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2019 Riyadh Global Auto Salon: Our First Load of Images From This Incomprehensible Event

(Photos by the author) –  Directly following the NHRA Finals in Pomona, California and the awards evening on Monday night, I flew to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to attend the 2019 Riyadh Global Auto...

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Amazing Watch: This Animated Film About The 1955 Le Mans Disaster Is Artistic, Beautiful, and Crushingly Sad

Even if you are not a racing historian, you likely know the infamous story of Le Mans 1955. The year where Pierre Levegh suffered a horrendous crash in his Mercedes race car, tumbled through the...

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BACONSHIFT 2019: American Powertrain’s Holiday Sale Is On! Great Deals And Free Bacon…It’s That Easy!

Manual transmissions and bacon…is it any wonder why we like the folks at American Powertrain so much? Sure, you’re probably hard at work cramming bread crumbs up the south end of a...

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Free LIVE Streaming Video From The Street Car Super Nationals Continues Today!

Our FREE Live Streaming Video coverage of the 15th Street Car Super Nationals starts today around 10 am Pacific. The staff at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have this sucker primped and...

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Hilarity: Once Upon A Time in Monterey – The Car Bros Actually Enter Monterey Car Week Events – This Rules

We have long loved the Car Bros YouTube channel around here. These guys come up with weird ideas and concepts, riff on the more annoying parts of automotive culture, and love to do stuff that gets...

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Unveiled: 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E – You Be The Judge, Is This The Future?

For the first time in the Ford Mustang’s 55-year history, Ford has decided to give the Mustang not only a new model, or a new design, but an entirely new class of vehicle, powered by an...

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This Short Video Showing The Maintenance On A 5,000hp Locomotive Engine Is AWESOME

Now this is the kind of thing that BangShift readers LOVE. You are about to see a short video showing the maintenance on a 5,000hp locomotive engine and it’s not some long drawn out affair....

BangShift Question Of The Day: Why Not Own An Old Semi Tractor?

From the moment that I first saw him walk around the nose of the green Freightliner, I could tell that through and through, my father had every ounce of “trucker” in his bones. Throughout...

30 Year Trip: Check Out Hallsville Drag Strip Action From 1989 – Sportsman Fun!

This is a fun way to kick off a week, right? We’re taking you 30-years into the past, back to the 1989 drag racing season at Hallsville Drag Strip in Texas. The track no longer exists but...

Best of 2019: 1963 Chevrolet Film Touting Their Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks Is Great

With Chevrolet’s recent announcement that they were jumping back into the medium duty truck segment with fresh models for the first time since 2009, we thought it was a fun exercise to go...

Boost On Demand: How Does The Electric Turbo Work On The Dragstrip?

When we last saw the little gray Chevy Cobalt that is occupying the shop that Cleetus performs his magic in, they had finished installing a device known as a Torqamp. Effectively, it’s an...

Best of 2019: Move Over BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...

Classic YouTube: The 1984 NASA/FAA Controlled Impact Demonstration Test Footage

Aviation safety has been paramount from the moment that the passenger was added to the manifest of a flying machine. Just a single human being at the controls? They took their lives into their own...

Classic YouTube: Emerson Fittipaldi at Interlagos in a Ford Maverick

Before it was renamed “Autódromo José Carlos Pace” in 1977 following the death of the Brazillian Formula One driver, it was known as “Interlagos” (“between the...

Money No Object: 1965 Dodge D100 – When The Truck Became More

In June 1965, Popular Science compared the Ford F-250, Chevrolet C-10 and Dodge D100 in a head-to-head battle (that you can read about on Curbside Classic) to see which truck would be better suited...

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BangShift Question Of The Day: Do You Have Any Great Wintertime Hoon Stories?

For someone who spent a lot of time growing up in the shadow of Pikes Peak, I am not a fan of snow. At all. Sure, nothing’s prettier than freshly-fallen snow clinging to the trees and...

Eff Your Prius: Tuning A C5 Corvette For 40 MPG Without Giving Up A Ton Of Power

Earlier this year, I made a vehicle purchase that up until this year, I had hoped to not do: I wound up buying a car for pure fuel economy and little else. And a little secret, readers: I wish I had...

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This Big Block Square Body Suburban Is Loaded, In Nearly New Condition, And Is Probably The Nicest One Left On Earth

You know I’m a freak for square body GM trucks, especially Crew Cabs and Suburbans, so you can imagine just how excited I was when I saw this one that our buddy Boris has for sale. This damn...

Best of 2019: Watch This Massive Heavy Haul Load Make A 90-Degree Right Perfectly

You’ve got to love it when a plan comes together, right? We’re not talking about the type of plan that involves dinner and a movie, we’re talking about the type of plan that...

Best of 2019: Watch This 1969 L71 427 Crank Out 500hp With The Factory Air Cleaner And Exhaust Manifolds On

It is one of those questions that gearheads love to pose to each other. How good were those old engines, anyway? How much did the factory over or under rate them? Did they actually make the...