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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Craigslist Find

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...

Rough Start: No More Minivan Blues With This Plymouth Voyager Pickup Conversion!

Being born in 1983, the minivan boom and bust is the first automotive styling trend that I’ve seen the beginnings to and the end of in my lifetime. When they appeared right about the same time...

No Muscle, No Matter: This 1973 Ford Mustang Ragtop Does Just Fine Without Breathing Fire

We can re-hash the same old trope about how muscle was nearly dead by 1973, or how the Ford Mustang had become an overweight draft horse form of it’s former self, or how Lee Iacocca was ranting...

Morning Symphony: Have A Listen To A Buick Stage II Turbo Six On The Dyno!

The Buick GNX was not the end-all, be all of the Buick V6 program. It was certainly a hot piece, one that would have it’s own legend, but as for Buick’s six, it was just the beginning of...

A Different View: This British Gaming YouTuber Bought Himself An Old Plymouth!

When I want to get away from writing about cars and I, for whatever reason, don’t want to be in the shop, I turn to video games. It’s not my only non-car hobby…I garden, and every...

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Is This The World’s Best Hot Rod? The Guys At Nelson Think So. All Wheel Drive, Mid-Engine GTO!

Tom Nelson and the crew at Nelson Racing Engines have built some bad ass cars in their time, and are known for building big turbocharged power of course, but this is a car that is taking things to...

Counterattack: Chad Liked That Slammed Yukon, But This Pro Street Stepside Is More His Jam!

Chad’s tastes in cars and trucks is fairly simple and straightforward: GM, Camaro based for cars, square-body trucks, but anything can be looked at positively. For example, the two-door GMC...

Risky Investment: Would You Restore This Ratty 1970 Plymouth Superbird Or Would You Start Building It Up?

That beak. That wing. That shape that was meant to convey one meaning only, directly to Ford Motor Company: “Richard Petty is OUR driver, and you will pay dearly for your treachery.”...

The Road Less Traveled: Take A Closer Look At The Larry Peternel Imperial Pro Stocker!

Robert Frost is one of America’s great poets, a man whose work with the written word became so much more than simple scribbles on paper. From the publishing of his first work, “My...

BangShift Question Of The Day: What Would You Like The Upcoming, Hardcore Ford GT To Be?

So, let’s talk about the Ford GT for a minute. It’s been around for two years now, production is highly limited, Ford is very controlling about vehicle resales (ask John Cena and Mecum...

The Unloved: Will This Long-Parked Dodge Aspen Wake Up After Seventeen Years?

Getting to see Dylan McCool’s 1969 Dodge Charger on Power Tour this year left me feeling proud…for no real reason, really, except that I was happy to see the progress that he has made,...

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Be The Party: Make Friends By Dragging This All-In-One Eldorado Around Wherever You Go!

1979-85 Cadillac Eldorados really don’t do it for me. They look like a huge version of Lee Iacocca’s fever dream, with a big grille, a notchback rear glass area, wire hubcaps, subdued...

Morning Symphony: This 1974 Chrysler Newport’s Mission In Life Is To Be Romped On!

Despite my efforts to convince anyone otherwise, it seems that I’m painted as a solid Mopar nut. Whatever…it’s not like I can’t look back on my history and deny that...