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Category Archive: BangShift News, FORD

It’s Official: Ford’s Next Hot Mustang Is “GT 350″. Thanks For The Name, But Can You Give Us Another Clue?

When comparing lists of what is/is not known about the Ford Mustang’s performance model that slots above the GT, the list of “known” is almost nil, while the “not known but...

This European Ford Granada Is One Of The Most Evil Sleepers We’ve Seen! 1700+ Horsepower!

Of all the things you could call the Ford Granada Mark II, “fast” isn’t a word that comes to mind first. When the hot button is a 160hp V6, things aren’t looking good. When...

The Forgotten Aero Warrior: Ford Torino King Cobra

In 1969, NASCAR was experiencing rapid growth, and all of the credit could be focused on one person: Richard Petty. Petty had left Plymouth to drive for Ford that year after Chrysler suits told him...

Ebay Find: A Turbine-Powered T-Bucket-Insanity Taken To A New Level, And Yes, It’s For Sale!

It takes quite a bit for us to stop what we’re doing and just stare at a picture of a car, more so when the car is a Ford T-bucket. This one did it. A Ford T-bucket powered by a Boeing 502...

MORE: eBay Find, FORD

Ford Releases Power Figures For 2015 Mustang Lineup: Who Wants a 310 HP Four Cylinder?

Ford has (FINALLY!) released the power figures for the 2015 Mustang lineup. Here’s the numbers: The 2.3L turbo four EcoBoost motor is 310hp/320 ft/lb torque. (Or, for comparison, the same...

2014 Holley National Hot Rod Reunion Feature Car: 1970 Mustang Grande 351

Every car has a story. Some live fast, die young and end up resting in a field somewhere. Some live basic lives that aren’t real notable, and some, like Rick Pierce’s ’70 Mustang, shine years...

MORE: FORD

Four-door Fursday: Five of the coolest four-doors ever

In yesterday’s Craigslist Bait-N-Switch of the Week, I mentioned that the Skylark in question had two doors two many. A few of our Facebook fans took issue with the lack of respect for sedans...

Deep in the bowels of the New York International Auto Show is the coolest display of former cop cars you’ll ever see

As Lohnes mentioned yesterday, I was stationed at the New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public this morning. There’s always lots of new stuff to look at, but my favorite...

Car Feature – Boss Hoss: A 1969 Pro Street Mustang Powered by 604ci of Alan Root Headed Ford Hemi

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – Lately we have been featuring sleepers here on BangShift, so consider this our way of breaking that trend. This car is a sledgehammer, both visually and mechanically....

There’s something uniquely badass about seeing vintage cop cars in their natural habitat

I don’t know what it is, but I have a serious thing for vintage photos of cop cars in action. I get some special thrill seeing cars you normally see in car shows going about their daily...

Car Feature: One Ultra Bitchin, Kick Ass, 1930 Model A Ford We Want Bad!

Bad ass, bitchin, rad, cool, awesome… Not one of these conveys how bad assedly bitchin the Lafferty’s awesome, rad, and cool, 1930 Ford Model A really is. And before you get your panties...

MORE: FORD

Mini-Feature: An 1960s Ford “Uni-Body” Truck With Bad Ass Paint, Perfect Stance, and Ford Power!

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – From 1961-1963 Ford produced a truck that is commonly referred to by hot rodders today as a “uni-body” truck. While this isn’t entirely accurate...

Build Gallery: A 1965 Mustang That Combines New And Old School Elements With Great Parts From Rick’s Tanks, FAST, And More!

One of the toughest things to do when building a car is to combine old school elements and current technology/styling together. This  Mustang that’s going together at Tube Chassis Designz...

Funny Car Forensics: Can You Give Us Some History About This Flopper On The Shelf?

Our buddy Blair is the lead man at the clandestine “bat cave body shop” that we visit from time to time here on BangShift. We happened by the shop the other day and while there was some...