Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, HISTORIC, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Classic YouTube: The Finnish Drag Racing Oldsmobile Delta 88

I’m of the mindset that the spritual successor to the musclecar era Oldsmobiles isn’t the G-body Cutlass, but instead the Oldsmobile Delta 88. They are comparable in size to the old...

Want To Build Your Very Own Battle-Wagon? Check Out This 1987 Pontiac Safari And Think Of The Possibilities!

The boxy GM B-body wagon might have been the last successful bastion of the full-size station wagon, complete with rear-facing seats. Yeah, there were bubble-bodied versions, but by the 1990s the...

Pure Blooded: This Pontiac GTO Is All Naturally Aspirated Tin Indian!

Ok, purists, here’s your moment of zen. Fans of GM brands that aren’t Chevrolet tend to get a bit twisted whenever you mention the “corporate engine” deal. Here’s how it...

Rough Start: An LS-swapped 1994 Pontiac Trans Am “Mechanic’s Special”!

Yelp and complain about LS-swaps all you want, but for a budget-based project, it’s very difficult to look past their dollar-to-power ratio. They are easy to get, easy to modify, and are...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Does A Cadillac Make The Best Car Hauler?

Cadillac, the Standard of the World. Built from the remnants of the Henry Ford Corporation, acquired by General Motors early on in it’s history, winner of the Dewar Trophy, and for better or...

Copart Cadavers: The Flood Cars Are Coming After The Hurricanes, Like This Poor 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

It’s amazing to think that there are numerous lots throughout America holding thousands, if not tens of thousands…or even more maybe, who knows…of vehicles that are just sitting....

Compact, Roomy And Sporting…No, It’s Not The Newest Crossover, It’s This 1976 Pontiac Astre!

A couple of weeks ago, as I was cruising car lots, I got to talking with a salesman. He was bent on making a sale, and was the type that wasn’t going to take “no” for an answer. He...

Rough Start: It’s The Cadillac Of Ramp Trucks! This 1980 Seville Car Hauler Only Knows Work!

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. You need something and it doesn’t exist, you make something that will address your need. Simple, right? From the simple bed to shipyard...

Makes A Strong Point: This 1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Is Kind Of Neat, But The Sales Pitch Is Greatness!

The 1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is simply a car. Other than being on GM’s excellent 1977-90 B-body platform and being available as a two-door with the last remaining vestige of the Oldsmobile...

Freak Show Find: What Could Be Made Out Of This 1979 Oldsmobile Armbruster Stageway Six-Door Limo?

When a funeral coach limousine is removed from it’s service to a funeral home, where does it go? Outside of the occasional used-car lot find, they seem to just disappear. Not too shocking,...

Well, It Is Turbocharged: This 1985 Buick Regal Looks Like A Grand National, And Runs Like A…Well…Pinto.

I promise you, readers, I was not looking for another way to stir up engine-swap purists! I was simply checking Facebook when I saw a link for a 1985 Buick Regal. It claimed to be turbocharged,...

Rough Start: This 1981 Pontiac Firebird Formula Has The Kind Of Patina You Can’t Fake

What happened to the days of finding some run-down, beaten up old hot rod on mags for a few bucks? Sometime around the late 1990s, that well just seemed to dry right up, and nowadays we have people...

Buick GS Nationals 2017 Gallery: Nailheads, Grand Sports And Grand Nationals, Oh My!

After the absolute five-ring circus that was LS Fest, complete with thousands (tens of thousands?) of spectators, the Buick GS Nationals looked downright tame by comparison. But any judgement on the...

Watch As The Three Pedals 1989 Pontiac Wagon Completely Owns The Screamin’ Fried Tires Burnout Contest At The 2017 Holley LS Fest!

First and foremost: the “Screamin’ Fried Tires” burnout contest that Hoonigan and Hooker Blackheart sponsored for the 2017 Holley LS Fest has to be one of the best ideas to hit the...