Category Archive: BangShift XL, Craigslist Find, OTHER, TRUCKS, XL Online Find

Blank Slate: This 1976 Crown Supercoach Needs To Be RV Converted!

You can blame all of my bus fixation on living in the Pacific Northwest as a kid. When I lived in Illinois, I rode around in conventional Chevrolet C-60 buses and later, International conventionals,...

Sheltered And Safe: This 1989 Volvo 240DL Is Crying Out For Some Tuning!

My first two experiences with Volvo products couldn’t be any more bi-polar if I tried to write it into the story. The first time I encountered a Swedish Safety Brick™ was when my aunt...

Got Ute Fever? Here’s Your Chance To Own A 2005 Holden Ute That’s Texas Legal (At Least)

Hold on, wait just one minute. The newest legal GM coupe-utility sold in the market was the 1987 Chevrolet El Camino. The newest one you could potentially import to the United States at the time this...

Money No Object: A 1963 Studebaker Avanti R1, Complete With It’s Factory Option Halibrands!

You know what the Chevrolet Corvette has deserved all of these years? Local competition. Do you know how many times the Corvette actually got competition? Three times. Only Ford, American Motors and...

The “WTF?” Files: A Bed-Mounted VR6-Powered VW Caddy – Rear Engine Minitruck, Euro-Style!

The only person who took the theft of Roadkill’s “Mazdarati”, the 1974 Mazda REPU with the Olds 455 in the back, more personally than the guys themselves was myself. I...

Rough Start: This 1962 Studebaker Isn’t Your Normal Cheap Budget Craigslist Score

They were some of the final vehicles sold by a company that had been a staple in the marketplace. The company itself has been dead for decades, long enough that the brand name is included in those...

The “WTF?” Files: 1976 Camaro, Meet VW Beetle. We Don’t Know Where To Go From Here.

My first automotive love was the 1975-77 Chevrolet Camaro. I loved having the bigger back window on the Camaro that I first fell in love with when my uncle brought home a ’76 Type LT....

Best of 2018: 2018 Kia Stinger GT AWD – The Jokes Stop Here

Got any good Kia jokes? Yeah, I bet you do. You probably have a good horror story or two, or maybe you just have the acronyms lined up and waiting (“Keep it, asshole”). Or maybe you just...

Best of 2018: MCR Tuning’s 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello Is Ready For It’s Debut At LS Fest Bowling Green!

The drive from MCR Tuning’s headquarters in Horse Cave, Kentucky to the park we had chosen to shoot the car at is about thirteen miles. For thirteen miles, I was having one of the best shows...

Rough Start: Get This AMC Eagle SX/4 Out Of California As Soon As Possible!

It’s a sporty two-door hatchback. It’s a selectable four-wheel-drive vehicle with some legit off-road chops. It’s pure Malaise, but it’s the kind that can be corrected with...

The Right-Sized Answer: There’s A Homeless 1973 Holden Kingswood Ute For Sale In The States

Haley and I were having an interesting discussion a couple of nights ago involving, of all things, fuel economy. At BangShift Mid-West, fuel economy isn’t our strong suit. Our most economical...

Money No Object: 1956 Continental Mark II – Hand-Built American Luxury

Making a luxury car is a lofty goal on it’s own accord. Making a luxury, hand-built, every-final-detail perfect car is a massive, expensive undertaking that results in a dramatically expensive...

Screaming Yellow Doorstop: This Saab Sonett Has Been Hayabusa Swapped!

Ever refer to a small car as a go-kart? We’ve all probably done it at some point in time. I think a C5 Corvette is a great go-kart…then again, I fit in a C5 like a go-kart. Maybe a Honda...

Rivan: The Electric Truck and SUV Startup That Caught Everyone’s Attention At The L.A. Auto Show

At the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, one truck and one SUV made waves, both made by a manufacturer that nobody had seemingly heard of: Rivan. The two concepts, the R1T pickup truck and the R1S SUV, are...