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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

Swap Meet Mania: BangShift Visits The Annual South Shore Antique Auto Club’s Mansfield MA Meet!

Every May, the South Shore Antique Auto Club hosts a huge swap meet in Mansfield, MA at the Xfinity Center (also known to locals as Great Woods), which is a huge outdoor concert venue flanked by some...

You Want Rare? How About A 1978 Buick Century Sport Coupe With A 4-Speed!!!

As we all know, the late 1970’s were some pretty dark days for factory performance cars. Aside from a few standouts like Pontiac’s W72-package Trans Am and Dodge’s Lil’ Red...

Now Here’s A Strange One: A Rear Engine, Wide Body, Chevy-Powered Jaguar XKE!

Every day, BangShift scours the interwebs looking for cool, crazy and the just plain weird to offer up to our readers. And sometimes, we’ll find something that’s all of those in one...

This Anniversary Edition 1987 Mercury Cougar Survived The 80’s And Has Only 750 Miles!

1987, if you were around to experience it, was one hell of a year. Many consider it to be the pinnacle of the Decade of Excess, and looking back, it really was chock full of awesomeness. For example,...

The Beast of Both Worlds: A Guy In His 20’s Built A BMW 2002 With The Heart And Bones Of A Honda S2000, And It’s Nuts!

(Photos by Kevin Adolf and Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Staff) Author’s Note: Recently, our buddies over at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine asked me if I’d like to help them out with...

This One-Of-None 1970 Dodge Super Bee Wagon Can Haul Your Groceries… And Then Some!!!

If it’s one thing most BangShifters can agree upon, it’s that old-school Mopars are just plain cool. I don’t care if you are a Ford, Chevy, AMC, or an Import guy, we can all agree...

A Preserved “Day 2” V8 Vega? This Thing Is A Time Capsule!

Lately, I’ve had a thing for the diminutive Chevrolet Vega. Bone stock, they were boring and unreliable, and let’s face it: they weren’t very good at being cars. That’s why...

Is It OK To Like These Again: Chevrolet Lumina Z34 Edition

In today’s automotive world, we really are spoiled. You can go out right now and buy a Camaro or Mustang with a V8 with well north of 400hp, and it will be a comfortable place to spend time to...

This Vega Project Is Part Custom Van And Part 4×4 Trar! You Have To See This!

If there was ever a car that is way cooler modified than stock, it’s the Chevrolet Vega. From the factory, they were fragile econoboxes from a bygone era, with leaky engines and questionable...

Prepare Your Eye Bleach: This 1976 Buick LeSabre Is An Automotive Experiment Gone Awry!

Here at BangShift, we always get a kick out of what people do to their cars to make them stand out from the pack. You know we love crazy engine swaps and sleeper builds, making ordinary cars into...

The Tale Of The Datsun 280Z ZAP: The First Car/Video Game Cross Promotion!

Picture this: It’s the mid-1970’s, and you work for an up-and-coming Japanese car company making serious inroads in the market. You have a successful sports car that you’ve been selling for a...

This Suzuki Katana-Powered Go Kart Is 100% Nuts, And We Want It!

Go Karts are cool, and you know we love them. Many gearheads and BangShifters got their start wrenching on these small four wheeled vehicles, including yours truly. I remember scrounging $200...

Blank Canvas: How Would You Build This Minty 1975 AMC Hornet?

Here at BangShift, we are not shy about our love for AMC’s. These quirky cars from Kenosha always stand out in the crowd, and better yet, they can be built into serious speed machines. But...

Pimp My Pacer: Someone Is Selling The “Pimp My Ride” AMC Pacer On Ebay!

I’m sure most of you BangShifters remember the TV Show “Pimp My Ride”, right? For those who don’t, here’s a quick refresher: It was a show on MTV that aired in the...