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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Project Cars

BangShift Project Files: Kit-Bashing Together A Pontiac Grand Prix Using Scrap And Whatever Was In The Trunk!

Forum member “Mater” and I go way back, to my early days at a Dodge Diplomat forum. That means that for at least a decade and probably more, we’ve shared a common bond for the...

Strange Bird: Check Out This Super Rare John Fitch Firebird We Found On Ebay!

Years ago, I remember picking up an issue of High Performance Pontiac magazine and seeing a really strange looking 1967 Pontiac Firebird with crazy “flying buttress” wings attached to the...

BangShift Project Files: It’s Rough Now, But This 1975 Pontiac Grand Am Is In Good Hands…He Told Us So!

I flaunt my strange vehicle addiction regularly, but there is one forum member on BangShift that has even more questionable tastes in cars than I do, and I know this for a solid fact, because...

Stupid Gearhead Stories: What’s The Biggest “What The!?” Moment You’ve Had With Your Car?

Like many of you I’m sure, part of my morning routine is getting up, having a cup of coffee, and hitting the Interwebs to find out what’s going on in the world. One of my stops on the...

Classic YouTube: Check Out This 1957 Chrysler Corporation Training Film – Nine-Way Car Battle With Buick, Olds And Cadillac!

This Chrysler Corporation training film might have been showcased as a nine-way vehicle test, but let’s be quite honest: no, it’s not. In the Fifties, the manufacturers were cut-throat...

BangShift Project Files: A Root Beer Brown 1972 Buick Skylark Droptop That Is Getting Some Love

You really can’t go wrong with any of the GM A-bodies made between 1968-1972. They are popular, have an amazing aftermarket, look solid no matter how you build them, and are one of the few...

BangShift Project Files: When Grand National Meets Riviera, Only Good Can Result!

If you dig in the vault of project cars that have graced the forums at BangShift, you will find many unique and interesting cars. You will see short-term projects, mild builds, full-on race cars,...

Ebay Find: A 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2 That Looks Rough, But Has That One Major Fault Corrected

We’ve covered before how the 1980s Pontiac 2+2 was a half-hearted attempt by GM’s Excitement Division to hang off of the coattails of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo Aerocoupe. The...

Details Emerge For Cadillac’s New 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 – 133HP Per Liter!

Cadillac wasn’t kidding when they started talking about a “bespoke” high-output V6 for the upcoming CT6 sedan, and today they’ve released details about the new engine, coded...

Burt Reynolds’ Personal “Bandit” Trans-Am Is Headed To Auction!

There is an entire market section of vehicle restoration dedicated to black and gold late-1970s Pontiac Trans Ams. Year One even built a series of “Bandit Edition” Trans-Ams that came...

Johnny Depp’s “Black Mass” Has To Choose The Right Cars To Be Authentic. Did They?

Next year, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and a cast of dozens will be starring in a film called Black Mass, a dramatization of the book of the same name by Boston Globe writers Dick Lehr and...

LS Power Improvements: How The Wally’s World GTO Got A Bunch More Ponies

It’s been a while since we did an update on the Wally’s World GTO Project, mostly because we’ve been slacking, and also because all the new horsepower has been a lot of fun out on...

Gearhead Guys You Should Know: John Schinella

When you hear about GM design staff, it’s always the man in charge that everybody talks about: Harley Earl, Bill Mitchell, Irv Rybicki, Chuck Jordan, Wayne Cherry, and now Ed Welburn. But under...

The Wally’s World GTO Gets A New Hurst Shifter And Centerforce DYAD Clutch Setup

One of the most iconic parts in any stick shift muscle car is the Hurst Shifter. And if you are going to be building big power and ripping on that shifter, you are going to need a good clutch like...