Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Truck Feature

Read The Actual Dwight Eisenhower Report From The 1919 Cross Country Expedition

Last week we told you the story of the pretty amazing cross country mission that Dwight Eisenhower and a large group of US Army soldiers took across the United States in 1919. It was a way to...

Darth Fummins: This Ford Dualie Has Cummins Power To Get It Down The Road

No “Fummins” is not a typo (which, let’s be honest we have mastered around here) it is some diesel slang for a Cummins powered Ford truck. That’s exactly what you are looking...

Dodge Announces Durango SRT – 475hp SUV That We’ve Been Expecting For A While

This is not exactly shocking news that Dodge has announced the creation of the Durango SRT. McTag and others have been following this one for a while now and the end result is a 475hp SUV that will...

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...

The Turbo Titan III and Ford’s Big Red – 1960s Turbine Big Rig Brothers From Another Mother

(Editor’s note: There was some discussion on a FB group about these trucks the other day so I thought we should let people know that there was some wild development work being done by OEMs in...

Sgt. Rock: Get A Closer Look In, At And Around Stacey David’s Monster 1941 Dodge WC!

This 1941 Dodge WC needs no introduction to you, does it? Chances are pretty good that if the truck wasn’t in the photos, you would know exactly where I was at and who I was standing near. For...

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...

Big Uglies: We Found A Pair Of Cool, Old Hendrickson Trucks Resting Comfortably

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – Ever seen a Hendrickson truck? If you live outside of the upper Midwest, probably not. Hendrickson started building trucks in Chicago in 1913, and in 1926...

BangShift Truck Review: The 2016 Ram Rebel – Is Ram’s Fun Truck Offering Just That?

The 2016 Ram Rebel is an interesting case in that it kind of created its own niche in the already populated pickup truck market. Not as hardcore as a Raptor or a Power Wagon but more capable than...

The Awesome History Of The Black Beetle A Jet Powered High Speed Train That Went 184 MPH In 1966 – WITH VIDEO!

(By Greg Rourke) – High speed rail is and area where the rest of the world has it all over us. All over Europe and Asia trains regularly run at over 180 MPH. In France and Japan there is...

Truck Feature: Evel Knievel’s 1974 Mack FS786LST Is A Thing Of Total Wonder

(Photos by Joe Grippo) – When Joe Grippo told us that he was going to the Mack Historical Museum in Pennsylvania we were jealous. After all, so much trucking goodness packed into one location...

Soaking Behemoth – The Mack Super Pumper Was A Locomotive Engined Fire Fighter That Could Extinguish Hell Itself (And Often Did)

(Lead image: Philip Goldstein) – In the early 1960s the New York City Fire Department was facing a host of problems. The world around them was growing ever taller, ever more compact, and ever...

The International Harvester Sightliner Definitely Fits In The WTF? Files, But Visibility Was Great!

(Words by Greg Rourke) From the WTF? files comes a truck International Harvester designated the ACO and ACOF series, better known as the International Harvester Sightliner.      First question...

Remembering GMC Crackerbox Trucks – Stubby, Square, and Tough!

(By Greg Rourke) – Yes, more big trucks, more cabovers. GMC called their all new, aluminum tilt cab trucks the F model, but truckers called them the Crackerbox. It’s easy to see why. All...