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    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.
    2014 Mazda6-4

    Driven! 2014 Mazda6

    Up: Looks amazing, fun to feel that "pop" when you floor it. Down: No "Speed" version available...yet. Neutral: One of the best looking and most efficient sedans...
    2013 BMW 328i-1

    Driven! 2013 BMW 328i

    Up: Lots of modes, fun to drive, looks good in black Down: Back seat comfort leaves something to be desired Neutral: The 328i is definitely a solid base to...
    Plymouth Barracuda-4

    Spotted! Plymouth Barracuda

    The Chrysler Corporation produced these 'Cudas from 1964 - 1974. You can tell that this is a 70's model because it shares the same...
    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...