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Category Archive: Car Features, eBay Find, OTHER

eBay Find: A Vintage Jet Funny Car Available for Fun and Profit

Now that Nostalgia Funny Cars are sweeping the nation like some sort of nuclear powered wild fire, it seems about time for the same thing to happed with Jet Funny Cars. Yes, we know that is a...

Car Feature: 800 Horsepower 1964 Dodge 330 by Renteria Bros.

Mike Renteria Sr.’s 1964 Dodge 330 makes 800 horsepower out of a 496ci big-block Mopar wedge motor, gets driven and shown regularly, and belongs to a man who is 70 years old. Mike is the father...

Car Feature: The (Formerly) Hack Job General Lee

If Cooter Davenport had the budget and parts, this is the General Lee he would have built for the Duke boys. He would have started with an old wreck and pieced the car together until he had a...

BangShift Project Car Spotlight: A Crazy Tube-Chassis Fiero From the Netherlands

One of the truly cool things about this whole BangShift deal is the fact that we’re international. Guys are building nasty hot rods all over the world and thankfully we’re able to see...

Car Feature: Gary Harris’s Killer 1965 Ford Falcon

When we were prowling the pits at Beech Bend Raceway looking for feature cars during the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion, one of the first cars we needed to find was this 1965 Ford Falcon owned...

Pro Street 1970 Challenger Mini-Feature

Every once in a while we run across a car we know you would love to see, but that we can’t shoot a full feature on due to time or circumstance. Our neighbor, George, has some cool toys,...

Hack Job General Lee: So Close We Can Almost Taste It, With Video!

The Hack Job General Lee, the well publicized Charger project from Hell, is finally near completion and it may well be the the greatest case of making automotive chicken salad out of chicken...

Car Feature: GNRS-Winning 1955 Chevy Show Car

Steve and Lisa Caspary’s 1955 Chevy is a full-on, serious show car. So serious in fact, that the shoebox took first place in its category at the Grand National Roadster Show, one of the premier...

Car Feature: Jet-X, The 1972 Plymouth GTX that Mopar Never Built

Here’s a car from the cover of the October 2009 Mopar Action magazine, and one that’s being debuted at Chryslers at Carlisle, July 10-12, just as this is being posted at BangShift.com....

Car Feature: Stunning 1955 Chevy Nomad, With Video!

Chevy Nomads are one of the few cars that will be eternally cool. Maybe that’s why Robert “Nick” Nichols wanted one and was willing to wait for it—for 50 years to be exact!...

Car Feature: 1967 Mustang in Modern Trans-Am Trim

Dean Westmoreland has three NHRA championships and 27 national event wins as a crew member with John Force Racing, plus an IHRA championship with Don Lampus, and he’s now pulling crew-chief...

Car Feature: 10.0-Second Small-Block 1973 Camaro, No Nitrous! Plus Vintage Photos

It seems like most guys’ hot rods get put into one form or another and live there forever. You built a Pro Street car in the 1980s and it’s probably still sporting steamroller tires out...

Gallery: Vintage Photos of Freiburger’s Super Bee

As many of you know, a few months ago Chad and I had to close down the old website that used to employ us and also clear out the shop where we’d been working. Aside from the drama of going out...

The Zany Thunder Flite

If you browsed my most recent El Mirage gallery you had to have noticed photos of this wild custom ’62 Thunderbird. The Rocket Birds are kind of an acquired taste, and I happen to dig them to...