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Category Archive: CRASH & BURN, FUNNY STUFF, Videos

Hardcore Off-Roading Down Cable Hill At Gray Rock In A Beat-Up Caravan…Hope You Got A Good Chiropractor!

Starting in 1990, Chrysler sold the Dodge Caravan with all-wheel-drive. The system, which was front-wheel-drive biased, was meant to aid drivers in inclement weather and snow. It wasn’t meant...

Whoops! How To Free A S197 Mustang From A Muddy Ditch At An Autocross

Mudding and Ford Mustangs don’t normally exist well together, and this video will show you just how strained the relationship actually is. After getting a little too exuberant at an autocross...

Sack Up Snow Blower Manufacturers! This Fair Snocrete Eats A Geo Metro!!!

And we have the video to prove it! When Phil Nase sent us an email yesterday saying that we were missing the boat in our search for the Ultimate Snow Blower, and that the Fair Snocrete was the...

1962’s Duel In The Desert May Be The Best Old Chevy Propaganda Film Yet

What’s better than old manufacturer promotion films? These movies are hilarious as they were designed for use by the sales managers at dealerships to get their sales staffs all whipped up into...

Snow And Ice Removal 101: One Russian, One Mopar And One Hellacious Sound System Combine To Do All Of The Work When The Beat Drops

It took a pretty long time, but someone finally found a use for that annoying “Turn Down For What?” song. The Russian owner of this Chrysler 300 Touring (read: Dodge Magnum with a...

Unhinged: Why I’m Not Meant To Be A Highly-Skilled Mechanic, A Lesson Taught To Me By A Hose Clamp.

I’ve maintained for years now that in the grand scheme of things automotive, I’m first and foremost NOT a skilled wrench. Sure, I can work on a car and yes, I tend to do better than most,...

Anarchy In The Forum: The Ugliest Car Contest Is In Full Swing, And Unfortunately There Are Pictures

We love our Forum members…they are the ones that made BangShift into what it is. They support us, act as our eyes and ears where we aren’t able to be, but sometimes they pull stunts like...

This Oldsmobile-Powered “Go-Kart” Just Might Be The Most Frightening Piece Of Backyard Engineering Ever

Performance comes via two methods: make more power, or lose more weight. Most of us go for the first option and proceed to build engines that crank power well beyond what the manufacturer expected....

Classic YouTube: Omni Vs. Z06. You Should Know That Something Was Up…

If you see a Dodge Omni anymore, it’s in one of three conditions. The first one is the survivor that is hanging on, usually by a thread, and has vultures circling around it. The second are Omni...

Roadkill! Wait…Boatkill? Our Favorite Dynamic Duo Hit The Water With A Jet Boat That Packs A Very Familiar Engine

If you’ve watched more than a couple episodes of Roadkill you know that Finnegan has a thing for boats that haul ass. He’s got several killer water rides, but one, a Rogers jet boat, has...

Caption This: …And He Sticks The Landing! How Did This Chevy Aveo End Up Nose-First In The Snow?

(Photo courtesy New Hampshire State Patrol) Driving on snow and ice is difficult even for those who are used to driving on snow and ice. The operator’s full concentration is demanded so that...

Watch Vader Pilot the General Lee….errr…Pride of Cincinnati

This one is on my two sons. Tom and Jack were playing around on Tom’s iPod touch yesterday and asked if I would search up some videos of the General Lee for them on YouTube. I happily complied...

Even The Electric Guys Get A Kick Out Of Scaring Their Passengers! This Tesla Owner Shows Off The “Insane” Launch Mode On The Unsuspecting!

When Tesla unveiled the P85D version of the Model S, the power figures went from impressive (for an EV) to simply impressive. 691 horsepower and 687 ft/lb of near-instanteanous torque make the...

Historical Video: The 1982 Ford EXP, A Great Snow Beater For The 1980s?

The Ford EXP is a polarizing car…it’s a two-seat Escort with one of the most…uh, unique…styling treatments up front. If you squint a little, it looks like a very surprised...