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Category Archive: BangShift Road Tests, MOPAR, Unhinged

Unhinged: Rekindling An Old Flame With A Six-Speed SRT Challenger

As you’ve seen recently, I’ve been lucky enough to make friends at some of the local dealerships. This allows me to get behind the wheel of some vehicles that ordinarily I’d never...

9.90s And Plated: SRTMush’s Challenger Demon Was Whipping Up At ChallengerFest 9!

With ChallengerFest in the books until next Spring, we have time to reflect a bit on what we saw. We didn’t see too many Jeeps out playing this time…we can only assume that some WKs were...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4×4 – Was The Wait Worth It?

Call it a Ram, call it a Dodge, call it whatever you want…but know one fact above all others about Ma Mopar’s pickup truck design theory: you wait until you’ve bled out every last...

ChallengerFest 9: Chargers, Hellcats And Demons Descend Upon Bowling Green!

Springtime in Kentucky…and there is a lot to look forward to. Sunny days, warming temperatures, the occasional tornado, and the noise that is a pack of late-model Hemi freaks pouring into town...

ChallengerFest 9 Will Have A Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Up For Auction Courtesy Of Racing4Vets!

Friday, April 13th, 2017 kicks off ChallengerFest 9 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. If you have any kind of positive feeling for anything modern Mopar related and you haven’t checked out the...

All Show, And Even A Little Go: Take A Closer Look At The Dodge Aspen Kit Car

It’s The Other F-body…the one that doesn’t work well with connoisseurs. The Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volaré were supposed to take over the role of bread-and-butter sales leader...

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BangShift Test Drive: 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Hemi – The Best Option For A Late-Model Build Or A Stripped Penalty Box?

I know what you are thinking and I’ll spare you asking it yourself: why in the hell would I bother testing a two-year-old stripper work truck? Well, it comes down to a couple of facts that are...

FCA Is Holding A Housecleaning Auction: Buy Items From Connor Avenue, Support United Way!

As FCA works on getting the Connor Avenue Assembly Plant prepped and ready to become the next museum for the company, part of the work that needs to be done is a housecleaning of sorts at the plant....

Friday Reason To Go Home And Drink: The Former Home Of The Viper Will Become A Museum – Connor Avenue Gets Another Lease On Life!

Normally, the Reason To Go Home and Drink is a stomach-churning news bite that will piss you off when you read it. Not this time…for once, we have good news to share. When the Dodge Viper ended...

2018 Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles Are Here! Which one Is Your Favorite?

We told you the Easter Jeep Safari concept vehicles that Jeep puts together each year were on their way. Well, they’ve been unveiled and without further ado, here they are:   1. Jeep...

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Sport 4×4 – Rest Easy, It’s Still Every Part A Jeep!

When a manufacturer has a vehicle they make that is popular, sells, and has a fan base best described as “rabid”, approaching a new generation of the model becomes a harrowing experience...

The Classiest Viper: How A 1948 Chrysler Town And Country Can Be BangShift-Worthy

One of a precious few pre-1950 vehicles that always seems to grab my attention by the short bits every time I see one, the Chrysler Town and Country woody convertible is a genuinely stunning vehicle,...

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The Path Less Traveled: Check Out This Dodge Omni GLH That Has Been Done To The Nines!

The wrong car to build…I’ve heard that once, I’ve heard that a thousand times. Funny, though…every time I see someone who has built the “wrong” car, the finished...

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Rough Start: Style And Substance In A 1962 Chrysler 300

In 1962, Chrysler branched the 300 model line. In addition to the Letter Series, a “standard” 300 was available, taking the place of the Chrysler Windsor as the value model and the series...