Category Archive: Apex Event Coverage, BangShift APEX, Event Coverage, OTHER, Unhinged

Unhinged: Behind The Pit Wall For An American Endurance Racing Miata

Many decry the effects that social media has on culture today. Too many people see society as a whole developing a worsening ability to deal in person versus an online persona. Here’s the...

Unhinged: Telling Your Seat What To Do Is Comic Fodder

I want you to think about something for a second: how many of you get confused over a power seat anymore? How about ever? I had them down-pat by the time I was in kindergarten. It didn’t hurt...

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Unhinged: Proof That Lazy Drivers Will Take Full Advantage Of Semi-Autonomous Systems, Right Here!

Do you know just how bad you have to screw up in order to gain a “cease and desist” letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? Pretty damn badly. You have to do...

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Grandpa’s Oldsmobile: A Tribute To A Beloved Family Member And The American Sedan

(Photo: Brad Hansen) If you are truly afflicted with the sickness of being obsessed with automobiles, not just as a gearhead but in general, then your strongest influence and most certainly your...

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Unhinged: If Chrysler Isn’t Dead By The End Of The Week, I’ll Be Stunned.

Ninety-three years of automotive production are about to slip under the waves, judging not by the rumor mill that is currently foaming at the mouth, but by the actions of the parent company....

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In Memoriam: Bobby Fletcher, The Flame-Throwing, Hard-Charging Dodge-Driving Legend

I got the news Monday morning as I was driving through Central Illinois. Bobby Fletcher, my buddy from Washington who I chose to immortalize in print, had passed on over the Memorial Day weekend at...

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Unhinged: Full Of Good Things Or Full Of S#@!…Rate Me Please! Elon Musk Insists!

I am a man who values honesty and loyalty in people. They are two excellent traits to have as a human. Honesty turns into trust, which strengthens the bonds through which individuals relate with one...

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Unhinged: An SRT Jeep And Enough Leash To Hang Myself With

It’s no secret that I’d take just about any and every SRT-labeled product that FCA currently sells if I could swing the costs. Pick your poison, you can’t go wrong. Two door coupe,...

Unhinged: Since When Did Washing The Car Leave Me Hungry For A Dessert?

When Chad came down from the tower on Friday night at the Throwdown at T-Town, he walked up to one very irate human being, and it had nothing to do with being in the lift, or being on the camera, or...

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Unhinged: The Interest In The Cars Of The Eighties And A Lincoln Continental Mark VI

I may be the champion for cars from the 1970s and 1980s around here, but if you look at collector car trends, interest is growing in the cast-offs, the post-musclecar sleds that somehow survived...

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Unhinged: And You Can Do It Too – YouTube Videos That Encourage You To Get Into The Garage!

YouTube is a strange medium. You can spend a lifetime watching cute cat videos. You can watch twenty-somethings play video games and make a living out of it. You can watch fail videos, cooking...

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Unhinged: Ford’s Almost Total Abandonment Of The Car Market

Let this be the first thing I’ve written that comes with a prefaced warning: the opinions put here are mine and mine alone and might not completely jive with the overall view of BangShift....

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Unhinged: Rekindling An Old Flame With A Six-Speed SRT Challenger

As you’ve seen recently, I’ve been lucky enough to make friends at some of the local dealerships. This allows me to get behind the wheel of some vehicles that ordinarily I’d never...

Unhinged: The Strangest Lawn And Garden Tool Ever Invented, The Hover-Mower

For the last couple of days, I’ve been working on the lawn and garden aspect of BangShift Mid-West. Lucky for me, that involves sitting down and turning a steering wheel, because that’s...

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