Category Archive: Apex Sideways, Apex Video, BangShift APEX, MOPAR

Watching This Dodge Dakota R/T Drifting Around Rockford Speedway Is Having An Absolute Blast

The 1998-2003 Dodge Dakota R/T is a riot in disguise. Shoving the 250hp/345tq 360 into the Dakota and backing up the powertrain with a 9.25″ rear packing 3.92 gears, the Dakota surprised those...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1984 Chrysler Laser

We’re on the final leg of the adventure that has encompassed the 2020 Rocky Mountain Race Week. Haley and I have had a blast out on the road together and once the sun rises in the morning,...

Classic YouTube: Going Full-Vertical In A Blazer At Bowling Green

Oil downs are an absolute killer at a drag race. Instead of roaring engines and frying tires, we get the joy of watching the track cleanup crew clean and sweep the track to make sure the next racers...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1981 GMC Caballero

The list of cars I actually want to own longer than a few weeks at a time is fairly short, to be honest. I want to sample everything, I want to push cars to the limit, I want to understand the...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT

As I’m typing this, I’m finally in Pueblo, Colorado. And am I grateful for that…if Great Bend, Kansas is qualified to be called “remote”, then everything in-between the...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500

Out of all of the trucks built since 1990, the 1994-2002 generation of the Dodge Ram is my favorite. When these things came out, they immediately made GM and Ford trucks look dated. The GM trucks had...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint

Out of all of the vehicles I’ve looked at for the Tour of Temptation, this 1972 Ford Maverick Sprint might be the most palatable, I think. I could’ve easily picked the 1989 Chevrolet...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1991 Ford Econoline Dual-Axle Bus

For those of you who are following along on our Rocky Mountain Race Week 2020 coverage, my end of the story goes like this: after the livestream at Bandimere Raceway, Haley and I crashed at the hotel...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1997 Pontiac Trans Am

Next stop, Kearney, Nebraska. It’s home to Scott Liggett and…um…well, looks like we’re going to find out what else when we roll into town! Truth be told, neither me nor Haley...

Let The Neighbors Hear It: This 427-Powered 1971 Camaro Screams It’s War Cry!

Some days, you just have to let go of your inhibitions and have some fun. You’ve been good for weeks on end. You’ve shuttled the kids around. You’ve sat through every meeting...

Autocrossing A Barge: This Lincoln Town Car Owns An Autocross Course!

Normally when we show you a vehicle on an autocross that you normally wouldn’t expect to be there, you get wild, sideways fun but a lap time that isn’t what you would call...

Money No Object: 1976 Mercury Montego MX Villager – Roadtrip Wagon, Ho!

The lot at BangShift Mid-West is starting to look pretty sparse. Haley’s truck is in for damage repairs and paint after an uninsured, unlicensed motorist allowed his van to re-arrange the nose...

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This Throwback Look At The Lincoln LSC Shows That A Good Design Can Age Well

The 1983-1988 Fox-based personal luxury coupes from Ford are all underrated, but to differing degrees. The Mercury Cougar was the ugly duckling and didn’t have much going for it in any...

This Tunnel Rammed 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury A38 Is The Cop Car Of Your Dreams…Or Nightmares

A Chrysler-based cop car made between 1969 and 1978 wasn’t anything to play with. While slant six and 318-powered squads did leave the factories, both the B and C-body cars got big-blocks,...