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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, White Bread Suburban

Introducing BIMBO, AKA Project White Bread, Our New Tow Pig Chevrolet Suburban

Well, the $200 Hauler Chevrolet Suburban is officially dead, and my new tow pig is in the driveway. And they couldn’t be more different. The $200 Hauler was black, the new Suburban is...

Project Raven Imperial: A Re-Assessment Of Sorts For Our J-body

It’s been over a year since we’ve done anything with Project Raven, the 1983 Imperial coupe that I’ve had for five years now. The last update wasn’t good news: after taking a...

Project Great Pumpkin Mustang: Slow Progress Is Still Progress!

The 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia that is BangShift’s in-house Fox Body project has been progressing. Admittedly, much slower than we were anticipating work to move, but we aren’t a reality...

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...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step Two Is Making A Sacrifice To The Pony Car Gods

We are a couple of weeks into work on the Great Pumpkin, our 1980 Mustang Ghia, and it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, to be honest. We’ve had good days where we make progress and...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step One Is Getting Our Forlorn Fox Back On The Road

Our 1980 Mustang hasn’t had the most comfortable life in the last few years. It’s lived in a shed (the sketchy, wasp-filled number that was the home of our Imperial when I yanked out the...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: We Introduce Our Daily-Driver Build 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia

What better way to kick off the new year than by bringing a new project car on board? Well…let’s be honest, it’s not exactly a “new” project car. If you’ve been...

Project Angry Grandpa: The Final Race At ATCO – Did Grandpa Redeem Himself?

Let’s not sugarcoat how things were after the last Angry Grandpa update: after parts-bombing our Chrysler 300C with a healthy amount of go-fast goodies, the first trip out to the track proved...

Project Angry Grandpa: Our First Test With The New Setup At Beech Bend – How Close Are We To The 12-Second Goal?

You are damn skippy that I was going to take the new and improved Chrysler out to Beech Bend the first chance I got! After thrashing earlier in the week to give old Gramps a bit more get-up-and-go,...

Project Angry Grandpa: The BFNY Performance Two-Day Thrash

The deed is done. After 124,400 miles of faithful service in mostly stock form, Angry Grandpa, our in-house 2006 Chrysler 300C project car, has finally moved on to a higher level. I wasn’t...

Project Angry Grandpa: Throwing This, That And The Kitchen Sink At It, Too – We’re Going To Get A Timeslip Out Of The Chrysler, And Here’s How!

In April of this year, we made the call that come hell or high water, Project Angry Grandpa, our 2006 Chrysler 300C, was going to do one simple trick: run a 13.99 or better and trap over 100 miles...

Project Angry Grandpa: Touch-Up Work After A Busy Month On The Road!

August proved to be a very, very busy month for Project Angry Grandpa, our 2006 Chrysler 300C. We went to the Mopar Nats at National Trail Raceway…and knocked the front-end askew on the rutted,...

BangShift Goes Racing! Project Angry Grandpa Hits The Strip At Milan! Will We Ever See Thirteens?

It’s official: my fascination with making the Project Angry Grandpa Chrysler 300C run mid-13s has turned into a mental sickness. How else do you explain yours truly waking up at 4:50 in the...

Project Angry Grandpa: Will Coils And A Tuner Finally Shove Grandpa Into The 13-Second Range?

If you’ll recall from the last time Angry Grandpa (our 2006 Chrysler 300C) was on the quarter-mile at Beech Bend Raceway Park, we had been fighting throughout all of ChallengerFest 7 trying to...