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.
Import Soup 2013-61

Import Soup 2013

Import Soup is an event put together by Relentless Productions, a group of seven friends who also put on the Hondas with Heart event....
3rd Annual Luxury Automall Autocross-7

3rd Annual Luxury Auto Mall Autocross

Today was a fantastic day to hold the 3rd Annual Luxury Auto Mall (LAM) Autocross. The weather was perfect and tons of drivers showed up to...
Dodge Challenger RT-2

Spotted! Dodge Challenger R/T

The Dodge Challenger was first introduced from 1970-74. It was a pony car and shared a lot of components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The hottest Challengers...
2013 Dodge Charger SRT8-1

Driven! 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8

Up: Fast, loud, and practical. Down: Feels as big as it looks. Neutral: Dodge continues in the right direction with the Charger name. If you're like me, you cringed when...
Aston Martin V8 Vantage-6

Spotted! Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Yesterday was a very successful day of carspotting for me. It was the first truly nice day of spring, I gathered up ambition to...
Hardees Car Show April 2013-30

Hardee’s Car Show – April 2013

There is one car you don't ever expect to see at a Hardee's in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and it's a Ford GT. And...
Datsun 280Z

Spotted! Datsun 280Z

The Datsun 280z was put into production from 1975-1978. It had better emission standards than previous models so it could be sold in the...

Which Tires Should I Buy?

Considering last night's winter snow storm, and the accidents that followed, it feels like a good time to educate on what types of tires...
Shelby Cobra (5)

Spotted! Shelby Cobra

When I went to the Canton Area Car Show last summer, I saw a car that deserved it's own post; the iconic Shelby Cobra. The AC...
Bentley Arnage-6

Spotted! Bentley Arnage

The Bentley Arnage is a large luxury vehicle produced from 1998-2009. Under the hood of this massive car is a twin turbo V8 which...
Volkswagen Beetle Superbowl Ad 2012

Every Car Commercial From Super Bowl XLVII – 2013

In case you missed them, here are all the auto commercials for the 2013 Super Bowl XLVII. Some were great, some were bad; let...
Facebook Aston Martin

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...
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