Category Archive: BangShift XL, FORD, Monday Shopper, TRUCKS, XL Online Find

Self-Contained: This 1976 Ford Hauler Is Everything In One: Ramp Truck And Hotel Room!

Go to a race pretty much anywhere, any time and you’ll see them. Diesel trucks hauling flatbed trailers. Toterhomes with stacker trailers. It’s kind of nuts what many deem necessary for a...

Historical Footage: Trans Am Mercury Cougars In 1967

Every brand has their halo model. GM has the Corvette. Ford has the Mustang. Dodge has the Challenger. And Mercury had the Cougar. And much like the Camaro vs. Corvette problems (or, more accurately,...

Morning Symphony: Brazil’s Angriest Ford Maverick At The Strip

The Ford Maverick and it’s twin, the Mercury Comet, did well enough in the United States market. They were decently sized, fit the small-car segment well without being too tiny, and with the...

Rough Start: Not Afraid Of Building From Scratch? This 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT Could Be A Killer Start!

Treading the fine line between a useable second vehicle and a very cool low-buck project vehicle can be done. But you need to be very, very honest with yourself about your abilities, your time, and...

Money No Object: 1999 Ford/Roush Crown Victoria “Cobra Vic”

The vehicles that the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving used to teach people car control and race techniques had to be up to the challenge, all day, every day. They had to be fast, they...

Money No Object: 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV – Bring Me Back To Vegas

Whenever I’m in Las Vegas, I always feel like I’m in the wrong car. I bring a Monte Carlo SS, but I should be in a 1970 Monte Carlo SS454. I drive in a Mustang, but I should be in a black...

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Unhinged: Keep The Rivalries Alive And Good-Natured!

Automakers tend to be rather tame when it comes to advertising of the last twenty years or so. Instead of a hungry Pontiac Trans Am, we get a minivan that is trying to talk itself into your driveway....

Monday Shopper: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 – When You Want To Mess With Everyone’s Head!

Ford had a surprise for everybody in 1971: the Mustang went into full “Fat Elvis” mode. The platform was more-or-less the same car that had been around since the beginning. Yes, the...

Rough Start: A Basic 1972 Ford Torino, Just Add An Engine

Normally, $2,500 for an engineless Ford Torino is the point where you walk away and keep looking, isn’t it? Sorry to Ford fans, but the Torino just doesn’t have quite the draw that a...

Rough Start: The Benefits Of Looking At Newer Machines Like This 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis

For most of the Rough Start finds, I’ve tried to keep at least a 20-year gap between what year it is and what year the cheap car target of the day is. I do that because most people tend to...

Money No Object: Factory Special? Shine Runner’s Dream? This 1957 Ford Custom Rules!

Okay, Ford guys, let’s make a deal. I don’t know much about Fords older than 1970, so I’m simply presenting what facts I can find for you on this 1957 Custom. Save your skewering...

Proper Restomodification: This 1961 Ford Galaxie Starliner Is How You Hide Major Work!

Ultimately, if you bury yourself into a full-kill build project, you build the car for yourself. Build it to make yourself happy, and that’s all that matters, right? Well…sure, if you are...

Rust In Peace: The One-Of-Twelve Lincoln Coloma By Caribou, As It Sits

Old, abandoned, decrepit cars are a kind of macabre fascination of mine. From my days as a kid playing around in one of the stranger sections of western Washington, poking around on overgrown dirt...

Monday Shopper: The Wagon Queen Family Truckster – For The Proper Road Trip!

Full confession: The last time I hit the road for any kind of distance, I did not want to risk getting out of bed. I didn’t want to see daylight, didn’t want to ingest anything other than...