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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

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...

Is This Thing A Hot Rod? The Seller Of This Isuzu Rodeo Certainly Thinks So, But Why?

The term “Hot Rod” has been used for over half a century now to describe basically any vehicle that has been modified in a manner that boosts its performance. Typically, the term is...

Best of BS 2017: Is It OK To Like These Again: Chevrolet Lumina Z34 Edition

In today’s automotive world, we really are spoiled. You can go out right now and buy a Camaro or Mustang with a V8 with well north of 400hp, and it will be a comfortable place to spend time to...

Stunning Streamliner! This Coach-Built 1938 REO and Curtiss Aerocar Tandem Is Super Cool And We Want It!

Back in the height of the Art Deco era of the 1930’s, automakers were trying all sorts of new ways to build vehicles with a streamlined look. Influenced by the aircraft of the period, many of...

Ever Wanted An Off Road Capable Fox Body Mustang? Well, Now’s Your Chance!

Everyone and their brother who’s into our little hobby has had experience with the Fox-Body Ford Mustang, or at least they have a friend who is into them. And that’s for good reason: they...

PACC Racing’s Crazy 1974 Datsun 260Z Runs Mid 9’s and Was Built For Under $2000! Yes, Really!

A few weeks ago, our friends at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine held their annual festival of affordable speed insanity, the $2017 Challenge, which is held every year at the Gainesville Raceway in...

This AMC Gremlin-Based Street Machine Is Weird And We Want It!

You always find the most interesting vehicles in a 24 Hours of Lemons event parking lot. And I’m not talking about the race cars. Over the weekend, the annual 24 Hours of Lemons Halloween...

When The Seller Is Too Honest: This Ad For A 2004 Maserati Coupe GT Is The Greatest Ever

When perusing the bowels of the interwebs looking for interesting vehicles for sale, you are usually met with very brief, somewhat descriptive ads that might tell you some info about what you could...