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Category Archive: Craigslist Find, OTHER, TRUCKS

The Ultimate Odd Project: Be Adventurous, Grab A Wienermobile!

Is there anything more wholesome that rolls down the Interstates of America quite like the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile? These rolling hot dogs travel the country with college seniors, known as...

Last Minute Refusal: The FCA-Renault Merger Will Not Happen After All!

At the beginning of yesterday, it seemed that the FCA-Renault merger that had been a hot-button topic for a few days now was going to actually come to fruition. Nissan and Mitsubishi, alliance...

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 – Beyond Indulgence

Sampling all that life has to offer should be a goal of every man, woman and child, right? Works well for food, works well for music, travel and literature, so theoretically it should work for the...

FCA And Renault, Together? The Breakdown Of The Potential Partnership Redux!

As of press time, the automotive world is digesting the announcement that came from FCA: On May 27th, 2019, FCA had delivered a non-binding letter to the Board of Groupe Renault that proposed a 50/50...

Rough Start: Try A Different Flavor With This 1978 Toyota Celica!

To the automotive world, the Ford Mustang was a bomb blast when it debuted. Options, engine ranges, colors, even the overall appearance with it’s short deck, long hood and squared-off but...

Rough Start: Germany And USA In One Package In A 1995 BMW 318ti!

One of Ford’s snarkiest commercials was for the 2007 Shelby GT500. As a white-and-blue one is unloaded from a ship, the stevedore pops off with, “So, you couldn’t find a car you...

Rough Start: Somebody Needs To Finish Up This Slammed Jeep J20 Dually!

I have seen it all now. I’ve seen GM duallies slammed on their nuts in magazines for at least twenty years. I’ve seen a couple of low Fords that risk scraped framerails. I’ve even...

BangShift Test Drive: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive – GT Proper Or German Camaro?

This car has had bile thrown at it before I even got to write up this review. Big Money Wasted, Bavarian Manure Wagon, B-M-Trouble-U, and that’s before the horror stories of what the...

Rough Start: 1978 Volvo 262C Bertone Coupe – The Brick House

I am a man of many strange automotive appreciations, I’ll be the first to admit, but the strangest kink I have might be the Volvo Bertone coupes. For the life of me, I can’t provide a...

Air-Cooled Awesome: Get The Dune Buggy And Enjoy The Sun!

Of all the positives that one can lay at the tires of the Volkswagen Type 1, there is one massive negative for most people: it looks like a Beetle. Some people dig the shape of VW’s iconic...

Rough Start: V8, Stick Shift And Four-Wheel-Drive Make This Audi A Possible Screamer!

It’s easy to write off most German cars as overblown luxury barges that, if cheap enough, are worrisome enough to avoid at all costs. Certainly, I’ve seen many GIs in my day who...

Money No Object: 1978 International Scout II – As Good As They Get!

1978 wasn’t the greatest time to be a fan of performance cars. It was, however, perfect timing if you had a thing for off-roaders. Look back at the options: K5 Blazer and Jimmy, Ramcharger and...

Would You Rather: California Craigslist Scores – Do You Go For Small Japanese Two-Door Or Gigantic American Wagon?

Shopping for decent metal to work with is always best done in the American Southwest. The air is dry, the salt content is low, and the metal is nice and preserved. Add in a car culture that tends to...

Pro Commuter: This 1980 AMC Spirit AMX Just Needs A Few Minor Touches To Be Great

Pro Commuter, the idea of mine that says that the daily driver does not have to openly suck out loud, is still a thing in my head. At least today’s flare-up has some merit instead of being some...