Category Archive: Apex Car Feature, BangShift APEX, Car Features, MOPAR

A Hand-Me-Down Plymouth Duster And A Recycled C6 Corvette Combine Into This Track Monster!

A Mopar running around at LS Fest is like seeing a clown run by on fire: you are going to notice, even if you weren’t looking. In the sea of GM products and swapped Fords and Nissans, a...

This 1980 Dodge Mirada Could Be The Perfect Never-Was Pro Stock Tribute For Next Year’s Drag Week!

Even by weirdo Mopar standards, the Dodge Mirada is a strange duck. Built for four years, slower than cold molasses even on it’s best foot forward, and having the unfortunate reputation as the...

Two Men Dead After Their Hellcat Challenger Overshot The End Of The Runway Where They Were Test-Driving

In a bizarre story that is coming out of Buena Vista, Colorado, we are learning that two men in their seventies have died after what has been claimed as a “test drive” at Central Colorado...

This 1978 Dodge Power Wagon Is MINT! Rubber Floors, Four-Speed, And Desert Kept!

Once again, my mind has wandered to a purposeful old truck that is everything you need and nothing more. Maybe it was driving a rented Hyundai that pushed me over the edge, or maybe it was finding...

Rough Start: Hit The Trails With A Prepared 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Crawler!

Part of the fun of the Rough Start series is trying to work practicality into a project vehicle hunt. It has to be useful, because for a $5,000 budget, chances are good that this is going to be the...

Classic YouTube: The 10-Second Plymouth Reliant At Cecil County Dragway

For the 1980s, Ma Mopar traded out Hemis and 3×2 intakes for four cylinders and turbocharging. Call it a sign of the times, but in the smog-choked automotive world, that’s what got them...

Can’t Make This Up, Folks: A General Lee Clone Crashed Out In Nova Scotia

While there is varying numbers out there, it’s safe to say that a couple hundred 1968 and 1969 Dodge Chargers met their end after they had been painted bright orange and given the number...

The Grizzled Veteran: This 1980 Dodge Aspen A38 Has Gone From Stand-Up Cop Car To Shady Racer!

For most people, the only cars that Mopar produced after 1971 that mattered were police package specials. In the midst of bloated C-bodies, K-cars and cowboy performance trucks, the police units...

Shine Runner Special: This 1967 Plymouth Fury Is A Big-Block, Four-Speed, Four Door Surprise

A four-door big block sedan from 1967 is cool. It’s not completely noteworthy and you can keep your dreams of collector car auction gold mining to yourself, but any big-block sedan is worth...

Anything Goes: This 2007 Dodge Charger Daytona Can Do Just About Everything!

Early on Sunday morning, as Haley and I were packing up Angry Grandpa for the long drive back to Kentucky, few cars remained from the MSHS group that we had been hanging around with all week. One...

Could Jeep Go Chinese? Great Wall Has Expressed Interest In Acquiring The Brand

Surprisingly enough, I have experiences with Great Wall automobiles. Many of the non-military contractor vehicles available during my stays in Iraq were Great Wall Deer pickup trucks (read: rebadged...

Exorcising The Demon: Pennzoil Cuts Dodge’s Monster Loose In Philadelphia

Pennzoil’s series of mini-movies involving a hired wheelman and some sort of yellow four-wheeled dream machine hasn’t ended yet. They’ve paid homage to the Hellcat Challenger and...

Love The Looks Of A ’57 Chevy But Want Utility? How About The Bel-Kota?

In 1957, if you wanted to go haul a bunch of lumber home in the back of your Chevrolet, nobody was going to stop you. I’m willing to bet that in 1967, you’d still be OK, since the Chevy...

Modern Street Hemi Shootout Show Lot At Woodward: Demons, Hellcats, And Racers Showing Off

Dan VanHorn goes out of his way to take care of his racers. Way out of his way, in fact, which becomes apparent when you look at the setup he provides for the MSHS racers for the Woodward weekend. He...