Bill Bagshaw's NHRA Pro Stock "Red Light Bandit" 1970 Hemi Challenger
This 1970 Hemi Challenger was owned and raced by Bill Bagshaw in NHRA Pro
Stock drag racing from 1970 to 1973. The car made its debut in 1970 at the
NHRA U.S. Nationals, and won "Best Engineered" at the event. It was
featured in the November 1970 issue of Hot Rod magazine. John Gastman of
Roanoke Motors Chrysler/Dodge in Roanoke, IL owns the Red Light Bandit. He
purchased it from a private owner as part of a package deal back in 1994.
In January, 2011, Gastman called on Bucky Hess, and his son Travis Hess, at
Bucky's Ltd in Martinsburg, WV to restore this historic race car. Bill
Bagshaw, the original owner and racer, provided an enormous amount of
information to Gastman and Bucky during the restoration of the Challenger.
Bagshaw became part of the restoration team when he agreed to rebuild the
Red Light Bandit's 426 Hemi motor at Ron Shaver's Racing Engines in
Torrance, CA. Using pictures from magazine articles and build pics, Bucky's
fabricator, Cole McAllister, expertly returned the body to 1970 condition.
The talented artist Nelson Grimes re-created the lettering to "as raced"
appearance, using both gold leaf and white gold leaf materials. The final
product is stunning.
Diesel Drag Trucks Drag Racing
Diesel Drag Racing Trucks at Bandimere Test n Tune Night at Bandimere
Speedway in Morrison CO at 5800 feet above sea level. Some Cummins Rams,
Duramax and one or two Powerstroke.
CONESVILLE DRAGWAY WILD OLD SCHOOL HOT ROD BURNOUT CONTEST NO RULES
BURNOUT CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS. They burned for over a half hour. Here's some
of the more and less smoking moments from the different vehicles and Rat
Rods.. Some of the rubber on the track went on fire as it sat there
smoking. B Sure 2 Share with others..
Camaro SS vs Turbo Civic
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This video was shot early on in 2008. Yes, he's a friend of mine. The
acting (if you can call it that) is us just messing around before battery
on the camera died. It was all done on the spot - no script - and the
racing was both cars going all out 100%. The Camaro has been 11.5's@122. Not
the fastest car on the road (by far), but enough to hold it's own with most
For those in complete & utter denial - doubting that the Civic was actually
turbo'd - here is the same car with a
duck call attached to the blow-off valve as a joke: