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Category Archive: BS Daily Tune Up, MOPAR

BangShift Tune Up: “Cowboy Way” By Hellyeah – The Perfect Song To Get A Ticket To

(Yes, we know, we’ve ran this one before. But at the time of writing, we learned that Vincent Paul Abbott, a.k.a. Vinnie Paul…or that dude behind the drum kit…passed on at the age...

Rough Start: This 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Is McTaggart’s Dream – Ugly Mopar, Awesome Powertrain!

Fair is fair…the “boat tail” Dodge Diplomat and Chrysler LeBaron coupes of the late 1970s aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. When they are super-clean, they are alright. But...

Hemi Prowler? Yes, Please! Here’s Two Takes On Why V8 Swapping A Plymouth Prowler Is A Great Idea!

It’s amazing how little the aftermarket world thinks of the Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler. Nevermind that it came with the V6 and automatic…this is a car that honestly should have never made...

Another One Being Revived: This 1977 Dodge D100 Is Being Rescued After Sitting For Over Two Decades!

I told you that I was all about automotive revivals this year! While I’m still plugging away at my own setup (and nursing a wound on my hand, thank you drum brakes), others are going the...

Someone In California Really Loves Their K-Cars And Wants You To Love Them, Too!

“The patron saint of automotive lost causes.” That title was bestowed upon me by Lohnes years ago and looking at my track record of vehicles plus the ones I’d love to build, I...

The Big FCA Meeting Went Down…Here’s Where The Company Stands And Where They Are Going!

Yesterday was the big day, the day that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne laid out his last bit of future forecasting before he steps down after his fourteen-year tenure at the helm. The man has been at...

Friday’s Reason To Go Home And Drink: The End Of The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The serious legends of power from the 1960s and 1970s were lauded for being monstrous. Torque on demand. Horsepower for days. Enough tire-melting good times that even today big money trades over...

Unhinged: If Chrysler Isn’t Dead By The End Of The Week, I’ll Be Stunned.

Ninety-three years of automotive production are about to slip under the waves, judging not by the rumor mill that is currently foaming at the mouth, but by the actions of the parent company....

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Arms Race, Pt. 2: Will The Viper Make A Comeback?

After a run that honestly was much longer than anybody could’ve predicted, the Dodge Viper came to an end, it’s V-10 snarl to be no more, it’s creation station to become a museum....

BangShift Top 11: McTag’s Selections From Gateway Classic Cars’ Nashville Shop!

One day a year I get to act like I’m something important and today is that day. Somehow, between teenage stupidity, the military, heroic amounts of alcohol over the years and many, MANY bad...

Unhinged: An SRT Jeep And Enough Leash To Hang Myself With

It’s no secret that I’d take just about any and every SRT-labeled product that FCA currently sells if I could swing the costs. Pick your poison, you can’t go wrong. Two door coupe,...

Moulin Rouge: This 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda Is A Resto-Modded Beast With Stunning Beauty!

Buying into a project car that was someone else’s vision always brings about a re-working. It’s the curse of the hobby…someone had a plan, that plan left with a bill of sale to a...

Money No Object: This 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Is The Pinnacle B-Body Mopar!

Dodge and Ford were at each other’s throats over NASCAR supremacy in the 1960s, and it was a consistently escalating war. Engines were getting bigger and more powerful, to the point that...

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...