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Category Archive: BangShift Question Of The Day??, Monday Shopper, MOPAR, TRUCKS

Would You Rather, Pro Commuter Style: Shelby Charger GLHS Or Toyota Supra GT

It’s been a minute since we’ve pinned you into a corner and forced you to pick sides, hasn’t it? Well, no better time than the present to force you to pick one of two particular...

See And Hear The Story Of “Muscle Two”, Martin Sanchez’s Rescued Christine Fury

Halloween…one of my favorite times of the year, where things seem a little bit unsettled, and demons come back to haunt those who deserve the retribution. As a car guy, the one car that always...

Classic YouTube: This Viper Comes Within A Cat’s Whisker Of Slapping The Wall At The Viper Nationals In Texas!

Ma Mopar’s pet snake has been, historically, a car that suffers no fools. From the moment you approach a Dodge Viper, no matter the generation, there isn’t any question that this is not...

Classic YouTube: Six, Minus Two, Equals Four Months Of Repairs…

The one part of the whole diesel scene I can’t wrap my head around are the figures. Four digit horsepower and torque numbers made by trucks whose intentions were to work and die after so many...

Rough Start: 1974 Chrysler Newport: Imposing Presence, And Modern Mass

Typical curb weight of a 1974 Chrysler Newport…do you know it? “A lot” isn’t the right answer, funny guy. Typically, Chrysler’s top-tier ride (remember, Imperials were...

Rough Start: 1977 Dodge Power Wagon Macho

A lot of things might have been going wrong at Chrysler in 1977. Okay, maybe not “might”…working in the upper offices must’ve been like that meme of the dog sitting in the...

Holley MoParty 2020: The ChryCo Psychos Get Their Chance To Play!

For years now, Holley’s LS Fest has been the stuff of legends. So long as it has the latest in GM power under the hood, anything goes…come drag race, autocross, burn the tires to shreds,...

Historical Footage: The 1975 Chryslers Advertisement – A Calm Voice Covering A Panicking Company

No, it’s not Ricardo Montalban, but the voice-over for this television commercial for the 1975 Chryslers has many of the same qualities: caramel-smooth and calm delivery in a bass tone. The...

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...