Category Archive: BangShift APEX, BangShift Road Test, BangShift Road Tests, OTHER

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...

Random Car Review: 1966-1981 IKA-Renault Torino: The American Abroad

For 1964, Rambler gave the compact American the only clean-sheet from the ground up redesign, something that was sorely needed. The prior generation had been introduced in 1950 as the Nash Rambler...

Random Car Review: 1972 FMC XR311 – G.I. Joe’s Military Grade Hot Rod?

If you look at the XR311 and immediately think HMMWV, you aren’t too far off. The FMC XR311 was meant to be a replacement for the M151 “Mutt”, the Ford-built replacement for the...

This 1974 AMC Matador Is The Ideal Find, But The Price Will Leave Your Head Spinning!

By nature, any American Motors product that isn’t a Jeep has to be an acquired taste. Some, like the Hornet and Javelin, are easily picked up. Others, like the Pacer and Gremlin, suited only...

Fixed Cat: How Would You Like A Viper-Powered Jaguar XJS Roadster?

I’ve always liked the profile of the Jaguar XJ-S. It’s reputation as a temperamental Brit aside, the car’s style just looks sexy to me. It’s got the long hood/short deck down...

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT: A Kia That Might Actually Be Worth A Moment’s Glance

Kia Motors has long been a punchline in the United States market, and honestly, for good reason. Have you ever had the misfortune of being inside of a mid-1990s Sephia? I have no love for these...

Little Rocket Man: Elon Musk Wants To Give The Second-Gen Tesla Roadster “Rocket Power”

Shortly after debuting the Tesla Semi (an over-the-road tractor, not another reference to his “D”), Elon Musk debuted a second, unexpected product: the second-generation Roadster. The...

Suffering From Snow Worries? This 6×6 Suzuki Samurai Will Save Your Sorry Hide!

We are heading quickly from the colorful and crisp Autumn season to what I casually refer to as the “cold, gray bucket of suck” that is winter. (Ok, Brian Gordon from Fowl Language Comics...

Rough Start: This Gambler 500-Proven Lexus Is Sensible And Wildly Irresponsible!

I grew up in a time where American cars weren’t cool to most of my peers. They spent their formative years listening to the bitching of their parents who got screwed over with Malaise-era...

Try And Rust Me Now! This Fiberglass 1980 International Scout SSII Needs A New Home!

While I have more experience with the Scout 800 series, the Scout II is no less of a desirable machine. International Harvester’s small-truck lines aren’t well known and useable examples...

The Imported Pony Car: This 1977 Toyota Celica GT Is A Neat Little Coupe!

The credit goes to the 1964 Ford Mustang. Like the Chevrolet Camaro, the Pontiac Firebird, the AMC Javelin, the Dodge Challenger and the second-gen Plymouth Barracuda, Ford’s pony car was the...