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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Weirdest Automotive Idea You Have Ever Dreamed Up?

(By Chris Chenlo) – We’ve all been there, a group of friends sitting around drinking beer and someone says “Wouldn’t it be cool if we……..” and that’s how it starts. In my head...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The First Job You Helped Out On?

More often than not, our first tasking is best described as “gopher”…go for the wrench, go for the flashlight, go for a couple of aspirin because Dad just banged his head off of the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Would You Route A “Rally Safari” In North America?

Between 1953 and 2003, the event most widely known as the Rally Safari has brought drivers and skills out to the wilds of East Africa for miles upon miles of punishment, wide-open stages, and...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The Worst Smell You’ve Ever Encountered?

When all you mess around with are sub-$1,000 shitbox cars, you’re bound to offend your nostrils. It’s just a way of life for me, I guess. Over the years, I’ve had cars that...

Would You Rather, The Collector Edition: Hemi Challenger Or Ford GT?

The collector car market is a strange thing to me. I watch what is popular rise, I see what was once popular fade, and I see speculators and those trying to move ahead of the wave snapping up what...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Thoughts On The Opposed-Piston Design?

Take a look at the lead photo of this article. That is a still from a rendering of the Advanced Combat Engine, a collaborative effort between Cummins and Achates Power that is meant for military use...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Radical Can You Live With For A Daily?

The moment it appeared in the parking lot at the hangar, my 1987 Dodge Diplomat became a focal point of a barrage of questions. At the time, it wasn’t painted midnight blue and it wasn’t...

How Would You Build It: 1989 Shelby Dakota

Seeing Carroll Shelby jump ship from Ford around 1970 was no surprise. The direction that the Shelby Mustang program was headed towards was pissing him off more and more. His GT350 and GT500 were...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Has Been Stolen From You?

Thieves suck. Plain and simple, those who would rather steal from others instead of getting their own share deserve nothing more than scorn, ridicule and punishment. Not sorry in the least. Too many...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What RV Suits You Best?

It’s a subject that just won’t die around BangShift Mid-West right now: the recreational vehicle. Ever since our first tour of Rocky Mountain Race Week (and, honestly, before we said...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What One Vehicle Seemed Hopelessly Antiquated In Your Eyes?

During my time working in the yard, we had probably hundreds of cars come through that weren’t immediately deemed worthless. Most of the time I was all about bringing them back to life, even...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Is It Time For Coachbuilding To Make A Comeback?

If you dive back into the early days of the automobile, it was common to purchase a running chassis from one make and send it to a body manufacturer for the actual shape of the car. Names that you...

BangShift Question Of The Day: When Did You Buy A Lot Of Junk You Didn’t Need?

Justin from Fuel Injection Sucks might be the only person in the world I know who is excited about scoring a $600-ish Ford Festiva. The one, the only. This is a car that was manufactured between 1986...

We Offer You One For The Weekend: Which One Of These Boats Do You Choose For A Weekend On The Lake?

If someone told you that you could have one of these three boats, for the weekend on the lake, for free, which one do you choose? The hot rodder and racer in me, that totally wants to own a Big Block...