video which appears to be from the Russian version of Gravelrama and more importantly the Czech version of the Big Eliminator hill at Gravelarama. Featuring an amazingly...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Car Has The Best Sounding Factory Exhaust?

Like the hood scoop question from a while back, opinions on what exhaust “should” sound like is all over the map. There are those that lust after the sound of a Camaro with chambered...

Morning Symphony: Hillclimbing In An Opel Kadett

This is the case for the small car, the little four-banger that’s an absolute featherweight. What you are looking at is an Opel Kadett C, a car that doesn’t look like it’s root...