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Category Archive: BangShift News, 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...

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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...

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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...

Turbo-Gasm: A Vintage Mustang Fastback: Small Tires, A Big Damn Turbo – Sexy Fabrication!

I stopped by Tube Chassis Designz yesterday to annoy and derail the productivity of my buddy Jon Sandahl and to check on the progress with the Fat Lane t-bolt build that we’ve been following....

America’s Most Beautiful Roadster 2013 is John Mumford’s 1927 Ford Track T Built By Roy Brizio

We had the opportunity to meet and hang out with Mumford during the Goodguys Rodfather Tour, and can tell you that he is one awesome guy, just like his cars. Roy Brizio did the final assembly on this...

BangShift Exlusive: George Poteet’s, Rad Rides Built, Talladega Inspired ’69 Torino Assembly Pics

(Photos by Rob McGaffin) The famed 1969 Torino, owned by George Poteet, that is being built at Rad Rides By Troy, has been the talk of the hot rodding world for the past couple years. And thanks to...

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BangShift Test Drive: The 2013 Ford Raptor – We Drag It, ‘Wheel It, and Jump It!

(Photos by Tom Phair, Kerri Lohnes, and the author) –  The most commonly asked question we had during our time with the 2013 Ford SVT Raptor was, “Is that thing fun to drive?” The...