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Category Archive: Car Features

Colleen’s Dream: A Big Block 1971 Chevelle Who’s Arrest Me Red Paint Isn’t The Only Thing That Grabs You

The first time I laid eyes on Robb Mcintosh’s Big Block 1971 Chevelle, I knew we had to shoot a feature on it. The paint is insanely straight and bright, the stance is mint, but the thing that...

Zorro’s Charger – A Patina’d 1960s Gasser That Goes 10s and Takes Our Breath Away

(Since we’ll be live broadcasting the 2014 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion from Bowling Green next week, we decided to run some of the coolest car features we shot at the race over the...

Feature: A Cummins Powered, Laid Out, Custom, 1957 Chevy 2-Ton Shop Truck

(Here’s another of our favorite features that we dug up from previous coverage of the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion. This truck is one of our all-time “wish list” trucks.)...

Jeff Howe’s Laid Out 1965 Chevelle Got Him Through School, Got Him The Girl, And Now Just Kicks Ass

Jeff Howe’s 1965 Chevelle represents the perfect hot rodder story. Dad is into Corvairs, Jeff helps work on them from the time he’s 7, and the rest is history. In 1995 Jeff buys the...

BangShift Road Test: 2014 Bentley Flying Spur W12

    The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur W12 arrived at my door the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, on the mistaken assumption that I’d been invited to the Kim-Kanye nuptials. Sadly, all I...

This 1987 Chevy El Camino up for sale on Hemmings.com holds a deep, dark secret

I want a 1978 to 1987 El Camino like a raccoon wants my garbage can, so I’m constantly combing the classifieds, the List of Craig, eBay and Hemmings for one that’s not gonna bust my bank...

Gearhead Guys You Should Know: John Schinella

When you hear about GM design staff, it’s always the man in charge that everybody talks about: Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irv Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and now Ed Welburn. But under...

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...

Wait until you get a look at this 1954 Pontiac “Tribute” Car. Awesome? YES!

At my old job, I got an email from this guy, who said he was working on building a tribute to the Pontiacs of the late 1940s and early 1950s. For reference, here’s what one of those cars looks...

Before Earl “Lucky” Teter, Joie Chitwood and Evel Knievel, B. Ward Beam invented the auto thrill show

The following advertisement appeared in the Amherst (N.Y.) Bee on August 6, 1931:  Wanted: Single man, not over 25 years, to drive automobile in head-on collision with another car at the Albion...

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....

More on that awesome Russian 2WD motorcycle. You build it yourself!

BangShift Facebook fan Howard Holmes did the homework (4th grade was the toughest three years of our lives – ed.) we didn’t and came up with the website for that great Russian 2WD...

In August 1973, cheating in the Soap Box Derby made national news

In August, 1973 — at the very height of the Watergate scandal — Walter Cronkite, Time magazine and hundreds of other broadcasts and publications were focused on one thing: the 36th...