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Category Archive: CAR SHOWS, DRAG RACES, Event Coverage, Unhinged

Unhinged: A Final Look Back At The 2019 Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals

Covering the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals is both a treat and a curse for me. The treat part is that I get to show you some of the best examples of the breed of Chevrolet that many, gearheads and...

Unhinged: There Will Be No Motorcycles Racing The 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has prestige, has international appeal, and above all else, has danger…racers blast up the side of Pikes Peak in Colorado, stopping at the summit....

Unhinged: When You Learn It’s Time To Cut Your Losses

“This car has been the most abusive relationship I’ve ever been in.” I used those words to describe the 1983 Imperial that currently sitting in front of the garage at BangShift...

Unhinged: A Nod To The Big Brass Balls Era

Regular readers should be familiar with this red flame-belching beast of an early racing car. It’s the 1910 Fiat S76 Record, better known as “The Beast of Turin”. Nevermind that...

Unhinged: A Letter To Those Responsible For Shuttering Drag Strips

Last September, I got to take part in something I hope to never do again: the final blowout before a race track is closed in the name of whatever was needed at the moment. Honestly, I don’t...

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Unhinged: Ignoring The Show Crowds And Just Driving Something Cool

Is it me, or has everyone in the car hobby become more venomous over the last few years? What happened to building something for yourself while simultaneously telling naysayers what they can do and...

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Unhinged: When The Nannies Won’t Let You Have Any More Fun, Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

You can refer to me as a dinosaur, a Luddite, or whatever else you wish to refer to me as, but from where I stand, anything that involves technology to save a human from the vehicle they are driving...

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Unhinged: Bringing Hummer Back As An Electric Vehicle Brand?

During GM’s major rework following the financial hellscape that was 2008, the government got to direct some moves that have left many in the auto world shaking their heads. In short terms,...

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Unhinged: The Unpleasant Bits Of The American Roadtrip

I love being out on the open road. Whether I’m just rolling through the miles lazily or I need to haul ass across several states for a purpose, if I’m behind the wheel and moving along,...

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Unhinged: The Thirty-Cent Clip And A Lesson In Humility

So, if you weren’t aware, last month I purchased a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco with a six-speed that is being pressed in as a pure MPG car. Honest truth: I love this little thing. It’s just...

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Unhinged: Learning And Re-Learning The Fine Art Of Manual Transmission Operations

My first lesson on working a do-it-yourself transmission is still clear in my mind: I’m on a Honda Trail 70 that was painted Ford engine blue. I’m in an open-faced helmet, wearing a thick...

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Unhinged: We Need More Airboat Racing Around Here! …right?

Oh, Mother Nature…you are a solid pain in my butt this week. Where to begin? My yard has the consistency of chocolate pudding because everything is saturated. I was supposed to be livestreaming...

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Unhinged: The Lemons Rally Retreat From Moscow And The Beauty Of The Beater

How, exactly, do you explain the automotive sickness to someone who simply doesn’t understand what everything is about? Can you properly explain it? As far as I can tell, you can’t....

Unhinged: The 288 GTO, The Only Ferrari I Would Ever Own

My memories of grade school are fairly blurred…thank a career in the Army that included explosions, chemicals and “heroic” levels of drinking, plus other issues that come with time....

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