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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??

BangShift Question Of The Day: If You Were To Do The Real-Deal Cannonball Run, What Would You Drive?

I’ll cop to the reason why this question has popped up again: Car and Driver magazine recently had a reunion of racers from the original¬†Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Ever Wound Up In The Doghouse Over The Hobby?

Let’s get one thing clear: I’m not in the doghouse right now, but I probably should be. Laying a good patch of rubber right in front of your wife isn’t exactly conducive to a happy...

Caption This: One Cop Said To The Other, “Huh…Guess It Really Was Found On Road Dead!”

(Photo: Sparta (WI) Police Department/Facebook) Between the patrolling, the usual litany of calls, and the occasional pastry break, we have to tip our hats to the law enforcement types. They do a...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Are You A Project Car Procrastinator?

Over the last week, I’ve been assessing the situation involving the rolling stock here at BangShift Mid-West. With the Rollover Explorer somewhere between dead and crushed, one useless...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Are You A Messy Or Organized Shop Kind Of Person?

I got the photo of the old man working in the severely cluttered shop in an email this morning and he looked so at peace just working away with all that stuff around that it got me thinking about my...

Question Of The Day: What Parts Failure Scared You The Most?

I’m honestly amazed that I survived the year 2000 at all. It was bad enough that I was at peak “mouthy teenager”, but I was left to my own devices 99% of the time, had a car, had a...

Question Of The Day: Have You Ever Tried To Teach Someone How To Drive A Stick Shift?

One of the things I did when I test drove the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was to bring it by where my mother-in-law works. I’ve found that she is an excellent source for unbiased opinions on...

Question Of The Day: Be Honest…How Many Of You Would Actually Sign Up To Drive A Burnout Machine?

Here’s a put-up-or-shut-up kind of deal we never, ever thought we’d see: the driver’s seat to a legit Aussie burnout car up for auction, the highest bidder getting a crack at...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What’s Your Worst “I Forgot Something” Moment?

You’ve gone over every possible nut and bolt that could need attention from the torque wrench. You’ve filled the fuel tank, you’ve topped off the oil, the transmission is good to...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Was The Car You Hoped You Didn’t Get For Your First Car?

You saved your pennies. You worked your ass off saving up the coin to get your first car, and you knew what you wanted. But things didn’t work out…that Mustang was too expensive, your...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Car Gets The Off-Road Treatment?

Lately, I’ve had a desire to drag something old-school, overpowered, and slung fairly low into a dirt field so that I could raise hell. Why? “Why not?” is an appropriate enough...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Person In The Gearhead Realm Inspires You?

By now if you have been reading BangShift for any length of time you know that I am a certified history nerd. I revel in learning about cool races, upsets, maverick innovators, crazed racers, single...

BangShift Question of the Day: What is the Most Exciting Motorsport to Watch?

In the grand scheme of things, lots more people watch auto racing than actually race cars. On any given weekend, there will be hundreds of thousands of people at NASCAR races, tens of thousands at...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If You Were Remaking Two Lane Blacktop Today What Car Would You Have The Guys Drive?

This is a tough one that should spark some interesting answers. Let’s say you have been hired by a Hollywood studio to remake the cult classic movie Two Lane Blacktop. The only thing that the...