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Category Archive: BangShift News, OTHER

Lotus To Pull Out Of The U.S. Market Next Year

Lotus Cars is almost done in North America next year. The British sports car maker, known for focusing on light cars with killer handling, will wrap up this year with the Evora road car. An airbag...

Cadillac Moves Headquarters to NYC, Distancing Themselves From GM Headquarters. Is This A Good Move?

This is sure to raise eyebrows: in a rather surprising move, Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen has received permission to move headquarters from Detroit to New York City next year in a plan that aims to...

You Decide, Legitimate or Vaporware? The Shelby Maverick

This Maverick might be the most undocumented, unknown muscle car in existence. In fact, it’s actual existence is entirely questionable and speculative. Shelby de Mexico existed, this is known....

We Want It: This Weathered Impala SS Is Sleeper Perfection!

Our buddy Jeff Lee was either trolling us or was just showing off sending us pictures for this particular Impala SS. The first picture showed the big black Chevy sitting in the driveway looking like...

Recall Number…We’ve Lost Count: Impalas and Cadillacs Recalled For Brakes That Can Catch Fire

It’s almost like Groundhog Day: Wake up, check news, report on another GM recall. This time it’s one of the newer GM platforms, the Epsilon-platformed Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS...

Some of Nissan’s Employees Turned a Leaf Into a Ute, And It’s Not As Bad As You Might Think

The Nissan Leaf is pure electric, pure environmentalism, and pure birth control. I can give credit to the company for not half-assing about and going full electric, and making the car useable. But...

Craigslist Find: V8 Swapped Early Celica

The first couple generations of Toyota Celica were great examples of Japan copying the styling of muscle cars and pony cars and transferring the look onto a sporty chassis. The first-gen Liftback...

Behold, The First 3D-printed Car From Local Motors

Local Motors has no boundaries when it comes to vehicle design. Nothing but nothing will stop them from pursuing a goal. I’ve seen it for myself during their Open House events at the Chandler,...

Hellcat Might Be Severely Underrated And More Mopar Rumors

Before I begin, let me first lead in with a caveat: Most of this is rumor and speculation. However, rumor and speculation have two benefits: it creates discussion and input, and the pressure of...

Forgotten Concept: 1970 AMC AMX/3

American Motors never had a really decent budget to work with. Parts were shared, engines were limited, and if the company didn’t make it they sourced it from other manufacturers. But AMC did...

This 1969 Fury Is Cool For All Of The Wrong Reasons

In 1969, the Plymouth Fury did two things very well: It made for a badass cop car alongside it’s Dodge Polara twin, and it was the kind of car Dad bought if he was a Mopar guy and wanted to get...

Ebay Find: 1973 Pontiac GTO, “The Rare One”

Normally this would be the part of the post where I’d make fun of Brian’s choice…but how in the hell, in my right mind, could I possibly make fun of him for choosing Brewster Green...

Chevrolet Issues “Stop Sales” Orders For C7 Corvette

This wasn’t what Chevrolet needed. GM put out two separate “stop sales” orders on C7 Corvettes to fix two issues that popped up. The first one is for an improperly-installed...

Define “Missed Opportunity”: The 1999 Chrysler Howler

The Plymouth Prowler gets a bad rap from the hot rodding community, and other than the knock for using the V6 from the Dodge Intrepid hooked to an automatic, I don’t agree. Plymouth was in the...