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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, Gallery, Trade Shows, Unhinged

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...

Unhinged: Someone Messed Up And Let Us Drive A Stock Car

The question was simple enough: would I like to drive a stock car during my time at SEMA 2018? The answer was just as simple: oh, hell yes. Nevermind the break from the Convention Center, the crowds,...

Unhinged: Don’t Let The Television Ad Titilate You Too Much, Now…

So this happened: in the United Kingdom, Ford, FCA and Nissan recently had their advertisements banned because, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), they were too much for viewers...

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Your Reminder That It’s Too Easy To Get A License: Chevrolet’s “Call Me Out” App Reminds Drivers To Leave Their Phone Alone

It’s not that I really needed another reason to worry about the state of humans. I have a list that is probably as long as the track at Beech Bend, and it keeps growing every day. And I...

Unhinged: How A Durable Little Work Truck Can Make Your Gigantic Rig Look Stupid

When I was twelve, I told my stepdad that I wanted a job that actually paid a bit of coin. Not so much mowing lawns or anything like that…I lived in the more rural sections of Western...

Unhinged: Witnessing The Final Farewell Of A Track

The Uber driver dropped me at the gate a few minutes after seven in the morning. I was at least an hour earlier than I needed to be, but for some reason I felt that I had to be there and I...

Unhinged: The Crossovers and SUVs That Want To Be Cars

The end of the car is coming. The sky is falling, too, if you haven’t heard the rampant digital ink screaming from every corner of the Internet over the last few years. It’s true that...

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Unhinged: The Keke Challenge?! Quit Dancing In The Streets, You Idiots!

The National Transportation Safety Board has actually had to issue a plea to the general public to not open the door of a moving vehicle, hop out of a moving vehicle, dance like an imbecile, and...

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Unhinged: Watch Your Gear Wherever You Go…Or It Could Be Gone In Sixty Seconds

At the beginning of the month we told you about the situation that befell Jake Jarvis: while he was in town for Street Car Takeover in Charlotte, North Carolina, his 1999 Pontiac Firebird, Ford Super...

Caption This: Write The Craigslist Ad For This Farm-Fresh GMC!

Last month, Chad shared a moment he had while poking around a yard. He found a derelict Chevrolet truck that was pretty much done, that was being saved from the crusher more-or-less just because....