Category Archive: 1320 Online Find, 1320 Spotlight, Apex Online Find, eBay Find

This 1971 Vega Kammback Wagon Is The Ultimate Sleeper With An LS Swap And Rad Patina

There is no way that you could build this car for the asking price, and we know the guys who built it so we know it will be a fun runner. The 400 horse all aluminum LS3 screams in this little bitty...

Optima’s Search For The Ultimate Street Car Hits Las Vegas And We’ve Got The Photos

(Photos by Cole Reynolds) When the USCA and Optima’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car comes rolling into Vegas, you know the field of pro touring cars is going to be epic. Top Notch rides...

Need A Lesson On The History Of Holden? Learn More About GM’s Aussie Arm Here!

It is hard to not be impressed with the vehicles that the Australians cranked out on their own terms in their own country. From an American viewpoint, there was a lot that they got right: a love...

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Cooling Tech Video: AFCO Talks About The Pluses And Minuses Of Single And Dual Fan Shrouded Radiators

Well this is some perfect timing! Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be talking about AFCO radiators and cooling systems a bunch as we finally put Buford T Justice back together in...

Rough Start: Find The Cleanest Car For Your Project…Like this 1979 Olds Cutlass!

I’m a beater addict. It’s true…I’ve got a perfectly normal, relatively late-model daily driver that has plenty of grunt and yet, I love the idea of daily-driving dirt-cheap...

Money No Object: One Bad 1987 Chrysler LeBaron – 224 MPH At The Silver State Classic!

If you were a Mopar fan in the 1980s, bless you…while Ford and GM were having a ball reawakening the horsepower challenges with Firebirds, Mustangs, Grand Nationals and the like, you had to...

The 4.2L Vortec Checker Build: Shift Linkage, Fuel In, And Maybe A Start?

Making sure that a engine is bolted into a car and won’t go anywhere anytime soon is actually the easy part of a swap. You can bolt something together, right? Of course, that’s easy...

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The Gambler: This 1950s Caterpillar Safety Video Pulls No Punches!

There are a million ways to teach a lesson, right? You can teach is as a parable, you can show examples, or you can really lay it on and go for maximum impact. The last strategy is apparently what...

Top Fuel Harley Davidson Action Photos: The Most Insane Bikes In Drag Racing Attack Gainesville Raceway!

(Photos by David Whealon) – If there is one class that represents the blatant insanity of drag racing, it is the Mickey Thompson Top Fuel Harley-Davidson division. These are V-twin bikes that...

This Modified Jeep FC-170 Project Could Be The Coolest Off-Road Camping Rig Ever!

If you are a regular reader of BangShift, you know right away that we LOVE the old Jeep Forward Control trucks. Built by Willys and Kaiser between 1956-1965, the Forward Control’s many variants...

Honesty In Review: Bob Mayer Takes On The 1980 Chrysler Cordoba!

For anyone who aspires to review new cars, there are certain people that you should aspire to be like. Csaba Csere, Bud Lindemann, John Davis, Brock Yates, and David E. Davis, Jr., a man once known...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Behavior Monitoring, Then And Now – What’s Your Take?

Hm. What does an orange Volvo keyfob and today’s question have in common? Behavior observation, that’s what. Here’s what I mean: That orange key is another part of Volvo’s...

Gratuitous Violence: Ramming A Leopard Tank Through Cars At Speed

Here’s some information about the Leopard 2A4 tank: they’ve been around since 1979, weigh in at over sixty-eight tons and are powered by a MTU-sourced twin-turbo V-12 diesel good for...

Unhinged: The Thrown Wrench Garage Is Open For Business!

Spring has come to BangShift Mid-West. The trees have buds on them, the early flowers have started to bloom all over the place, the roses in the backyard are starting to leaf out and for the love of...