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1970s Car Accidents Were BRUTAL – Scenes From A Very Bad Day On A Rural Vermont Highway Circa 1975

The University of Vermont runs an amazing photo archive called the Vermont Landscape Change Program. It’s chock full of photos from every era, a lot of which have contemporary photos showing...

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BangShift Blog Archive: We Interview EJ Potter, The Michigan Madman

(Editor’s note: We ran this piece on EJ Potter back in 2010- We’re running it again today because we were thinking of EJ yesterday when the dude wiped out on the V8 bike in the vide we...

BangShift Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Road Food/Road Food Spot?

If you’ve read about our BangShifty road adventures over the years, you know why we’re asking this question. Part of road tripping and car travel is the food. Sometimes that food is a...

BangShift Question of the Day: Do You Name Your Projects?

Naming projects has been a hallmark of hot rodding since the beginning. Magazines, websites, and other media outlets have made it common practice. From the Project X, to the Bad Seed, to The F Bomb,...

BangShift Question of the Day: What was your first car?

At Wilmington this past weekend, there was a 17-year old racer who managed to run 200mph under the guidance of his dad, who is an experienced land speed competitor. The kid kid a great job, followed...

Crazy Video: A Drag Bike Runs 6.87 While Pulling a Quarter Mile Wheelie!

Motorcycle drag racer Chip Ellis has competed and won at all levels of the sport and on top of a multitude of different motorcycles. Most of you know his name from NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle...

Question of the Day: Is it OK to Spec a new Camaro or Mustang With a V6?

We recently read some stats that suggested half of new Mustangs and Camaros sold leave the lot equipped with a V6. The V6 motors that Chevy and Ford are offering in the cars are certainly stout for...

BangShift Question of the Day: Have You Ever Had a Car Stolen?

After Facebooking and Tweeting about Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky and his misfortune at having his VW Beetle stolen in LA, it made me lock the doors on all my junk at night. Sure it ain’t...

The Parting Shift: John Coughlin’s C/Super Modified Cobalt Making Big Music and Small Elapsed Times at Beech Bend

Competition Eliminator is a place that brainy and wealthy people race with machines that seem to define the laws of physics. Take this awesome video of John Coughlin ripping off a run at an NHRA...

New Photo Gallery: 25 Gasser-Style Cars

One of my favorite rants is about Gassers. Like the fact that too many guys today want to put a straight-axle under the front of any car and call it a Gasser despite the fact that history shows us...

BangShift Question of the Day: What’s the Largest Engine You’ve Ever Hung Around With?

When Chad posted the photo of the incredibly huge turbocharger the other day, it got me thinking about the biggest engine I have ever been around. That monster is show below. It is a 600hp powerplant...

“That Guy” Named Grand Marshall of Local Car Show

“That guy”, the annoying know-nothing who claims to know it all about cars has been named the grand marshall of a local car show. The honor was not lost on “that guy” and he...

Pushrods Sue Ford Motor Company for Discrimination

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union will announce today that they have taken up the cause of pushrods who wish to sue the Ford Motor Company for discrimination. The pushrods believe...

Grandson of 100mpg Carb Inventor Creates 1000mpg Fuel Injection, Disappears, Foul Play Suspected

The grandson of the man credited for inventing the “100mpg carb” decades ago, has disappeared after unveiling a revolutionary fuel injection system that claimed to allow modern cars to...