Tag: Auto News Updates

Watch Tim O’Neil, Proprietor Of Workforce O’Neil Rally College Artfully Drift His F-450 Dually

Dave Nutting and I spent what is probably going probably the most memorable day of our automotive lives on the Workforce O’Neil Rally College up in Dalton, NH a few summers in the past. That was the day that we bought to journey with world class rally drivers after which take driving instruction from a few of the Workforce O’Neil consultants. It was incredible and the ring chief of the entire enterprise is Tim O’Neil who additionally occurs to be the hero on this video. The college operates yr ’spherical with all totally different sorts of programs and instruction for college kids and thrill seekers. We point out that as a result of on the day that this insanity was filmed there have been in all probability some individuals studying about automotive management on the snow which O’Neil has clearly mastered! Whereas it will not be coated in snow fairly....




PRI 2018 Picture Protection: We’ve Obtained A LOAD Extra Photographs To Share With You

(Pictures by the creator) – Nicely, the 2018 PRI present is formally our rear view mirror now. After a couple of chilly days in Indianapolis we got here away with a significantly better understanding as to the place the trade is when it comes to path, when it comes to well being, and when it comes to developments. So what had been the overriding impressions we got here away with? Firstly there are such a lot of firms that make billet blocks for nearly each engine household identified to man that we had been blown away. From Chrysler hemi engines to Mitsubishis, from Hondas to Nissan and Toyota, and even scratch constructed engines have gotten extra widespread. PRI has been and continues to be a really drag racing heavy present. That all the time sort of surprises us just a little as a result of with the scale and scope of....


Loopy Video: Right here’s Why You By no means Need To Crash A T-Bucket – These Guys Lived

That is the kind of video that makes the hair on the again of your neck rise up once you watch it and never for excellent causes. Shot in South Africa a few yr in the past, issues open up with an older man sitting in his blown t-bucket and ripping the throttle. The quantity of violence this man perpetrates simply sitting there and the way laborious he’s revving the engine leads us to consider that he wasn’t essentially the most skilled sizzling rodder within the mechanical sense. He both constructed the engine and is aware of how good it’s or he employed it out and doesn’t care what that man thinks. After the rev session the video cuts to a black and white safety movie and for a few seconds you’ll consider, like we did, that this was all some form of a placed on. It isn’t. You subsequent....




Monday Shopper: 1969 427 Four-Velocity Chevrolet Biscayne – The Blue-Collar Bar Fighter

I’ll by no means get sick of 427-powered Chevrolet Biscaynes as a result of I really like the premise on which they had been constructed. The Biscayne was the lightest model of the full-size Chevrolet you may order and often confirmed up in pretty-much stripper type, however with the proper choices checked off, this was an enormous lady who not solely might dance, however would go away you breathless with the efficiency…should you might sustain. Many automobiles wore their talents on their sleeve for the world to see. This Biscayne confirmed up dressed like little Norman in his Sunday finest…there was nothing to be fearful of based mostly on visuals alone. This was simply one other low-dollar Chevrolet. However rattling, did that camshaft sound a bit thumpy… The choices make the automotive. A four-speed guide. A Four.10 Posi rear axle. The F41 suspension. Energy steering, energy brakes. And the last....


Neat Drag Racing Video: Go Drag Racing In The Philippines With The Angeles Scorching Rod Affiliation

Relating to drag racing, we are able to argue that it’s the most scrappy motorsport on Earth. It exists in every single place across the globe. In international locations which might be wealthy and poor they’ve drag racing. It doesn’t matter what language folks converse, what sort of stuff that they should compete with, or how fancy the amenities are folks simply need to go quick with what they’ve. This video proves that the assertion above is just not solely correct in immediately’s world, it has been correct for many years, particularly within the Philippines the place the AHRA, the Angeles Scorching Rod Affiliation has been racing and selling sizzling rodding for 40 years as of 2019. Based by American servicemen who had been sizzling rodders and racers at house, these guys had their stuff shipped over in order that they might get pleasure from it and have that little....




Taking part in With Your self: Watch As The Hoonigans Play Forza Horizons four With Their Personal Vehicles!

