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Category Archive: MOPAR

Random Car Review: The 1956 Chrysler Norseman, The Concept Car That Never Made It To The Show

In 1956, Chrysler was about to see the fruits of labor that had started with meetings in 1953. The company had spent $200,000 to rework the chassis of a 1955 Chrysler to create a “dream...

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Would You Rather, The Ex-Cop Edition! Which Is The Auction Bargain, The Caprice PPV Or The Hemi Charger?

We really dig ex-cop cars here at BangShift…in fact, all three of us have at least one in our history: Buford T. Justice, Brian’s Caprice, is a real-deal 9C1 car, and another ex-cop...

Wild Combination: This 1960 DeSoto Fireflite Is Packing Big Fins And Big Chevy Power!

When was the last time you gave a DeSoto any kind of thought? Killed off on November 13th, 1960 and ran out through 1961, DeSoto operated in a strange territory for Chrysler, sitting in the mid-upper...

Morning Symphony: The Scream Of The LA 318 (Yes, They Can Scream!)

Enough with my usual prose…it’s 3/18 and it’s time for me to dive right back to my roots, to the LA 318 and the cars I usually found them in. If you are unfamiliar with my...

Demon Watch: Track Action, Exhaust Note, And Launch Control For The Dodge Challenger Demon. And We Get A Dragstrip Run, Too…

Someone at FCA was paying attention to a wave of complaints about the Challenger SRT Demon’s dragged-out, teased launch, because the newly released video, “No Pills”, is our best...

The “Merger Of Equals” And The Nuclear Fallout That Came Afterwards: Regular Car Reviews Tackles DaimlerChrysler!

Chrysler has had a weird sales history, best described as “feast and famine”. Some years they knocked everything out of the park: the Forward Look cars, the 1968 B-body musclecars, the...

Rough Start: It’s The Van, Man! Could This Four-Speed Dodge B-200 Be Your Muscle Wagon?

Vans, like station wagons, are shedding their negative images now that they’ve aged a bit. Instead of being the vehicle of choice for tradesmen, creepers, and all sorts of other weirdos, a...

Classic YouTube: Loaning Dad The Car In This 1975 DieHard Advertisement

There is nothing more humiliating than having to walk up to your parents, hat in hand, to request use of the family car when your own beater isn’t running right. We’ve been there, it...

Want To Race A Nostalgia Funny Car? This Dodge Daytona Funny Car Rolling Chassis Is Ready To Go!

It isn’t everyday that you find a Funny Car just sitting on Craigslist, waiting to be sold. It’s also not everyday that you find a 1980s Dodge Daytona listed, either. Most of...

Latest Video From FCA Explains The Wizardry Behind The Challenger Demon’s “Drag Mode”…Yes, Drag Mode!

The last time we’ve been this impatient waiting for something this awesome, we were in grade school and Christmas was weeks away. But Dodge is adamant that the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon is...

Movie Car Chase: A 1971 Aussie Charger Vs. A NASCAR Oldsmobile Square Off In The Movie “Metal Skin”!

Straight off of the bat I have to admit that I know jack-all about the 1994 movie “Metal Skin”. I wasn’t hunting down a car chase scene when I stumbled across this gem…I was...

Rough Start: Flat-Faced Van Goodness Can Be Yours With This 1968 Dodge A108!

I don’t quite get the appeal of the flat-faced van. I understand how Ford Falcons, Corvair Greenbriars, Dodge A-100s and the GM twins became popular as work and utility vehicles, but when it...

Question Of The Day: What Should FCA Do With The 5.7L Hemi To Keep It Around?

If the rumor mills are true, then the 5.7L V8 that brought Chrysler out of the front-wheel-drive era and into V8 happiness is due to be axed next year, and honestly, that’s kind of a sad...

This 1984 Dodge W150 Power Ram Is A Dream Work Truck: Big Block And Clean As A Whistle!

The three of us all have our weak points, and today, this 1984 Dodge Power Ram is mine. Good lord, have you seen a Ram this clean in a bit? Not likely…if you’ve seen one at all,...