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Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift Question Of The Day??

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 is The Single Most Influential Automotive Design Ever?

In the history of the automobile there have been thousands of different designs, maybe tens of thousands. Select few of those have been truly influential. While having a discussion about my childhood...

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...

BangShift Question of the Day: Which Failed Car Brand Has the Worst Reputation in America?

So yesterday I was driving down the road and nearly crashed when an old Peugeot 505 passed me going in the other direction. I had not seen one of these things in years, let along spoken to anyone who...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Where Have All The Automotive Stunts Gone?

Maybe we’re just old people now and are missing the boat but where are all the automotive stunts, anymore? Seriously? Back in the 1980s you could not change the channel without seeing the likes...

BangShift Question of the Day: What’s the Biggest Underdog Engine?

There are a slew of engines that have come and gone over the years that were good runners, yet largely underappreciated by the masses. In today’s world hot rodders have an insane number of...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is Your Favorite Gearhead Euphemism?

Part of the fun in the whole gearhead world is the lingo and terminology we throw around. In many cases we speak a language all our own. This becomes totally apparent when guys get to talking about...

BangShift Reader Brawl: What Is Your Favorite Magazine Feature Car Of All Time?

As a kid I read all kinds of magazines (still do…not sure if that is OK to admit!) and can remember loving all kinds of feature trucks in 4-Wheel and Off Road, muscle cars, hot rods, and drag...

Would You Ever Consider Swapping A Classic American Car To Electric Power? Here’s A Couple We’d Do It To.

I’m a die hard GM car guy, love my gasoline burning engines, and think horsepower is a right of passage. With that said, I have zero issues with electric cars and trucks as long as they...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is The Best Innovation Created By An American Car Company?

So yesterday you all got the pitchforks and torches out as your railed against the biggest automotive rip offs of all time. Today we’re taking things in a more positive direction and asking you...

Question of the Day: What Was Your Ridiculous Pre-Teen Car Crush?

I was cruising down the road yesterday minding my own business and silently cursing the slow driving moron in front of me when my eyes caught one of the weirder things I have seen in a while. There...

Do You Really Need To Resize Connecting Rods When Upgrading Rod Bolts?

Ooooh I love this video! Well, more specifically, videos like this. Videos like this take a widely accepted rule of thumb and put it to the test, to find out if it is really applicable in this...

I Hand You $5,000 And Tell You That You Have To Pick One Of These Two Beauties To Buy And Drive Home. Which Do You Choose?

I love the what if game. It’s just too much fun. So lets place the Blazer vs Pinto What If game today. Let’s say I met you in the Home Depot parking lot and said here is $5,000 cash. It...

Would You Buy An Unfinished Drag Car Project? How Unfinished? Or Would You Only Buy Stuff That Is Ready To Race?

I often tell folks looking for a new project to look at unfinished projects that someone else has given up on, lost interest in, or has come up short on funds to finish. A lot of the time you can get...