I don’t find out about you, but when my automotive ever made it right into a videogame, I’d lose my thoughts ready for the primary probability to check out strikes that I’d by no means, ever try in actual life. Fortunately for me (?), no person of their proper thoughts goes to take a look at the junk in my entrance yard and go, “You already know what? That might be superior in our subsequent online game!” My automobiles are so dangerous that even Wickam had second ideas about driving with me. However we do know individuals who have gotten that privilege. Sung Kang’s “Fugu Z” goes into Gran Turismo in addition to the 1951 Ford that’s owned by Bruce Levens. Holley’s personal Blaine Burnett has a construct profile for the Nissan Silvia that intently matches his LS-swapped Nissan, and the Hoonigans have had whole packs of automobiles accessible for....


BangShift Query Of The Day: Which Racing Or Sizzling Rodding Legend Would You Need To Carry Again And Use At this time’s Know-how?

Coming off of the 2018 PRI present, I keyed in on a few issues. The primary is that there are an unbelievable variety of companies which are based mostly round precision and artistic machining. They’ve entry to and make use of expertise that was barely accessible to governments and protection contractors not that way back. It has allowed the world of sizzling rodding and racing to evolve and advance at a charge we’re unsure anybody may have ever predicted. Billet blocks, amazingly inventive cylinder heads, suspension items and elements that previous F1 racers would kill for, and a great deal of scratch constructed stuff that went from a superb thoughts to actuality very quickly flat. By means of the historical past of sizzling rodding and racing there have been a choose few people that made impacts far past what others did. They usually made these impacts whereas utilizing hand operated....




35th Anniversary: The Theatrical Trailer For John Carpenter’s “Christine”…She’ll Get You!

If you’re a reader of this web site and you realize nothing of a 1958 Plymouth named Christine…you had higher be younger. December ninth marks the 35th anniversary of the discharge of John Carpenter’s tackle Stephen King’s story of automotive infatuation, love and wrath and it’s one flick that formed and molded me early on. After I first noticed the film, once I was 5, I didn’t perceive the dynamics of Arnie Cunningham’s bodily and psychological modifications, or the 1950s tradition references, or the explanation behind the doo-wop songs that performed out of the Plymouth’s radio. All I knew was that the red-and-white automotive scared the ever-loving hell out of me and that my mom was intent on beating my uncle half-to-death for letting me watch the movie. I acquired over the worry, and now Christine is a lesson on teenage life in the event you actually learn into it.....


2018 Pumpkin Run Nationals Photograph Protection: All GM Muscle All The Time – Small Blocks, Massive Blocks, and Extra

(Images by Doug Gregory) – This is not going to be the Camaro-heavy gallery most will anticipate.  Whereas they have been there it wasn’t flush with examples of Pre-75 F-bodies. Some highlights – The blue ’67 Biscayne is a cool runner with the manufacturing facility 327 and three on the tree sporting round 50,000 on the odometer.  We actually like this model of trip and have been glad to see a household having fun with it. The all-black Firebird would usually not be my model.  I very a lot dislike strong black wheels.  Nevertheless on this automotive, with the detailing and such, I actually assume this works. The white ’70 Chevelle was operating the exhaust open and cruising in all places with a lumpy cam and hand controls.  Most wonderful. This purple ’66-‘67  Chevy II with the unassuming poverty caps regarded sharp and sedate till I took a peek previous the....




Unhinged: Keep in mind, Outdated Toy Automobiles Can All the time Be New Once more

Keep in mind the enjoyment of opening up wrapped containers on Christmas morning, hoping that you simply’d get some sort of automotive toy? Keep in mind any you bought through the years? I can consider some, can barely bear in mind others, however I can not neglect the thrill I skilled each time the current had a cool toy automotive contained in the field. I’ve had tons of toy automobiles through the years, from Micro Machines to all-metal Tonka vans, and most have passed by the wayside as I’ve gotten older. One Tonka truck stays, as does the very first Scorching Wheel I ever acquired, and some years again I purchased one among my favorites, a Tootsietoy Mustang, off of eBay about 5 years in the past. What isn’t there to like a couple of bunch of previous toy automobiles with the vacation season getting shut? Yesterday I linked up....


Flywheel Explosion Video: Watch This Ratty Wanting Chevy Get Violent – The Protect Saved Him!

That is a kind of movies that proves you actually by no means know what’s going to occur, regardless of the finances or stage of motorsport competitors is going down. It is a tug of battle contest that’s taking place in a dust space the place each vehicles are successfully hammer down and pulling in opposition to one another. You’ll observe that the vehicles are digging themselves in fairly exhausting as they attempt to out match one another. Sadly the one factor that was outmatched on this battle was the flywheel within the black truck. Because the header flames lick out of the upswept headers and the truck bounces between wheelies and grinding in opposition to the Earth you’ll hear the engine RPM come up after which swiftly BOOM! The sparks and elements shoot out at 90-degree angles under the truck and the factor thuds again to sitting on all....




