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The PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, Featuring Mid West Pro Mods, Will Be LIVE Right Here Starting Friday Evening!

We’ve got another great weekend of LIVE drag racing coming next weekend at the PSCA Heads-Up Hootenanny, presented by Extreme Brand Products. The Mid-West Pro Mod Series, including Mid-West...

Gallery: 1950s/60s Modified/Super Modified Circle Track Photos – Wrecks, Action, More!

(Jim Cheney photos from Stu Lord Collection) – My pal Stu Lord spent many years in the thick of the short track racing scene in New England. Serving as the track announcer at Lee Speedway,...

Great BangShift Approved Gearhead Ads Circa 1966 – Cars, Gas, and More

It has been a while since we’ve delved into the archive here at the Lohnes Institute for automotive, racing, and cool gearhead stuff history so today, let’s dip our toe back in. Chad...

Hell In A Handbasket: This Fiat 600 Is A Center Steer, 9-Second Quarter Mile, Argentinean Sensation (Video)

There are people who think that the internet will be the ruination of us all one day and those people are probably right, but the thing sure has its upsides, too. Take Pablo Diaz and his incredible...

2017 Race Of Gentlemen Photo Coverage: One Of The Neatest Events In The Country Delivers Again

(Words and photos by Anthony Festa – AnthonyPhillipFesta.com) – This year marked the 5th outing for The Race of Gentlemen, a Stultz & Sons Productions event that harkens back to the...

2017 Gasser Reunion Coverage! History and More On Display At Thompson Dragway

(Photos by Mike Brooks) – I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the Gasser Reunion at Thompson Dragway in Ohio. Why? My wife and I blasted off fro college just after...

2017 Mule City 300 Action Photo Coverage: The Finest In The Pulling World Hook For Glory

(Photos by David Whealon) – The other day we dropped some prime knowledge and photos on you from the Mule City 300 pull. This event was held at GALOT Motorsports Park in North Carolina and the...

Historic Drag Racing From Tracks Around Illinois and Missouri – Four Wide Action and More!

This weekend I’ll be calling the action at the NHRA event in Norwalk, Ohio. I am looking forward to this race as it will have lots of fun stuff going for it like pro mods, championship...

The LA Roadster Show Is The West’s Largest, And A SoCal Legend, Our Photos Start Here.

We’ve visited the LA Roadster Show almost every year since moving to SoCal, and can tell you that it is not just a car show, but a lifestyle event that has people from all over the country...

Pulling Coverage: The 4th Annual Mule City 300 Was Awesome – Photos From The Pits And The Course!

(Words and photos by David Whealon) – As if the drag racing isn’t badass enough at Galot Motorsports Park, the multi-use facility knocks it out of the park again with the running of the...

1973 NHRA Summernationals Photos! Never Before Published Images From The Race!

(Photos by Bob Boudreau) – Over the last couple of weeks we have been sharing some awesome photos taken by Canadian Bob Boudreau at New England Dragway in Epping, NH. Bob exhausted his supply...

Project White Bread Hits The Dyno, Gets Flowmaster Exhaust, And Heads Back To The Dyno

Bimbo, aka Project White Bread, is our 2004 Suburban tow pig project. It’s as clean as it gets, and yet we couldn’t leave it stock. We are after all BANGshift.com. So the windows got...

Fellow Racer Remembers His Mentor Ernie Pereira, 200 MPH Club Member, Belly Tank Racer, And Overall Land Racing Bad Ass.

(Words by Robert Dalton, Photos provided by Robert Dalton) Robert Dalton is the owner and driver of the “Flash Point” Streamliner, and a guy who has become a good friend of ours over the...

Carl Scott Flips His Car, Minor Insanity, At Kansas No Prep Race And Walks Away

Carl Scott has had a few close calls lately, but we’re glad to announce that after losing it behind the wheel of his little beast Minor Insanity, and sliding it into the wall, it flipped over a...