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Category Archive: Unhinged, Videos

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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Unhinged: Motorpool Daydreams Brought To Life

During my military days, I was often tagged as a go-to know-it-all for any work that needed to get done in the motorpool. Apparently, the thought process of my immediate supervisors and fellow...

Unhinged: The Thrown Wrench Garage Is Open For Business!

Spring has come to BangShift Mid-West. The trees have buds on them, the early flowers have started to bloom all over the place, the roses in the backyard are starting to leaf out and for the love of...

Unhinged: This 1977 Chevrolet Camaro Is Giving Me Bad, Bad Ideas

One of the biggest misconceptions I deal with when it comes to readers, friends, and the like is that I’m all-Mopar. Yeah, I’ve owned a pretty sizable roster of Chrysler products so far...

Unhinged: A Toast To The Chevrolet Volt And It’s Untimely Passing

The Chevrolet Volt isn’t, on the surface, a BangShift-worthy car. At the best, it is a hybrid option that we don’t automatically and outright hate. In fact, in a strange way I actually...

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Unhinged: Now The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Is Saying That They Don’t Trust You To Hit The Brakes

How important are you behind the wheel? As the human being in control of the two-ton mass of metal, plastic, glass and gas, how in control do you feel? How in control should you be? Should you be in...

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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...