Mooneyes XMas Occasion Present And Drag 2018 Pictures Begin Proper Right here!

(Pictures by Cole Reynolds) If you’re in Southern California throughout early December, then the should attend present is the Mooneyes XMas Occasion Present and Drag at Irwindale. After the observe closed early this 12 months, and with experiences that it could not reopen, folks have been afraid that the destiny of the Mooneyes XMas Occasion present might be grim. Fortunately the observe signed a brand new settlement, with a brand new administration crew, and 2018 has been stuffed with occasions and races of all types. That additionally means the Mooneyes present was every part we anticipated. Whereas we have been on the PRI Present in Indy taking a look at all the latest race components, Cole was in Irwindale taking images of cool automobiles on the present. That is our first gallery of images from the occasion, so check out all of them after which keep tuned for much more....


Winch Or Escape Door: Does A Trailer Escape Door Actually Make Sense? Why Wouldn’t You Simply Use A Winch?

On a number of events I’ve seen guys speaking about including an escape door to their enclosed trailers to make it simpler to load a automobile. Moreover being numerous work on an current trailer, I don’t actually perceive the attraction to having one. In any case, a easy winch means you simply drag the automobile into the trailer and strap it down. No must be within the automobile and fear about opening doorways and such. Possibly I’m nuts, however what the hell do you want an escape door for anyway?  Relying on the trailer producer we’ve seen escape doorways price anyplace from $350 to $1,500. A winch for that very same automobile trailer is between $250 and $700, and works when your junk is blown up and might’t drive into the trailer underneath its personal energy. I keep in mind the primary time I obtained a winch for my trailer.....




Tough Begin: This 1979 Mercury Bobcat Is Minty Contemporary! Can You Say “Autocrosser”?

The poor, maligned, and forgotten Mercury Bobcat. The Ford Pinto acquired the celebrity, good and unhealthy, throughout it’s run. By comparability, the Bobcat was like the opposite sister…they have been current, however no one was paying any actual consideration. And for the Bobcat, it was as a result of the totally different grille and totally different taillights didn’t do squat to separate the manufacturers. Anybody with eyes might let you know that they have been the identical rattling automotive. More often than not, no one might be bothered to let you know the distinction between the 2. It’s at all times a Pinto, isn’t it? No one cares whether or not or not it’s a Mercury Bobcat. It’s a Pinto. All the time a Pinto. Nicely, it is a Bobcat. One with 34,000 miles on the clock. One in surprisingly good situation contemplating it’s age and it’s life within the....


Morning Symphony: The Highland Park Hummingbird In The Wintertime

FCA has performed effectively within the horsepower battle. They’ve a variety that goes from smart to significantly insane, have a lineup that features a two-door, four-door, and an SUV wagon with 707 horsepower, vans on the way in which…they didn’t overlook methods to occasion. However there was one thing lacking. It’s definitely not the brilliant colours, or the flexibility to soften tires at a whim, or the flexibility to attract in onlookers when parked. Nah, it’s one thing that hasn’t been seen or heard in a long time: the Highland Park Hummingbird. In case you’re over the age of 30, you understand what that noise is. Any outdated Chrysler V8 has that starter connected to the block makes that sound which may as effectively be the siren music for any Mopar fan. I can’t even start to make an onomatopoeia that comes near the sound with out trying like I....




Goodbye Camaro, Whats up EV Improvement: Al Oppenheimer Joins GM’s EV Program

Ever since 2007, the identify Al Oppenheimer has been synonymous with Camaro. He’s been the driving power behind every thing, from bringing the idea automotive to the dealership ground, to bringing out monsters just like the ZL-1 and Z/28, and he’s executed a stable job of creating that occur. Having put in loads of work at GM since 1985, and the corporate has seen match to maneuver him over to the newly shaped AV/EV group that may focus particularly on zero-emission improvement. Looks as if a little bit of a stretch, leaping from the rowdy Camaro to quiet, inexperienced machines, proper? Effectively…yeah, that may be a little bit of a stretch, alright, however the profit that GM sees within the transfer is Oppenheimer’s expertise. GM is banking on Oppenheimer’s experiences to assist information the AV/EV program to fruition, one thing that the corporate believes can’t fail. There, they aren’t mistaken.....


