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2019 NHRA Carolina Nationals Pro Mod Action Photos: A Wild, Controversial, and Fast Weekend!

(Photos by David Whealon) – As you know by now, Stevie Fast Jackson and the Bahrain 1 crew took home not only the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA pro mod championship but they also won the race,...

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Free LIVE Streaming Video From The Throwdown In T-Town. Pro Mods, Pro Street, X275, And More 10 AM Saturday.

It is one of our favorite drag racing events, and lucky for us they put it on TWICE each year. We’re talking about the Throwdown in T-Town, held in the spring and fall at Osage Casino Tulsa...

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Show Photo Coverage: The 2019 Kneeland Coucours D’elegance – Amazing Event!

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – I know what you’re thinking – this kind of show isn’t for regular gearheads.  I disagree.  Certainly the white-glove scrutiny the top-end cars get...

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Historic Charge: Watch Dean Marinis Make The First Nitrous Pro Mod Run Into The 5.50s! 5.57/255 – Insane

We have talked about Dean Marinis here at BangShift plenty over the years. The guy has been an absolute killer in a multitude of drag racing classes, most famously X275 with his orange Mustang, but...

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Tuggers! Check Out These Photos Featuring Tug Of War Trucks From The Scott County Fair In Kentucky

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – While the four-wheel-drive truck tuggers are entertaining, the two-wheel-drive rigs are a completely different animal. As you might guess, steering is not...

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Redline Rebuild: Watch A Model A Ford Four Banger Get The Full Rebuild Treatment!

We have loved every single iteration of the Hagerty Redline Rebuild series of engine restorations that the guys have done so far and this one is no exception. The most recent engine in the series is...

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Watch Paul Romine Make The First 5-Second Front Engine Dragster Pass Ever 20 Years Ago –

There’s only one first. Because of the fact it has been 20-something years since this happened and because of the fact that Bret Kepner was on the mic and he shares some of the inside...

The Cracker Box: Enjoying A Bone-Stock Six-Cylinder Ford Fairmont

We had one just like this. Those same finned hubcaps that were on my mother’s 1982 Ford Mustang GL. Same ruler-friendly lines, same basic-AF interior layout with the same basic interior...

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Watch A 1969 Camaro With A Nitrous Bottle Strapped In The Passenger Seat And The Hose Jammed in The Carb Pull Two MONSTER Wheelies

We have told you how nuts things get at the World Power Wheelstanding Championships held each year at Byron Dragway in Illinois but here’s some primo video proof. Sure, there’s a 1969...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Which Off-The-Shelf Military Truck Would You Make Your Daily?

In the military, “commercial off-the-shelf” procurement (in MIL-Acronym speak, “COTS”) programs are designed to take an existing product that just about anyone can pick up,...

From 1954-1966 Nassau, Bahamas Was The Scene Of One Of The World’s Coolest Racing Events – Nassau Speed Weeks (W/Video)

For better or worse, racing has been and always will be a money game. From the construction of the cars, the promotion of the races, and the sponsorship of both, cash is the real fuel and propels...

Watch (And Hear!) Junior Johnson Rip Around The Famed Ascot Park Dirt Track In California In His 427 Powered Galaxie Back In ’64/65

Redline 7000 was a stock car movie that was released in 1965 to national audiences and while it wasn’t exactly the smash hit of the year, it did OK and it is still a great watch today if you...

Touch Nothing Inside: This 2000 Ford Super Duty Limo Can Be Your Rockstar Dream!

If for no other reason, the write-up on this 2000 Ford Super Duty limousine needs to be saved for the historical files. Limousines have a shelf life: they start out coveted, perform high-end work,...

Question of the Day: Given $5,000 and 10 Minutes to Spend It, What Speed Parts Would You Buy?

Let’s play a high speed, gearhead version of Brewster’s Millions, except this is BangShift Thousands. You’re walking down the street and a guy hands you $5,000, sticks a Summit...

Historical Footage: Plymouth Television Ads From 1967-1971 – GTX, Road Runners And More!

In the later 1960s and early 1970s, Plymouth’s place in the Mopar hierarchy as the hand-me-down cheap brand was being quickly overshadowed by their position as the cheap performance brand. No...

Rough Start: 1977 Ford F-150 – Hot Rodding By Hank Hill

When the only nit-pick item I can find is a roll pan out back that doesn’t look that bad, I really have nothing to offer. This 1977 Ford F-150 is a find and a half at four thousand dollars. The...

Viking Funeral: Sending A Detroit 8V71 Off In One Last Fiery Farewell

Nobody wants to see the end to anything they cherish and hold dear. We mourn and feel anguish when a loved one dies. We shed tears and console ourselves as best as we can when a beloved pet makes the...

NDRL Fall Classic 2019 Gallery: Sunshine And Sweet Rides

If Friday’s qualifying runs of the NDRL had been set in the perfect early Fall scene of gloomy, gray and with the threat of rain, then Saturday was the ideal Fall day: warm enough to be nice,...

The Big Little: This Compilation Of Miniature V-Twin Engines Of Different Shape and Size Running Is Awesome

We have long loved miniature engines here at BangShift. These creations are the result of talented minds who can also translate their engineering ideas into tangible objects and most of these things...

Great Video: The Weekend They Made Bristol Motor Speedway A Dirt Track – World Of Outlaws Action On The Wildest Short Track In The Country

It was an insane move that people initially scoffed at when the suggestion was made but eventually everyone came around. When officials at Bristol Motor Speedway were approached about running World...