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Unhinged: The Great American Roadtrip

I always have had a strong predilection for travel. I can’t explain the “why” part well, I’ve just always loved to find a set of wheels and take off to somewhere new. When I was a teenager I...

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Ebay Find: This 1972 Ford LTD Is Pure Seventies Perfection

It’s become Big Car Week here at BangShift, if purely by accident. First we get a snotty Oldsmobile whipping donuts, then I threw some love to the Mopar crowd with some C-bodies getting rowdy....

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Using An Air Tanker For The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: STUPID. Yet, Someone Did It…

I read the story, then I had to do a Google hunt to find other stories to make sure this wasn’t a joke. Surely, nobody was dumb enough to commission a freaking air tanker to dump a load of...

I..uh..what? Calling All BangShifters: What Is This Thing?

Tom Klockau, a member of The Brougham Society on Facebook, posted this picture on the wall with a question: “What in the world is going on here?” For the sake of keeping BangShift a...

Physics Video: A Cement Truck And A Sharp Incline Do Not Mix

“I fought the law, and the law won”, the lyrics say. And when the law is gravity, you better believe that law was destined to win in the first place. Unless you have a parachute on your...

Incredible Video: Watch A Russian Crane Operator Leap To Safety As His Crane And A Bulldozer Topple Into A Cavernous Hole

It has been a while since we brought you some completely mind-blowing video from Russia, so we decided that it was time to peek around and see what we could find. In true BangShift fashion, we scored...

Watch A Giant Tractor Tire Get Overinflated An Explode On Purpose In An Industrial Strength Tire Cage

We have showed videos of tire inflation cages being tested before but this is the most violent test we have run into yet, mainly because of the huge size of the tire and the forces involved when it...

Danger Video: Watch An Ancient Stationary Diesel Run Away On Fire Up And The Huge Guy Who Wrestles It Back To Idle!

(This is an oldie but a goodie. As we’re talking about “working things” here on Labor Day, this video of a runaway stationary diesel engine makes sense. Why? It was designed to...

AWESOME GEARHEAD AMERICANA PHOTOS: JEEPS, LOGGING TRUCKS, CAR DEALERSHIPS, STEAM SHOVELS, AND WELDING FROM 1900-1940

The Library of Congress has a massive and public archive of photos and slides that they have digitized over the decades. There are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of photos and images. I went...

Gallery: Vintage Truck Ads From 1966 — Vintage Working Vehicles On Labor Day

Being Labor Day, I thought it would be a cool idea to do some content based around working vehicles. So roday we’re going to be highlighting cool trucks, equipment, and other machines designed...

This 1931 Ford Is Powered By An Old Diamond Rio Truck Motor and Has A Frame Made Of Old Light Poles – We Dig (Video)

Mike Musto’s show “Big Muscle” on the YouTube Drive channel is a good watch. Every week he finds himself beating the stuffing out of a cool car in some part of the country. The cars...

A Caprice, A Camper, And One Huge Jump. Sounds Like A Good Time To Us!

I can tell that my YouTube feeds have been influenced by my research for BangShift stuff when videos like this one pop up in my list. This came from the 2010 Day of Destruction event at Beech Ridge...

Big Cars, Big Blocks, And Big Smoke: The Mopar Edition

The 1973 Oldsmobile whipping donuts with a thumper of a big-block woke a lot of y’all up, as it better: There is something about a big-ass boulevard cruiser at full scream that is just awesome....

The WTF? Files: Somebody Turned A Chevrolet SSR Into A Reptile

It’s hard to like the Chevy SSR. It’s a cynical mashup of a 1950 Chevy pickup, an El Camino, a Corvette, a TrailBlazer, and a Chrysler Sebring convertible: Individually, they were all...