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Category Archive: BangShift News, Car Features, CHEVY, MOPAR, OTHER, TRUCKS

The Zingers inspired a generation of car geeks, and we talked to the guy who built them

  There was a time when custom car culture was as mainstream as professional sports. Back in the 1960s, custom car shows were huge events that hundreds of thousands of people saw over the course...

Party Barge: Holley’s Project ’74 Chevelle “Low Buck Long Roof”

Some vehicles catch your eye with bright colors, big motors, loud noises, a thumping stereo system. Some are so frighteningly ugly that you’d just as soon go look at whatever’s in the parking lot...

This 1987 Chevy El Camino up for sale on Hemmings.com holds a deep, dark secret

I want a 1978 to 1987 El Camino like a raccoon wants my garbage can, so I’m constantly combing the classifieds, the List of Craig, eBay and Hemmings for one that’s not gonna bust my bank...

UltraVan Adventures: One Man’s Roadtrip Adventure To Rescue One Whacky Machine

Jesse Lamond is a nut job. We know because we have talked to him on the phone and he’s into all the stuff we dig. Of course it’s not his fault, we’ve also talked to his parents and...

Project Car Spotlight: Squirrel’s SMAV 1957 Suburban Goes From Blah To Beautiful In Weeks. An Inspirational Tale.

What’s an SMAV you ask? Well it’s the nickname BangShift Contributor Scott Liggett gave to Jim’s 1957 Suburban project. What does it mean? Soccer Mom Assault Vehicle. With 454 cubic...

MORE: CHEVY

Project El Monte Carvo: An In-Depth Look At Exactly What We’re Starting With

(Words and Photos by Dave Nutting) – We last left off after a brief introduction and history of El Monte Carvo. Now let’s dig into the current condition of the car a little more deeply...

Project Update: The Pro-Lux 1982 Cadillac Chicken Coupe Gets Torn Town and Sized Up

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves) – Last we left you, the 1982 Cadillac project known as the Chicken Coupe was dropped on your lap with a rendering and a couple photos of the actual car that...

Insane Project Introduction: The Chicken Coupe – The Yin To Buford T Justice’s Yang

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves and Jon Clark) – (Editor’s Note – We got some flack when we decided to call our Caprice “Buford T Justice” because Buford drove Pontiacs...

Project Car: The Goodguys G/RS 1969 Camaro…The Build at Ridetech Continues

The Goodguys Rod and Custom Association has taken car shows to the next level for decades, and founder Gary and Marilyn Meadors are still cruising with the best of them. When their son Marc Meadors...

BangShift Project: Introducing the $200 Hauler…A Tow Rig on a BangShift Budget!

Although the economy is looking up, regular Joes like us are still hurting, and there are plenty of folks, like us, who just can’t afford a new tow rig. So, when the opportunity came for us to...

Buford T Justice Hits the Chassis Dyno Today…Guess the Rear Wheel HP!

So color us obsessed if you want, but after our 15-second stock drag romp with Buford a little more than a week ago, we were really interested in putting this car on a dyno to get a rear wheel hp...

Buford T Justice Hits the Strip Tomorrow – Guess the ET and Win a Shirt!

Tomorrow is a big day in the history of BangShift’s project Buford T Justice. Our 1987 Caprice 9C1 will be running down the quarter mile asphalt aisle at New England Dragway in Epping, NH for...

Introducing Project Buford T Justice – Our 1987 9C1 Chevy Caprice – The Adventure Begins!

Just like the title says, this is the official introduction for the first real deal project car we have done here at BangShift. I am calling this 1987 9C1 Caprice, “Buford T Justice” in...

Update Detroit Speed Project Car: Gordon McGilton’s Too Hot Chevy II

To see the latest update on the Too Hot Chevy II, click here. At the 2010 Goodguys Show in Charlotte, we were lucky enough to be able to spend some time at the Detroit Speed and Engineering open...