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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

BangShift Question Of The Day: Would You Let Your Kids Watch A Fast And Furious Cartoon Series?

It was the morning ritual: wake up well before any of the adults were even remotely willing to get out of bed, pour a bowl of cereal, and make my way to the television set for Saturday morning...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Old Nameplate Should Be Slapped Onto A New SUV?

Apparently, the way to jump-start vehicle sales at Mitsubishi is to take a storied name from the past and slap it onto a new crossover. The first shot was fired with the Eclipse Cross…the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Could You Get Down With A VW Beetle-based Roadster?

I’ve often said that the only vehicle series I cannot tolerate is the Ford Granada/Mercury Monarch/Lincoln Versailles trio, and I haven’t wavered yet…still don’t like...

BangShift Reader Brawl: What Is The Automotive Equivalent To A Mullet?

We certainly don’t have to explain to you what a mullet is. You know that it is the hairstyle favored by lots of Mopar owners and….ok, we’re KIDDING. The mullet is mostly favored by...

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...

Choose One: Which One Of These Tools Would You Rather Have In Your Shop?

I’m spoiled. I have some tools that most people don’t have in their home garages, and it is partly because I used to build cars for a living and partly because I’ve learned in the...

If I Was A Billionaire I Would Have A Hard Time Not Shoving Cars Off The Road. How About You?

Sometimes I find myself thinking that I am 100% sure I could successfully shove someone in their car out of my way or off the road without causing any physical damage to their person or anyone else....

BangShift Question Of The Day: Which Would You Rather Take, Brand New Truck Or Proven Workhorse Pickup?

Nothing like looking through old pictures to remember bad decisions in past car sales, is there? That photo dates back to 2005…the silver Ram is a 2001 5.9-powered Quad Cab that took the place...

Would You Rather, Desert Derelicts Edition: Which One Of These Heat-Soaked Beauties Would You Give A Second Chance To?

New Mexico…Land of Enchantment, and that lovely shot of I-40 westbound out of the city that begs you to just mat the throttle and hold on for miles upon miles. Oh, and sheet metal that only...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would It Take For You To Rent Your Daily Per Month?

Does it really make sense to own the vehicle that you drive only because you have to, not because you want to? It’s debatable to some. My grandfather tried his best to convince me that leasing...

Which One Of These Two Common Statements In Car Listings Pisses You Off Most?

People are stupid. Or at least some of them are. What makes me shake my head and want to choke someone is when I’m looking at a Craigslist ad for a car and see certain ambiguous or downright...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was Your Dumbest Teenage Stunt, And Did You Get Away With It?

Sergeant Tracy Frost, a school resource officer, had noticed a hopped-up pickup truck with a high-school kid at the wheel last week. The driver noticed the cop, looked him dead-square in the eyes,...

If Racing A Funny Car Required You To Haul It On An Open Trailer, Would You?

Last week I asked if all the giant Toterhomes, as awesome as they are, were a bit too much for some race cars. I asked if they were less cool if someone was hauling say a Stock Eliminator car in one...

When Is Hauling Your Race Car Around In A Toterhome And Stacker Trailer Too Much?

Let me be clear here, I would LOVE to own a toterhome and stacker regardless of what I’m hauling to the race track. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t over overkill. And let me also be...