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

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...

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...