Category Archive: Apex Car Feature, BangShift APEX

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...

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...

Random Car History: Renault 5 Turbo, The Little French Surprise

We got it in America as the Renault “Le Car”. I remember thinking it was a joke as I saw a few of them around growing up. “Le Car” did not look like a Mustang, did not look...

Meet The Hyperion XP-1: Is It The Future Or A Financial Hindenburg Waiting To Happen?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Right now it seems that every other day a new million-plus dollar supercar or hypercar comes out with some outrageous claim. Well, this new million-plus dollar hypercar has...

The Story Behind Tim Richmond’s NASCAR Pontiac LeMans And How It Was Found And Restored

Tim Richmond isn’t a name that immediately springs to mind when NASCAR is involved, but the story behind him and this NASCAR Pontiac LeMans car is a unique one. Richmond, a playboy and in some...

Swan Song: As Mitsubishi Fades Into Oblivion, We Look Back At Their Coolest Performance Cars

(By Tom Lohnes) – With Mitsubishi cutting all sales in Europe and likely here next year, I’ve decided to go into detail of the best Mitsubishi cars ever made. This once great company was...

Meet The Cheapest Car In History: The Briggs And Stratton Flyer Would Still Only Cost $1,683.88 Today – (w/Video)

When the A.O Smith company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin decided to get into the car business by building a very cheap form of transportation we’re not sure they were aiming to build the cheapest car...

Random Car Review: The Hagan/Felton 1982 Chevrolet Camaro LeMans GTO Racer

When an American car heads to LeMans, eyes are watching, and it’s because it appears that anyone who seriously takes on the Circuit de la Sarthe is deadly serious about the task at hand. Think...

Morning Symphony: It’s A Twin-Turbo, All-Wheel-Drive 1971 Chevelle That Puts Down About 1000 Horsepower In France!

Matting the throttle on a big-power muscle car is a riot for all of the right reasons: loud noises, mosquito-fogging levels of tire smoke, and you save your local DOT money by repaving the roadway in...

Project Binky Update: Turbo, Transmission, And So Much More For This Turbo 4 All Wheel Drive Mini

While Project Binky is in the body shop getting the outside, inside, and every nook and cranny painted in preparation for final assembly, there are plenty of parts that need help before all that can...

Random Car Review: The 1981 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, The Teutonic Rally Terror That Could Have Been

Mercedes-Benz had a unique take when it came to auto racing at the beginning of the 1980s: If their vehicle didn’t outright dominate, they didn’t want to play ball. That pride put a...

Birth Year Car Battle Slapfight: 1983 Lancia 037 Rally, Because Poster Car, Not Poseur Car

I should’ve seen Lohnes’ pick for this battle going the way it did. The Lamborghini Countach? Don’t church it up by calling out the LP400S…90% of the kids who sold enough in...

Birth Year Car Battle Slapfight: I Chose An Icon – The 1980 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S

I don’t blame McTaggart for his “best car of 1983” pick because he had total garbage to work with. The fact that he landed on a freaking Oldsmobile with less than 200hp, a snappy...

A Teen’s Take: A 13-Year Old Kid’s Opinion On The Cars That Defined The Decades From The 1950s To Today

(Words by Tom Lohnes) – With the semi-recent change of decade and newer designs covering up those of the 2010’s, I decided today was a good day to look at what cars embodied and symbolized...