The Ball Rolls Downhill: Nissan To Be Charged With Former CEO Ghosn In Monetary Misconduct Case

Ever because the arrest of Carlos Ghosn and Greg Kelly in Japan for monetary misconduct, the scene among the many three producers that Ghosn had introduced into an alliance – Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault – has been chaotic at greatest. And it’s about to get lots worse earlier than it will get higher. It’s anticipated that along with an anticipated indictment towards the previous Alliance chairman and the previous board of administrators, that prosecutors are anticipated to really cost Nissan as effectively, based on the Nikkei. Each Ghosn and Kelly are accused of falsifying the reviews of salaries that lead as much as March 2015, in addition to probably the following three years’ value of reviews as effectively. Nissan could be going through costs of not stopping the crime. Nissan claims that they’re cooperating totally with buyers, and each males deny the allegations that they conspired to under-report of Ghosn’s earnings....




The Small-Monitor Hit: Spectator Racing At New Smyrna Speedway Takes A Sacrifice

Spectator racing is a type of unusual occasions that we aren’t certain if we approve of or not. Seeing a few ratty third-gen F-bodies attempt to outgun the opposite at a circle monitor in a spectator drag race? Okay, nothing fallacious with that…let the followers have their enjoyable. This isn’t a spectator drag race, this can be a spectator race that was held at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. Take into accout…these are actual followers racing the vehicles they dropped at the monitor willingly. This isn’t staged…they signed paperwork, they agreed to the phrases, and so they willingly pulled their vehicles onto the racetrack. Everyone from the Corvettes to the man within the Cadillac drove into the monitor able to rumble. From the soar it’s apparent that one Corvette is out to win, however sizzling on the heels is a Mustang GT350. Watch it rigorously, and bear in mind to....


Army Truck Revival: Bringing A Kaiser Jeep Again To Life After A Lengthy Nap

The Jeep Gladiator…good lord, if there was ever a tank of a pickup truck, those that Kaiser-Willys cranked out for the U.S. army have been definitely becoming of the phrase. There are a lot of good the explanation why the M-715 collection of vehicles are beloved. Sadly, their reliability wasn’t a part of that deal…the reliability of the M-715 collection within the Southeast Asian theatre wasn’t good to place it mildly, with damaged frames, entrance PTO driveshafts that loved to intervene with steering and points with the Twister six-cylinder OHC engine placing most of the vehicles in scrapyards effectively earlier than their time. However don’t misunderstand what we’re stating…whereas the Kaiser Jeep had some points for army use, in civilian fingers, the vehicles have been overkill, brute sufficient to tackle most any activity. They have been the whole lot you may want and nothing you didn’t, and due to that....




Ultimate Pomona Swap Meet Of 2018: It’s Christmas…Shouldn’t You Get Your self A Present?

There are carols, and tinsel, and little elves on the mall…holly and fruitcake and rum balls for all of them. However you realize what would actually make you are feeling higher about getting a field of socks for Christmas? Hitting up the Pomona Swap Meet for the final outing of 2018 and discovering one thing that you just actually needed as a substitute of a pair of mittens and the mistletoe-themed boxers that no person on this earth must be sporting. As a substitute, you may have saved all people the time and problem of buying you and you may’ve introduced dwelling one thing that actually would put the spirit of the season into your coronary heart. And in contrast to a visit to the mall, there’s an excellent probability that you just wouldn’t have to attend till an merchandise is in inventory (it’s all the time good to have....


The 2018 PRI Present Is In Full Swing! Efficiency Racing Trade Components, Automobiles, Drivers, And Extra!

Asphalt and Grime Oval, Highway Racing, Drag Racing, Off-Highway, Boat Racing, Tractor Pulling, Diesel Racing, and a lot extra is represented by all of the cool components and items that you simply’ll discover on the 2018 PRI Present in Indy. Every part from steering wheels to drive wheels, gears to pistons, cylinder heads to grease pans, and each different single half wanted to construct or preserve a race automotive is right here on the conference heart downtown. It’s actually superior to see every thing that the trade has to supply and on the identical time simply makes me wish to construct much more race automobiles! It’s December in Indianapolis and which means the PRI Present is in full swing downtown. The Efficiency Racing Trade Present is mecca for race automotive guys as each racing components firm is readily available with the most recent and biggest. We’re speaking each single efficiency....




