Author: Justin Banner

The Talent Behind the Camera – Justin Banner Since 2007, Justin Banner, Lead Editor and Owner of Carbage, has been involved with the automotive media in many capacities. From podcaster, to writer, to videographer, to announcer – he has done many forms of automotive entertainment and is why he should be your expert in content creation. He is viewed by many as an industry voice and works for the top online publications of modern media and include Speedhunters, MotoIQ, Super Street Online, and many others. Justin has also been involved in the automotive industry since he came to the working age of sixteen years old. Since that time, he has worked as a mechanic, service writer, and salesman in automotive parts. This means that not only can he relate to your audience at any skill level, he also knows what you’re looking for to generate lifetime customers and sales. Justin is also a Journalist Level member of the Motor Press Guild, an industry recognized entity of professional automotive journalists, since 2015. To be at this level, one must not only be invited by another member but also have sourced material as proof of working experience in the field.

The New Hot Rodders – EV Cars in Racing

Electric Vehicles are coming to racing. Should you be frightened? No, here’s why!

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The SNORE McKenzie’s Rage at the River – Part 2

It’s the close of this event that reminds me why I like the McKenzie’s Rage at the River. There is a feeling I get while attending it that I don’t get anywhere else. It’s somewhat hard to explain. I’ve been to the King of the Hammers, I’ve been to the Mint 400, and I’ve been […]

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The SNORE McKenzie’s Rage at the River – Part 1

It’s been a few years since I was last at the Rage at the River. Coming back, I now remember why I loved the event as much as I did the first time. I truly love the McKenzie’s Rage at the River. For an event that is almost a decade old – the first Rage […]

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Mike DuSold Take Overall At OUSCI 2018

If there is one car and builder that deserves the title of “Ultimate Street Car,” you would be hard pressed to say that Mike DuSold and his twin-turbo 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, known as “Maiden Texas,” doesn’t deserve it. However, it wasn’t an easy fight as he and Austin Barnes were at tooth and nail the […]

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Super Lap Battle 2018

The 2018 running of the Super Lap Battle was certainly one to remember, just not for the right reasons by other media. While everyone wants to talk about the Tesla disqualification, the bigger news was Can-Jam Motorsports and Richard Boake taking the Unlimited AWD record – one that stood for nearly four years. First, I […]

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The 2018 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo

The Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo presented by General Tire is the second biggest show for off-roading in the US. Well, just after the SEMA Show, anyway. I’d also argue that it’s the fourth biggest event you can hit in the US when you include the big races like The Mint 400, The King of the […]

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Chasing SEMA – Following PCHRods to Vegas

The road to SEMA – a dream many enthusiasts chase so they can show off their hard work at the biggest specialty show for automotive performance and its related aftermarket. I decided to follow PCHRods from their shop up to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Last Minute Plans The idea was last minute, honestly. I […]

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Carbage, SEMA 2018, and 2019: A Review and Preview

Last year, Carbage took some big leaps forward starting at the 2017 SEMA Show. From there it’s been a growth full of ups and downs, but the rate remained constant. For 2018, I’m increasing my effort to continue to grow this site to become what I have dreamed it would be: a place for gearheads […]

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Project 3323: New Light, Who Dis?

After my accident, I decided to take the front bumper off and found damage in places I expected, and a few I didn’t. So, I go through the process of replacing and repairing where I can on Project 3323, Carbage’s 2000 Nissan Pathfinder Project. Accidents suck, there’s no doubt about that and they suck worse […]

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Brief: The 2019 GMC Sierra AT4

How does the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 stack up? We’ll have to get briefly acquainted first before we can do a proper test. First, I must preface this to say that this was part of a lunch even hosted by the Motor Press Guild in conjunction with GMC. This was done to allow MPG members […]

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