BangShift.com Real Street Cars At Road America: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits The National Park Of Speed

(Words by Jim McIlvaine) OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, is now running in conjunction with Speed ​​Tour, highlighted by the vintage cars of SVRA. “Vintage” is a broadly-accepted term in motorsports these days and as a result, it’s not unusual to see many SVRA entries that were … Read more

BangShift.com Historic Trans Am Versus Pro-Touring Part 2: OPTIMA’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Visits Sonoma Raceway

Here’s the second batch of photos from Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Use the link below to see the first gallery if you missed it! (Words by Jim McIlvaine) In a quick pivot, OPTIMA’s 2022 Search for the Ultimate Street Car, presented by Advance Auto Parts, partnered with SpeedTour, to run with that … Read more

BangShift.com Alternative Fuels: Will Hydrogen Save Hot Rodding? Internal Combustion Engines For The Win!

The internal combustion engine is on the ropes here in the United States, at least with regards to new car sales, if you believe the 2035 EV-only offerings deadline that most of the big automotive manufacturers are spouting. With that has come a huge push for other alternatives outside of the electric box as people … Read more

How Solid-State EV Batteries May Lick the Fast-Charging Degradation Problem

Solid-state batteries hold a lot of promises for EVs, of reduced complexity, increased safety, and less degradation when repeatedly subjected to fast charging. QuantumScape data indicates its solid-state batteries—after 400 cycles of 10 to 80 percent fast charging (the equivalent of covering 160,000 miles)—retain over 80 percent of their capacity. Some analysts question the robustness … Read more

F1 Miami GP Featured A-Listers, Football Helmets, Even Baseball

Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix was a short of on-track drama, but high on off-track movers and shakers. Here’s some of what you may have missed from South Florida: Leclerc Surprised by Baseball Experience Ferrari’s drivers had different sporting experiences during the build-up in Miami. Charles Leclerc professed his love for American culture, telling Autoweek … Read more