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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, Project Cars, Unhinged

Unhinged: It’s All About The Journey And Not The Destination When Picking Up A Cheap Car, Right?

It’s been about ten years since the last time I traded a couple hundred dollars for a rolling picture of bad decisions. That car was a 1981 Dodge Mirada CMX, a car I bought for two reasons:...

Unhinged: The Styling Evolution Of The Pickup Truck, From Workhorse To Well-Heeled

I’ve been paying attention to the backlash that has come from the new truck announcements over the past couple of weeks. We’ve gotten a refreshed pair of twins from GM, the F-series got...

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Unhinged: Do You Feel Unsafe Driving Your Car Without Driving Aids Yet?

Recently, Nissan put out a commercial that, on the surface, looked to be a simple tie-in with the movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. It shows what you reasonably assume to be a father and...

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Best of BS 2017: Drifting In Iraq And Why It’s Important

I have a question for you: can you identify anything about the country of Iraq that doesn’t involve any tie to a war? Think back twenty, thirty, forty years. It is difficult, isn’t it?...

BangShift Top 11: McTaggart’s 2017 Highlights!

The end is near! THE END IS NEAR! That’s what people were screaming in Phoenix last night until they realized that it was just a rocket launch, but they weren’t that wrong…the end...

Unhinged: Junkyard Finds On An Otherwise Unsuccessful Day At The Yard

Of all of the cars that inhabit BangShift Mid-West, it was the two “daily drivers” that got me to haul my butt back down to the LKQ yard in Nashville yesterday in the pouring rain....

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A History Note: Wally Parks’ Hot-Rodded WWII Jeep, “Sigue Na”

Prior to being the man whose name became tied to statues won by the hardest of the hard-charging drag racers in the world, prior to his titular role as the founder of the NHRA, and prior to leading...

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Unhinged: The Story Of N601BN, Braniff International’s “Big Orange” Boeing 747

Come Tuesday, there will no longer be any U.S. based airliner service that utilizes what is arguably the most instantly recognizable airliner ever made, the Boeing 747. Since it’s rollout in...

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Unhinged: Since When Is “Liking The Wrong Car” A Problem?!

(Lead Photo: Mopar Muscle) I feel that I write on this subject more often than any other, and I have no problem writing on it again because it needs to be fleshed out and eradicated. It’s the...

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Unhinged: SEMA Isn’t For Hack-Ass Comedians Who Screw Over Others For Fame.

While I was roaming through the SEMA show on Friday, I came upon a the very well known Plymouth Air Radial Truck…you know the one, the 1939 Plymouth pickup truck packing a Jacobs R-755-A2...

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Unhinged: The October Charge, When I Become A Somewhat Skilled Wrench For A Bit

I’ve spent more time in my garage today than I have since the night Eric Rood dropped off the 360 that is bound for the Imperial earlier this year. What am I working on? That same 360, of...

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Unhinged: How Many Gadgets Do You Actually Need In A New Car?!

Ok, it’s time for a bit of honest reflection: how much garbage can a manufacturer shove into a brand-new car before the buying public finally revolts? What will it take for the masses to go,...

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Unhinged: A Memorial To A Fallen Racer From The Other Family Left Behind

When there is a death in a community, you can see the impact radiate throughout everyone associated with the deceased, from the family on outwards. But it isn’t just the family that suffers....

Unhinged: The Woodward Dream Cruise Adventure

The direct trip from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Pontiac, Michigan should take approximately eight hours. That’s a long stretch of driving, but with just over five hundred miles to cover,...

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