Category Archive: Apex Video, BangShift APEX, BangShift XL, MOPAR, TRUCKS, XL Videos

Classic YouTube: Autocrossing A Cummins Ram, Because Physics Doesn’t Matter!

Ok, this one is for every diesel-bro I’ve ever met who keeps telling me that their souped up PowerStroke/Cummins/Duramax/whatever is better in the long run than owning a musclecar or a sports...

Morning Symphony: A Chrysler Valiant Charger E48 Unleashed At Targa Tasmania

It’s been a strange week around BangShift Mid-West, with a strong focus on six-cylinder vehicles that didn’t come from the U.S.A. I’m not complaining at all about it,...

Classic YouTube: The Most Unloved Mopar Can Still Burn The Hides Off!

“The most unloved Mopar”? Yeah, the R-bodies fall into that category just fine. The last thing Chrysler needed at the end of the 1970s was yet another full-size four-door that...

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Random Car Review: The 1956 Chrysler Norseman, The Concept Car That Never Made It To The Show

In 1956, Chrysler was about to see the fruits of labor that had started with meetings in 1953. The company had spent $200,000 to rework the chassis of a 1955 Chrysler to create a “dream...

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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...

Unveiled: Grand Wagoneer Concept – Meet FCA’s Toe-Dip Into The Ultra-Luxury SUV Market

First and foremost, you must remember that what you are looking at is a concept vehicle. This is not the full-fat production version of what is anticipated to be the 2022 Grand Wagoneer, no matter...

Banker’s Retromod: This 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Is Putting A Truck V-10 To Good Use!

Most people can agree that the time period referred to as the “Musclecar Era” started in 1964 with the Pontiac GTO. Right? Well…kind-of. There were overbuilt, powerful machines made...

Check These Out: Rare Photos Of A 1962 DeSoto Mockup!

Ever wonder if a brand that was preparing to be killed off could have pulled out a turnaround if given just a little bit more time? Pontiac was swinging for the fences with the G8 and things looked...

If You Lost Against This Turbocharged Dodge Caravan, You Missed The Warning Signs!

One of the best lessons I ever learned in life I learned during Army basic training. Without a question, at six-foot-three and 228 pounds, I was one of, if not the biggest soldier in training during...

Money No Object: HELLWAGON! This 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Is Packing Ma Mopar’s Torque Monster!

On September 3, 2020, Jeep’s “Grand Wagoneer” nameplate will return as a full-sized luxury sports-utility vehicle, a body-on-frame unit that sits on Ram 1500 bones. We keep seeing...

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...

Unveiled: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX – A Love Letter To The Ford Raptor

Subtle? Not in the least. The unveiling videos are a cross between the introduction of a Bond film and the fever dream of a desert rat. FCA’s pre-introduction video was a mashup of clips from...

Somebody’s Salty: GM Has Put A Bounty Out For Converting FCA Owners!

(Lead Photo: US News and World Report) What’s the fastest way to irritate an entire auto manufacturer? Outsell them where they historically sell well. The moment they get knocked off of the...

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...