Category Archive: BangShift XL, CHEVY, Monday Shopper, TRUCKS, XL Online Find

Money No Object: This 1939 Chevrolet Hauler Rules All! Big-Block Power FTW!

Yeah, I’ve been in the Barrett-Jackson catalog again. At least, with the weather outside going to hell in a handbasket, I’ve got a reason to look at cars I can’t afford and dream...

Oh, Great…Not You Too: Ford Is Being Sued For Diesel-Related Issues Now

The lawyer firm of Hagens Berman has been a pretty busy place lately. Not only are they handling the lawsuits connected to the Volkswagen diesel case, they also went after General Motors for their...

Classic YouTube: Testing Out BigFoot Fastrax In 1989…Make Way For The Tank!

Bob Chandler has had many variations of the BigFoot monster truck built over the years. From the first one to BigFoot 5 and it’s ten-foot-tall tires to the current fleet of race trucks that...

The “WTF?” Files: Ever Heard Of The 1996 Dodge TrailCharger? We Hadn’t!

Dodge’s SUV lineup in the United States through the 1990s and 2000s is pretty easy to follow: The Ramcharger existed until 1993, then nothing until the Durango showed up in 1998. Other than the...

As High As You Can: This Blazer Went Stargazing At Byron!

The Byron Wheelstanding competition is one of those love-it-or-hate-it events that happens throughout the year. You either love it because it’s raw power turning into wheelstands that get the...

Money No Object: A Flip-Front, 426 Hemi-Powered Power Wagon!

The 2018 Barrett-Jackson auction is completely full-up. They have maxed out their docket for the Scottsdale, Arizona auction and there are some very neat gems in there that will give the enthusiast...

Money No Object: The Convertible 1981 Jeep Wagoneer That You’ll Want This Summer

Is it too early to be talking about drop-tops? We just passed the Winter Solstice a couple of weeks ago and BangShift Mid-West is currently the land of frigid winds. It’s cold enough right now...

BangShift Test Drive: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT: A Two-Step Program The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The sports-utility vehicle might have started off as a short pickup with a roof over the bed, but by the time I had become aware of cars, their role as a replacement for the venerable station wagon...

Best of BS 2017: Sgt. Rock: Get A Closer Look In, At And Around Stacey David’s Monster 1941 Dodge WC!

This 1941 Dodge WC needs no introduction to you, does it? Chances are pretty good that if the truck wasn’t in the photos, you would know exactly where I was at and who I was standing near. For...

Best Of BS 2017: The Rustic Nail & Co. 1948 Dodge Is Renewed Art

Restoration is the art of returning something to it’s original state. “Restification” describes the art of restoring, namely applied to a vehicle, but adding modifications to either...

Best of BS 2017: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4×4 – The Relic On The Lot Is The One You Want

(This was one of my favorite vehicles of the year…the most old-school new vehicle I’ve ever driven. -Ed.) We soon should be hearing more about the upcoming 2018 Jeep Wrangler that will...

Merry Christmas, Lohnes: This “Fall Guy” Chevrolet Clone Is Going Up For Auction At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale!

It’s been too long since we’ve toyed with Brian’s heartstrings over a vehicle, hasn’t it? I might have said something last week, but it still feels like it’s been too...

Retired From The Daily Grind, This Chrysler Valiant Ute Is Now A Viper-Powered Cruiser

The work truck isn’t supposed to be pretty or potent. It’s entire role is based on utility: how much can it haul, how reliable is it, and how long will it last before the transmission...

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...