This Crew Cab C20 Ex-Cal Trans Truck Is Crew Cab Work Truck Perfection!

A few years ago I said to someone that I thought slamming a service body equipped truck would be kinda cool. This comment was met with multiple shakes of the head, a few expletives, and then...

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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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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...

The CJ5 Go-For-Digger – A True Mighty Mite (With Video of One In Action!)

People can knock Facebook all they want, but I’m into it. This post about what has to be the coolest freaking factory Jeep ever comes from a tip BangShifter Jeremy George sent me on FB. What...

From The Junkyard To The Dyno – Watch This Massive EMD Locomotive Engine Get Rebuilt and Tested

This is not the fanciest video but it is pretty awesome when you consider the subject and the circumstances. You are looking at a monster EMD 645E7 engine. This is a 16-cylinder monster with each...

The Combo Of A Rock Bouncing Buggy And Monster Truck Tires Is The Best Idea Of The 21st Century

There’s a good chance that we’re wrong about this but it seems to us that rock bouncing is to off-roading kind of like radial and small tire racing is to the drags. It is a wild off-shoot...

Mothers Of Invention: A Video Bonanza Featuring The Weirdest Home-Brewed Snow Plowing Vehicles We Could Find

I honestly like winter. I mean I hate the no racing part, the fact that it is dark by the time lunch is over, the days where doors of cars are completely frozen shut, and the fact that I have to say...

This Video Showing The History Of Every Unimog Ever Is Amazing – Historical Footage

Our constant fawning over the mighty Mercedes Unimog is not unfounded. These trucks were designed to be a “do all” vehicle for farmers after Germany was getting its act back together...

Ever Wanted To Dyno Your Boat With The Engine In It? These Guys Invented A Way To Do It

Many days I try to use my brain like a random number generator for ideas that result in blog entries. Lots of times that leads me down interesting rabbit holes, sometimes it leads me down dead ends,...

King Of The Cab Overs? The Iveco-Astra Line Of Trucks Is Built To Dominate Loads And Terrain

Remember Iveco trucks? Scanias and Ivecos were pretty commonly seen in the USA up until the middle 1990s or maybe even a little after that when both brands removed themselves from the market in the...

Fun Video: How To Go To Space Explained (Using The 1,000 Most Common Words In English)

Space, the final frontier! I’ve always wanted to type that. Anyway, we’re here on a Sunday and we found a fun video that explains how people go to space using the 1,000 most common words...