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Category Archive: Monday Shopper, MOPAR

Money No Object: The “Jet-X” 1971 Plymouth GTX

At the beginning of BangShift.com, one of the earliest stories I can remember reading involved this very car. In the Mopar world, Gary and Pam Beineke had made a name for themselves by building the...

Hi-Ho, Land Yacht, Away: A 1973 Chrysler Newport For Old Time’s Sake

If you’ve read my past writings that involve a Chrysler Newport, you’ll know about the history of one 1973 model that is pretty much my indoctrination into the adrenaline high of...

Hemi Kid: Darla Kimak’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8

In 2017, I took part in the only parade I’ve ever taken a part in. Once it became clear that the weather was not going to cooperate with the racing schedule at Milan Dragway, the entirety of...

Classic YouTube: Selling Mopar’s Pocket Rocket With The Help Of Junior – The 1984 Dodge Omni GLH

“Dodge Omni has always been a good old buddy…a nice little guy.” Yeah, sure, believe what you will. Dodge’s Omni had a few things going for it…small, front-wheel-drive,...

Unveiled: 2021 Dodge SRT Durango Hellcat, Charger Redeye, and Challenger Super Stock

First, we got the Hellcat twins. 707 horsepower in 2015 was a bomb blast to the automotive world. Prior to that, Ford had blessed the Shelby GT500 with 662 horsepower and FCA looked to be circling...

Watching This Dodge Dakota R/T Drifting Around Rockford Speedway Is Having An Absolute Blast

The 1998-2003 Dodge Dakota R/T is a riot in disguise. Shoving the 250hp/345tq 360 into the Dakota and backing up the powertrain with a 9.25″ rear packing 3.92 gears, the Dakota surprised those...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1984 Chrysler Laser

We’re on the final leg of the adventure that has encompassed the 2020 Rocky Mountain Race Week. Haley and I have had a blast out on the road together and once the sun rises in the morning,...

Rough Start “Tour Of Temptation”: 1994 Dodge Ram 1500

Out of all of the trucks built since 1990, the 1994-2002 generation of the Dodge Ram is my favorite. When these things came out, they immediately made GM and Ford trucks look dated. The GM trucks had...

This Tunnel Rammed 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury A38 Is The Cop Car Of Your Dreams…Or Nightmares

A Chrysler-based cop car made between 1969 and 1978 wasn’t anything to play with. While slant six and 318-powered squads did leave the factories, both the B and C-body cars got big-blocks,...

This 1974 Dodge Coronet Tears Up An Autocross Course With All Of The Body Roll You Would Expect!

Let me ask you a question: If I tell you to picture a mid-1970s Dodge Coronet sedan in your head, which cop car do you picture? Blues Brothers, Smokey and the Bandit, The Dukes Of Hazzard, it...

Past Life Goals: 1978 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country In Augusta Green Sunfire And Fake Woodd

The idea of what is considered the “desirable” vehicle of the time has shifted many times since I started paying attention in the late 1980s. Front wheel drive midsize sedans. Minivans....

Barely Breathing: Uncle Tony Gets To Work Diagnosing The Trouble With The Turbocharged Slant Six Dart!

Uncle Tony has his hands on a customer’s 1972 Dodge Dart that has a draw-through turbocharger setup raided from a Pontiac 301 hooked to a 225 Slant Six. Interesting combination, to put it...

Money No Object: 1970 Dodge D300 – Working Never Looked So Good

I’ve always been drawn to the idea of a work truck. Blame my father for instilling that stereotype of “the truck is for work, the car is for everything else” into me when I was...

Hemi Starion, Part Two: Making A Hole For The New Engine To Sit In!

One of the problems with cramming a large engine into a car that never came with one is that you have to re-engineer the whole car to make it fit. Think back to all of those rear-drive swapped...