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Category Archive: Car Features, TRUCKS

This 1934 International Is Big-Blocked, Bright Yellow And…Well, Look For Yourself…

The question was innocent enough at first glance. As I sat at the computer working, BangShift contributor Scott Liggett shoots me a message: “You like 1934 International trucks?” While...

Random Car Review: The GM Futurliner – Showcasing The World Of Tomorrow, Twelve Tons At A Time

Imagine you are a farmer at the beginning of the 1940s. You’re working a stretch of field near a road. You are used to Model T Fords, and have seen cars like the Ford V8 and even that new...

Top 11: McTaggart’s 1990s Picks – The Cars From The Horsepower Re-Awakening!

The 1990s, in automotive terms, should be considered the Great Reawakening Of Horsepower. In the 1960s and first couple years of the Seventies, we were drunk on power. Then we got about fifteen years...

No, Not The Band: This 1948 REO Speed Wagon Is Packing A 12V Cummins Swap And Could Be Yours!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You might see an old truck with a funky nose that looks like it’s barely hanging on for life, but we see an awesome build that we’d love to own. What...

Would You Rather, The Big Boy Special: Take Your Pick Between The Nitrous Mud GMC And The Twin-Turbo Dune-Running Chevy!

1973-1987 Chevrolet trucks are just plain awesome. They straddled the gap between a working man’s pickup and a comfortable family truck nicely, they were simple enough to work on, they could...

Ebay Find: The Nicest Fullsize 1983 Cherokee In Existence – Mint Is An Understatement!

We love the Full-Sized Jeep platform here. J-trucks, Cherokees, Wagoneers, and M-715 military trucks all sit well with us. There’s just one problem with them, as far as we’re concerned:...

Reaction Video! Watch As A Couple Of Gearheads From Isreal Meet Insanity Racing’s Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8!

The side of me with the twisted humor loves these reaction videos: plant some sucker into the passenger seat of a car that has unholy amounts of power and train a camera onto their face. Then take...

Used Car Lot Refugee: A Stripper Hemi-Powered Ram Shortbed

Do you miss the days of a truly stripped-down, no BS vehicle? Crank windows, cloth seats, and the biggest motor you could possibly get? How about tow packages and deep gears? Yeah…most of those...

MORE: MOPAR, TRUCKS

Craigslist Find: A 1974 Mazda Rotary Pickup With An Oldsmobile 455 Mounted In The Bed!

Bring A Trailer doesn’t normally run features on freaks of this caliber, and when they do it’s something worth checking out. Other than their obscurity, why would they focus on a 1974...

This 1969 Dodge Power Wagon 3/4 Ton Has 8,000 Miles On The Clock And Can Be Driven Away. Interested?

We love our trucks around here. We love them more if they are seasoned, able to work, and simple to maintain. And if that same truck isn’t rotted, bashed beyond recognition and running, all the...

Question Of The Day: The Problems With Mixed Messages…

There is a difference between a smartassed bumper sticker that is obviously trying to be cute and clever, and making a literal statement with your vehicle. I don’t mind a bumper sticker, but...

Top 11: McTaggart’s Favorites From Somernites Cruise’s 100th Anniversary and Mopar Show!

It’s taken fourteen years for the Somernites Cruise to reach 100 shows. Starting from a small crowd of a couple hundred cars in 2001, the event has grown into a huge gathering that decends upon...

Scrapple, Your Guide To The “meh”-Worthy News: This Week, Honda Goes Junkyarding, Turning A Prius Into An R.V., And More!

There’s nothing like the smell of the greasy, heavily-fried leftovers on the skillet to whip up an appetite, is there? We scrape it up, slap it onto some cheap toast, and throw it in front of...

Enough Soda Can Jokes: Ford’s F-150 Just Aced The NHTSA’s New Vehicle Tests

(Images: Ford) When Ford announced that the next-generation F-150 was switching over to an aluminum-intensive structure, there was plenty of doubt about the durability and safety of one of the...