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Category Archive: BangShift News, BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Car Features, CHEVY, FORD, MOPAR, OTHER

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...

Vintage Race Car of the Week: Bruce Larson’s 1966 Chevelle

It’s darn near impossible to nail down who exactly had the “first” Funny Car and when it debuted. Dick Landy’s 1964 altered-wheelbase Dodge is most often credited, but different...

Two-Wheel Too Cool: This 1975 Kawasaki KZ400 is how you’re supposed to build a cafe bike

Cafe bikes have become the new rat rods. What started out as the ultimate expression of form following function turned into guys just throwing together hideously ugly motorcycles with bubblegum welds...

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...

Sneak Preview: Marvel has a new Ghost Rider and he drives a Charger

Since Issue #5 of Marvel Spotlight, Ghost Rider has been astride the kind of chopper that would feel right at home in Easy Rider. But beginning this week, Marvel’s new Ghost Rider is piloting a...

Frank Kozik’s Poster Art Puts Cars and Music Together Like Nothing Else

Last week, I mentioned Gearhead Records and Gearhead Magazine, and I walked out into the garage to work on the Blazer project and one of my posters smacked me right in the face, sending me all the...

Italian Furniture Builders Built This BMW K100RS Cafe Racer Out of An Oil Drum and It’s DEADLY

Vibrazioni Art Design isn’t known for building motorcycles. It’s recognized for building cool furniture out of old 55 gallon oil drums, the way half the bands in Jamaica built their drum...

Short Shift: A Weekend Road Trip In The 2014 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Edition Will Make You Want To Kill Your Small SUV

(Welcome to the Short Shift! This is where we’ll do less intensive reviews of new cars and stuff that we get a chance to have some quality time with. Manufacturers will sometimes ask us if we...