PRI 2018: Edelbrock and Pat Musi Group Up On 1,650hp Nitrous 632 Crate Motor For Sportsman Drag Racing

It’s at all times cool when partnerships have a long-lasting bond and that’s precisely what Edelbrock and Pat Musi racing engines have. The businesses have labored collectively for years growing elements and items and the fruits of this relationship was launched yesterday on the 2018 PRI present right here in Indianapolis. Edelbrock and Pat Musi have teamed up on a 1,650hp crate engine designed and meant for the highest sportsman and prime dragster courses of drag racing. I used to be there to assist unveil the engine and it’s a terrific piece that may be purchased as an entire or if anybody needs the parts are being bought individually. The mill actually shines with the Large Victor 12 heads which might be on it and with out nitrous it makes 1,250hp. With the spray it’s making 1,650hp. That’ll be lots to get you certified in a aggressive, mild automotive. The....


NCM Motorsports Park Indicators 10-Yr Deal With SCCA – Will Host The Tire Rack SCCA Time Trial Nationals!

It’s been nice to see simply how far NCM Motorsports Park has come because the day they opened again in 2014. We’ve loved each lap we’ve made on the course, have had nice instances on the occasions they’ve hosted, and have completely loved the superb leisure that they provide drivers all year long. Mitch, Matt and the staff that maintain NCM operating do an incredible job and whether or not it’s a serious occasion like LS Fest or their home-brewed King of the Heap beater collection, they run the power with professionalism and a welcoming ambiance. Which is why we’re so glad to see them achieve a ten-year take care of the SCCA to host the Tire Rack SCCA Time Trial Nationals. We’re trying ahead to being on the first occasion, cameras in hand! Sports activities Automotive Membership of America, Inc. “SCCA” in partnership with Tire Rack has chosen NCM....




From Civil Servant To Slammed Tremendous-Rig: This 1955 Chevrolet COE Will get Labored Over

(Photograph: Cobblestone Customs) Let’s see right here: we’ve a Chevrolet truck that’s slammed right down to the bottom, sporting a Duramax/Allison powertrain, on air. That’s received Chad’s consideration. The truck itself is a one-of-one, a coach-built design that was constructed for the Dutch authorities that labored till 1977 till it was mothballed in a warehouse, and because it’s a 1950s work rig, it smacks of every thing that Brian stands for in his tastes. Small surprise, then, why it’s within the line of sight for BangShift, isn’t it?  The 1955 Chevrolet 5400 cab-over is named “Large Bertha” and was constructed by Cobblestone Customs in Belgium for the 2018 SEMA Battle of the Builders program. In keeping with Wes, the builder: “I had a imaginative and prescient for it for the reason that day I noticed it. For the reason that physique isn’t removable from the chassis, everybody advised me it....


Take Up Falconry: This 1967 Ford Falcon Seems to be Like A Rowdy Good Time

Everyone’s in Indianapolis for the PRI Present and I’m…not. I like the PRI Present, however after final yr’s enjoyable involving the Indignant Grandpa Chrysler, a failed oil stress sensor, and the closest factor to a coronary heart assault I’ve ever had after discovering zero oil on the dipstick within the parking zone of the resort at a really frozen early hour, I might use the break from Indy. Not less than it’s not snowing there this yr…but. A lot of pals are roaming the halls of the Indiana Conference Middle studying concerning the present forefront within the racing scene, from elements to promotion. In the meantime, whereas boards are being held, photographs are being taken and elements are being displayed, I’m over right here at BangShift Mid-West digging by Craigslist for one thing in Indianapolis that is likely to be price taking residence. I used to be by no means....




The Correct Compromise: Authorized Avenue Drags In Hartshorne, Oklahoma

If there’s a sure-fire approach to get opinions flying and tempers simmering as much as a boil, it’s the dialogue of avenue racing. Some have nice reminiscences of stoplight drags and the quiet avenue in the course of nowhere with a couple of mates whereas others solely see issues just like the Chatsworth, California crash and spectators lining your entire size of the strip on either side in a nightmare state of affairs ought to something go mistaken. However with tracks below strain from these enjoyable NIMBY (“Not in MY yard!”) teams, noise complaints and the ever-present developer who can’t perceive why anyone would desire a dragstrip instead of a phenomenal warehouse constructing, generally the strip isn’t the reply. And that’s earlier than we get into the opinions of those that really feel that the road is the one applicable place to show a avenue automotive’s value. We are able....


An SRT-Four Powered MG Midget? Yeah, We’re About That! Test Out The Work Wanted To Make This Occur!

