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Category Archive: BangShift News, FORD, MOPAR, OTHER, TRUCKS

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-worthy News: Texas Ranger Ram, Porsche’s Tantrum And Your Shocking New Virgin

What a week for the news…between Clarksongate, rumors for the New York Auto Show rumors and “oh, yeah, did you hear, Clarkson got fired from Top Gear?”, we were still able to find...

Question Of The Day: What Automotive “Bigfoot” Rumor Would You Like To Actually See In Real Life?

A “Bigfoot” rumor works like this: it seems that everybody knows about it, except nobody knows details, has no proof, and the ones who have claimed to have seen it are the most likely to...

Question Of The Day: WHY? Will Someone Please Explain What Happened To This Poor Mid-1960’s Mopar?

Let me start by apologizing for ruining your breakfast, and quite possibly your lunch too. About this time last year I stumbled across a 1980s Chrysler Cordoba that had been treated to the Superbird...

Unhinged: The Benefit Of Being The Devil On The Shoulder Of Your Car-Addicted Friend

As I’m writing this, I’m watching a friend of mine wrestle with himself over the Internet in regards to a car purchase, and I’ve got my best “L’il Bastard” smile...

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Hellcat Challenger Gains Over 30 Horsepower On A Basic Computer Tune

It’s honestly not like the Dodge Hellcats need any more power…707hp from the factory should be more than enough to cause sweating, speed blindness and, depending on driver skill and...

Unhinged: Why The Forced Acceptance Of Extra Technology Is Pushing Me Away From New Cars

During my test drive of the Ford Edge, I found many things that I really liked. The power and performance of the Sport model is eye-raising, it’s comfortable, it returns decent enough fuel...

Needing A Breather, FCA Suspends Hellcat Orders Until August So They Can Catch Up On Orders

My, my, what a nice problem to have. According to Allpar’s source, FCA was only expecting to move about 5,000 Hellcat-powered Chargers and Challengers a year when the programs went public last...

Ebay Find: This 1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon Seems Nicer Than New But Has Never Been Restored

I’m fascinated with survivors, the cars that are still tooling along thirty, forty, fifty or more years along pretty much as they were. They usually aren’t perfect, only some are pretty,...

The Real-Life Bravado Banshee And The 56-Year-Old Grandmother Who Won The Custom Viper [Video]

We covered the eBay auction of the Dodge Viper SRT-10 Bravado Banshee when the car was on eBay last July. It wasn’t too surprising that the car didn’t sell, even with the bidding cresting...

Unhinged: “What Is The Strangest Combination You Could Think Up That Could Work?”

I’ll preface this with an apology: I’m running on fumes and have been for the last few days. Little to no sleep combined with hours staring at a computer screen have left me looking less...

Who In England Is Drag Racing A Richard Petty-Tribute Plymouth Superbird?

Yes, this video is a couple of years old, but let’s face it: it’s not everyday you see any Plymouth Superbird doing a burnout, much less a Superbird done up as a tribute to Richard...

Meet “Twork”, The Only Chrysler Sebring Mud Truck That Could Possibly Exist On The Planet

It takes a sick, sick mind to come up with this kind of combination, it really does. Some of the trars we’ve featured here over the years lend themselves nicely to the treatment,¬†some are the...

Rough Start, The Import Edition: Bringing A Chrysler Ute Into The U.S.

After finding the sociopathic Chrysler Valiant CL ute with the “340” earlier today, the part of me that likes shopping for cars I can’t afford woke up. I’d really like a...

What Hellcat? RSI Is Now Offering A Twin-Turbo Flame-Spitting Dodge Viper TA…

There’s something about “twin-turbo Viper” that just makes us smile. Sure, we’re no closer to ever driving one than when these things started rolling off of the assembly line,...