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Author Archive: Tony Sestito

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...

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...