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Historic promo video: The Olds Jetfire Turbo V8

We’ve been on a kick for old promotional videos lately and this one, featuring the “new in ’62” Olds Jetfire turbocharged V8, is totally cool. Touting the performance and...

Video Bonanza: Hoods Flying Up and Off – Or – Where Are The Effing Hood Pins?

If you’ve spent any time at a race track, or just screwing around with cars in general you’ve either forgotten to install the hood pins in a car, forgotten to completely latch the hood,...

BangShift Question of the Day: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Horsepower?

Just like an airplane pilot would tell you that there’s not such thing as too much altitude or too many engines, most hot rodders would tell you that there’s no such thing as too much...

Gallery: The Photo Tour of a Canadian Monster Truck Graveyard

We’re lovers of old school monster trucks here at BangShift and so are lots of our readers. Canadian reader Glen Robins is one of them and he recently visited an interesting site in Canada that...

The Top 11 Best Ways to Fend Off the Hot Rodder’s Winter Blues

Although we are experiencing a nice week of warm weather up here in the Northeastern corner of the country, we were freezing our cojones off not too long ago and we’ll most likely be doing that...

Video Bonanza: U-Haul trucks Getting Thrashed

We’ll admit right off the bat that we have beaten down a U-Haul truck or two in our day. We got a V10 powered model high sided on a pile of tires one time. It’s kind of a long story, but...

Video Bonanza: A History of Camaro TV Commercials 1967-1998 — We’ve Got A PILE Of ‘Em!

We’re not sure why we killed an hour looking for old TV commercials, but maybe you can spend half that looking at this compilation of Camaro ads over the years. There are 19 videos here because...

Caption this Photo: How not to Move a Car on a Train

This photo had our mind reeling with possibilities of awesome captions. We should give you some background info first, though. No one was hurt in this accident. In fact, no one was even in the...

Best of BangShift – Insane Engine: A 12-Rotor – Twin-Turbo – 5,000 Plus Horsepower Monster

Over the coming days, you’ll see some stuff you have probably never seen before but few things will make your jaw drop like this thing. We caught up with the guys from Smith Power this morning...

Best of BangShift – Roadside Find: A 1947 GMC Suburban Carryall That Andy Dufresne Would Hate

While we’re full-blown car dweebs here at BangShift, we’re also minor league movie dweebs as well. That’s why we nearly drove off the road on a recent family day trip to York,...

BangShift Mini-Feature: Yannick Sire’s Insane Twin-Engine Speed Buggy

Yannick Sire’s self-built, twin engine, speed buggy is one of the coolest hot rods to hit the world in our memory. It has rightfully received loads of media attention and there are near riots...

Freaking Awesome Video: A Roots Blown Dragster That Uses a V-Twin Engine to Power the Blower!

This is 100% BangShift approved mechanical madness. The videos you’ll see after the jump feature a dragster in British Columbia, Canada running a roots blown small block Chevy engine. The catch...

BOMBSHELL: Ford Racing Unveils Twin Turbo Cobra Jet “Concept”

Crazy! Ford has dropped the curtain on a 5.0L twin turbo Cobra Jet Mustang! The car has been tested at Milan Dragway in Michigan, turning mid 11 second elapsed times at HALF THROTTLE! The engine uses...

Video: A Wacky Chevy Truck Ad From 1972 – Watch the Dummy!

New car television commercials suck universally. There’s the once-every-couple-year gem like Chrysler’s “Man’s Last Stand” Charger ad, but even that one pales in...