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

Question Of The Day: What Is Going Through The Driver’s Mind, Right Now?

Between the last possible second where everything is still under control and good, and the moment where impacts are made and the chocolate has hit the fan, there is time. It’s often said that...

Money No Object: This 1993 Dodge Ram W350 Is Diesel Royalty, And Needs To Be Saved From Coal Rollers!

I don’t pretend to fully understand the culture of diesel performance folks. To me, a diesel pickup truck is a tool, a workhorse, something that I can load up, tow with, or anything along those...

Rough Start: This 1995 Buick Roadmaster Is Ready To Roadtrip!

When the General Motors B-body died at the end of the 1996 model year, people mourned the loss of the Chevrolet Caprice and the Impala SS. The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser had died four years prior, and...

Unhinged: FCA Trademarks “Cuda” and “Atlantic”…New Cars Or Vaporware?

From an outsider’s perspective, the FCA fleet is in some sort of doldrums. The Ram pickup line has been the same since 2009. The Dodge Charger and Challenger have more or less taken the...

Good, Cheap Fun: This Blown 454-powered 1978 Chevrolet Impala Looks Like A Good Time!

First, Chevrolet begat Impala. Then Chevrolet begat Chevelle. Then Chevelle swelled up to the size of a small oil tanker and Impala became a cruise liner. Then OPEC crises hit, big cars went out of...

This Hellcat-Swapped Jeep Grand Cherokee Moves Out! Check Out It’s Blast From Maple Grove!

The Modern Street Hemi Shootout series recently hit Maple Grove Raceway in Pennsylvania for the second leg of the 2017 racing season, and as usual for Dan VanHorn and crew, the sounds of very angry...

Classic YouTube: Nothing Says Happiness Quite Like A Small-Block Drag Chevette!

A V8 engine stuffed into a GM T-car is always a good time waiting to happen. The Chevrolet Chevette (and all of the GM badge-engineered versions, including the Buick-Opel and the Isuzu I-Mark) go...

Historical Footage: Warren Johnson Vs. Darrell Alderman At The 1991 NHRA Arizona Nationals

I recently spoke with a friend about the things I miss the most out of drag racing, and without any hesitation, my answer was Pro Stock. I know it exists today…but twenty years ago, Pro Stock...

Classic YouTube: Cutting Some Donuts In An All-Wheel-Drive Ford Probe

The story of how the Ford Probe existed at all is automotive legend: Ford had intended to kill off the Fox platform Mustang in favor of a Mazda-engineered, front-wheel-drive sport coupe by the...

The Best Rough Start Find Ever? This 360 Swapped 1987 Dodge Diplomat Has A GearVendors Overdrive Unit!

Unless you were a cop in the 1980s or early 1990s, chances are good that a 1987 Dodge Diplomat isn’t going to be your cup of tea. I get that…mainly, because I’ve heard it almost...

What On Earth Would You Use A 1968 Checker Aerobus For Other Than A Killer Roadtrip?

It takes a very special kind of person to drive a Checker of any kind. Composed of GM guts, enough metal to crush the pavement, and a durability not seen since the car-manufacturing side of Checker...

Rough Start: A Classic With Enough Wrong To Anger Plenty, This Mercedes Diesel-Powered Ford Falcon Could Be The Perfect Daily!

Daily-driver practicality and a body from 1967 don’t have to be mutually exclusive, like a lot of people tend to believe. Tuned up properly, the stock setup from back in the day is perfectly...

Money No Object: This 2016 Camaro SS Track Weapon Is Built To Kill – The Writeup Sells The Car

I almost brushed this 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS off as a visuals-only build while surfing eBay. It’s easy to do: take a standard Camaro, throw money at the visuals, and somehow that equates into...

The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Can Run The Nurburgring In 7:16.04 – Here’s The Gear-Banging In-Car Proof!

When Chevrolet ran a standard sixth-gen Camaro ZL1 around the Nurburgring Nordschliefe in 7:29.60, many were quick to praise it. That’s a brutally fast time for a sub-$100K car, let alone one...