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

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...

The One Man Railroad – A Look Back At The Tiny, Long Running Illinois Midland Line

(By Greg Rourke) – Shortline railroads are a necessary part of moving goods across our great land. Before highways the big railroads built branches and sidings to virtually any business that...

Indy And NASCAR Star Robby Gordon’s Dad Found Dead Under Horrible Circumstances

Update: Southern California news outlets are now reporting that Bob Gordon, and his wife Sharon, were both found dead yesterday in an apparent murder suicide.  The Associated Press and USA Today...

SCORE Series Gives You Some Tips and Good Info On Picking Out a Driver’s Suit

SCORE International, the series that holds the Baja 1000 along with a series of similar shorter off-road races, has assembled a great series of primers on the various aspects of off-road racing that...

NTSB Investigating Southwest 737 Engine Failure – Wild Photos

You’ve likely heard about the Southwest flight last week that experienced a booming engine failure while at altitude and maybe you have seen some of the crazy photos of the dead player hanging...

Boogie Van Booze Cruise!!! Vantastic Limo Jive Turkey And A-Team Vans For Booze Cruises!

OMG! No F’ing way! These were the words coming out of my mouth when Scott Payton sent me the link to Vantastic-Limo.com and I was greeted by the Jive Turkey 1976 Dodge B200 custom van that...

TV’s “Diesel Brothers” Being Sued By Utah Doctors For Modifying Diesel Trucks

A group of Utah doctors is planning on suing the guys from the Diesel Brothers television show because they claim that the guys have illegally modified vehicles and are harming the environment....