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Category Archive: BangShift News, BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC

2018 Buick Regal GS: The Tri-Shield Give Performance Another Shot With A 310 Horsepower V6 And All-Wheel-Drive

(Photos: General Motors) Buick has a strange relationship with performance. For the most part, the brand hasn’t cared too much about it, instead focusing on being an upper-market kind of car...

Rough Start: Can You Really Go Wrong With A Rough But Running X-body? This Pontiac Ventura Looks Like A Score!

I don’t know what it is about a primer gray GM X-body that makes me feel good. Maybe it’s fond memories of my mother’s Oldsmobile Omega, or maybe it’s because they make for...

Money No Object: With This 1969 Beaumont, How Much Is Hearing “What Is That?” Worth?

You see one 1969 Chevelle, you’ve seen them all. You’ve seen a similar vintage Pontiac, it’s the same. But if you see a 1969 Beaumont, your brain immediately sends the ultimate...

Random Car Review: The 1969 Motion/Hurst Olds “Commotion By Motion”

The laundry list of names that came about in the late 1960s and early 1970s that turned already-riotous Detroit iron into top-tier machines is well known and often quoted. Names like Nickey, Dana,...

Classic YouTube: Drifting Your Cares Away With A Pontiac Firebird And An Open Lot

Unnecessary. Immature. Childish. Pointless. Unsafe. Wasteful. There’s plenty of criticism that could be launched against the kinds of parking lot antics this Pontiac Firebird is performing. But...

Meet The Enemy: This Monster Pontiac Grand Am Is Brutal In All Of The Right Ways!

“The Enemy”. If there was one car that could be considered the enemy, the N-body Pontiac Grand Am was certainly it. One of the many clone copies of the same car pouring out of GM in the...

Random Car Review: 1969 Pontiac-Farago CF 428 – Pontiac Grand Prix Meets Italian Coachbuilding!

Imagine it’s 1969. John Z. DeLorean is at the top of his game within General Motors, riding the tidal wave of success that had been his trademark path ever since the 1964 Pontiac GTO came onto...

Rough Start: This 1995 Buick Roadmaster Is Ready To Roadtrip!

When the General Motors B-body died at the end of the 1996 model year, people mourned the loss of the Chevrolet Caprice and the Impala SS. The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser had died four years prior, and...

Historical Footage: Warren Johnson Vs. Darrell Alderman At The 1991 NHRA Arizona Nationals

I recently spoke with a friend about the things I miss the most out of drag racing, and without any hesitation, my answer was Pro Stock. I know it exists today…but twenty years ago, Pro Stock...

The Old Fighter: This 1965 Pontiac GTO Might Be Scarred Up, But It’s Down For Another Fight

Every last car ever made has a story. Some are uneventful lives that spanned from birth on the assembly line until the day the uncaring fifth or sixth owner drove them to the local U-Pull-It yard to...

Super Freak: Check Out This Mopar-Powered Buick Regal – Hey, It Isn’t LS Powered!

Admittedly, a G-body Buick Regal isn’t the first version you would expect to see on the track. A Grand National, maybe. Only the Pontiac Grand Prix is seen less, it seems, but why that is, we...

Looking To The Sky: The “Blackhawk” Pontiac Firehawk Can Grip Any Surface!

“Blackhawk”, the 2000 Pontiac Firebird you see here, is known for it’s party trick: it’ll hang the front wheels high anytime, any place. With enough nitrous to run several...

Here’s The Preview For The New Holden Commodore V8 Supercar…Does It Hint At A Hot Buick Regal?

The Holden Commodore that spawned the Chevrolet SS and Caprice PPV for the United States market is dead. Done. Finished. The next Commodore will be a badged version of the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal,...

Really Rough Start: You Can Walk Away With The Cadillac Limo From The LeMons Rally…If You Really Want To.

Here’s the definitive proof that I do not go out of my way to save every last vehicle: If you are willing to plunk down the $500 that is being asked for the 1986 Cadillac limo that became...