Category Archive: 1320 Cars With Doors Feature, BangShift 1320, BangShift XL, Car Features, MOPAR, TRUCKS, XL Race Truck Feature, XL Truck Feature

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...

Double Down: A Second Opinion On The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – Is It Answering A Question No One Asked?

A couple of weeks ago McTaggart sweet talked the boys at the local Dodge dealer to let him take a new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT out for a spin. Well unbeknownst to him, the people at Dodge had sent...

Turbocharged Barra FTW! This Little Ford Cortina Gets Moving With Six Buzzing!

I’m still working on the culture shock I experienced when it comes to a turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine that can run. For an engine design that I’ve always figured was the...

Money No Object: This Sweet 1977 Chevrolet Monza Is The Most Wild Do-It-All Car We’ve Ever Seen!

We aren’t sold on this 1977 Chevrolet Monza because it was a magazine feature car (Super Chevy, May 2015) or because it’s eye-searing orange paint, a Lamborghini color, can be spotted by...

This 1977 Pontiac LeMans Was Supposed To Be A Figure 8 Car, But Was Spared – How Would You Finish It?

When I see things listings that say, “Figure-8” car, I automatically figure that within months, the car will be a dead carcass on a rollback headed to the crusher. Amateur racing is...

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: Can A Fox-Body Mustang Survive A Tough-Truck Course?

Where do you draw the line between rally racing and just simply beating the hell out of a car in the dirt for the hell of it? Tough Truck racing. That’s right, Tough Truck ain’t just for...

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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...

Money No Object: We’d Use This 1965 Mercury Comet To Run Errands With…Just To Freak People Out!

The further you step out of the normal, the more uncomfortable society, on the whole, becomes about your presence. For example: the other day I had to run a few cars down to get fueled up while we...

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,...

Classic YouTube: A 400+ Horsepower Turbocharged Cutlass Ciera GT Having Some Fun

Two years ago, I ran a story on a 1986 Olds Cutlass Ciera GT and uttered a phrase that has haunted me ever since: “Pro Commuter”. The concept has some merit: giving what would be an...

Money No Object: This 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air Bubbletop Is Vintage Racer Sweetness!

Frankly, even if this 1961 Chevrolet Bel Air isn’t one of the cars that NASCAR legend Rex White ran, we would still encourage you to smash the piggybank open. Why, though? Because it’s a...

The Ultimate Family Wagon? This 757 Horsepower Tahoe Sounds Mean!

The Dyno Day at Sloppy Mechanics usually brings out some interesting creations, but none quite like this Tahoe. Earlier this week, I was sorting out whether or not a brand new Ram pickup could be a...