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Category Archive: Top 11

Top 11: The “Money Is No Object” List – Answering The Favorite Question Of Non-Gearheads Everywhere!

If there is one question I could avoid hearing for the rest of my life, it is “What’s your favorite car?” Without going into the long, drawn-out version of the explanation,...

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The Top 11 Most Ill-Fated Drag Cars Of All Time – A Spooky List For Halloween

Today is Halloween so we decided to go on the spooky and macabre side of things for this Top 11 list. Throughout the history of drag racing there have been great innovations, great innovators, and...

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Top 11: Our Picks From The 750-Plus Vehicles Up For Grabs At Mecum Anaheim!

Another month, another Mecum auction coming up for us to paw through. Clicking through the auction lots online reminds us of digging through the JCPenny’s catalog as kids as we wrote our...

Top 11: Battle Of The Heavyweights – We Pick Our Favorite Full-Sizers!

After seeing that absolutely bitchin’ 1969 Impala SS that Mike Musto got to drive for Big Muscle, our gears started to turn. We haven’t seen big cars…really big cars…as muscle...

Top 11: McTaggart’s Picks From LS Fest 2015 – With Hundreds Of Cars Present, How Do You Decide?

Pick eleven cars from LS Fest for a list. Sounds easy, but it isn’t. Holley had eleven cars in front of their display that I would’ve sold a sibling into slavery for, and that...

Top 11: Late-Model Concept Cars – Vehicles That The Manufacturers Used To Toy With Us

I love concept cars. I love the idea that one of the major manufacturers is so willing to test a future thought, or an unconventional layout, is even just nice enough to unchain the designers that...

Top 11: BangShift’s Picks From Mecum Dallas 2015 – Our Choices From A Musclecar-Heavy Lineup!

Normally, mulling through any auction house’s listings page is like reading Hemmings…sure, the cars are nice, possibly rare, but they are certainly out of your price range and are way too...

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Top 11: McTaggart’s 1990s Picks – The Cars From The Horsepower Re-Awakening!

The 1990s, in automotive terms, should be considered the Great Reawakening Of Horsepower. In the 1960s and first couple years of the Seventies, we were drunk on power. Then we got about fifteen years...

Top 11: Picks From The Mecum Harrisburg Auction – What Would The BangShifter Go For?

Another week, another auction, another fool parted with their money. It’s the same old song at some of these events: a few high-dollar, high-value items surrounded by a field of...

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Top 11: McTaggart’s Delusions – Take Your Pick For The Strangest Thing To Come Out Of This Brain

When Brian and Chad hired me on last year, I’m sure even they had a thought or two about what I might bring to the table. I’ve been known for my strange, slightly off-the-wall ideas and...

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The Top 11 Reasons Why 1964 Was Bar None, The Greatest Year For American Cars And Will Never Be Topped

Since McTaggart took us through his twisted mind today I thought it was a good idea to take you through some history as well. 1964 was of course 51 years ago and it was the greatest year for the...

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BangShift Top 11: Which Songs Go With Which Roadkill Vehicles

Cars and music just go together. Certain cars make you think of certain types of music. I know that I can’t walk by a Christine clone Plymouth without the song “Little Bitty Pretty...

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The Top 11: Best Factory Transmissions Ever Offered in American Cars

(Editor’s note: Apparently a Chrysler in-house magazine referenced this list when talking about the Torqueflite transmission this month, calling us “experts”. Because of that we dug...

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BangShift Top 11: Cars From The 1980s That You Showed Us On Facebook!

In the interest of full disclosure, I wrote the rant about 1980s cars and attitudes while I was seeing red mist. It isn’t the first time I’ve lost my temper over other people’s...