Truckin’ Awesome: You’ll Dig Our Look Back At Turn Of The Century Trucks

(Photos: DPL Digital collection) – Back when I was a kid, my grandfather gave me an old book called “This Was Trucking” and it was spellbinding. I read it about 300 times over the...

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Truck-Ology: Another Look Into The History Of Trucks – A Fresh Load Of 100 Year Old Photos!

(Photos: DPL Digital collection) – Since last week’s look into the history of trucks from the early 20th century was such a hit, I am going to make a regular thing of it and call the...

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Want A Square Body Chevy Like We Do? Want It To Sit Nice, Ride, And Handle Nice Without Breaking The Bank? Here’s How.

We recently had to replace the $200 Hauler with a new Suburban since someone decided to crash into it. Unfortunately/Fortunately? The new one is really really clean and nice. That means that we...

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King Of The Hammers Photo Coverage Continues! 100 More Photos Of Trucks And Rocks

We’ve got tons more photos from Nitto King of the Hammers 2017, powered by Optima Batteries, and we want to share them all with you so here is the next installment. Another 100 of our 1000...

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SMASH: The Story Of The Neatest Photo You’ll See Anywhere Today – Big Rig Killing Classic Caddy!

If you have been reading BangShift for any length of time, you know that I am obsessed with digging up these little nuggets of greatness that have been stored away in my memory banks and occasionally...

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Watch The Sloppy Mechanics Make 992 Horsepower To The Tires On Their Junkyard Colorado

We dig the Sloppy Mechanics. Not just because they clearly know how to have fun and make power, but also because they do it their way. Instead of building things that intimidate people because they...

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This Video Of The Pulling Competition At The 2016 RC World Finals Is Pretty Fun

We have shown lots of cool RC stuff over the years here at BangShift but we’re not sure we have ever showed RC monster truck pulling action! This video was shot at the 2016 RC World Finals and...

MATS 2017 Gallery – Inside The Mid-America Trucking Show In Louisville!

The Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky is mecca for anyone who has looked at an eighteen wheeler or a dump truck as a kid and wondered what it must be like to sit that high up, looking...

Watch This Modified Prison Bus Hook Up, Pull The Sled, And Yank A Wheelie While Smoking Like A Locomotive

Prior to seeing this video, the only school bus I had ever seen pull a wheelie was the late Ken Nelson’s “Cool Bus” wheelstander. Not to take anything away from one of drag...

This Video Of The Massive, and Ill-Fated Penguin Antarctic Exploration Truck Is Spectacular

Between the years of 1937 and 1939 engineers and fabricators toiled to design and build a vehicle that would affectionately come to be known as “The Penguin” and in 1940 the massive beast...

Watch This Monster 1918 Vintage Hit and Miss Engine Fire Up And Run – Chuff, Chuff, BANG

We have shown plenty of videos of hit and miss engines here on BangShift over the years but we have never, ever seen one like this. A truly giant example of a working stationary engine, this thing is...

An Old Friend: This Is The Most BangShifty Short Film Ever – History, Friendship, And As Massive An Engine As You’ll Ever See

This is the best three minutes you will spend all day. With regard to short films we’re going on record as saying this is one of the best we have ever watched because in the amount of time for...

SNAP: When An Oil Rig Anchor Chain Snaps No One Is Safe

So after last week’s collection of runaway anchor releases from various ships I got kind of interested in seeing what else was out there for freak happenings in the world of ocean going life....

Rough Start: When There Is An Airborne Toyota In The First Picture, You Know You Are Making The Right Choice!

You’re ballin’ on a budget and you want to pick up a project car. Smart money says to pick up something that only needs minor touches or something easy to build, like a Fox body or a...

Video – Every Saturn V Launch At Once! The Coolest!

With respect to all of the great stuff America has accomplished, the Saturn V rocket is probably our ultimate bad ass hot rod. Yes, we have more refined and technologically advanced rockets today,...

This Look At The Liwa V8 Hillclimb Includes Header Flames, Massive Fire, And Pro Mod Levels Of Horsepower

Imagine our surprise when we looked at this video taken at the Liwa Oasis are of the UAE and we immediately started recognizing people. You’ll see blown alcohol engine builder and tuning master...

Using Two Pickup Trucks To Tear The Cab Off A Third Truck May Be Crude, But Wow Is It Effective!

Typically the “best” way to do things is the “right” way to do things. This is usually because the “right” way to do things is less fun and requires some sort of...

Ever Seen One Of These? This 1947 Crosley Pickup Truck Is As Astonishingly Stock As You Think It Is

It is always cool to see something that you have never laid eyes on before. In my case that’s this 1947 Crosley pickup truck! I have seen the goofy little Crosley “fire trucks” I...

Is There Anything Cooler Than Vintage Wheel Dozers? This Collection Of Vintage Photos Proves That There Isn’t!

I know that I am not the only freak for old heavy equipment around these parts and I’ll admit to keeping this awesome website in my back pocket for a while but now it is time to share it with...

Dirt Every Day Beats On A Chevy Avalanche In The Snow! Big Engine, Big Tires, Big Carnage?

Go big or go home, that’s what we hear all the time. Well, for this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred and Dave went big: from the back catalog of 4Wheel and Off Road is a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche...