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Category Archive: CHEVY, FORD, FUNNY STUFF, Videos

Unhinged: Keep The Rivalries Alive And Good-Natured!

Automakers tend to be rather tame when it comes to advertising of the last twenty years or so. Instead of a hungry Pontiac Trans Am, we get a minivan that is trying to talk itself into your driveway....

Tropical Storm Warning: Special Vehicle Engineering Is Releasing A Reborn GMC Syclone!

The Buick Grand National might have been the first monochromatic badass in black from General Motors, but it was not the last by a long shot. In fact, the next monster in the shadow’s cloak was...

Take A Closer Look At The DSE-Z Camaro, One Of The Baddest Third-Gens We Know!

If you don’t notice the customized logo that apes the IROC-Z lower door emblem, you’d just think that you are looking at a properly restored and slightly built third-generation Camaro. In...

Halfway There: This 1987 Oldsmobile 442 Can Polish Up Into A Beast!

I’m in Vegas for the Spring Fling Million event. I’m in the American Southwest…that means it’s time to look through the classifieds and see what is out there and available....

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive – GT Proper Or German Camaro?

This car has had bile thrown at it before I even got to write up this review. Big Money Wasted, Bavarian Manure Wagon, B-M-Trouble-U, and that’s before the horror stories of what the...

Monday Shopper: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 – When You Want To Mess With Everyone’s Head!

Ford had a surprise for everybody in 1971: the Mustang went into full “Fat Elvis” mode. The platform was more-or-less the same car that had been around since the beginning. Yes, the...

Rough Start: Why Not C4 Yourself? A Budget 1986 Corvette Track Car Is What You Need!

I can find plenty of Camaros, Monte Carlos, even El Caminos and their GM cousins at tracks across the country. C4 Corvettes, however, not so much. Why is that? How has America’s sports car...

BangShift Question Of The Day: The Mid-Engined C8 Corvette…Are You Ready?

I want to start today’s Question of the Day with my own question: do you miss the days when there wasn’t sight or sound of the upcoming new model until the day the dealerships covered the...

Rough Start: A Basic 1972 Ford Torino, Just Add An Engine

Normally, $2,500 for an engineless Ford Torino is the point where you walk away and keep looking, isn’t it? Sorry to Ford fans, but the Torino just doesn’t have quite the draw that a...

Copart Cadavers: 1969 Dodge Charger With A Nice Char

Welcome back to Copart, where the remains of hopes and dreams languish, hoping that someone out there cares enough to take the broken pieces of what had been a car and will put what’s left to...

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Rough Start: The Benefits Of Looking At Newer Machines Like This 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

For most of the Rough Start finds, I’ve tried to keep at least a 20-year gap between what year it is and what year the cheap car target of the day is. I do that because most people tend to...

Money No Object: Factory Special? Shine Runner’s Dream? This 1957 Ford Custom Rules!

Okay, Ford guys, let’s make a deal. I don’t know much about Fords older than 1970, so I’m simply presenting what facts I can find for you on this 1957 Custom. Save your skewering...

American Badass: Petrolicious Takes A Look At Dan Gurney’s 1961 Impala Racer

How much of a threat do you have to pose to a racing series before a behind-closed-doors deal is made that keeps you from coming back before your second attempt? How bad do you have to scare the...

Rough Start: The Green Beast! A 1972 International That Requires Hair On Your Chest!

As a general rule, pickup trucks are often viewed with a masculine sway. The truck is a worker, a laborer, rugged and tough, ready for whatever. That’s the setup, right? Here’s a hint,...