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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

This 1983 Dodge Ram D150 Pickup Project Is Packing A Sleeper Secret: 512ci Of Mopar V8 Heat!

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, it’s no secret that vintage trucks are in right now. Cool old trucks that are built for speed are all over the place these days, and ones like...

Say Hello to the Chupacabra: A Quad Turbo LS-Powered Vette Kart!

Oh man, you guys are going to love this one! One of the most polarizing trends in car modification these days is the Vette Kart. Made popular by our buddies over at Roadkill, they are typically based...

Carolina Ripper! This E30 BMW 3-Series Is Packing Some Serious V8 Motivation!

One of the things we love here at BangShift are parts-bin specials, or cars built from factory parts that didn’t come that way when they rolled off the assembly line. Whether it’s a...

BangShift Hits Up The 24 Hours Of Lemons GP Du Lac Chargoggetcetera!

(All Photos Courtesy of the Author) As you probably know by now, the 24 Hours of Lemons racing series is one of the BangShiftiest events, on the calendar, no matter what track they visit. Last...

This Kid’s First Car Is An V8-Swapped Studebaker He Built For Under $2000, And It Absolutely Rips!

Here’s a question for all you BangShifters that you’ve probably been asked a million times by now: What was your first car? Mine was a 1964 Buick Skylark Hardtop Coupe with the Fireball...

This Big Brown Dodge Ram 350 Van Was Originally A FBI Surveillance Van!

Now this is a true creeper van. In the past 24 hours, this big, beautiful, chocolate 1989 Dodge Ram 350 work van for sale on eBay has been popping up all over the interwebs. While it’s not...

From The Weird Engine Swap Files: A Mazda RX8 With A V8, But Not The One You Think!

Some say there are two types of car guys: ones who like rotary engines, and ones who want to swap piston engines in the place of rotary engines. The fact of the matter is, rotary engines are cool,...

BangShift Approved Game Review: Test Drive: Eve Of Destruction!

Here at BangShift, we like to kick back every once in a while by picking up the ol’ video game controller and raise hell on the small screen. And of course, since this an automotive-related...

NASA’s New Mars Rover Concept Is Pretty Sweet, And Looks Strangely Familiar!!!

On June 5th, 2017, the guys over at NASA revealed their new Mars Rover concept vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center in Forida, and for lack of a better term, it’s awesome. It’s a 6-wheeled...

Swap Meet Mania: BangShift Visits The Annual South Shore Antique Auto Club’s Mansfield MA Meet!

Every May, the South Shore Antique Auto Club hosts a huge swap meet in Mansfield, MA at the Xfinity Center (also known to locals as Great Woods), which is a huge outdoor concert venue flanked by some...

You Want Rare? How About A 1978 Buick Century Sport Coupe With A 4-Speed!!!

As we all know, the late 1970’s were some pretty dark days for factory performance cars. Aside from a few standouts like Pontiac’s W72-package Trans Am and Dodge’s Lil’ Red...

Now Here’s A Strange One: A Rear Engine, Wide Body, Chevy-Powered Jaguar XKE!

Every day, BangShift scours the interwebs looking for cool, crazy and the just plain weird to offer up to our readers. And sometimes, we’ll find something that’s all of those in one...

This Anniversary Edition 1987 Mercury Cougar Survived The 80’s And Has Only 750 Miles!

1987, if you were around to experience it, was one hell of a year. Many consider it to be the pinnacle of the Decade of Excess, and looking back, it really was chock full of awesomeness. For example,...

The Beast of Both Worlds: A Guy In His 20’s Built A BMW 2002 With The Heart And Bones Of A Honda S2000, And It’s Nuts!

(Photos by Kevin Adolf¬†and Grassroots Motorsports Magazine Staff) Author’s Note: Recently, our buddies over at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine asked me if I’d like to help them out with...