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Category Archive: BangShift News

Venezuelan Government Seizes GM Plant And All Assets – GM Ceases Operations In Venezuela

If you are any sort of follower of world events you know that things In Venezuela have not been good for a long time but recently they have been on a rapid decline even from those crummy levels. The...

Rough Start: Your Best Shot For A Nice Old Truck Is This 1985 Ford F-150!

The inspiration for today’s Rough Start find comes straight from the weather around BangShift Mid-West. Thanks to all of those April showers that will bring May’s flowers (read:...

This 1976 Chevrolet LUV Is A Small-Block Swap Candidate If We’ve Ever Seen One!

Is it fair to say that the Chevrolet LUV pickup truck is an endangered species? The Americanized Isuzu Faster has all but disappeared from the radar screen. Every time we see one of these little...

Banker’s Strip Sweeper: This Brutal Chrysler SRT-8 Is A Nine-Second Argument Against Physics!

This weekend I’m in late-model Mopar company, and with the notable exception of one V6 Chrysler, I’m at the bottom of the totem pole. Still. That being said, in the grand scheme of...

Question of the Day: What Was Your Ridiculous Pre-Teen Car Crush?

I was cruising down the road yesterday minding my own business and silently cursing the eco-douche in front of me in the hybrid when my eyes caught one of the weirder things I have seen in a while....

BangShift Daily Tune Up: Chevy Van – Sammy Johns (1973)

The 1970s were about vans, chicks, and getting busy with chicks in vans. Sammy Johns understood this trend and released the song Chevy Van in 1973. Although it wasn’t an immediate hit, the song...

Bonafide Overkill: Four Turbochargers, Four Intercoolers, One Nissan SUV

Kyle from 1320Video has gone on another trip to the United Arab Emirates to check out how the Middle East gets down and dirty with their cars. He’s ridden in a Morgan, checked out some sand...

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Roadkill! Seeing America Through The Windshield Of A Shrunken Lincoln!

Once is coincidence, twice is suspicious, and the third time is a trend. So, I’m putting it out there now: if the guys at Roadkill find another skanky, sketchy car that I’ve written about...

Project Angry Grandpa: ChallengerFest 8 And Grandpa’s First Time On Drag Radials

(Lead photo: Wes Edens) It’s not that I really need an excuse to bring out Project Angry Grandpa to race. Far from it…I’ve been enjoying romping on our dual-personality 2006...

Put Your Lungs on The Dyno: Right2Breathe® to Offer Free Asthma Screenings during NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Our drag racin’ pal Joe Morrison who spearheads the efforts of the Right2Breathe organization sent us a note about the fact that Right2Breathe will be offering a “lung dyno” at the...

Friday’s Excuse To Go Home And Drink: The Walter P. Chrysler Museum Is Going To Become Maserati’s New Office Space

The Walter P. Chrysler museum opened it’s doors in 1999 and showcased historical and significant vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, DeSoto, American Motors, Hudson, Nash, Rambler and Jeep...

Rough Start: This 1965 Corvair Monza Sedan Is Too Sweet To Pass Up!

When five grand is burning a hole in your pocket and you want to be able to hit the road in short order, generally speaking, hunting down a fifty-ish year old car isn’t your best bet. For five...

Are You In The Market For A Pro Level Battery Charger? The Auto Meter Tower Of Power Is The One You Need

There are certain pieces of shop equipment that both get the crap beaten out of them and are completely indispensable at the same time. We’d argue that a high quality battery charger is right...

Yes, You Need This M29 Weasel As A Spare Vehicle! Tracks For The Win!

If there is one thing I have managed to learn from marriage (besides “yes, dear”) it’s how to shop wisely. For example: you buy sweatshirts and hoodies the first week that...