I’m usually curious concerning the true attraction of British roadsters. Yeah, they’re cute and all, however two-digit horsepower rankings on spindly little tires doesn’t equate a enjoyable time in my eyes. It’s proper up there with romp in a potent golf cart…benefit from the open ambiance and the nimbleness, and afterwards go discover a actual automobile to take pleasure in. (Cue: hate mail favoring small British roadsters, care of McTaggart.) The advantages of a small roadster just like the MG Midget was that they have been moderately priced, easy, and economical, with the 1962 mannequin capable of knock out a decent 33.5 MPG in 1962. If that’s completely advantageous for you, go get your tweed cap, jacket and driving gloves and transfer on to the subsequent story, as a result of what’s coming subsequent received’t work out for you. This Midget isn’t going to endure the penalty of low horsepower....




Requiem For A Beater: A Tribute Video For The “Rotstang”

You realize that it’s about time to let a automotive go when the rust is so dangerous that the door gained’t shut when you find yourself sitting within the seat. However in some instances, it may be very arduous to confess that it’s time to finish the struggling of a beater, particularly when it’d be a rattling good automotive if it wasn’t for the tin worm infestation. Luke, a.ok.a. Thunderhead289, lately needed to make the choice to lastly put down the “Rotstang”, a 1984 Mustang which may have been one of many uncommon vendor package deal Dominator GTs, if the fender badging is any indication. It is probably not both, and actually that doesn’t matter. What issues is what the Rotstang stood for in it’s final years of life. I’ve typically introduced up the 1973 Mercury Comet that I realized to drive sideways in as a youth and have talked....


Undertaking Mongrel Continues! This Little Automotive Is Getting Extra Beastly By The Minute

Once we first began following Undertaking Mongrel we thought it was kinda cool. However now we expect it’s down proper bitchin. The fab work on this factor is easy however clear and good and reveals simply how a gifted man can do loads with out a lot in the way in which of fancy instruments. It’s inspiring us to get after our personal tasks much more and could be nice inspiration for you as winter is upon us. Should you stay the place which means being caught within the storage for a few months, we hope you stacked up some tasks and are going to get some stuff achieved pronto. If not, then watch this and be impressed to get it on with your individual tasks.   The submit Undertaking Mongrel Continues! This Little Automotive Is Getting Extra Beastly By The Minute appeared first on BangShift.com.




BangShift Query Of The Day: What Ought to Your Supply Driver Be Driving?

I genuinely really feel dangerous for my native supply drivers. Now we have a pair in our household that work at one of many main shippers and I promise you, that ever since Thanksgiving they’ve been in the course of their hell season. Trailers upon trailers, truck upon truck, stuffed to the brim with containers of every little thing from costly and fragile presents which have despatched bank cards throughout deep into the purple, to baggage of cat litter to arrange the home sitter for when all people piles into the SUV to go to Gramma and Grandpa’s for the normal Christmas feast. For everybody that’s off on vacation, there’s two which are busing their hump to ensure that the vacation is an efficient one. Don’t neglect them in relation to the vacation season. (No joke, I obtained a Christmas card from my trash truck driver this morning…they don’t neglect....


PRI 2018: HUGE Drag Information – Paul Lee Is Again In Nitro Humorous Automotive, Jim Oberhofer To Tune, Half Of New Tremendous Group

They name themselves the Straight-line Technique Group and yesterday on the 2018 PRI Present they dropped some large information on the world of NHRA drag racing. The group which incorporates Scott Gardner, Doug Stringer, and different companions now has curiosity in Clay Millican’s high gas automotive, Paul Lee’s return to tug racing as a full time humorous automotive racer, Matt Hartford’s NHRA professional inventory automotive, which can also be operating the total season, Jeff Lutz, and bike racer Janette Thornley. Moreover, it was introduced that veteran NHRA advertising and gross sales guru for John Pressure Racing, Steve Cole will function the Sr. Vice President of Advertising and marketing and Gross sales. Outdoors of the apparent “woah” issue of what all this implies, there’s a load of constructive information right here. One is that Clay Millican and his automotive have extra infrastructure and operation round them, two is that the professional....




Remaining Pomona Swap Meet Of 2018: Happiness In Each Path

Chad’s been to the Pomona swap meet quite a few instances. He can inform you all about what goes on, what’s on the market, and the standard of what you could find if you happen to take the time to get up early sufficient to get there, and if you happen to’re keen to place in your good strolling footwear and spend a number of hours testing row after row of excellent stuff. Me, I’ve by no means been to the L.A. County Fairgrounds, have by no means seen Pomona and have by no means been to this legendary swap meet. I’ve simply accomplished as you all have accomplished: scrolled via the photographs, ensuring to maintain a drool rag over the keyboard, in order that I don’t brief it out when one thing I desperately need however might by no means afford to get reveals up on the display in....


