Category Archive: Apex Sideways, Apex Video, BangShift APEX, FORD

We Never Expected To See A 1990s Ford Thunderbird Drifting, But This Rules!

Yes, I’m on a MN-12 kick this week, and for good reason: nobody builds these things, it seems, and they go for pennies on the dollar when they sell. The Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln Mark VIII and...

Unhinged: Drifting In Iraq And Why It’s Important

I have a question for you: can you identify anything about the country of Iraq that doesn’t involve any tie to a war? Think back twenty, thirty, forty years. It is difficult, isn’t it?...

Morning Symphony: Thoroughbred Italians Playing In The Snow

The Lamborghini Aventador S’s base price is an eye-watering $402,995. Don’t sweat what you can or can’t buy with that kind of cash…just think about this for a second: if...

Morning Symphony: Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari-Powered “GT4586” Toyota On It’s First Drift Run!

Enzo Ferrari’s legacy is of a racing leader who gave all of the credit to the car. Not the driver, not the team so much, but the car that, along with the engine, bore his name. A...

Best of 2016: Onboard Ice Racing From Garfield Lake In Minnesota – Where A 1990s Buick Can Be Competitive!

There has to be some kind of unnerving feeling inside of a driver when pulling a car the size of a 1990s Buick Roadmaster onto a frozen lake. Questions emerge…for most people, those questions...

Historical Footage: Henri Toivonen Running The RAC Rally In A Talbot Sunbeam

Henri Toivonen’s fame may lie as the man whose death signaled the death of Group B Rally when his Lancia Delta plunged over the side of a cliff at Corsica in 1986, but it wasn’t due to...

What Depreciation? This BMW 6-Series Is One Evil-Sounding Rally Monster!

I actually had to go research when the “new” BMW 6-series coupes were first produced: 2004. That means that at the oldest, this particular mud-flinging example is twelve years old. Which...

Watching A BMW E30 Drift Through A Lovely Autumn Scene Is The Perfect Farewell To Warm Autumn Weather

Yes, I know that winter, technically, is five weeks away. But I’m not bothered about that. As I’m writing this, the awesome Indian summer that BangShift Mid-West has experienced this year...

SEMA 2016: The Tri-Ace Drift Holden Ute – Specially Shipped Over From Australia With Love (And Some Hate!)

If you thought getting a car ready for SEMA was normally a pain in the ass, you can only begin to imagine the headaches that Josh Robinson and the Tri-Ace Tires Drift Ute team had to face: a car that...

SEMA 2016: This Toyota 86 Is Rocking The Engine From A Ferrari 458 Italia!

It’s strange to think that both Lohnes and I almost walked right by this little ball of violence without noticing the two big, red air intakes sticking high above where the hood should be on...

Morning Symphony: Hanging The Tail Out On A RWD-Converted Ford Escort RS Cosworth!

All hail the mighty Cosworth 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged wonder mill. Paired off with one of the most praised suspension setups in the automotive world and a four-wheel-drive system that just...

Gymkhana Nine! Ken Block Tears Up Buffalo After Australia Has A Panic Attack Over His Take On “Hooning”!

By all rights, the latest and greatest Gymkhana film from Ken Block and the Hoonigan crew is lock-step with the last eight: Block, this time in one of the two Ford Focus RS RX vehicles on the planet,...

Cleetus McFarland Gets A Shot At A LS-Swapped Nissan 350Z At Beech Bend! Check Out The Shenanigans Here!

The Street Car Takeover at Beech Bend earlier this year was a wild event to cover…roll racing, drag racing, car shows, a burnout contest, all while I was near heat exhaustion. In short, it was...

Labor Day Racing Footage: Irish Drifting? Yeah, It’s Real And It’s Good!

When I went to Ireland two years ago, to say that I was disappointed with the automotive culture I saw around would be an understatement. Nothing I was used to, none of the forbidden fruit minus one...