Category Archive: Apex Car Feature, Apex Spotlight

A Yak 3 Airplane And Porsche GT3 RS Feature Like None Other. This Is Bad Ass

(Words and Photos by Dennis Vos) This little “write up” is about what happens when you have 3 photographers going at it on two different objects during a private session somewhere in Belgium. As...

Random Car Review: 1995 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 – The Most Innovative Cheat System Seen

Before the Subaru vs. Mitsubishi rivalry that kicked up in the later 1990s, there was another big player in the game: Toyota’s Celica GT-Four. The Celica had seen rally duty since the early...

This 1968 GTO Didn’t Start Out Looking Like Much, But Look At It Now! Lots Of Build Photos Included

When Chadly at MetalWorks hit me up at SEMA and asked if we would be interested in sharing some of their builds with our faithful BangShifters, my answer was “Hell yes!”. After all, these...

Best Of 2015: The Story Behind Tim Richmond’s NASCAR Pontiac LeMans And How It Was Found And Restored

Tim Richmond isn’t a name that immediately springs to mind when NASCAR is involved, but the story behind him and this NASCAR Pontiac LeMans car is a unique one. Richmond, a playboy and in some...

Destroyer: The Merc9 Is A 555ci Kaase Ford Powered 1971 Mercury Cyclone That Started In NASCAR And Now Mangles Road Courses (Video)

(Photo credit: Merc9.com) – BangShifter Todd Staege gets the credit for tipping us off to one of the most awesome road racing cars we have ever seen in the form of the absolutely evil Merc9, a...

BangShift Test Drive: The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution – We Work The Final Evo Ever

  (Photos by Dave Nutting) – It’s over. The longstanding and natural born rival to the Subaru WRX, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will cease to exist as a production model after...

A Break In The Case? Fitzgerald Has Come Up With Some Cool Info In The Case Of The Junkyard Hot Rod

Ever been to a movie where two warring factions are suddenly faced with a common enemy so they stop fighting each other and join forces for victory? Neither have we. The point is that Craig...

Random Car Review: The Chrysler Kit Car Program – The Original Saturday Night Special

It is strange to picture just how incompetent management inside of Chrysler actually was during the 1970s. Lynn Townsend, who had been a strong benefit to Chrysler after the disastrous 1957 model...

Car Feature: Ryan Pope’s Model A Roadster Pickup Is Timeless And Cool

(Words and photos by Doug Gregory) – Some astute readers might remember young Ryan Pope’s ’56 Chevy gasser –...

A Story About Finding A Diamond In The Rough, Courtesy Of A Formal Naval Admiral And A Ferrari 500 Mondial

Racing cars lead abusive lives. Let’s get that fact out of the way now. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and even in the hands of a caring owner who is meticulous about...

The Mind-Blowing, AWD, Jet Hot “Double Down” Is Heading To Auction – What Do You Think It’ll Sell For?

Call me names if you want but I think that this is one of the coolest hot rods built in the last two decades. The Jet Hot high performance coatings Double Down by Bryan Fuller Hot Rods is the 1932...

Wham Is The Coolest 1969 Ford LTD Possibly Ever – The Story Behind the Car Is Cooler Still

What is it about big cars that makes me smile? I don’t know why my DNA strands have locked me into loving the huge cars of the late 1970s and early 1970s but I do so you can imagine my glee...

The Admeyer 1933 Chevrolet Roadster Is One Of The Classiest Hot Rods At SEMA 2015

Cars like this normally don’t catch my eye. Cars like this are not the things that stop me in my tracks and draw me in to see more. Cars like this often require an intimate knowledge of what...

This Class 11 Baja Bug Is The Toughest Vehicle At The 2015 SEMA Show – Here’s Why

The little car sits among a veritable garden of massive, lifted four by four trucks. It is a funny sight at first and if we could turn real life into the movie “Cars” those big trucks...