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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

El National? Caballero T-Type? Whatever You Call It, This Buick 3.8 Turbo-Swapped GMC Caballero Is All Of The Awesome!

As we all know, General Motors has a history for building a ton of cars for all of its various car lines on shared platforms. In fact, no one “badge engineers” cars and trucks as much as...

This Jeep Cherokee Wagoneer Is A Woodgrain-Paneled Q-Ship, And Not The Go-Fast Kind!

At some point in your travels, you’ve probably heard someone call a car a “Q-Ship”. That term dates back about 100 years to World War I, when heavily armed ships disguised as...

NEWB: We Sent Tony Sestito To His First NHRA National Event With No Direction And A Camera – Here’s His Report

As you’ve probably seen by now, the NHRA brought their rolling tour of mega horsepower to New England Dragway in Epping, NH for the New England Nationals last weekend. It was an action-packed...

The Undead Sled: This 1954 Chevy Was Recently Revived From Death And Pressed Into Service!

(Photos by Dave Nutting, unless otherwise noted) Here’s one for you: Close your eyes for a second and think of a 1950’s Chevrolet. What do you see? Most people with even a passing interest in...

Rare Fox: This 1986 Mercury Cougar XR-7 Turbo Is A Nearly Extinct 80’s Performance Car You Probably Forgot Existed!

Just about every gearhead out there looks back fondly at their high school ride. Wile some of you may still have your first car, most everyone (myself included) sold their teenage chariot long ago....

Mopar Mashup: Someone Mated An 80’s Dodge Dakota Convertible To A 1955 Plymouth, And We Can’t Look Away!

First and foremost, the fine folks here at BangShift would like to apologize to you, the reader, for any maladies and/or trauma the following photos may cause to your optic functionality. We looked...

Perplexing Plymouth: There’s Something Off About This 1933 Plymouth Street Rod, But What Is It?

Do you ever get sick of seeing certain cars? While I may not speak for the majority of the BangShift crew, I’ve grown apathetic to cookie cutter 30’s Street Rods as of late. I know that...

Boosted Neoclassic: This Weird Baroque Coupe Is Packing Buick Turbo Power!

In the dark corners of the car hobby we all know and love lie some very strange vehicles, and among the strangest were the Neoclassical cars built during the height of the Malaise Era. This movement,...

Original Owner Time Capsule: This Is One Of The Cleanest Early Dodge Ramchargers We’ve Seen In Ages!

One vehicle that is a rare treat to see on public roads these days is the Dodge Ramcharger. Even though they were less popular than the GM and Ford competition, they were solid rigs that could handle...

Zero Frills: This 1983 Camaro Is One Of The Basiest Base Models We’ve Ever Seen!

A car that really needs no introduction to all of you BangShift readers is the 3rd Generation Chevrolet Camaro. As I’m sure you are all aware of by now, these cars were built from 1982 until...

Rare Forced Air: This 1980 Monte Carlo Turbo Is Not Something You See Every Day!

Back when I was in high school in the late 1990’s, my friend Greg had a thing for GM G-Body cars of the Chevrolet variety. He had a 1986 Monte Carlo that we called the “PseudoSport”...

Caught Snoozing: This 1987 Dodge Charger Is One Of The Best Sleepers We’ve Seen In A While!

In the world of performance cars, the “Sleeper” is a rare treat. For those not in the know (and I’m assuming most of you ARE in the know!), the Sleeper, or Q-Ship as some call them,...

Ever Want To Try Out The SCCA’s CAM Autocross Series? Try It In A 4th Gen GM F-Body!

(All photos courtesy of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine) Here at BangShift, as you already know, we are deeply rooted in the world of Drag Racing. That said, it’s no secret that we like our...

Is This A Thing Now? We Found Another V8-Powered Subaru Legacy Wagon, This Time With A Turbo!

Here at BangShift, it’s no secret that some of us have a soft spot for turbocharged Subarus. If you live where it snows, they are an interesting option for daily driver duty, and are a blast to...