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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, HISTORIC, Videos

Classic YouTube: Road-Testing A 1972 Buick Centurion – Thar She Rolls!

The 1971-73 Buick Centurion was the “sporty” version of their big-body LeSabre, which isn’t saying a whole lot. The reality of the situation was that the Centurion had a different...

Copart Cadavers: 1969 Hurst/Olds – It Doesn’t Belong Here

There’s no mistaking what you are looking at, layers of dust be damned. The twin mailbox scoops, the gold stripes from the fenders to the quarter windows, the rear spoiler you could use as a...

Finned Drums FTW: 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix – Tasty Bubbletop!

It’s actually kind of difficult to see this 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix as a car the size of a Chevrolet Impala. It looks tauter, smaller, more nimble. But it’s true…the...

Handbuilt, You Say: The Real Story On That Blue Knockout Based On A 1984 Pontiac Firebird!

Last year’s top-pick Craigslist find for me was this…well, thing. All we knew was that it was based on a 1984 Pontiac Firebird and that it looked like something straight from a video game...

Best of 2019: Check Out This LS4-Swapped Pontiac Montana!

The GM U-vans came in three generations: Dustbuster, Dustbuster II, and “Crossover Sport Vans”. Yeah…that was GM’s own term for the revised third generation that were intended...

Best of 2019: Question Of The Day: Ok, Haters, What Car SHOULD Get LS-Swapped?

We get it, OK? We read the comments, we’ve seen the bashing. We’re half-ready to see if we can find a doc to prescribe half of you happy pills while the other half of y’all need a...

Best of 2019: Even A 1974 Oldsmobile Omega Looks Like A Riot To Wheel Around

So a subject has come up in the BangShift forums about whether or not a hot rod has ever been cheap. There’s always been those who can squeeze the last drop of blood from a stone to make their...

Best of 2019: This Rumble-Seat Cadillac Will Always Be Stared At

As I look at the photos of what used to be some sort of 1968 Cadillac, I find myself wondering what angle I should take this particular post. It would be easy to go full-on troll and talk all sorts...

Classic YouTube: Buddy Ingersoll At Bristol, 1986 – How To Screw With Pro Stock Using A 4.4L V6

The phrase for IHRA Pro Stock in 1986 was “mountain motor”. But there was an exception. Sitting over in the corner, tweaking on a former Warren Johnson Oldsmobile that had been re-skinned...

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...

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...

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...

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...