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Category Archive: BangShift Road Tests, MOPAR

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Chrysler 300C – Is Evolutionary Better Than Revolutionary?

Driving a brand-new Chrysler 300C was a no-brainer. This was the first Chrysler-branded product worthy of getting excited about since the 1970 300 Hurst edition. Yeah, it was a bit of a Bentley...

Rough Start: A Dodge Diplomat That Isn’t Taking Anything Seriously – Anybody Got A Roots Blower Available?

Build it to be a Pro Touring car. Build a drag car. Clean it up to near-new. Save it. Restore it. All the advice you get when you start car-hunting can be daunting, especially if you are the type...

Department of Justice Is Suing FCA Over Diesel Cheating Allegations

It’s official: the Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and VM Motori over violations of the Clean Air Act, specifically...

Classic YouTube: Burning The Hides Off Of A Clean ’57 Plymouth!

Lawn chairs? 1960s pop music? Oh, great…a lawn show. Every once in a while it’s nice to check one out, especially when you haven’t seen the same cars twenty times beforehand, but...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 – The Relic On The Lot Is The One You Want

We soon should be hearing more about the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will replace the current JK series that appeared for 2007. It’s a big move for Jeep, and one that is keeping many...

Could You Resist This Minty Fresh 1974 Plymouth Satellite? Could You Resist Hot Rodding It?

Ooh, now this I like. I don’t care if you’re a Mopar person or not, you have to admit that seeing an untouched, unmolested 1974 Satellite coupe as it was the day it left the factory is a...

The Rolling Dare: KingSpeed Race And Repair’s 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Is Built To Be Challenged

A built diesel truck, a real performance built, tuned-to-the-hilt truck that is much more than a monster exhaust pipe and clouds of smoke, is the most anti-sleeper thing there is. Big, loud, and...

Check It Out: A 1978 Dodge Monaco That Wasn’t Crashed Or Turned Into A Fake Cop Car!

Has anybody ever bothered to count just how many 1975-78 Mopar B-body sedans were killed off in movies and on television? Lots of people know how many General Lee Chargers were launched into the...

Classic YouTube: A 1970s Pro Stock Matchup Between Bunny Burnett’s Pinto vs. Jungle George’s Arrow

Towards the mid and late 1970s, Pro Stock cars morphed. What had been filled with cars like Camaros and Mustangs were now filled with small cars. Pintos, Vegas, Mavericks, Monzas, Darts, Mustang IIs...

Unhinged: Ok, Survivors Of The 1970s, Let’s Have A Talk About Vanning…

At the time of writing this, I’m more or less thirty-four. That means that I was born in 1983, which means that I was lucky enough to miss the custom van craze. By the time I was a kid who was...

Morning Symphony: A Chrysler Valiant Charger E48 Unleashed At Targa Tasmania

It’s been a strange week around BangShift Mid-West, with a strong focus on six-cylinder vehicles that didn’t come from the U.S.A. I’m not complaining at all about it,...

BangShift Test Drive: 2017 Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab 4×4 – Does A Cheap V8 Truck Substitute For A Hot Car?

Trucks are not what they used to be. Growing up, it was cemented in my head: a truck was a work tool and a car was for everything else, and if I must be honest, I haven’t gotten past that...

Neat As A Pin: A 1963 Plymouth Valiant Clean Enough To Eat Off Of

By the late 1950s, the Volkswagen Beetle and the Morris Mini Minor had started making inroads on American soil and the natives were getting nervous. 1960 showcased just how much these little foreign...

The Conversion: Creating A Racer With A 2015 Dodge Charger R/T

Not everyone who is at the track is a born and bred car geek with fuel in their veins. It’s a large amount of the people you will meet, but there are plenty of converts as well…those who...