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Category Archive: Unhinged

Unhinged: DeSotos And Fargos And Luminas – The Middle East Car Diaries

According to the paperwork that tracked every move I made in the Army, I spent the better part of two years in the Middle East. For that time, I was either in Kuwait or Iraq. And for the majority of...

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Unhinged: $ 454 Billion To Push Electric Vehicles Onto Consumers? Sounds Like Cash 4 Clunkers 2

For the last five years or so, the idea of widespread electric vehicle use has shifted from an almost laughable proposition into a serious matter. Look at the sales of plug-in hybrids. Look at the...

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Unhinged: 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?...

Unhinged: 2020 Jeep Gladiator “Scrambler” – Never Forget Your Roots

Okay, for the most part, it’s a 2020 Jeep Gladiator S. It’s got the 3.6L V6, it’s an automatic, and it has all of the goodies that you would expect from a brand-new JT Gladiator. If...

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Unhinged: More Mopar Musings And A Monaco With A Three On The Tree

I’ve absolutely relished my weird side here ever since Brian and Chad decided that I would make a great addition to BangShift. Pushing six years in, that hasn’t changed too much. What has...

Unhinged: The Kevin Hart Crash, The CHP, And What It Might Mean For You

On September 1, 2019, comedian Kevin Hart, along with Jared Black and an unnamed third passenger, were involved in a single-vehicle accident in Calabasas, California. Black was at the wheel of...

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Unhinged: Roast The Late-Model Driver Nanny Of Your Choice!

In a study conducted by J.D. Power, drivers of newer vehicles with features like lane-depart assist are more annoyed than anything by them. One of the figures cited was the amount of people...

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Unhinged: Can A Car Meet Save Your Soul?

Can a car meet save your soul, or is it just destined to turn into a gathering in a parking lot that will have plenty of phones at the ready to record the next “Crowd-Killer Mustang” meme...

Unhinged: No Filming At The Nurburgring Without Pre-Approval – Bad For The Community?

I genuinely thought this was a clickbait video when I first watched it. Auto Addiction is a YouTube channel that has consistently provided great footage from the Nurburgring in Germany. We’ve...

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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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