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...

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...

Gearhead Americana: Amazing Photos Of Junkyards And Car Crashes 1930-1942 From The Library Of Congress Archive

As you know, we’re absolute suckers for Americana and historic photos here in the halls of BangShift.  I have recently been spending lots of time trolling the Library of Congress’s...

When Brothers Fight With Excavators And Front End Loaders Nobody Wins (The Crane Guys Win)

Since the dawn of time brothers have fought. Most times the guys get it worked out of their system as kids and as adults it isn’t much of an issue. The Emanuel brothers of New Hampshire do not...

Gearhead Film History: A Look Back At The Campy And Entertaining 1970s Flick White Line Fever

(By Greg Rourke) – As the season for automotive events winds down here in the Midwest, some of us head into the garage to work on projects. I don’t have any projects, not even a lawn...

AWESOME GEARHEAD AMERICANA PHOTOS: JEEPS, LOGGING TRUCKS, CAR DEALERSHIPS, STEAM SHOVELS, AND WELDING FROM 1900-1940

The Library of Congress has a massive and public archive of photos and slides that they have digitized over the decades. There are hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of photos and images. I went...

Next Generation Ford Bronco To Be Built In Michigan – Not A Hoax, It Is Happening

(Image from Bronco6G.com) – After a couple of years of internet hoaxes, speculative renderings, and all out begging from Ford fans, it has been confirmed in the most interesting of ways that...