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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

Question Of The Day: What Parts Failure Scared You The Most?

I’m honestly amazed that I survived the year 2000 at all. It was bad enough that I was at peak “mouthy teenager”, but I was left to my own devices 99% of the time, had a car, had a...

Question Of The Day: Have You Ever Tried To Teach Someone How To Drive A Stick Shift?

One of the things I did when I test drove the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was to bring it by where my mother-in-law works. I’ve found that she is an excellent source for unbiased opinions on...

Question Of The Day: Be Honest…How Many Of You Would Actually Sign Up To Drive A Burnout Machine?

Here’s a put-up-or-shut-up kind of deal we never, ever thought we’d see: the driver’s seat to a legit Aussie burnout car up for auction, the highest bidder getting a crack at...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your Worst “I Forgot Something” Moment?

You’ve gone over every possible nut and bolt that could need attention from the torque wrench. You’ve filled the fuel tank, you’ve topped off the oil, the transmission is good to...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The Car You Hoped You Didn’t Get For Your First Car?

You saved your pennies. You worked your ass off saving up the coin to get your first car, and you knew what you wanted. But things didn’t work out…that Mustang was too expensive, your...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Car Gets The Off-Road Treatment?

Lately, I’ve had a desire to drag something old-school, overpowered, and slung fairly low into a dirt field so that I could raise hell. Why? “Why not?” is an appropriate enough...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Person In The Gearhead Realm Inspires You?

By now if you have been reading BangShift for any length of time you know that I am a certified history nerd. I revel in learning about cool races, upsets, maverick innovators, crazed racers, single...

BangShift Question of the Day: What is the Most Exciting Motorsport to Watch?

In the grand scheme of things, lots more people watch auto racing than actually race cars. On any given weekend, there will be hundreds of thousands of people at NASCAR races, tens of thousands at...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If You Were Remaking Two Lane Blacktop Today What Car Would You Have The Guys Drive?

This is a tough one that should spark some interesting answers. Let’s say you have been hired by a Hollywood studio to remake the cult classic movie Two Lane Blacktop. The only thing that the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Worst American Car Of The Last 50 Years?

So this one should bring the carving knives out. I was in a conversation with a guy the other day and this question kind of came up. There are a million ways to approach it because there have been...

Question Of The Day: What Is The Best Movie Chase Featuring Late-Model Cars?

How many second-generation Dodge Chargers will be sacrificed on the altar that is Hollywood? For that matter, how many 1970s Chrysler Corporation products, pre-1971 Ford Mustangs, 1969 Chevrolet...

Question Of The Day: What Car Will Stop You Dead In Your Tracks, Every Time?

As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve become a bit jaded to seeing cool cars just parked. It’s one of the bad things about this line of work…when you’ve seen one, you’ve...

BangShift Question of the Day: What Was Your Favorite Automotive Toy As a Kiddo?

Combining the video of the Crazy cart and the fact that I recently stumbled upon this photo of a young me, proudly perched in my Power Wheels truck back in the early 1980s got me thinking. Of all the...

Question Of The Day: What’s The Coolest Dead Car You’ve Ever Found?

There is a difference between just finding a car, and finding a dead car. A dead car is one that is only coming back to life with a totally stupid amount of cash, a spare parts car, years to dedicate...