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The 2021 Shiftee Awards

It was a pretty stacked grid in 2021, full of top-qualifying tees just waiting for the green flag to drop. Thanks to our new and loyal submitters and their race-ready designs, we've been able to showcase quite the variety of makes, models, and themes across the hundreds of published tees throughout the year. When it comes to the FTD though, these works deserve a special shout-out, and a Golden Torso for their creators.


The T-Shirt Drawer of Fame

Staff Picks From the Year

No Diagonals

There are few vehicles that haven’t been given the BS tee treatment at some point, so what really excites is the abnormal. Here’s an aesthetic we had never seen before, and while a fine art and Volvo mashup may be obscure, it’s a perfect example of the “secret handshake” that makes up some of our most endearing designs. If you get it, you get it!

𑁋Daniel

First Shifts

I couldn’t not pick this. Pretty much my introduction to driving as a kid. Just the right kind of nostalgia and cool factor for this design. Literally brought me back decades to playing with one of these.

𑁋Kyle

Missing Winning

This one subtly makes a statement about the chronic underperformance of the red cars.

-Sebastian

DGAF

Big important wheels WON’T got stuck!

-Joe

Cota's BBQ II

I really enjoyed working on coming up with the new color concepts for this design and I love what we ended up going with it in the end. It was already a strong design now just a lil more jazzed up.

-Monique

Fall Harvest

Because it gives me all the fall feels.

-Farzana

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The Stage 2 Award

Most popular new design from The year

Ferry Christmas

Ferry Christmas
by Wade Devers

Runners Up

Little M - Dino Pros
Group 66 - André Shikay

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The +5HP Award

Tee most likely to be made a sticker

Missing Winning

Missing Winning
by Smoking Kills, Please Drive Safely

Runners Up

Open Wide - Neelesh
Dial 996 - Sonny Maldonado

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The "It Belongs in a Museum" Award

Most Popular Print

Little M

Little M
by Dino Pros

Runners Up

Group 66 - André Shikay
Ducat-A to Ducat-Z - David McCowen

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The "Poster Boaster" Award

Most Sold Wall Art

Le Monster

Le Monster
by Ar Rizza Deli Henri

Runners Up

Kurz-ive - Mycak Sames
Going Nuclear - Ar Rizza Deli Henri

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The "Hem Fatale" Award

Best Selling Women's Tee

Micro Economics

Micro Economics
by Twain Forsythe

Runners Up

Little M - Dino Pros
Ferry Christmas - Wade Devers

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The "Start 'Em Young" Award

Most Popular Kids Tee

Ferry Christmas

Ferry Christmas
by Wade Devers

Runners Up

Limeborghini - Shannon Killingsworth
Flyin' 40 - Twain Forsythe

30

New artists featured

51

Most published designs by one artist

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The Einstein Award

Most Successful Idea Submission

Ja Baja

Ja Baja
Idea by Greg King

Runners Up

Another Round - Sheen Hosseinpour
Car-nivore - Anthony Klassen

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The Bestomod Award

Best selling design resto-mod

First Responder VIII

First Responder VIII
by Chad Seip

Runners Up

Get Skidward VI - Richard Caminita
Periodic Maintenance II - Anthony Chitay

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The "Closet Stuffer" Award

Prolific new artist

Snow Day 6G

AJ Nichol

Runners Up

Sajad Sakiani
Shannan Jones

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The "Michelshirtelo" Award

Most fruitful artist

Performance Peak

Twain Forsythe

Runners Up

Mycak Sames
Dino Pros

600+

Number of submissions

34%

Acceptance rate

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The "Still Got It"
Award

Biggest Hit By BS

Quarter at a Time

Quarter at a Time
by team blipshift

Runners Up

But Wait, There's More
Easy Choice

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The "Limited-est Edition" Award

Biggest Bomb By BS

C'est La V6

C'est La V6
by team blipshift

Runners Up

Stop The Presses
Check Engine Life

 

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Holiday tees, accessories, & more

Normally, seeing the black flag on track might as well be a skull and crossbones to your weekend plans. But for Black Flag Friday, you're going to wanna pull your shopping cart into the pits. From Friday, November 26 through Monday, November 29, we're decking the halls with a host of holiday-ready goodies, starting with this festive apparel.

Ferry Christmas Dash Lit Like A VI Drifting Through The Snow II Snow Problem II

Fall Into 24+ tees

Changing leaves mean changing tees thanks to The Automn Sale! We're celebrating the most fashionable season by bringing back 24 your favorite past tee designs with a new-for-2021 look from Thursday, October 28 through Monday, November 1.


In addition to these new and newly-restomodded shirt designs, the sale is also busting out updated fall fits from our partners to help support your favorite content creators.

Add Some t-Power Oct 28

That drop in temperature you're feeling means both spooks and boost are on the rise. But it's also a chance for old threads to rise up to haunt your tee drawers! Starting Thursday, October 28, we're bringing back over 20 of our most popular past designs you might have missed, with a sprinkling of fresh ones as part of The Automn Sale. The disguises come off Thursday, but can you guess what's under the masks?

The Automn Sale 2021 Pixel Grid

The changing tee-son is also rolling out:

  • New designs from our Partner Stores
  • Re-stock of the CEL Wall Light, plus a new LED sign.
  • And tons more!

Forget worms, the early birds here might just snag a 710 Air Freshener FREE. Limited quantities available for the first 400 orders that add it to their cart before checking out.

Coolant Koozie

The Automn Sale starts Thursday, October 28 and runs through Monday, November 1.

2021-10-28 12:00:00 2021-11-01 23:59:59 America/New_York The Automn Sale 2021 New and resto-modded tees designs plus other new swag available for a limited time. Blipshift.com

Tackle The Track with 24+ tees

If your threads are looking as ragged as your treads, this is the time to give your wardrobe a tune-up! Get your torso ready to apex the racetrack, interstate, or drive-thru, as The 96 Hours of BS Sale is dropping 24 apparel designs available from Thursday July 15th through Monday the 19th.

GoPro: check. SA2020 helmet: check. Threads: see tech. If the date stamp on your tees are looking a little stale, we have just what you need to get back on track. Starting Thursday, July 15, we're bringing back a dozen tee favorites, plus a dozen more brand-spanking new ones to battle it out as part of The 96 Hours of BS Sale. You may not recognize 'em all, but can you guess what's under the temporary camo?

96 Hours of BS 2021 Sale Pixel Grid

Hit the road with 20+ tees

There's little that gets the dopamine going like that squiggly yellow diamond. Just as it means that you and your ride are in for a good time, so too does the announcement of The Apex Everything Sale! Get up to speed with over 20 new and newly resto-modded apparel designs available from Thursday April 1 through Monday the 5th.