Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Spotlight, XL Truck News

Gearhead History: Check Out These Amazing Photos From Inside A Dodge Army Truck Plant In 1942

These are the type of photos that we could literally stare at for hours. All of the images you will see below were found in the Library of Congress digital photos archive and they were taken in 1942...

Truckology: We’re Back With A Fresh Batch Of 100+ Year Old Trucking Photos!

(Photos from the Detroit Public Library Digital collection) We’re back with a fresh installment of Truckology! This is our look back at trucks and the world of trucking from more than 100...

The 2017 Easter Jeep Safari Concepts Have Been Unveiled! Check Them Out Here!

Jeep has pulled the covers off of the fleet of concepts and special one-off builds that they will be bringing to the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. With the event kicking off on April 8th,...

As It Turns Out, A Jeep That Spent 40 Years Under A Sand Dune Looks As Bad As You’d Expect

Four decades ago a rapidly shifting sand dune basically swallowed up a small garage where a Jeep Wagoneer was parked. After the structure was fully ensconced in sand town officials in the tiny hamlet...

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...

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...

Incredible Photos: See A Dragline Rescue A Caterpillar D11 Bulldozer Like It Is A Toy

Mining is not an easy business. It is like the world’s biggest game of sand box Tonka trucks and like in the sand box, sometimes things happen. In this case an operator rolled a Caterpillar D11...

Huge Aftermarket News: MOMO and Weld Racing Join Forces – Weld To Maintain Kansas City Manufacturing

Some very significant news has broken this am in the high performance aftermarket. MOMO, the internationally known high performance wheel manufacturer and Weld Racing have joined in a partnership...

Cue The Flying Cars? Airbus Claims It Will Have Working Prototype By The End Of The Year

The idea of a “flying car” has been around for a long, long time. From the ill-fated flying Pinto to machines being developed by companies like Terrafugia, everyone has had their idea...

Unveiled: The Nikola One Hydrogen-Electric Semi Tractor

By the millions, semi trucks move the world over. They haul whatever needs to be hauled anywhere it needs to go, whether it’s a trailer full of cereal to a distribution center for shipment to...

Abe Lincoln Was America’s First True Gearhead President And He Has The Patent To Prove It

When we think of Abe Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, we normally default to the major accomplishments of his presidency. He oversaw one of the darkest, if not the darkest time...

The Man! Jochen Hahn Captures 2016 European Truck Racing Title and 100th Win

German truck-racing legend Jochen Hahn claimed his fourth European Truck Racing Championship title at the ETRC’s final round in France on October 29-30. In the opening race of the weekend on Le...

OMIX-ADA Releases Statement Regarding Product Searches and Seizures In Las Vegas

It was big news at the 2016 SEMA show when federal marshals came into the event and shut down the displays of eight companies accused of creating knock off parts. The company that was being copied,...

SEMA 2016: Here’s A Load Of Truck Specific Photos – Horsepower, Big Tires, and Fun

Trucks are a massive part of the SEMA 2016 experience. Their presence is humongous in the world of the size and scope of the SEMA 2016 world. When you think about the amount of money spent in the...