PRI 2018: Steve Matusek Joins Elite Motorsports To Drive Turbocharged Professional Mod Mustang In 2019

(Photographs by Erica Enders Racing Instagram) – It has been a extremely eventful week of drag racing information to date on the 2018 PRI Present. Concentrating on the professional modified aspect of issues, there was a little bit of a surprising announcement made earlier within the week that Danny Rowe would stop operations and park his staff instantly, citing enterprise issues and different work associated journey. As Rowe has been a competitor about so long as the collection has existed beneath quite a few completely different names, this one got here proper out of left subject. Whereas the information that Rowe was leaving was crummy, we felt doubly unhealthy for our pal and Aeromotive co-foudner Steve Matusek as a result of he was immediately dumped out of a journey! As Matusek drove the second automotive for Rowe, as quickly as he determined to shut the operations down, Steve’s automotive was toast.....




Extra PRI Present 2018 Pictures Proper Right here! Examine Out All The Cool Components And Race Automobiles.

Race components, race components, and extra race components! Okay there are some excessive avenue automobile components right here too, however there may be nothing about this place that isn’t about efficiency. You’ll discover some billet stuff, however it’s all about go, not simply present. It’s December in Indianapolis and meaning the PRI Present is in full swing downtown. The Efficiency Racing Business Present is mecca for race automobile guys as each racing components firm is readily available with the newest and best. We’re speaking each single efficiency half you possibly can consider for oval monitor, drag racing, highway racing, off-road, and a lot extra. It’s type of overwhelming as a result of it’s simply so cool. Race groups, drivers, crew, house owners, fabricators, builders and anybody within the racing business is right here this week trying on the newest and best that the business has to supply. IF YOU MISSED ANY....


Our PRI 2018 Present Protection Continues: Extra Race Elements, Vehicles, And Extra From The Efficiency Racing Trade Present

Our protection from racing’s best commerce present continues!!! It’s December in Indianapolis and meaning the PRI Present is in full swing downtown. The Efficiency Racing Trade Present is mecca for race automobile guys as each racing elements firm is readily available with the newest and best. We’re speaking each single efficiency half you’ll be able to consider for oval observe, drag racing, highway racing, off-road, and a lot extra. It’s sort of overwhelming as a result of it’s simply so cool. Race groups, drivers, crew, house owners, fabricators, builders and anybody within the racing trade is right here this week trying on the newest and best that the trade has to supply. IF YOU MISSED OUR FIRST GALLERY TODAY, CLICK HERE   The publish Our PRI 2018 Present Protection Continues: Extra Race Elements, Vehicles, And Extra From The Efficiency Racing Trade Present appeared first on BangShift.com.




Not Good: Chicagoland Road Racers Jailed After Police Examine Youtube Movies

(By Greg Rourke) – First off, these are my opinions. I’m Greg Rourke, only a contributor. Possibly I’m an cranky previous man. Strike that, I’m a cranky previous man. I discover nothing acceptable with avenue racing. The Quick and Livid franchise and Road Outlaws to me appear to be encouraging an unlawful, harmful exercise. Would they broadcast a “actuality present” a couple of man who robs liquor shops? Possibly I shouldn’t give anybody any concepts. Should you’re going to particpate in unlawful actions, possibly don’t video it and present the world on Youtube. Right here we’ve some cat who wished everybody to know he owned a Hellcat Challenger. He had (previous tense) a Youtube channel exhibiting off the facility of the automobile. He had his children strapped in automobile seats in stated Hellcat whereas taking part in random hoonage. He wished to have the quickest Hellcat on Youtube, till the automobile....


A Second Of Zen: An Untouched Barn Discover, And It’s First Wash

They could nonetheless be on the market, however finding that one-in-a-million untouched barn discover that isn’t diminished to paper-thin steel and a helpful VIN tag is getting rarer by the day for the sorts of vehicles we dream about. We’re all about saving each final one that may be saved, however circumstances decide whether or not the automobile may be saved, must be saved, or left to return to the earth. Within the case of this early 1970s Dodge Dart, the story is a dream: after the Dart was left for 5 years in a car parking zone, it was moved into this barn the place it camped for fifteen years in Texas. Good and dry, however within the excellent spot for the talc-like “moon mud” to coat the A-body arduous sufficient that even Hemi Orange might be hidden, the wanna-be Swinger sat, unmoving, unknown, and deserted, picked of elements....




