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Watch the 17th COMP Cams Shakedown Nationals LIVE HERE NOW! Eliminations all day on Saturday!

It’s that time of the year again, kids. Time for the 17th COMP Cams Shakedown Nationals at Virginia Motorsports Park. Qualifying action on a cool Virginia Thursday night means that the times...

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BangShift Power Laggin’ Project Truck Update: Fixing More Hackery And Making Some Improvements!

Welcome back to our coverage of Project Power Laggin’! Follow along as we take a tired 1979 Dodge W150 Power Wagon we found in Central Maine and transform it from a derelict roadside attraction to...

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Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2019 Photos: A Wet But Fun Monday In Virginia Started The Week

(Photos by David Whealon) – Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2019 got off on an interesting foot at Virginia Motorsports Park last Monday. Mother Nature decided to make the first day a test wills,...

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Incredible Read: This Profile Of Danny Thompson And The Challenger 2 Is Automotive Writing Perfection

Every now and again we run into some motorsports jouralism that really knocks us back on our keister and today is one of those days. This piece was published by Smithsonian about a month ago but we...

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Babs: The Incredible Story Of A Land Speed Record Holding Car That Was Buried For 42 Years!

Burying stuff is a very human thing, right? The word can be used in a multitude of different contexts, the act itself is kind of symbolic of a lot of stuff, and usually whatever gets buried is put...

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YELLOW BULLET NATIONALS FREE LIVE STREAMING DRAG RACING RIGHT HERE

We told you we were going to bring you even more live drag racing this weekend from the Yellow Bullet Nationals at Cecil County Dragway on a weekend that features an overwhelming amount of awesome...

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Toy Restoration: Watch As This Studebaker Lark Matchbox Comes Back To Life!

Care for an object says a lot about you as a person. I’m not sure what the care of my Hot Wheels and other scale cars of my childhood says about me, but let’s be honest: if you’ve...

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Video: Crampton, Beckman, Line, Savoie, All Take Initial NHRA Countdown Wins At Maple Grove

The start of the NHRA Countdown to the Championship at Maple Grove Raceway was one of the most topsy-turvy NHRA Mello Yello Series National Events in years. Fernando Cuadra went to the final round in...

Rough Start: The Flatbed Ford – Can You Have A Hot Rod Hauler?

I don’t know why I’m so fixated on flatbed one-ton trucks. They’re purposeful and brutal, with one reason for life: to be a workhorse first and foremost. That’s not a bad...

Epic History: How NASA Steered The Saturn V Rocket – This Is An Amazing Video

This video is fantastic. If you were ever wondering how rudimentary and interesting the computer technology used in the Apollo NASA missions was, we have your answer right here. In this film we get...

LS Fest Quick Take: The Little Red Jeep Liberty

I was up in the tower with Lohnes, getting a break from the heat when we both saw it. Among the hot rods, budget swaps and other assorted race machines was a red Jeep Liberty that looked...

Pro Stock Time Machine – Check Out This IHRA Moutain Motor Action From St Louis, Circa 1985

With all the talk about today’s modern NHRA pro stock category and how mountain motors may be a part of it heading into the future, we thought we would look into the past. See, the NHRA tour...

Awesome 1970s In-Car Video With Gerry Marshall As He Muscles A Screaming 302 Chevy Around A British Road Course

Lots of American racing fans probably don’t know who the heck Gerry Marshall is but we know our European readers will know the name right off the bat. Marshall was one of the best “saloon...

Safety In 1975 Video: Watch Race Drivers And Regular People Talk About The Wonder Of Seatbelts 40+ Years Ago

There’s something to be said for seatbelts. We all went through a phase in our lives when putting on a seatbelt was like admitting you enjoyed Culture Club music in the 1980s. It was shameful...

Coolness! Check Out This Episode Of The Long Forgotten “Pro Drag Superstars” TV Show From 1985

I love finding stuff like this. Ever heard of the TV show “Pro Drag Superstars”? I sure had not before stumbling onto this video that was hiding a dark, recessed corner of YouTube. The...

Amazing Historical Video: Listen To Amazing Audio From Breedlove and Arfons During Their 1960s Land Speed Duel – Incredible Peek Into History

We show lots of old videos here on BangShift and some of them are silent. I normally am not too busted about that because the moving pictures are so compelling to look at you can get around the lack...

Satellite Launch: Digging A Long-Dead Plymouth Out Of It’s Grave!

Have you ever looked at a page like Cars in Barns or the many Instagram pages of forlorn, abandoned old machines and wondered just how much work really would need to go and bring that beast to life?...

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Let’s Go Supermodified Racing! Ride Along During A Race At Sandusky Speedway – Awesome

With a big block Chevrolet hanging off the left side and competitors mere inches from the open wheels on the right, there can’t be anything more intense than driving a real-deal Supermodified....

Rust And Rarity: This 1970 IH Travelette Is A Project That Needs Finished!

I’m always a fan of the oddball project vehicle. Always have been, always will be. I don’t see much wrong in staying mainstream, but there’s always one common complaint: when...

The Starting Shift: A Gear Banging Pass in A Clutchless Five Speed Nova!

We’re freaking BangShift so we need to start our week with manual transmission violence, damn it! We’re getting back on the horse with a good one here. This is a Chevy Nova driven by a...