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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

Question Of The Day: Ratty Muscle Cars…Where Do You Stand?

(Photo: Nicholas Maggio) Today’s question is simple and straightforward: there is a movement that is pretty close to BangShift Mid-West known as Ratty Muscle Cars. The premise is simple: drive...

Question Of The Day: Is It Time For The Inline-Six To Make A Return?

“Spoiled” doesn’t even begin to describe where gearheads sit for new engines at this moment. Look at what is around you: if you have the cash and desire, you can go to Dodge and buy...

Question Of The Day: What’s The Worst You’ve Mangled Yourself While Wrenching?

What a freaking day it’s been. Today has been my first attempt at spinning wrenches in honest effort on the rollover Explorer that was drug home as an engine donor for the Great Pumpkin...

Question Of The Day: What Should FCA Do With The 5.7L Hemi To Keep It Around?

If the rumor mills are true, then the 5.7L V8 that brought Chrysler out of the front-wheel-drive era and into V8 happiness is due to be axed next year, and honestly, that’s kind of a sad...

Question Of The Day: What’s Your Best Method Of Messing With The People At The Parts Store?

Ok, it seems that our own Unknown Parts Counter Guy has become bored. That isn’t a good thing…when the guy with a bag on his head has grown weary of listening to the sounds of angry...

Question Of The Day: Which Cop Car Would You Want To Be Pulled Over By?

It’s been a great afternoon…you took the machine into work instead of the daily, you got off early, and you are on your way to wherever you’re going that isn’t the good old...

Question Of The Day: At What Point Do You Feel Sorry For A Poorly-Modified Car?

Sorry, probably should’ve warned you first, but hey…at least there is no question about what I mean about “feeling sorry” for a car. The case in point is a Mitsubishi...

BangShift Question of the Day: Which Failed Car Brand Has the Worst Reputation in America?

So yesterday I was driving down the road and nearly crashed when an old Peugeot 505 passed me going in the other direction. I had not seen one of these things in years, let along spoken to anyone who...

Question Of The Day: Has The Time Come For 1980s Cars To Finally Get Built?

The 1980s…forget all of the clichés and look at the cars as they are for a moment, and not just the last few years of the decade, either. Fox Mustangs, Thunderbirds, Cougars and Fairmonts....

Question Of The Day: Would You Actually Buy A Car From Wal-Mart?

“Would you buy a car from Wal-Mart?” Strange thought, isn’t it? You can buy just about anything else at your local Wally World, from clothes to food, medicine to liquor and yes, in...

Reader Request: What Photos And Information Can You Share On The Mythical 1977 Chevrolet Chevelle SE?

Ok, readers, I have to tap into your extensive knowledge bank again. In the middle of the night a few days ago, I was hunting down 1973-77 Chevelles just to see what’s out there in the world....

Question Of The Day: Does The Low Volume Motor Vehicle Act Actually Benefit You?

When the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Act of 2015 passed, many in the automotive world celebrated, and for reasons we fully understand: instead of having to go through the full-fat system of red tape to...

Question Of The Day: Can EVs Ever Make It As A Performance Car?

If you look at the top-tier machines right now for performance, the hypercars, they all have something in common with a Toyota Prius: they are all hybrids. It’s kind of a strange statement, but...

Question Of The Day: What Makes This Brazillian-Sourced 1972 Dodge Charger R/T Worth $50,000 (And Climbing)?

Don’t bother doing a double-take at the photo: yes, we said Charger, and yes, we mean it. While Chrysler had thrown in the towel on performance by 1974 at the latest, the Latin America and...