Craig A. Fitzgerald – Writer, Photographer, Editor

Online Portfolio – 2014

BangShift.com – The New Ghost Rider Drives a Charger

Since Issue #5 of Marvel Spotlight, Ghost Rider has been astride the kind of chopper that would feel right at home in Easy Rider. But beginning this week, Marvel’s new … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – Hacks of the Week

Look, we’ve all used a butter knife to turn a screw and some of us have opened a beer or two with a cigarette lighter, so we’re all about multi-tasking. … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – Gearhead Guys You Should Know: Erik Carlsson

March 5th coincided with the birthday of one of the greatest rally drivers the world has ever known. Generations before Subaru every dreamed of competing in rallying, Erik Carlsson was … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – CB Radio: The Internet of the 1970s

Unless you were sitting up and taking oxygen between about 1973 and 1978, it is impossible to understand just how pervasive the Citizen’s Band radio was in that period. It … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – The Divnick UltruVan was the Prototype for 5th Wheel Trailer Haulers

Fifth wheel travel trailers are great, but hauling them with a 1970s-era pickup could be a grind. Modern trucks are filled with luxury amenities, but 1970s pickups were workhorses, not … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – VIDEO: Chrysler New Yorker vs. Speak and Spell

In a brilliant investigative piece the likes of which we have not seen since Woodward and Bernstein, YouTuber Spats Bear has determined that the guy who was the voice behind … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledInTheShop

Sometimes it’s DIY gone wrong, sometimes its a catastrophic failure at a shop full of trained mechanics. Either way, they’re hilariously awful, and that’s why we call them the Hacks … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – VIDEO: The Most Chilling Crash Ever Caught on Film

You’ve probably never heard of Nigel Corner, but he’s a British driver mostly known now for racing vintage cars. In this absolutely amazing video from the old Speedvision — when … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – Doris Day’s Road Roller Ad is the Weirdest Product Endorsement Ever

“When Doris Day needs road rolling equipment,” reads the copy that must’ve made some ad executive a fortune, “you can bet she’s going to turn to a name she’s trusted … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment

BangShift.com – Frank Kozik’s Poster Art Puts Cars and Music Together Like Nothing Else

Last week, I mentioned Gearhead Records and Gearhead Magazine, and I walked out into the garage to work on the Blazer project and one of my posters smacked me right … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a Comment