Category Archive: Apex Online Find, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, Craigslist Find

An Electric Plymouth Horizon? They Made 70 and We Found one For Sale!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The 1980’s were a tough time for the American car industry. Coming straight off the oil crisis of the 70’s all of the American companies had to downsize engines,...

This Big Block Chevy Man-A-Fre Intake Manifold Comes Equipped With Four Rochester 2-Jet Carbs Ready To Run

If there was one company from the 1960s that made some really awesome and weird intake manifolds it was Man-A-Fre. These guys came up with some nutty ideas and the best part is that people bought...

The Coolest Buick? This 1970 GS 455 Convertible Has A Four Speed, Nearly Perfect Paint, and More Horsepower Than Stock

There are exceptions to all the rules, right? For me, one of the hard and fast rules I have always had about cars is that I dislike convertibles. Never liked the way they looked in particular, never...

Insane Pontiac Find: These Unused Ram Air IV Heads Come With A Custom, One-Off, Never Run Hilborn Injection System

It continues to blow us away when stuff like this bubbles up on the internet and it happens every freaking week. You are looking at a set of unused Ram Air IV heads and a never used one-off,...

Craigslist Find: This 1986 Contempo Cantara Is Just Weird Enough To Be Interesting…Or Is It?

(By Tom Lohnes) – I usually write about new cars coming out and them being groundbreaking in performance and technology. This one however, is not new or groundbreaking in any way at all....

Project Perfection: This 1963 Chevy II Is A Survivor With Its OG Inline Six – It Is Begging To Be Hot Rodded 60s Style

Some of you are really going to hate me for this but the car you see in the photos below and in the linked eBay ad is just absolutely begging to be built into a period 1960s hot rod. Why would you...

Rough and Ready: This 1970 Datsun 510 Has Been A Racer For 20 Years And It Is A Turn Key Ticket To Big Fun!

When it comes to cool “small” cars, my list is pretty short. The Datsun 510 examples that raced in the Trans Am under 2.5L class are pretty much top of the sheet for me and that’s...

Cheap N’ Ugly: This 1978 Olds Starfire Has A Factory V8, Little To No Rot, and Project Potential!

I am not a gambler. Never really have been into throwing money at a table or a slot machine. Just not my thing. Now, with cars? Different program. There are few sure bets out there in any realm at...

The Wagon Master: This 1953 Buick Special Estate Has A 322 Nailhead, Flawless Paint, and A Limited Number Of Copies

There are times when we need to be told that a car is classy. Times when we need to be reminded that something is a cut above the rest. Well, when it comes to a machine like this 1953 Buick Special...

eBay: This Vintage S.C.O.T Blower Is In Mind Condition, Comes With The Intake, and Is Ready To Boost Your Flathead Now!

We often (incorrectly) pin the use of Detroit Diesel blowers on hot rod engines as the real start of supercharging for the young hot rodders around the country. For the wealthier among them there...

The Czinger 21C Is By Far The Most Mental Hypercar The World Has Ever Seen And It’s From Right Here In America

(Words by Tom Lohnes – photos by the manufacturer) – Meet the All-New, All-American Hypercar with the most power-dense production engine in the world. This is the 21C, A $1.7...

Found: This 1948 Packard Hearse Is Large, Lovely, and A Blank Slate For Building A Hot Rod, A Hauler, or Whatever You Want!

There are certain vehicles that just kind of have the ability to be anything and pull it off. This 1948 Packard hearse is one of those vehicles in our estimation. Right off the bat we can think of...

Is This The Nicest 1976 Chevelle In America? The Interior Is Plush, The Paint Is Nice, and The Engine Is Fresh

This is a really, really nice car. At least by our estimation it is. We get caught up like everyone else in being obsessed with the flashy and high foot builds that some of the great shops in the...

This 1940s Midget Racer Has An Empty Flathead Engine And Stories For Days

Midget racing in the 1940s was one of the biggest automotive attractions in the country. Midgets races everywhere you and on every surface you can think of. Indoors, outdoors, on dirt tracks, on road...