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Category Archive: BangShift News, MOPAR

Unveiled: 2020 Dodge Charger Hellcat Widebody Daytona – Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Wildest Charger Created

In 1969, in the middle of a full-scale war with Ford over the winner’s circle at NASCAR tracks across the country, Dodge pulled out all of the stops. The Street Hemi needed aerodynamic tweaks...

Go For Broke: Mike Bilina’s 1956 Chevrolet Is All Go, All Show!

When photographing on the dragstrip, we tend to look for a sure bet car. We want that action shot. We want the half-track burnout with Space Shuttle launch levels of tire smoke trailing behind. We...

Commuting Done Right: This Manual-Swapped Ford Crown Victoria Is A Budget Daily Build!

Four years ago, I coined the phrase “Pro Commuter” while describing an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera GT that had been L67-swapped that I found for sale. The premise was simple enough: an...

The dedication ceremony at the GM Technical Center in 1956 must’ve been amazing

Given GM’s current recall woes, its financial trouble and its controversial bailout by the Feds, it’s hard to remember a time when the future looked like it was happening right inside the...

Unveiled: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Mid-Engined Corvette Has Finally Arrived

(Photos: General Motors) We had to wait. We had to wait through a presentation by renowned astronauts. We had to wait through concept cars like the CERV test vehicles and the Corvette Indy prototype....

FoxKart: How An Ohio-Rotted 1986 Mustang Convertible Got A Second Lease On Life!

The first words that came out of my mouth once I exited the car were as straightforward as it gets: “How the hell do you have a car like this in a neighborhood that has to have the HOA from...

Go Hunting: This 1981 Mercury Cougar Keeps The Sleeper Vibe Going!

A quick question for you, readers: which was worse, the Ford LTD II-based Cougar or the square-Fox version that was built from 1980-82? If you are asking me, I’m going to go with the Fox...

Vanlife: This Power Stroke-powered Ford E-Series 4×4 Is The Base To Your Base Camp!

On one hand, I get why Chad likes funky recreational vehicles. An RV is great for sleeping on the go. It’s the perfect way to not have to pay the bill for a night at a hotel. But unless you are...

Unveiled: 2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor: Subjugate The Trail Ahead!

You see them everywhere nowadays: the heavy-duty truck that’s more than just a work machine. You can spot them easily enough: big wheels, loud exhaust, maybe a bit of a lift, aggressive tires....

Unveiled: The Dodge Charger Hellcat and Scat Pack Widebody – Stage One Of More Performance From Mopar!

One of the best things to happen to Dodge’s Hellcat twins was the introduction of the Widebody kit for the Challenger a couple of years ago…prior to, the superbeast version of the...

Speedy Delivery: A Lexus-Powered Ford Transit Digging In Deep At Santa Pod

I first encountered the Ford Transit cargo van during my first visit to Iraq…the laundry contractors had them parked outside of their building. You’d walk up, toss them a bag full of...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Is There A Reason To Continue Making The Chevrolet Camaro?

For the last few days, the rumors have been flying on many an outlet’s webpage and it’s to the point where they need to be addressed. Here’s the rundown: The sixth-generation Camaro...

Ice Cream Wagon: This 1965 Pontiac Tempest Is As Cool As It Gets!

Welcome to summer, readers! The long, hot days of the year are upon us and I, for one, am so grateful they are here. I love the warm temperatures. I love the long evenings. And above all else, I love...

Different Flavors: An Opel Manta A And Some Project Dreaming

Recently, Haley and I took a trip up north to Cincinnati, Ohio to one of our favorite places to grocery shop: Jungle Jim’s International Market. Sadly, there isn’t a Nova-bodied flopper...