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Category Archive: Unhinged

Unhinged: Car Culture Clashes Spoken Eloquently And Dead-On Perfect

(Photos: Speedhunters/Matthew Everingham) You would think that it’s just a quick jibe, a line that is meant to be nothing more than some good-natured ribbing. You would think that what...

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Unhinged: The Five-Year Plan Review – It’s Really Been That Long Since I Started?!

I’m starting to type this at 3:18 in the morning. I have a mix of Deftones music playing in the background (you can find it on YouTube by searching “Deftones Mix – Outer...

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Unhinged: There Is Life After The Musclecar Era, So Calm Down

Dammit, am I doing this rant again? I feel like I’ve written this ninety-thousand times and I’m sure I’ll write it again and again. Today was a day of catching up on items that I...

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Unhinged: How Far Would You Go To Track Down An Old Car?

I’m writing this on the fly because right now my head is spinning. I’ve spent the better part of the night chatting with Kevin from Junkyard Digs about cars, travel, and whatever else and...

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Unhinged: Remember, You Are A Special Little Sunfish…

Recently the International Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Normally, this would barely register on the radar here at BangShift, but then we started noticing...

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Unhinged: Revenge Of The Malaise At The 2019 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction!

If the numbers that Barrett-Jackson themselves are putting out on social media are true, then 2019 might as well be the year that 1970s and 1980s cars and trucks finally get their chance to shine in...

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Best of 2018: How To Drive Your Hot Rod 101, Courtesy Of This Guy And His 1967 Mercury Cougar

Most anybody who has ridden with me while I drive can tell you I tend to have a slightly aggressive driving style. What does that mean? It means that I’ve got no problem putting an on-ramp to...

Best of 2018: 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...

Best of 2018: The Legends Rally Ride And Drive At The Mint 400 – Thrashing RZRs In The Nevada Desert!

I enjoy the idea of desert racing: bombing along hard-packed dirt trails and rocky semblances of roads at speeds that would scare most people on asphalt, drifting corners and occasionally making a...

Unhinged: Remember, Old Toy Cars Can Always Be New Again

Remember the joy of opening up wrapped boxes on Christmas morning, hoping that you’d get some kind of car toy? Remember any you got over the years? I can think of some, can barely remember...

Unhinged: The Difference Between A Simple Project And Mechanical Hell With Boxes Of Parts

My first project car was my fourth car, a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice coupe. I was at the younger end of fifteen years old and I had this image in my head for how I wanted the car to look, act and feel....

Unhinged: The Road To Salvation Smells Of Ocean Spray And Evergreen Forests

Late 2009 was not a good time to be me. I was in the process of ending a marriage, I learned that my Army career was going to end well before I wanted it to end, and the world overall seemed to be...

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The 1895 Chicago Times-Herald Motocycle Race: America’s First Automobile Competition

At 8:55 in the morning on a cold, snowy Thursday morning in Chicago, six cars lined up at Jackson Park to set off on a race. Three were gasoline powered Germans, one was a gas-powered American, and...

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Unhinged: Since When Were Floormats The Most Dangerous Part Of The Car?!

Great news if you are the owner of a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT or Trackhawk: there’s a solid chance that your Jeep is under a recall because the floor mats can “inadvertently trap the...