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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, ENGINES, MOPAR, Videos

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your Take On The New Crop Of YouTube Mechanics?

Today’s question starts out with a video series on YouTube that kicked off at the beginning of the year on the D.I.Y. Gang YouTube channel. A 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat that saw the wrong...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Does A Dual-Clutch Overrule A Manual Transmission?

It would figure that something would be complaint-worthy about the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500. Moments after the presentation had happened at the North American International Auto Show, you could see a...

BangShift Question of the Day: What’s the Best Sounding Internal Combustion Engine?

Today’s a day where sound seem to be a theme and now we’re dragging you into it. ¬†Part of being a dedicated gearhead is an appreciation of the many ways that cars, trucks, and other...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s The Most Embarrassing Mechanical Mistake You’ve Made?

For all you yukksters out there, skip answers like, “Buying a Ford/Chevrolet/Dodge” that’s not the intention of this question. No, we want to know a screw up you have made while...

BangShift Question Of The Day: When Did You Realize That Your Car Was Possessed?

We all know that one scene in the movie “Christine”, where a dejected Arnie, alone with his prized Plymouth, is busy assessing the damage caused by hoodlums. He promises that he will...

Husband, Wife, Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Kids, Or The Dog, Who’s A Better Road Trip Co-Pilot?

Anyone who’s actually been on a road trip with friends, family, or the dog, knows that there are challenges with all of them. Where to eat, where to stop, where to stay, what to do at each...

Best of 2018: What Is The Most Used And Abused Car Ever Made?

Let’s not play nice here: there are cars that seem to exist only to be used and abused in absolutely horrific fashions. Can’t think of one? I can name you a list. How about every 1970s...

Best of 2018: What’s The Strangest Animal Encounters You’ve Had At A Race Track?

I’ve been around racing in some form or another since 1999, when I started volunteering for the SCCA events at Bremerton Raceway in Washington as a cone-shagger. I’ve bracket-raced,...

Dragster Or Funny Car? Which Would You Rather Have Hanging In Your Dream Garage?

In our dream world, we would have a funny car or dragster hanging on the wall or from the ceiling in our dream garage. Of course that implies a big enough space and tall enough ceilings to pull it...

Caption This: What Was The First Thing Said To The Insurance Agent About This Crushed Jeep?

Have you seen those Farmer’s Insurance ads of late? The ones where the upright Professor Nathan Burke, the bald gentleman in glasses (played by J.K. Simmons, who has played Dr. Skoda on Law and...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What One Old Feature Do You Think Would Work On A New Car?

(Photos: Lincoln) It’s called the Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition. It is a tribute to the 80th anniversary of the first Lincoln Continental (1939) and to the iconic...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your Favorite Factory Steering Wheel?

There are three absolutely vital control input devices that you have in the car. There’s the brake pedal, your ability to stop motion that’s unwanted. There’s the ignition switch,...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Does Newer Technology Really Matter In New Cars?

(Photos: FCA) We’re sure you need no introduction to the Dodge Grand Caravan. Built more or less the same since the current model was introduced in 2008, it’s been a steady seller for...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Which Racing Or Hot Rodding Legend Would You Want To Bring Back And Use Today’s Technology?

Coming off of the 2018 PRI show, I keyed in on a couple of things. The first is that there are an incredible number of businesses that are based around precision and creative machining. They have...