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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

Question of the Day: Which Car Has History Most Over Glorified?

Yesterday we asked what engine history has been unfair to. Today we ask just the opposite. We want to know what car history has been overly kind to. Let’s face it, as car guys and fans of...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Is It Worth Trying To Make A Living Racing Anymore?

I remember it clear as a bell: I’m on my hands and knees in the hallway of my grandfather’s house, pushing a large plastic toy that’s vaguely in the shape of a G-body NASCAR racer,...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Happens When You’ve Reached The End Of Your Talent?

Let’s get the basic questions out of the way now. That is a three-foot-long steel spike that is bashed through the piston of a Chrysler 400. If you go back to the Raven Imperial build, around...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Why Save One But Scrap Another?

I knew I wanted to use this 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass for some kind of post today, but I wasn’t sure what for. I could say it was one of my “Money No Object” cars, but at just under...

What Vehicle Have You Wanted To Get, But Know There Is No Good Reason For You To Own?

Why is it that as hot rodders and racers we are constantly seeing someone we want, and go so far as to build it completely in our heads, even though there is zero reason that we should actually own...

BangShift Question Of The Day: How Old Were You When You Felt The Power?

The speed bug…when it bites, it bites hard and you always remember the first time it happens. You remember it and you compare it to everything else that comes along later. You remember notable...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Ford/Volkswagen Mash-Up Should Be Made?

The funny thing about this story isn’t that Volkswagen and Ford have come to an agreement for several projects over the next few years. That’s not a surprise. Ford and VW actually have a...

Caption This: There Wasn’t One Word About A Burning Traffic Light In That Stupid Little Handbook…

The moment I turned 13 I started studying for the driving test that I would be taking in just a couple of short years. Maybe it’s just be, but I expected a hell of a lot more out of the exam...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is The Most Iconic Fin Car Of The 1950s?

Be honest: how many of you read the title, said, “1957 Chevy”, and were ready to move on? The period of style that gave us what we dub “fin cars”, the cars of the mid-1950s to...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your JDM Ride Of Choice?

It was easy to talk crap about Eclipses, CRXs and just about any thing that looked like it was a background car from an early Fast and Furious movie, but over the years, I’ve developed an...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Is The Dumbest Thing A Dealership Has Ever Told You?

If I have to choose between dealing with a dealership over the acquisition of a car and being sodomized with a cactus, I’m going to recommend the teddy bear cholla and ask that you don’t...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Are There Still Car-Related Family Activities That Can Be Done Without Someone Calling The Authorities?

Let’s set the scene for you: Nice, sunny day in late May, just a couple of puffy clouds in the sky. It’s late spring in Colorado Springs, the air is sweet, the mountains are gorgeous, and...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Engine Swap Were You Too Afraid To Try When You Were A Kid?

Hey, would you look at that…the oldest picture I have of any of my cars! In this picture you see three from back in the day. Front and center are two of my Olds Cutlasses, the green 1978 (then...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was Your Last Impulse Purchase For The Hobby?

Shortly after I woke up yesterday, I was texting with Luke from Thunderhead 289 over his latest acquisition, a big-bumper Ford Maverick four-door that someone went straight to the low-buck nuclear...