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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

Question Of The Day: Have You Ever Seen A Car That Looks Right And Wrong At The Same Time?

One of my project car dreams is to take a Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2, the funky NASCAR homologation special G-body, and to build it into the machine that Pontiac simply failed to deliver on. Manual...

Question Of The Day: What’s Your Best Car Vs. Nature Story?

Today’s Question Of The Day aims directly at the contentious and often problematic issues that crop up between our hobby and the world we live in. Ever since the first motorized carriages...

Question Of The Day: What Is It About Junkyards That Works For You?

I was five when I was taken to my first junkyard. My cousin Vance was hunting something down for his 1976 Dodge Charger and I begged and pleaded with him until he caved and let me roll with him. Had...

Question of the Day: What Was Your Ridiculous Pre-Teen Car Crush?

I was cruising down the road yesterday minding my own business and silently cursing the eco-douche in front of me in the hybrid when my eyes caught one of the weirder things I have seen in a while....

Would You Rather, The Alternate Future Edition: Which FWD Pony Car Concept Appeals To You Most?

We know how the pony cars managed to survive the 1980s: Ford managed to give the Mustang a desperately needed horsepower injection that really came into play in 1982, and over at GM, the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If You Could Limit Demo Derbies To One Make And Model ONLY, What Would It Be?

If you have read BangShift for any length of time, you know that the two models of automobile that I wouldn’t mind seeing parked next to the remains of the Bismark or Titanic are the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The First “Not A Street Car”?

The debate that began five minutes after a guy bolted a Fronty head onto his Model T and continues today surrounds what a street car is or isn’t. When we look at the accomplishments of guys...

Question Of The Day: Where Do You Think The Demon’s Horsepower Figure Will Be?

It’s been one of the longest tease-outs we can remember seeing in the automotive world that still has a mystery left hours before the reveal. The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be the no-bull,...

Question Of The Day: Is This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle The Perfect First Car?

  If you are a parent, you are immediately going to point out everything wrong with this sentiment, but do yourself a favor and remember your first car. I remember mine: a 1975 Chevrolet Camaro...

Caption This: “When I See That Groundhog, I’m Gonna Run His Ass Over…”

(Photo: Phil de Soto) Springtime is here, and we couldn’t be happier. Tracks are open, races are running, shows are bringing in the crowds, and the open highway beckons the more nomadic among...

How Would You Build This 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2? It’s Already Been V8 Swapped Once…

Seeing this 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 as a gutted shell just seems wrong somehow. Ferrari’s take on a two-door sedan-like shape might not be universally admired like other models in the 1970s,...

Question Of The Day: What Car Are You Happy To Find That Nobody Else In The World Is?

Behold, a 1980 Plymouth Champ. Like it’s Dodge Colt sibling, it is a symbol of the more questionable products of the company’s partnership with Mitsubishi under the “Imported...

Question Of The Day: What Is Your “Going For A Drive” Route?

It’s late at night…ok, that’s not right: it’s early in the morning as I write this. It’s been a strange day here at BangShift Mid-West. Don’t sweat, everything is...

Would You Rather, The Former SEMA Edition: Which Show Car Takes The Prize?

Every year, right at the beginning of November, there is a pilgrimage made to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Some view the SEMA show as a three-ring circus of everything automotive, some view it as...