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Category Archive: Car Features, MOPAR, OTHER

Sneak Preview: Marvel has a new Ghost Rider and he drives a Charger

Since Issue #5 of Marvel Spotlight, Ghost Rider has been astride the kind of chopper that would feel right at home in Easy Rider. But beginning this week, Marvel’s new Ghost Rider is piloting a...

Italian Furniture Builders Built This BMW K100RS Cafe Racer Out of An Oil Drum and It’s DEADLY

Vibrazioni Art Design isn’t known for building motorcycles. It’s recognized for building cool furniture out of old 55 gallon oil drums, the way half the bands in Jamaica built their drum...

Short Shift: A Weekend Road Trip In The 2014 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Edition Will Make You Want To Kill Your Small SUV

(Welcome to the Short Shift! This is where we’ll do less intensive reviews of new cars and stuff that we get a chance to have some quality time with. Manufacturers will sometimes ask us if we...

Roadside Find: A Greyhound Escorter From The 1964 World’s Fair Somehow Made It All The Way To The Maine Coast!

So first, an admission. On Friday morning when Chad, Bob, and Greg were busting hump at Cordova to bring you the finest World Series of Drag Racing coverage ever, I played a little hooky. Ok, I did...

This Is Bonneville: Another Awesome “Half A Motor” – This Time It Is A Windsor Ford!

Yesterday we showed you a bitchin’ “half a hemi” that was making a Bonneville lakester fly down the salt with aplomb. We reveled in the fact that the team was using a full V8 hemi...

Bonneville Speed Week 2013: The Streamliner War (That Wasn’t?) – A Look At Speed Demon And Turbinator

Coming in to Bonneville Speed Week 2013, we were hoping that a real barn burning streamliner war was going to break out among some of the machines rumored to be showing up. The two...

Project Mini-Max Is Complete! Check Out This Scratch Built, Amazingly Detailed RV Model Big Enough For Dogs To Hang Out In!

Pal O’ BangShift Mike Casella has been featured on these pages many times. He’s the guy who literally makes and saves unobtanium parts every day at his job in the machine shop at Then...

Best of BangShift 2012: The English Brothers With Their Jag and MG Drag Machines – Feature!

Few classes were weirder and wilder than the old NHRA Modified Sports Car ranks. The Modified Sports classes had their own rules which were similar to the gas classes and the resulting creations...

SEMA Show 2012 Featurette: The Thunder Taker 1960 Cadillac Custom Hearse by Bryan Fuller Hot Rods

It is 8,000lbs of subtle metal work, flawless paint, a passenger compartment that’ll seat a football team with room to set up a train set inside, one of the largest sun roofs installed on any...

Progress Continues on Ridetech’s Killer Factory Five ’33 Build

As you know, the guys and girls at Ridetech are always up to something awesome. Whether it is buying or selling cars at auction, thrashing their stuff on road courses and autocrosses across the...

Mini-Feature: An Upclose Look at Mike Piraino’s Wild Twin Turbo Super Comp/Top Dragster Rail! [w/dyno video]

When Chad called me breathlessly from the pits a Pomona during the NHRA Winternationals, I figured he had been chasing the ice cream truck…again. As it turns out, he was going ape over this...

Mini-Feature: Barb Hamilton’s 1937 Willys Gasser

Barb Hamilton is a woman who truly blazed a trail for females in drag racing. As much credit as Shirley Muldowney gets for “running with the boys” and becoming the first female to...

eBay Find: A Vintage Jet Funny Car Available for Fun and Profit

Now that Nostalgia Funny Cars are sweeping the nation like some sort of nuclear powered wild fire, it seems about time for the same thing to happed with Jet Funny Cars. Yes, we know that is a...