Category Archive: Apex Spotlight, Apex Tech Stories

Here’s Another One For The Awful Welding File — Would You Trust This Tank?

A while back we showed you an ATV that was booger welded together so badly that even calling it booger welding is giving what we saw too much credit. That blog item spurred the collective memory of...

Watching This 1969 Chevy C30 Flatbed On The Autocross Course Is Both Hilarious And Tiring – This Driver Was Working Hard!

As you know, we love hot rodders with a sense of humor, we also love old trucks, and we love when guys get off of their asses and beat the crap out of their projects. All three of those bases are...

50 Photos of Pro Touring Style Cars!

What began as a fringe movement of guys who liked to make their classic cars turn corners has exploded into a major part of the car hobby, high performance aftermarket, and hot rodding world in...

Check Out “Recoil”, An Insane 1966 Chevelle Built By The Ring Brothers

When we were asked to be at the Royal Purple booth here at SEMA yesterday for the unveiling of a new car from Ring Brothers, we were most certainly excited, but we had no idea just how bad ass this...

Volvo X: A 1967 Volvo 122 That’s Not At All What It Seems, Unless It Seems Like An Ass Kicker

(Words and Photos by Kaleb Kelley) Last fall I pulled up in my Scamp at a local car show with my dad on a dreary Saturday morning and looked around only to see a very small group of cars. Even if...

The Goodguys G/RS Camaro Is One Bad Hombre, And We Have The Pictures To Prove It

(Words and Photos by Kaleb Kelley)  At the recent Goodguys Lone Star Nationals, I had the opportunity to see some of the best builds in the country. I’m not normally a big first generation Camaro...

Craigslist Find: A 1968 Lola T-160 Can Am Racer That We Want To Own

When my buddy Dannie Pinard sent me this Craigslist item, he also sent it with some note about being a TV star now and that I should be able to buy this thing. I WISH!!! This 1968 Lola T-160 is...

Australian V8 Supercars Video: Crashing At Bathurst Is Nothing New, But In Practice?!

Our buddy Sean, a huge Australian V8 Supercars fan, sent us the link to this cool video from Bathurst where Lowndes and Luff came together during practice of all things. As if Bathurst wasn’t a...

Breaking News: Chrysler Kills Factory Backed Road Racing Program Effective Immediately

In a move we’re not sure anyone saw coming, Chrysler announced just minutes ago that they were killing, effective immediately, all of their factory backed road racing efforts. This seems to...

Ridetech Loves Corvettes, And Here Is Proof. Watch The New Ridetech Vette Commercial And See

When Bret Voelkel and the crew at Ridetech told me that they were developing new suspension systems for early Corvettes, and shocks for a variety of late model Corvettes as well, I thought...

Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Is On TV Tonight! And Join Us In Pittsburgh Next Weekend.

If you haven’t been watching Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car on MavTV, you have been missing out. It’s not too late to catch episodes on MavTV, in fact the race in St....

We Get The Inside Scoop On What It Was Like At The Inaugural Speedway Motors CAM Invitational Challenge

(Photos and words by Lance Hamilton) [Nutting: By now most Bangshift readers should be familiar with my daily driver 1987 Monte Carlo LS that I autocross on a regular basis in the Classic American...

Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Airs Tonight On MavTV From California Speedway

Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car is heading to California in this weekends episode, and that means hot and heavy racing action at Fontana’s Auto Club California Speedway, home...

Racing Action Gallery From USCA Michigan – Attacking The Cones And The Banking At Michigan International Speedway

(Images By RideTech Mike and RideTech Amanda) – It was another barn burner of an Optima Ultimate Street Car Association Event and this time the action was happening at Michigan International...