Category Archive: 1320 Spotlight, Apex Spotlight, OTHER, Tech Stories, XL Spotlight

We Fabricate Some Cool Casters For Our 9 Inch Housing To Help Move A Project Around The Shop

Sometimes just moving a project around the shop can be a giant pain in the ass, especially with limited space like I have. Like most of you at home, I have to move one project around to get the other...

This Video Featuring 15 Ford Truck Ads From 1976 Is Non-Stop Greatness!

A lot of things have changed in the world since 1976. Political climates, gas prices, fuel economy standards, styling, and performance are all vastly different from what they were then. Some things...

Hot Shot’s Secret Announced As Title Sponsor Of 2017 NHRDA Season – Well Known Brand Is Official Additive

It is always great news when a racing series can announce a title sponsor and for 2017 the National Hot Rod Diesel Association has granted that honor to Hot Shot’s Secret. Diesel fans know...

Cool Old Junk Gallery: We Hit A Farm Auction And Found Engines, Trucks, and BangShifty Stuff

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – It’s been said farmers never throw anything away. Some take it a step further and collect stuff, like the late Lloyd Larson. I don’t need an...

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...

This Is The Greatest Asphalt Pulling Video Ever – Screaming Engines, Mega Smoke, And Front Porch Bleachers!

(By Jason Mazzotta) –Clearly it is a tractor pull, but from the smoke boiling off the tires and the screaming rpm’s of the engines you may not know the difference. This video is epic for so...

This 1950 Film By The ESSO Oil Company Is A Great Look At This Evolution Of The American Gas Station

Standard Oil was one of the most all conquering businesses ever. It is mind boggling to think about the control they had not only on the US oil industry but the entire industry worldwide. Eventually...

Physics Be Damned: Lee O’Donnell’s Front Flip In The “Mad Scientist” Monster Truck!

Mad Scientist, or mental and in solid need of a psych exam? Many fans who attended the Monster Jam World Finals 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada certainly wondered after seeing Lee O’Donnell’s...

The Conver C550 Is A Real Life, Functional Version Of A Weird Contraption Your Kids Your Make Out Of Legos

My kids love Legos and the fun part about it is that they like free-styling with them probably more than actual kit building. I swear to the heavens that my son Jack has constructed the Lego version...

Classic YouTube: The Great Debate, Settled With This Fire Truck vs. Water Truck Race!

Anything with an engine can be raced. Remember that…whether it’s two mountain-motor Pro Stockers or motorized tillers with a slightly nervous redneck preparing to grab a handful of...

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...