Category Archive: BangShift Road Test, BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Truck Feature, XL Truck News

BangShift (Off) Road Test: The 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon

(Photos by Dave Nutting and Tony Sestito) – Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. From the string bean marathon runners to the brutes that power lift twice their body weight, there’s a...

Power Wagon Week: This 1978 Dodge W100 Power Wagon Is Survivor Perfection

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – As sure as I am sitting here typing this, I can say that Jim Dayotas’s 1978 Dodge W100 Power Wagon truck is one of the coolest vehicles we have ever featured on...

Random Car Review: The 1957-1962 Tucker Model 222 “Sno-Kitten”

I don’t care if the Spring Equinox is a little over a week away, it’s Spring at BangShift Mid-West HQ. The grass is growing, the saturated fields are finally drying out, the house finches...

Ron Braxling’s LSA Powered 1972 Chevrolet C20 4×4 Is One Bad Ass Rig

(Words and More than 65 Photos by Metalworks) Most of us have a classic car that we have dreamed of owning, but due to circumstances the opportunity has never presented itself. With luck and time...

Cool Video: The Road To The Mint 400 – Steve Olliges Takes His Retro Awesome Ford To The Desert

The name Steve Olliges has been associated with off-road racing championships and Ford for more than three decades now. The guy has racked up a hall of fame list of accomplishments. As a member of...

Best Of BangShift 2015: What To Do With A 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara During The Winter From Hell

(Photos and snow to the face by Dave Nutting) – I’m by no means an overly intelligent guy but when the chance to nab the keys to a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara presented...

Love It Or Hate It? Fred Williams’ Crazed 1973 Mad-Maxxis Off-RoadRunner Looks Tough At SEMA

One of the most buzzed about vehicles at the SEMA show is the wild Mad-Maxis Off-RoadRunner built by Fred Williams on Dirt Every Day. Powered by a new Cummins V8 that would normally be found in a...

Sema Show 2015 Coverage: An Ariel Atom Meets Mad Max – The Most Off The Wall Thing Ever

No, we’re not sure why someone would spend what had to have been years of their lives welding, bending, and manipulating seemingly miles of steel tubing like this but we’re damned glad...

BangShift Feature: The Story Of The Lost and Forgotten WWII Ford Sea Jeeps

In late 1941, after signing off on construction of the original Jeep vehicles, the US government threw out a new challenge to manufacturers. That challenge was to design an amphibious version of the...

Another 8×8 Extreme RV That Will Make You Want To Circle The Globe

When we found an 8×8 Motorhome last week on Craigslist and showed it to all of you the response was awesome. Well boys and girls, here is one at another level again! Action Mobil builds these...

Motorized Freak of the Week: The LeTourneau L-2350 – W/Video!

This week’s freak hasn’t been chosen because it was a failure, quite the opposite actually. This thing is a (literal) huge success. The LeTourneau L-2350 is the largest front end loader...

“Uh-Oh” Video: Randal Key Launches His Rockcrawler, Camera Operator Requires New Pants

“Location, location, location.” If you are recording anything to do with a vehicle, knowing where to stand makes the difference between you being a hero and a grease spot that once was a...

Off-Roading Fun: This Early-1950’s Chevy Goes For A Romp In An Off-Roader’s Playground

It has an alcohol-swilling 540ci Chevy with a 12-71 blower under the hood that’s good for 1,300 horsepower. It has 2.5 ton axles front and rear hooked to a tube frame. It has beautiful black...

Red Bull Frozen Rush 2014: We Go Rollin’ With Ricky Johnson In A Pro 2 Truck Through The Snow! Big Fun With The Legend Himself

BangShift has afforded me a bunch of opportunities to do neat things with interesting people but I am not sure anything compared to ripping around in the snow with Ricky Johnson last week as a bit of...