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Category Archive: BangShift News

Gearhead History: A Look At The Classic American Gas Station Through Photos From 1900-1945

The gas station has been a big part of American life since automobile ownership exploded in the early parts of the 20th century. Over the years these places evolved from greasy, grimy shacks on the...

Money No Object: A Nearly Perfect, Low Mile, Manual Trans 1974 Jeep Cherokee!

American Motors knew to not mess up a good thing when they got the Jeep brand. They put AMC emblems here and there, supplied powertrains, and that was mostly that…you do not mess with success....

Hey There 3/26! Let’s Take A Look At The Little Pontiac 326 Engine – A Small Bore Worker

Well we’re continuing to hit as many engine high points as we can over the course of the “muscle car” months this year. Today, being 3/26, we’re going to pay some homage to...

This 1983 Jaguar XJ6 Has Resto-Pretty Looks And A Chevy Under The Hood

If there is one game I hate to play, it’s “Pick a car from the year you were born”. How the hell do you look through the offerings from 1983 and pick a winner? You start at the top...

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Prototype Teaser Or A Missed Opportunity? Check Out MotorWeek’s Test Of The 1992 Camaro Heritage Edition Prototype!

The fact that the Chevrolet Camaro made it to twenty-five years was surprising…the car quite nearly got the ax in the early 1970s, and if it wasn’t for pony car competition drying up by...

Rough Start: When There Is An Airborne Toyota In The First Picture, You Know You Are Making The Right Choice!

You’re ballin’ on a budget and you want to pick up a project car. Smart money says to pick up something that only needs minor touches or something easy to build, like a Fox body or a...

Roadkill! Freiburger and Péwé Dive Into The Deep End Rescuing A Flatfender Willys Project!

My first introduction to David Freiburger was via reading my stepfather’s 4Wheel and Off Road magazines as a kid. Since he was deep into lifted trucks at that point in time, we had an abundance...

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Chris Alston’s Chassisworks Tin Kits Literally Have You Covered From Front To Back – Options Galore

When it comes to building a race car, there are so many elements involved between the physical welding of the tubes, the wiring of the car, drivetrain installation, and let’s not forget the tin...

Question Of The Day: What One Non-Real Car Would You Have In Real Life?

Ok, we admit that the title might be a bit off, so let us explain what we mean by “non-real car”. Between cartoons and video games, there is a plethora of vehicles that are purely made...

A French Supercar And A Sketchy Dyno Run – What’s Not To Love?

Yes, a French supercar. It does exist, and it’s known as the Alpine GTA. Or the Renault-Alpine GTA. What is it, exactly? It’s the PRV V6 you know and love in such cars as Volvos and the...

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Happy 3/24 – Let’s Fondly The Remember The Oldsmobile 324ci V8!

We’re back with some more fun old engine stuff today in the form of the Oldsmobile 324ci V8. This engine was basically an enlarged version of the little 303ci we talked about earlier this...

Random Car Review: The 1956 Chrysler Norseman, The Concept Car That Never Made It To The Show

In 1956, Chrysler was about to see the fruits of labor that had started with meetings in 1953. The company had spent $200,000 to rework the chassis of a 1955 Chrysler to create a “dream...

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Forget Cop Car, How About A GSA-Sourced, FBI-Spec 1973 AMC Matador?

Have you gotten your “Adam-12” reference out of your system yet? Hurry up if you haven’t, then check out this copper-colored tank. Since we already had a Chevy, a Ford and a Mopar...

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Body Swap! Hot Rod Garage Blends The Best Parts Of A Ford F-100 And Crown Vic To Make A Shop Truck!

The guys at Hot Rod Garage have been busy lately: between a budget turbo LS rubber-nose Camaro that looks like it was dragged from the scrapyard but runs like a scalded cat, to a big-block Plymouth...