Nice Concept Workplace, Nitrous Division: Cleetus And Crew Hit The Dyno With The Public sale Corvette

Credit score to Cleetus for making lemonade out of lemons right here. We instructed you final week about how, in a second of full impulse, he purchased a C6 Corvette that had taken a light faucet up entrance from an public sale for ten grand, solely to seek out out that the engine beneath the hood wasn’t a Corvette engine by an extended shot. As an alternative, an iron-block LS mill had been swapped in…not so good for the ability division and it’ll actually screw with the Corvette’s dealing with, however there are advantages to working an iron block with regards to force-feeding the automotive air in a while down the road. The …four.eight, 5.three, regardless of the hell this mill is…runs and can transfer the automotive round simply effective, however what about it’s energy stage? At their lowest, that technology Corvette got here out with 400 horsepower early on....


2018 Pumpkin Run Nationals Picture Gallery: Right here’s Extra Vehicles, Extra Vehicles, and extra Cool

(Phrases and images by Doug Gregory) – Now we transfer on to muscle vehicles and this one is made up of the non-GMs in attendance.  Bear in mind we didn’t have time to get into the observe space throughout daytime and thus we missed what was possible at the least a thousand vehicles.  We all know for a truth there was an entire part of Dusters, Demons and Valiants that we didn’t see.  We’ll do higher subsequent time. To start out off the primary three engine compartment photographs are six cylinders.  We’ve obtained a turbo-charged leaning tower of energy, then a 200ci Ford adopted by a 258ci AMC in a Javelin.  All cool and fascinating. In case you are into Falcons there are lots of flavors and kinds in right here. The crimson Galaxie 500XL seems to be each bit the cruiser able to simply stretching in two zip codes on....




Sprucing A Silver Nugget: This Ford EXP Goes From Grungy To Gleaming!

I received’t lie…I used to be significantly taking a look at this Ford EXP on Craigslist for the final week and a half. If you’re shocked by that information, then good day, welcome to McTaggart’s World of Bizarre Automobiles. The Ford EXP is, in easy phrases, a Ford Escort two-seater with radically underwhelming energy numbers and, within the 1982-early 1985 variations, a face that solely a mom may love. The frog-faced EXP (and it’s Mercury clone, the LN7) have been designed to be frugal little fuel-sippers that made sense for a metropolis occupant or a single person that didn’t want twenty tons of cargo room and four-wheel-drive that didn’t appear like a three-door hatchback or worse, a Pinto. The concept was sound sufficient, the execution…meh…and the reception sucked. However individuals did purchase them…as a child I may spot an EXP a mile away due to the taillights and obtained good....


BangShift Query Of The Day: What Are You Going To Ask Santa To Convey You This Yr?

You’ve bought a few weeks left till the massive day that includes packing containers below the tree, . I’m purchasing, you might be purchasing, everyone and their mom is purchasing, it appears. Store, store, store. I by no means thought I’d say this, however I miss the times of writing a Christmas checklist to Santa and seeing the 10% of the objects on the checklist present up on Christmas morning. Hey, he won’t have introduced me a whiffleball bat to silence my brother with, or a real-deal, road authorized Camaro with plates on it for the 10-year-old (dammit…) however simply making a listing gave me hope that perhaps, the fats bearded dessert thief would really pay attention this yr as a substitute of final yr, once I bought a Play-Doh mould maker and a “the best way to make your personal chewing gum” package. That’s our query of the day…put....




2018 Houston Autorama Protection: Right here’s The Final Blast Of Images From The Occasion – Indoor and Out of doors Automobiles

(Images by Charles Wickam) – Right here’s it’s, the final photographs from the 2018 Houston Autorama as shot by Charles Wickam. We’re going to point out you vehicles which might be inside and outdoors, photographs of town of Houston, photographs from the swap meet, and among the nicest junk that this present had on show. One of many issues you have got observed within the photographs that Charles took is the truth that there aren’t any folks crowding the photographs. Why? Wickam is the official photographer for the occasion and which means he will get the ace entry to beat the crowds and get the good things. There are a load of good vehicles and vans to see right here. All the way in which from the stuff that’s so huge greenback that it’s on a literal nationwide tour to the stuff that’s maybe much more BangShifty within the from of....