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...

Land Speed Controversy Video: A Cool Look At The Infamous Budweiser Rocket Car And It’s “Supersonic” 1979 Run

There have always been certain controversies in land speed racing over the years. Many of the early ones have been covered in our awesome Salt Beds of Salduro series which picks up again today, but...

Classic YouTube: Clark Griswold Enters The Tuff Truck Competition

If you’ve never thought about taking a car nobody cares about and beating the stuffing clean out of it, then I’m ready to call you a liar. I’ve done it. It’s fun beyond fun,...

Plain Vanilla: This One-Family-Owned 1976 Mercury Monarch 351 Has Potential!

I pride myself on being able to find the redeeming factor in just about every possible vehicle made, ever. There is usually a point or purpose to every automobile out there that justifies it’s...

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Movie Car Chase: A 1971 Aussie Charger Vs. A NASCAR Oldsmobile Square Off In The Movie “Metal Skin”!

Straight off of the bat I have to admit that I know jack-all about the 1994 movie “Metal Skin”. I wasn’t hunting down a car chase scene when I stumbled across this gem…I was...

Morning Symphony: Tearing Across Nebraska In A Monster Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2

Ever find yourself on an open road somewhere that has absolutely no traffic whatsoever and contemplate the consequences of what would happen if you went ahead and had a little fun? Who would know...

The Days When Car Companies Staged Street Races And Used Them To Sell High Performance Cars Were Better Than Today (Video)

This video is so good. So good that it makes me want to just grab every person that reads BangShift and say, “WATCH THIS…SO GOOD….SO, SO DAMNED GOOD!” I do realize that in...

Rough Start: Flat-Faced Van Goodness Can Be Yours With This 1968 Dodge A108!

I don’t quite get the appeal of the flat-faced van. I understand how Ford Falcons, Corvair Greenbriars, Dodge A-100s and the GM twins became popular as work and utility vehicles, but when it...

Project Fodder: Two 1967 OSI 20M TS Rollers Are Up For Grabs, From The Guy Who Builds Them Into Jaw-Droppers

No questions asked, the best thing I found perusing eBay last year was a 1967 OSI 20M TS that was built to the nines, sexy as hell, and in the middle of the bidding war that normally ensues when...

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?...

The “WTF?” Files: Somewhere Within This Monster Is A 1970 Opel GT. If You Say So…

Every so often I come to the conclusion that I’ve seen just about every form of four-wheeled oddity there can be out there…and usually, three seconds after I have come to that conclusion,...

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Wanted A Tuner For Your Late-Model Muscle But Live In California? Good News: Diablosport’s inTune i2 Is Now CARB-Legal!

Whether we like it or not, California’s emissions controls laws are the strictest in the nation and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) takes their task of ensuring that anything that...

Got A Classic C10? Upgrading To A 5 or 6 Speed Overdrive? American Powertrain Has You Covered!

American Powertrain has a huge array of kits available to make swapping a five or six speed manual transmission a cinch in all types of classic cars and trucks. Their classic C10 kit is recognized as...

Watch Peter Xiberras’ Top Fuel Crash At Sydney Dragway – Lots Of Fire!

Peter Xiberras’ second-round run at the Santo’s Summer Thunder event at Sydney Dragway was certainly less than desirable. Shortly after launch the bullet in Xiberras’ Top Fuel...