Category Archive: 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, FORD

Big Cat Prowling: This 9.50-capable 1971 Mercury Cougar Is What Luxury Sport Should Look Like

Between 1967-1973, the Mercury Cougar was the luxurious answer for someone who liked the performance of the Ford Mustang but wanted to have more luxuries at their disposal. While it’s never...

Beating A Live Horse: This King Cobra Mustang II Gets Flat-Out Abused And Comes Back For More

I’ve admitted in the past that I have a fascination with one particular car build: a flat-black beater small Ford that can tolerate all of the abuse I could ever throw at it with a screaming...

A Rare Pairing: A Twin-Turbo, Five-Speed Lincoln Mark VII vs. An LS1 Caprice Coupe

It’s not exceedingly rare to see either one of these cars at a dragstrip. The Lincoln Mark VII and LSC are essentially longer Mustangs in tuxedos and the B-body Caprices can tolerate just about...

Historical Footage: Head-To-Head Crash Testing A 1982 Mustang Vs. A 1982 Plymouth TC3

Digging through old NHTSA footage brings up a strange trend in the early 1980s: these guys loved to crash-test Fox Mustangs into whatever car they could nose up against it. Why the Mustang? Was it...

Classic YouTube: Four 1969 Car Commercials – Pontiac GTO “The Judge”, Ford Mustang Mach 1, Mercury Cougar And Plymouth Road Runner!

It’s interesting to see how manufacturers sell their top-of-the-line pieces. Some tend to stick with the history of the company, while others extol the virtues of the new models. If there is...

Free Snake: Gifting A 1979 Ford Mustang Cobra That Was Saved From The Junkyard

Antiquing? Um…normally that’s a very, very hard pass from me, thank you much. I know that there can be some cool things to be found on some shelf in some store on any given day. Among the...

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Upper Class Trash: Vice Grip Garage Wakes Up A 1975 Ford Gran Torino Elite

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: when the special editions start coming out, you know that a manufacturer is desperate to get every last dime they can out of a platform before...

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Rough Start: 1971 Ford Maverick Sans Engine

The Ford Mustang is the car that America loves…except those made between 1971 and 1978, it seems. The final form of the first generation Mustang got big to accept big engines at precisely the...

Money No Object: 1969 Ford Torino Cobra 428 SCJ

If it wasn’t bright red and it wasn’t wearing a couple of little badges and the giveaway hoodscoop, this would be a basic-model Ford Torino, complete with body-colored wheels and...

Classic YouTube: Mustang Vs. Camaro, 1994, Courtesy Of Motorweek!

Welcome to my “dammit, I’m getting old” moment, right here. In 1994 I was eleven years old, one year away from the rot-box Camaro that would be my first car, and happily tooling...

Rough Start: 1980 Ford Fairmont Futura – Light And Rowdy Street Beater

The Ford Fairmont Futura (and it’s twin, the Mercury Zephyr Z-7), are love-it or hate-it cars. From the doors forward, it’s Fairmont. But from the doors back, you are looking at what was...

MFP LSR: Charlie Richardson’s 1974 Ford Maverick Street Stock Racer

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I pulled into Blytheville. I wasn’t expecting to find the remains of an Air Force base that had been decommissioned in 1992. I wasn’t expecting to...

So Wrong It’s Right: 1979 Mercury Cougar XR-7 In Period-Correct Attire

Lying somewhere between root beer brown and a dark wine red color lies this 1979 Mercury Cougar XR-7. Don’t get excited, we know, we know…it’s a Ford lead sled from the bad old days...

Unveiled: 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport

They’ve finally appeared, after years of the faithful praying and begging, after years of seeing the Jeep Wrangler do well, years after putting the original horse down in the name of a more...