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Bumper Dragging Small Tire Nova: David Holtgrew’s Wheelstand At The Battle Grudge Race

It sounds weird to say, but there are times on a dragstrip when too much bite actually does exist, and David Holtgrew experienced it first had when his cool small tire Nova stood up at the hit during...

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2017 Spring Throwdown In T-Town: Doorslammer Action In Tulsa! Awesome Cars and Racing

(Photos by Bad Brad Klaassen) – If you watched BangShift’s LIVE streaming coverage of the 2017 Spring Throwdown in T-Town you know how bad ass a race it was. The opening salvo of the...

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LIVE Grudge Racing From The Battle At Las Vegas Starts Saturday Afternoon

If you want to see some of the baddest grudge racers the West Coast has to offer, including all the Team Boddie racing crew and their Outlaw 1/8 mile racing association, then tune in LIVE here on...

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The Rolling Dare: KingSpeed Race And Repair’s 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Is Built To Be Challenged

A built diesel truck, a real performance built, tuned-to-the-hilt truck that is much more than a monster exhaust pipe and clouds of smoke, is the most anti-sleeper thing there is. Big, loud, and...

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Roadtrippin’: Exploring A Closed Down Salvage Yard Still Filled With Gearhead Gold

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – This past weekend, a buddy and I jumped into my ’64 Galaxie 500 to see how it would hold up on a road trip. Tour Nebraska is coming up soon and I...

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Project Weapon X Update: Some Unexpected and Unwanted Curveballs Strike The Build

(By Robert Williams) – 6 weeks into the Weapon X build and here’s where it stands… After writing and sending Part 1, I lost my work assistant Craig, due to a serious injury to one...

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In Memoriam: Nicky Hayden, 1981-2017

The impression that you leave on people is your reputation. Your achievements carry weight, but how you treated others and how they perceive your attitude and actions are what carry memories. For...

Slide Job: Watch Racer Mike Banz Work The Wheel When His Porsche Gets Way Loose At Road Atlanta

The guys and girls at HSR have been killing it recently with awesome in-car videos from the 40th running of the famed Mitty at Road Atlanta. We have been sharing them like mad because they are fun...

It’s Killin’ Time! Stevie Fast Jackson Takes First NHRA Pro Mod Win In Topeka!

By his own account, this is the biggest most important race win of Stevie Fast Jackson’t career. The final round re-match from the NHRA Atlanta race saw Jackson looking over to see Mike...

Watch Sebastien Bourdais Suffer A Titanic Wreck During Indy 500 Qualifying – Suffers Fractured Hip, Pelvis

In the video below you will see Sebastien Bourdais suffer a titanic wreck during Indy 500 qualifying. This is about as scary looking as it gets. The car wiggles when entering the corner and then...

BS Daily Tune Up: Six Days On The Road – Dave Dudley (1963)

If there was one guy that owned the imaginary genre of “trucker music” during the 1960s and 1970s, it was Dave Dudley. His baritone voice spoke right to the diesel jockeys hauling all...

Watch a Blown, Dual Carb’d, Ardun Headed Flattie Grunt Out 450+ Horsepower on the Dyno

We were chatting up a gearhead buddy recently who is into the old stuff…like the real old stuff. This dude has real vintage parts like a Kong ignition,a pile of ancient Thicksun intake...

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Awesome Historic Drag Video: Tommy Ivo Squares Off Against the Green Mamba Jet Car at Houston International Speedway

Boy, this is a killer video! Shot in 1968 at Houston International Speedway, it shows Tommy Ivo in his fuel dragster taking on Doug Rose and the Green Mamba jet dragster. The coolest part is that...

Morning Symphony: Mud Romping At Full Volume To Start Your Day!

So you’ve managed to get your coffee sorted and you’ve sat down to the computer to make your morning rounds of the Internet. Congratulations, you’re probably more awake than I am...

Rough Start: A Chevrolet Malibu Wagon That’s Worth Every Last Cent Of The Price!

This 1983 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon is good, period. It’s a V8/automatic longroof from Arizona coated in black, sitting on 16″ IROC knockoffs that look pretty damn good. For $3,000,...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The Car You Hoped You Didn’t Get For Your First Car?

You saved your pennies. You worked your ass off saving up the coin to get your first car, and you knew what you wanted. But things didn’t work out…that Mustang was too expensive, your...

This 413 Powered 1963 Chrysler 300 Is Uglier Than Sin Dipped In Mysery, But Man That Makes It Cool

During my high school years, Dusty Renteria had one of these Chrysler 300 sedans with a 440 and a set of N50-15 Indy Profiles. I should have known then what my tastes would later turn to, as I always...

Project Raven Imperial: A Re-Assessment Of Sorts For Our J-body

It’s been over a year since we’ve done anything with Project Raven, the 1983 Imperial coupe that I’ve had for five years now. The last update wasn’t good news: after taking a...

Money No Object: Is This 1972 Continental Mark IV The Perfect Lincoln?

“The Perfect Lincoln”…is there really such a thing as “The Perfect _____”? What does that mean? Well, there are two good ways to measure a vehicle in judging whether or...

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Check Out The Final Race For Nostalgia Muscle Car At The NMCA Bluegrass Nationals – Too Close!

After days of downpours that varied between a gentle shower and the kind of rain that would have Noah running around yelling, “I told you so!”, the NMCA Bluegrass Nationals finally got a...