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Category Archive: BangShift News, OTHER

No More, Thanks: Holden Stops Production Of Commodore And Equinox Because They Aren’t Selling

It was a foregone conclusion that when local manufacturing left Australia, that selling an imported product was going to face an uphill battle. Both Ford and Holden loyalists weren’t going to...

Optimistic Seller: Would You Pay $6,500 For A Volkswagen Thing?

Every time I voice an opinion about a used car being too expensive or well above what the market value should be, I get hate mail by the truck load. I’m jealous of those with money and should...

Small But Classy: This 1953 Nash Rambler Country Club Hardtop Stole The Show At LS Fest

The Nash Rambler came out in 1950 and lasted through 1954. Then it made a second appearance, this time as the Rambler American, with very little changes made between the beginning and the end. The...

The Neck-Snapper: 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...

This Checker Aerobus Should Be The Talent And Crew Transport For Drag Week! Who’s With Me?

So, if you haven’t heard, I’ll put it up for all to see: for Drag Week 2018, both Lohnes and Freiburger have gotten Dodge Challenger SRT Redeyes that they have to race at each stop. Words...

Rough Start: Welder, Shower, And A 1965 International Scout? Bring Your Own Tent!

Early Scouts are awesome. International Harvester’s attempt at playing the market that previously had belonged completely to Willys with the Jeep wasn’t so much a risk, but the...

Rough Start: This 1930 Franklin Sedan Is For The Serious Adventure Type!

Most of the Rough Start finds we feature tend to be about 20-50 years old, which puts them at the tail end of the Musclecar era and up to the early stages of the Second Horsepower War. It’s not...

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...

BangShift Test Drive: 2015 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45- What Is This Little Thing?!

Full disclosure: I drove this car because (A) it was available, (B) I’ve never driven any kind of Mercedes-Benz product ever, and (C) I heard “AMG” and said yes before I heard the...

Is This Thing A Hot Rod? The Seller Of This Isuzu Rodeo Certainly Thinks So, But Why?

The term “Hot Rod” has been used for over half a century now to describe basically any vehicle that has been modified in a manner that boosts its performance. Typically, the term is...

BangShift Test Drive: 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 BangShift 2017: 1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R – We Finally Take On Godzilla

(Bucket list item, checked. -Ed.) A couple of weeks ago, we checked out Roadtrip Motorcars’ selection of Japanese-market vehicles (which you can see HERE and HERE) and I made mention that there...

The Year Of The LS-Swapped Rolls-Royce? Take An In-Depth Look At The ICON Derelict 1958 Silver Cloud!

This will be the third Roller I’ve learned about this year that has been converted from the stately lump that weighs in at about half a cruise ship to GM LS power. A Rolls-Royce with GM...

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Would You Rather, The Trucks of Mecum Edition! Which Old Hauler Suits You Best?

The Mecum auction that will go down in Kissimmee, Florida is STACKED with good choices. Seriously. You can buy Dick Landy’s A/FX Coronet. You can buy a Motion GT Corvette. You can buy a 1994...