Category Archive: Apex Car Feature, Apex Project Cars

Introducing Project De La Vega: A Chevy Performance LTG Powered Vega Rocket!

(Words by Kaleb Kelley, Photos by Tony Huntimer) We all know that Chad and Brian at BANGshift are not only purveyors of racing nostalgia, but also the lovers of all things weird. When David Carroll...

The ARTISAN: A Pro Touring Nova Project By High School Students With Zero Budget

Perfect! Where do we sign up! We’re so impressed with Paul Estrella and his students for taking on this project of building Paul’s old Nova into a project that the kids can learn from, be...

Check Out The Ridetech Street Grip Install On George’s 1969 El Camino

When we heard about this one, we just had to share. Apparently George drove the white Ridetech Street Grip Chevelle to an event, and when he got home and was asked what he thought, he was impressed....

Project BSx: Where We Try To Keep A Nova From Becoming A Future Barn Find

(Words and photos by John Ulazek) – Introducing Project BSx. While we batted around a lot of ridiculous names for this project we are going to keep it simple, BangShift X-body gives us BSX.For...

BangShift Goes Racing! We Race Our Datsun 280Z At New Hampshire Motor Speedway!

(All photos courtesy of the author unless otherwise noted) Welcome to Bangshift Goes Racing! This is a multi-part series that gives a look into choosing, building, and racing a car on the cheap....

Project Celler Dweller: It Gets Built, It Gets Welded On, It Gets Air! (W/Video)

(Good Photos by Dave Nutting – Other Photos: The Author) – Last we left you with Project Cellar Dweller, our budget “big block” father-son go kart build the chassis had been...

Project Angry Grandpa: A Beautiful Day, An Open Racetrack, And No Reason To Hold Back

I needed an escape. There was no doubt about it…between work, the ongoing project that is BangShift Mid-West HQ (coming attraction: garage!), and weather that I wouldn’t wish on my worst...

BangShift Goes Racing! How To Pick A Cheap Race Car And Start Competing!

Welcome to Bangshift Goes Racing! This is a multi-part series that gives a look into choosing, building, and racing a car on the cheap. Here, you’ll see the misadventures of my friends and I as we...

Project Cellar Dweller Update: We Finish Teardown, Decide On Power, Lay Down Paint, and Pick Parts

We’re back with an update on the father/son BangShift go kart build that we’re calling Project Cellar Dweller. To catch you back up to speed in case you missed the introduction to this...

BangShift Project Files: Bucking The LS Trend With A V6 Firebird That Is Being Built To Carve Corners!

BangShift member “WarShrike” and his 2000 Pontiac Firebird have been around the forums for quite a while, making one hell of an impression with his desire to retain the 3.8L V6 that the...

Introducing Project Cellar Dweller! A Little Father And Son BangShift Winter Fun

The best kind of project is the one where you get to blame all the stuff your wife gets annoyed with on your nine year old son. Such is the case with our freshest venture here in the literal depths...

Mystery: Help Us Find The History Of This Incredible Homebuilt Sports Car/Hot Rod At Gates Salvage (Video)

When BestRide.com’s Craig Fitzgerald and I were romping through Gates Salvage in Hardwick, Vermont looking for cool stuff we found lots but nothing prepared us for what you see above and in the...

This Rear-Drive SJ Cherokee Is Getting A Turbocharged Modern Hemi And Six Speed – We Can’t Wait To See The Finished Product!

When you look at one of the full-sized Jeep SJ-platform SUVs, what do you think of first: mud truck, rock crawler, farm implement, prairie decoration or overstuffed yuppie wagon? The SJ, much like...

Aussie Veyron Killer? This One Off Supercar Has TWO LS7 V8s Hooked Together! Incredible Stuff

(Photo credit: Street Machine Magazine) – We have to give total and 100% credit for this tip to our pals at Street Machine Magazine, the great Australian car magazine. These guys are following...