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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

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...

This V8-Swapped One-Of-None Volvo 145 Wagon Is All Of The Awesome!

It’s pretty safe to say that in this day and age, we can all agree that station wagons rule. And it’s also pretty safe to say that two door station wagons rule harder. With that said, V8...

Who Does This? A Dodge Ram Bought New In 1993 Got Parked With Just 70 Miles On It, And Now It Could Be Yours!

Mark this one in the WTF Files. While perusing eBay, daydreaming of buying a sweet classic full size Dodge Ram, I stumbled upon this auction. It’s not uncommon to see classics up for auction...

One Of The Coolest Jeep CJ-5 Renegades We’ve Seen Is Up For Sale! You Have To See This Thing!

A couple of years back, Jeep brought back the legendary nameplate Renegade to their lineup as an entry level vehicle to open the door to all things Jeep to a new generation of buyers. Many die hard...

Good News Everyone: Someone Mashed Together A Corvette, An Eldorado, And More… Meet The Eldorette!

There are certain things out there in the world that when paired together become greater than their individual components. For instance, peanut butter and jelly. Everyone loves a PB+J. Better yet,...

How’s This For Different: A Malaise Era Olds Omega With A Turbocharged BMW Engine Under The Hood!

One of the best parts of being a car guy in this day and age is accessibility to the amount of crazy builds getting showcased on the internet, often piecing together stuff from multiple vehicles that...

Someone Created A Mid-70’s El Camino Limo… It’s Big, Brown, And It’s For Sale!

You all know that we here at BangShift love the Chevrolet El Camino, one of the original factory built Trars. And you know we love homemade insanity, like weird 4×4 El Caminos, badge swapped...