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Category Archive: AMC, HISTORIC, OTHER, RACING & ACTION, Videos

Classic YouTube: The Rambler That Rallied Through A Third Of The World

While AMC was sorting out their overall image in the 1960s, moving away from the leader of American compact cars and into areas like full-size cars and muscle cars, truth be told they always did...

Forgotten Javelin Race Car: OOPS! We Broke it… 401 Powered, Big Tire, AMC Javelin Drag Car’s Hardest Launches Yet!

Rather than just grab this car and make it run and then head to the track, they have been methodical about making sure everything in it is okay before going out and beating on it. They have done this...

Gremlin X Revival: Will This ABANDONED AMC Run & Drive Home After 36 YEARS!?

I know that AMC muscle cars and street machines aren’t the most popular, but some of them are pretty cool still. I’m a fan of the Gremlins and Hornets in particular, but there are also...

ABANDONED AMC GREMLIN: Part 3 – Road Trip! Will It Make The 800 Mile Trip?

Will it survive the trip? It’s up and running, after being abandoned for 32 years, but will it actually live long enough to make the nearly 800 mile trip back home? This is going to be an...

ABANDONED AMC GREMLIN: Part 2 – Will It Actually Drive? And If It Does, What Other Fun Stuff Will Get Done To It?

So will it run and drive? Does it have a chance of becoming cool again? Or will this poor abandoned Gremlin be in a world of hurt? It’s going to take some love and patience, and of course some...

ABANDONED AMC GREMLIN: Will it Run After 32 Years??? Biggest Mouse Nests EVER!!!

Sally’s Speed Shop is back at it and looking to save a little AMC Gremlin from a fate worse than sitting. Hell, there are a jillion mice living in it and it hasn’t been on the road in 30...

Sally’s Speed Shop Adventures: Getting Their AMC Javelin Racecar Home After Sitting for 32 Years!

The Javelin adventures continue! In this second part of the series you are going to see then get this bad ass ride on the road for home. I love it, the story behind this car is impressive, and...

This 1972 AMC JAVELIN DRAG CAR Was Built 40 Years Ago & Never Raced! Sally’s Speed Shop Road Tripped 1,000 Miles To Get It!

When Jacob and his dad posted up that they were going on a road trip to acquire another epic AMC, I knew I was going to have to pay attention. I dig their collection of fun stuff, but this one is...

Reader’s Project: This 1975 Jeep CJ5 Is All Hot Rod, And We Totally Approve!

When Kim Welch sent us some photos and history on his cool CJ5 build, we knew he was our people. As a regular visitor to BANGshift.com he knew that we love to take content submissions so he sent us...

Historical Footage: The 1970 American Motors Model Lineup Commercial – “What Would You Do?”

This wasn’t a swipe at the famous speech from the movie “Patton”, now was it? You can’t blame American Motors for reaching to whatever length they felt they needed in order to...

Historical Footage: Richard Petty’s Charger Vs. Bobby Allison’s AMC Matador At The 1975 Southern 500

When AMC redesigned the Matador line for 1974, they essentially made two different cars out of the same name: the sedan and wagon were basically face lifted versions of the car that replaced the...

Rough Start: This AMC Eagle Promises All-Wheel-Drive For Dirt-Cheap Prices!

Yes, I know…I go a bit bonkers over the American Motors Eagle. It’s an interesting car…wagon…thing that has a unique story, an interesting design, a fairly tragic ending and...

Top 11: The Strangest Special Editions We Could Find – The Lengths That Manufacturers Will Go To Sell Cars Are Pretty Long

Special editions are, in my eyes anyways, just a way to peddle more iron out of the door by giving off the illusion that you are holding on to something truly special once you have the keys in hand....

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Is This 1983 Jeep J-10 The Pickup Of Your Dreams, Or Is The Price A Nightmare?

It’s almost a shame that Jeep J-trucks don’t get as much love as they do. With possible exception of the Kaiser M-715 military rig or people who love watching the movie¬†Twister over and...