Category Archive: Apex Car Feature, Apex Event Coverage, BangShift APEX

Performance Racing Industry Show 2017 Coverage: The Sin Cars R1 Is Heavenly If You Want A Bad Ass Track Car

Being the upright citizens that we are, McTaggart and I got to the 2017 Performance Racing bright and early anticipating (rightly) a big crowd. There are exhibitors in the main hallway outside the...

How Smokey Yunick (Almost) Beat ‘Em All At Talladega With This Boss 302

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – While Smokey Yunick often gets recognized most for the work he did with General Motors products, it is important to remember his time spent wrenching on and improving...

Trepanier’s ’29 Model-A Tudor Crowned 2017 SEMA Battle Of The Builders Winner!

Troy Trepanier was announced as the winner of the 2017 SEMA Battle of the Builders competition during SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party held at the conclusion of the 2017 SEMA Show in...

SEMA 2017 Coverage: The Sled Alley Built Camaros – Which One Would You Take Home?

Our friends at Holley always have something cool parked at their booth in the SEMA show, and this year it was a trio of Camaros. One was Big Red, the well-known 1969 Camaro, and these two choices...

SEMA 2017 Coverage: This 1952 Cunningham C-3 Vignale Is One Of The Most Interesting Cars Of SEMA 2017

American really never cared much for sports car racing until after WWII. GIs that had been in Europe and got to witness and sometimes play around in lithe little cars designed to bend corners really...

Avert Your Eyes Ford Guys! This Dude Mashed Up A 1967 Mustang And A C5 Corvette – Video Q&A About Car

(Photo credit: @MustangKyle Instagram page) – There are certain projects that come along and they inspires a smile for some and complete and utter hatred from others. We’re reasonably...

Project De La Vega Is Turning Into One Bad Turbocharged Machine! This Is Going To Be One Of The Baddest Vegas Ever.

(Words by Kaleb Kelley, Photos by David Carroll) It’s been a long time since David and I have graced you with an update on the glorious Project De La Vega… I promise it isn’t...

First Look: This 1963 Rambler American 440 Wagon Is Going To Be Sweet When Done, But We Got To See It Before It Went In For Paint!

The frenzy that is LS Fest is over and on my schedule, and in my world that means that the next major event I have to gear up for is SEMA in Las Vegas. I’m always looking forward to the week of...

A Hand-Me-Down Plymouth Duster And A Recycled C6 Corvette Combine Into This Track Monster!

A Mopar running around at LS Fest is like seeing a clown run by on fire: you are going to notice, even if you weren’t looking. In the sea of GM products and swapped Fords and Nissans, a...

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...

Video: This 1905 Fiat Isotta Racer Has An Airship Engine, Power For Days, And An Incredible Story

If there’s an era of racing that we have fallen more and more in love with over the last few years it’s definitely the stuff that happened from about 1900 through 1920. This was the era...

Hauling In Style: Three Pedals’ “Shaken And Stirred” 1989 Pontiac Safari Rules All!

(Lead photo: Three Pedals) What do you have to do to prove to any and everyone in attendance at a show like the 2017 Car Craft Summer Nationals that the product you make is the product that they...

Random Car Review: 1995 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205 – The Most Innovative Cheat System Seen

Before the Subaru vs. Mitsubishi rivalry that kicked up in the later 1990s, there was another big player in the game: Toyota’s Celica GT-Four. The Celica had seen rally duty since the early...

Destroyer: The Merc9 Is A 555ci Kaase Ford Powered 1971 Mercury Cyclone That Started In NASCAR And Now Mangles Road Courses (Video)

(Photo credit: Merc9.com) – BangShifter Todd Staege gets the credit for tipping us off to one of the most awesome road racing cars we have ever seen in the form of the absolutely evil Merc9, a...