Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Off Road Feature, XL Videos

Motorized Freak of the Week: The AMF Sur-Trek

This week’s Motorized Freak is a slick little 8×8 amphibious vehicle produced by AMF in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. It would make one bitchin’ pit vehicle at the dragstrip. We...

Spotted: The EarthRoamer XV-LT Is A Rarely Seen, Completely Awesome, And Big Dollar Go Anywhere RV

As I mentioned last week, I am spending the better part of this week in the Denver, Colorado working as the host of the 2014 Diesel Power Challenge. The event is pretty gnarly and it pits some of the...

We Found One Of The Original 1980s Racing Big Rigs In North Carolina – It Still Runs!

So I was in North Carolina over the weekend to announce at the NHRA Four Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway. I got to town a day early to hang out with Eric Yost of Drag Week and Big Gun Customs fame....

This Video Feature Detailing A 1929 Mack AK Chain Drive Truck Rules – See It Cruise And Learn The History Behind It

Chad may break my chops over loving old trucks so much but I’m certainly not the only one out there who has an unnatural level of affection towards the lumbering machines that helped build our...

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Diesel – BangShift Review

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – Last week, I had an epic road trip with Lohnes and Nutting to visit Trick Flow and Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. It was my first time on the road with these...

2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum: The Guts With None Of The Glory

(Photos by Dave Nutting) – Before last week I had never driven a Toyota Tundra. I have always viewed the Tundra as something akin to a character from a 1980s spy movie. You know the ones...

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: Functional, Fun But….WTF (Why The Face?)

From 1984-2001 the Jeep Cherokee was a tough, indestructible, and basic SUV. In a stroke of what we will smart-assedly call “genius”, Chrysler killed off the Cherokee after 2001 and...

Best of BangShift 2013: A 1972 Chevy Ramp Truck That Hauls A Chevelle and Hauls Tail Too!

(Words and photos by Tommy Lee Byrd) – Okay, so if you haven’t noticed, we really dig trucks. We like bigger-than-normal trucks and the weird ones too, but sometimes it takes a simple classic...

BangShift Road Test: The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 – On Road And Off!

When we got the call that a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 was going to arrive in the driveway for a few days we were excited. After all this is one of the first vehicles to hit the street with...

Mini-Feature: A ’69 Dodge Sweptline With Cummins Power, 50 Gears, A Tucked Dually Rear And More!

So there we were, cruising the pits at Famoso, surrounded by hundreds of truly awesome race cars and I spotted it. The IT was the 1969 Dodge Sweptline truck you will see below. My eye immediately...

Mini-Feature: A 1957 International Welding Truck That’s The Same As It Was When It Left The Job Site

(Words and photos by Greg Rourke) – We sometimes see a guy at car shows with a 1957 International Harvester pickup. He tells us his grandfather bought the truck brand new, and converted it for...

Vintage Baja Chevy Truck Formerly Owned By Steve McQueen And Raced By Mickey Thompson Heading For Auction

Well if this isn’t the coolest Chevy 4×4 of all time, I’m not quite sure what is. This 1969 Chevy truck was the first ever factory built Baja competition truck that the company...

SEMA 2012 Featurette: A 1949 Dodge Power Wagon Crew Cab Built by Legacy Power Wagon of Wyoming

There’s literally dozens of vehicles here at the 2012 SEMA show that deserve coverage on the pages of BangShift and we’re planning on getting to many of them in the coming days and weeks,...

Mini-Feature Replay: The Incredible 1960 F100 by Two Brothers Custom Trucks From SEMA 2011!

(Editor’s Note: Our SEMA 2012 coverage will begin later today. Here’s my favorite piece of iron from SEMA 2011!) –  Of all the vehicles I saw and crawled over at the 2011 SEMA...