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Category Archive: Angry Grandpa Chrysler, BangShift Projects

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 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...

Project Angry Grandpa: A Beautiful Day, An Open Racetrack, And No Reason To Hold Back

I needed an escape. There was no doubt about it…between work, the ongoing project that is BangShift Mid-West HQ (coming attraction: garage!), and weather that I wouldn’t wish on my worst...

Unhinged: The ChallengerFest 7 Story – From Running Angry Grandpa Like A Rental To Racing With Good People

I told myself over and over after ChallengerFest 6 that come hell or high water, as long as the Project Angry Grandpa Chrysler was running, that I was going to do more than spectate at ChallengerFest...

2015 Year In Review: We Take A Look At Our Two In-House Mopar Projects And The Progress…And Lack Thereof…We Have Made!

The sun is setting on 2015, and what a year it has been. From the moment the weather hinted at warming up…and the second Lohnes finally dug himself out of ass-deep snow…we have been...

Project Angry Grandpa: How Did Our Billet Technology Catch Can Do?

It’s been about a month since we installed the Billet Technology catch can onto our 2006 Chrysler 300C, and in that matter of time we’ve driven the car well over 3,000 miles in varying...

Billet Technology’s Oil Catch Cans For Mopar 5.7 and 6.1 Hemi Engines Are Easy-To-Install Insurance

Would you pour a capful of oil down the carburetor of your hot rod? Of course you wouldn’t. So why would you let the same thing happen to your daily driver? Oil vapor, along with other...

Project Angry Grandpa: Running For Broke At Wilmington – The Final Baseline Test!

Taking our project 2006 Chrysler 300C to a land-speed racing event at first doesn’t seem right, does it? It’s too heavy to be that impressive, it’s still pretty much stock, and we...