Chris Berke

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I am the founder and editor of Short Shift. My obsession with wanting to drive every car ever made me build a website so I could share my experiences with the world. I love cars, traveling, and my cats, Henry and Winston.
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The Social Brand

I recently read an article in Automotive News that debates whether or not a Social Media presence is important for the auto industry. I,...
Porsche Carrera S-2

Spotted! Porsche 911 Carrera S

Now what's the difference between a Boxster, Cayman, and Carrera you ask? All Porsches look similar you say? It is true that all Porsche models have similar styling, but...
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350-2

Driven! 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350

Up: 5-star safety, extra comfortable. Down: Not the most exciting car on the road. Neutral: It's what makes a Mercedes, a Mercedes.There is no doubt that...
Monster Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (4)

Spotted! Monster Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

You may have seen this car in the Canton Area Car Show section but I thought it was unique enough to have it's own post. This...
Ferrari 360 Modena

Spotted! Ferrari 360 Modena

In South Dakota, a Ferrari is about as rare as a skyscraper but I had a very fortunate run-in with this 360 while I...
Nissan GT-R Silver-5

Spotted! Nissan GT-R

On the list of rare cars in South Dakota, a Nissan GT-R is probably up there with Toyota Supras and Aston Martins. This GT-R...
Mini Cooper S Mk II-2

Spotted! Mini Cooper S MK II

If you've seen the original "Italian Job", then this car is no stranger to you. The Mini Cooper S Mark II made its appearance...
Canton Area Car Show 2012-1

Canton Area Car Show 2012 – Canton, SD

In case you missed it this year, here is a recap of  Canton Area Car Show 2012! Despite it being a small town and southeastern South...
Hot Summer Nites 2012-14

Hot Summer Nites Sioux Falls – 2012

Hot Summer Nites 2012 was a big success! Corvettes from all stretches of America made appearances at the downtown event in Sioux Falls, SD. Every year,...
Ford Mustang Boss 302

Spotted! Ford Mustang Boss 302

The brand new Ford Mustang Boss 302 pays its homage to the original 1970's version. With similar headlight and paint style, the new Boss 302...
2nd Annual Luxury Auto Mall Autocross-12

2nd Annual Luxury Auto Mall Autocross

July 15th, 2012 was the host of the 2nd annual Autocross sponsored by Luxury Auto Mall. The event was held in the W.H. Lyon Fairground...
Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG

Spotted! Mercedes Benz CL63 AMG

What separates this Mercedes-Benz from the rest of them? The AMG performance division. AMG is Mercedes' own in-house performance company similar to Subaru's STi...
Dodge Charger Blower-2

Spotted! Dodge Charger

This blown Dodge Charger was spotted near downtown Sioux Falls, SD.
2012 Fiat 500-5

Driven! 2012 Fiat 500

Up: Drives like a go-cart, great gas mileage Down: Limited space, plastic interior Neutral: So fun to drive that you won't notice its downsides On a gruesomely hot...
Automania 2012 Sioux Falls SD-12

Automania 2012 – Sioux Falls, SD

Automania 2012 was this last weekend and it was a big success. Lots of cars with origins from all over the world made appearances in...
BMW M3 White-4

Spotted! BMW M3

BMW has it's own in-house division the turns regular 3 series BMW's into hulking powerhouses with an M badge. The M series adds more...

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