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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, Craigslist Find

You’ve Got $750 Burning A Hole In Your Pocket And Need An Engine. Which One Do You Choose?

You know that the most prolific conversation about horsepower seems to be all about the LS engine in recent years. And I love them for the same reasons as most people. The engines are good, strong,...

What Do You Consider Low Miles In A Classic Car? Or Low Mileage On Any Car For That Matter?

Last week I posted up a 1972 Camaro that had 88,879 miles showing on the odometer that had been purchased from the original owner, cleaned and prepped for sale, and was referred to as low mileage in...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Car Has The Best Sounding Factory Exhaust?

Like the hood scoop question from a while back, opinions on what exhaust “should” sound like is all over the map. There are those that lust after the sound of a Camaro with chambered...

Are These Cars Just Too Ugly And Crappy To Make Up For It With A Turbo LS Swap?

Every year at LSFest I find myself laughing or drooling over some amazing machine, that has been conjured up by a fellow hot rodding brother or sister. This year we’ve seen an LS Turbo swapped...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Far Do You Dare Trespass Into “Not Street Legal”?

The day has finally come…almost five years of waiting will have paid off. As you read this, I’ll be making a trip to get some paperwork sorted and, if I have my way, the first...

BangShift Question Of The Day: The Air Force Is Having Trouble Moving Dodge Chargers. What Would You Do If It Was Your Problem?

(Lead photo: SrA Jake Carter/USAF) It’s the dream job for a gearhead who wants to serve their country: to be one of the chase drivers that is responsible for helping the pilots of the U-2 spy...

What Motorsport Event Would Be Your First Choice To Attend For The First Time?

With NHRA’s US Nationals at Indy coming up, and Bonneville Speed Week concluding not long ago, it got me thinking about the motorsports events that fill my thoughts and desires most. Those...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would It Take For You To Turn Traitor?

Dodge has a promotion where they will take $10 off of MSRP for every horsepower you acquire at the moment. That’s nice. Chevrolet has a promotion, too: $2,500 cash allowance for the owners of...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If Your Kid Shoved The Car Into The River, What Would You Tell The Press?

I’m not one of those guys who, as a kid, got their first car with the money they made mowing lawns or such. My first few cars were actually thanks to my stepfather. All were a few hundred...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would You Love To See Return To Drag Racing?

Nitro. Nitrous. Personalities. Actual names on the cars instead of sponsorships. Funny car bodies that don’t look like someone did quick bar-soap art while scrubbing themselves down in the...

Caption This: What Was McTaggart Thinking As This 1955 Chevy Attacked?

I’d been on the property at Beech Bend for maybe…maybe twenty minutes when I got trackside. After stopping by and saying hi to a few people I knew would be there, I realized that the cars...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is The Latest “Iconic Body Style”?

Once I’m done writing tonight and snore for a few hours, I’ll get up and start working the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals for the weekend. It’s the one weekend of the year that the...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Part Of The Pre-Interstate Era Do You Miss The Most?

The original intent of getting away from I-24 on my way back from St. Louis was to find food. I hadn’t eaten much of anything all day Saturday and I had only grabbed something that was supposed...

Would You Rather: Do You Choose The Classic Restoration Or The Late-Model Restoration?

Here’s an interesting thought for you to consider with today’s round of Would You Rather: the 1988 Chevrolet/GMC truck, the epitome of “sport truck”, is 31 years old....