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Category Archive: HISTORIC, MOPAR, Videos

35th Anniversary: The Theatrical Trailer For John Carpenter’s “Christine”…She’ll Get You!

If you are a reader of this site and you know nothing of a 1958 Plymouth named Christine…you had better be young. December 9th marks the 35th anniversary of the release of John...

Morning Symphony: The Highland Park Hummingbird In The Wintertime

FCA has done well in the horsepower war. They have a range that goes from sensible to seriously insane, have a lineup that includes a two-door, four-door, and an SUV wagon with 707 horsepower, trucks...

A Moment Of Zen: An Untouched Barn Find, And It’s First Wash

They might still be out there, but locating that one-in-a-million untouched barn find that isn’t reduced to paper-thin metal and a useful VIN tag is getting rarer by the day for the kinds of...

MORE: MOPAR, Videos

This ProCharged, Manual-Swapped Chrysler 300C’s Hillclimb Story Is Too Cool!

First off, I’m happy that I get to add another manual-swapped Chrysler to the list in my head. This car joins the V-10-swapped drift machine in the U.K., and both of the Chryslers that...

Hitting The Lottery: What Would You Do If You Found A Treasure Trove Of Trucks?

We’ve all dreamed of that mythical barn find at some point or another, where you find some building that hasn’t had a visitor since the day disco music died that was hiding the kind of...

Rough Start: Does A 19,000 Mile Plymouth Volaré Deserve To Break The Budget?

Over the course of the Rough Start searches, we’ve done our best to stay within the $5,000 and under budget on sheer principle. Five grand is a very approachable number for a running, driving...

The Dodge Phoenix Big-Block Build Continues! A Good Cause Requires A Lot Of Hard Work!

The last time we saw the 1963 Dodge Phoenix that Street Machine was building to take to the Running On Empty festival, an event in the town of Cobar that raises money for a WW1 monument and has a...

MORE: MOPAR, TECH, Videos

Unveiled: 2020 Jeep Gladiator – Welcome Back, Jeep Pickup!

The last Jeep J-series, was built in 1987, the last Jeep truck, the Comanche, ended in 1992, and the last “jeep”-based truck-style unit, the CJ-8 Scrambler, ended production in 1985. Ever...

BangShift Question Of The Day: If You Got A Second Shot With Your First Car, What Would You Do Differently?

You know how people will say, “never get rid of your first car, you will always regret it?” Well…I’ve had the fortune…or misfortune, rather…of living through that...

Dream Big: This 1979 Dodge Aspen Looks Like A Stock-Class Legend!

Not every street-legal dragstrip warrior is a ten-second monster that intimidates sport-utilities everywhere it goes. Some play a different numbers game, where dead-nuts consistency and easy...

Rough Start: This Dodge A100 Can Be Enjoyed Without Stealing It!

If everything old really becomes new again, then I have some bad news for you folk that aren’t too appreciative of vans and van culture: it’s coming back whether you like it or not. From...

Unhinged: Since When Were Floormats The Most Dangerous Part Of The Car?!

Great news if you are the owner of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT or Trackhawk: there’s a solid chance that your Jeep is under a recall because the floor mats can “inadvertently trap the...

McCool’s Junkyard-Rescue Dodge Stepside Is Streetable, Thanks To A Clutch Replacement And More!

I’m digging the work that Dylan McCool has been performing on this 1972 Dodge D100 stepside, and I’m honestly marveling at just how little a truck that was left to rot outside for over a...

Rough Start: Diving Off Of The Deep End With A Big-Block Ready Plymouth Turismo

Believe it or not, I do have a limit when it comes to automotive weirdness. There is only so far I can go before even I stop in my tracks and utter an expletive or two under my breath as I absorb...